Kodaikanal in Tamil means “The Gift of The Forests”. Kodaikanal, also referred to as “Princess of Hill Stations” has got a long and rich history. The city was established in the year 1845 and ever since it has been predominantly serving as a tourist destination attracting travellers in numbers.
The temperature is cool and enjoyable right through the year and thereby contributes largely to the fact that tourists just love coming here time and again. Moreover, it is one of Tamilnadu’s most splendid hill stations situated 7,200m above the sea-level. It is located in the hill region of palani. Kodai Lake, which is about an hour’s distance from the main city of Kodaikanal is marked as the centre point of the city.
Kodaikanal is at its majestic best as far as beauty is concerned when the waterfalls have got sufficient amount & flow of water, misty clouds hanging and the sunlight could be comfortably borne with. It goes without saying that Kodaikanal is one of the most craved holiday destinations hill resorts of Southern India. It is a great place for adventure seekers with plenty of adventure rides and activities available such as horse-riding, bathing in the splashing waterfalls, walking through the dense wooden forests and the likes. And those who are not so much interested in these can simply enjoy the mesmerizing beauty on offer quietly.
Kodaikanal happens to be the sole hill station in the country that was developed by the Americans. The wonderful soothing climate of Kodaikanal and the purity & cleanliness in the air have always attracted tourists and travellers from far and wide, both within the nation & abroad and it is of no exception even till this date.
Best Time to Visit
March to June and September to November