If you love greenery and hills then this is the place where you should land up. Known for its unique summer forests, the princess of hill stations is situated in Dindigul district of southern state of India, TamilNadu. Built during British rule in India the hill station has got an essence of both colonial touch as well as traditional Hinduism. It was built in 1845 by British rulers with an intention of holiday spot as well as business. Coffee, Pine trees for timbers were planted which also added to an industrial edge of the small town. Today Kodaikanal is also known for coffee plantation apart from its major economic boost tourism.
It is one of the famous tourist attractions of Southern India. Frequent trains, bus services and flights till nearby airports are available. Palanistation is the nearest railway station. Madurai &Coimbatore are the nearest airports.
People from all parts of the world visit kodaikanal. Tourism is the main economic support for the hill station. Due to development in nearby cities it has also become a famous weekend gateway and a gradual rise in the tourist industry has been observed in recent years.
Tourist attraction & accommodation
There are many places to visit in and around Kodaikanal. Few of the famous spots are: 1. Bryant Park 2. Kodaikanal Lake 3. Pillar Rocks 4. Murugan Temple 5. La Salette Church.
For accommodation there are numerous resorts & Hotels in Kodaikanal. There is also a popular mode of tourist accommodation called home stay. In home stay people rent out a portion of their house and provide a guest service with home cooked ethnic food as well as modern cuisines as per the choices of the guests.
Hotels in Kodaikanal are available in every spot of the city. Resorts and hotels are one of the best businesses in this hill station. People of every class and standard can afford a stay in the green city. The peak season to visit is winter when the hills are at their best even though a decent crowd attraction is observed throughout the year. Being connected to the old British Empire people around the globe get attracted to the place. There are many British origins staying in the city as well.