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  • Devil’s Kitchen

    Devil’s Kitchen

    A scary name for a fascinating place! This cave has an air of mystery to it owing to its deep hidden ravines that seem to appear from nowhere. The cave was first known as Green Valley View, and finally as Devil’s Kitchen. Be careful with your footing here as the ...

  • Berijam Lake

    Berijam Lake

    Just 25 kilometres from Kodaikanal is Berijam Lake, surrounded by a beautiful verdant forest. The lake stays absolutely pristine and serene all year long and is perfect for a picnic and a daytrip with family and friends. ...

  • Pillar Rocks

    Pillar Rocks

    You can visit Pillar Rocks on a clear day. These constitute three massive granite boulders standing together, each 400-feet tall. Together, they make for an amazing sight. However, the Pillar Rocks area is touristy and as a result, you'll see many monkeys who will try their level best to steal ...

  • Guided tour of South India By Bus (Flight Inclusive)

    Guided tour of South India By Bus (Flight Inclusive)


    9 Days|8 Nights Rs. 37,999
  • Guided tour of South India By Bus (Land Only)

    Guided tour of South India By Bus (Land Only)


    9 Days|8 Nights Rs. 31,999
  • Kodai Lake

    Kodai Lake

    Created in 1863, the unique feature of the manmade Kodai Lake is its star-like shape. The green meadows surrounding its crystal blue waters make for a perfectly beautiful sight. You can enjoy a family picnic on the banks or opt for a thrilling boat ride. The lake has a fully ...

  • Waterfalls


    Kodaikanal has earned quite a reputation for its ethereal waterfalls like the Bear Shola Falls, Silver Cascade, Glen Falls, and Fairy Falls. The many waterfalls in Kodaikanal make for a good family as well as romantic outing and discovering all of them is more than just a day's job! ...

  • Coaker’s Walk

    Coaker’s Walk

    Coaker’s Walk is an unusual name for a charmingly beautiful walkway. It was named after Lt. Coaker who prepared the city map of Kodaikanal. This lovely walkway set near a lake offers picture perfect views of the valley. From here, take a walk up to the Telescope House near the ...

  • Bryant Park

    Bryant Park

    Bryant Park is a must visit if you are in Kodaikanal. This botanical park is located near a lake and is famous for its annual Horticulture Show. ...

  • The Palani Temple

    The Palani Temple

    Dedicated to lord Subramanian, the Palani Temple is one the most famous in South India and is located just 65 kilometres away from Kodaikanal. Reinforcing the fact that spirituality doesn’t come easy, you'll need to climb 659 steps to get to the temple.

    The festival of Thaipusam (January) ...

  • Mother Salette Church

    Mother Salette Church

    One of the most beautiful churches in Kodaikanal, it took 133 years to build the Mother Salette Church. Constructed part by part, the church’s present look and its sculptural elegance came about owing to the hard work of many artists and devout Christians. ...

  • Kurinji Andavar Temple

    Kurinji Andavar Temple

    From the top of the hill on which the temple is located, you can witness beautiful views of Kodaikanal on your right and the Palani Hills on the left. Other than this, this temple dedicated to Lord Murugan doesn’t have much to offer except a few souvenir items. ...

  • Pongal


    One of the most popular festivals in Kodaikanal like the rest of Tamil Nadu is Pongal. It is a harvest festival celebrated in the month of January. The locals celebrate it with much enthusiasm and you can feel the excitement in the air as the preparations build up. Many tourists ...

  • Natyanjali Festival

    Natyanjali Festival

    Dedicated to the God of dance, Natraj, this four-day festival is celebrated with dance performances across the state. It is celebrated with great excitement in Kodaikanal with some top notch acts from across the country.

    If you happen to be in the city at the time of the ...

  • Chithirai Festival

    Chithirai Festival

    Celebrated in the month of April or the Tamil month of Chitirai, the Chithirai festival is celebrated for 10 days. A grand procession of Lord Kallazhagar or Lord Vishnu is carried out during this time and the whole community comes together to participate in the festivities with a lot of ...

  • 80 Mile Round

    80 Mile Round

    For adventure-seekers coming to Kodaikanal, undertaking the exciting 80 Mile Round trekking route is an absolute must. The time duration of this trek is 3-4 days, and no doubt, this 3-4 day indulgence is bound to be an unforgettable experience.

    The route covers some of the most picturesque landmarks ...

    Adventure Nature
  • Coakers Walk

    Coakers Walk

    A one-kilometre mountain trail, whose surroundings are graced with boundless natural beauty – the Coakers Walk is one of the star attractions of the hill station of Kodaikanal.

    Built in the year 1872 by Lt. Coaker, this path runs on Kodai Road's southern side, along edges of steep slopes. ...

    Adventure Nature
  • Dolmen Circle

    Dolmen Circle

    A famous anthropological site in Kodaikanal, the Dolmen Circle is worth visiting. Exploring this attraction would give you a detailed insight into the lives of pre-historic men who resided in Kodaikanal.

    Here, you can find many important excavated artefacts, including copper and brass ornaments. ...

  • Kodaikanal Yoga Center

    Kodaikanal Yoga Center

    Amidst lofty mountains that are densely covered with subtropical forests, indulge yourself in the highly beneficial activity of mental, physical and spiritual wellness.

    Probably, one of the best places for yoga practices on Earth, Kodaikanal Yoga Center is located in the heart of a breathtaking ecological farm in the ...

    Relaxation Nature
  • Kurinji Andavar Temple

    Kurinji Andavar Temple

    Located approximately 3 km away from Kodaikanal Lake, Kurinji Andavar Temple is one of Kodaikanal's most revered places of worship. Built under the patronisation of Leelavathi Ramanathan in the year 1936, this temple is dedicated to the 'God of the Hills'- Lord Muruga.

    The beautiful surroundings, characterised by undulating ...

  • Perumal Peak

    Perumal Peak

    A part of the mighty Western Ghats, Perumal Peak is a trekker's delight. Measuring 8,005 ft in height, this peak is one of the highest in the Perumalmalai hills. Trekking the Perumal Peak is an enthralling journey that brings you close to the hidden exquisiteness of the breathtaking Nilgiri Hills.

  • Pillar Rocks

    Pillar Rocks

    Pillar Rocks are three vertical granite boulders, standing shoulder to shoulder amidst untouched packets of dense rainforests. Unique and visually stunning, these rocky pillars measure approximately 400 ft in height from the ground level.

    Between the pillars, there is a dark chamber that is called the 'Devil's Kitchen'. The ...

  • Bear Shola Falls

    Bear Shola Falls

    Situated around 3 km away from the Kodaikanal Bus Stand, Bear Shola Falls is a seasonal waterfall that comes to its full size during the monsoons. It lies at a distance of just 2 km from the star attraction of the hill station- Kodaikanal Lake.

    It is a part ...

    Lake and Waterfall
  • Shembaganur Museum

    Shembaganur Museum

    An interesting place to visit- Shembaganur Museum of Natural History is located favourably on Law's Ghat Road, approximately 6 km from Kodaikanal's bus stand. Established in the year 1895, this museum is affiliated with Loyola College in Chennai.

    Here, you can find some of the unique artefacts that belonged ...

  • Bryant Park

    Bryant Park

    Located on Kodaikanal Lake's eastern side, Bryant Park is one of the most colourful attractions of Kodaikanal. Sprawling in an expanse of 20.5 acres, this park was established by H. D. Bryant (a forest officer from Madurai) in the year 1908. Boasting of over 325 species of trees, cactuses and ...

  • Chettiar Park

    Chettiar Park

    A stunning park, located approximately 3 km away from the Kodaikanal Bus Stand, Chettiar Park attracts thousands of tourists from different cities and states of the country.

    Awash with a wide variety of common and rare species of flowers, this park exudes immense beauty at every step. The painstakingly ...

  • Christ the King Church

    Christ the King Church

    Located close to the Coakers Walk, Christ the King Church is one of the most highly revered places of worship in the hill station of Kodaikanal.

    Built in the year 1895 by American Madurai Mission, this Protestant Church flaunts of brilliant Gothic architecture. Known as 'Union Church' in the ...

    Religious Monument
  • Kukkal Caves

    Kukkal Caves

    Perched 1500 m above the plains, Kukkal caves is one of the most unique attractions of the hill station of Kodaikanal. You will be amazed to know that these caves were actually carved out of overhanging rock slabs.

    Known to be among the oldest carved caves in the country, ...

  • Lutheran Church

    Lutheran Church

    Lutheran Church, located in Lakshmipuram, is one of the most iconic structures of Kodaikanal. Flaunting exquisite Gothic style of architecture, this church truly deserves a visit.

    Stained glass windows, paintings and batiks that portray scenes from Jesus Christ's life are some of the most impressive features of the Church. ...

  • Kodaikanal Lake

    Kodaikanal Lake

    Kodaikanal's star attraction - Kodaikanal Lake is a man-made water body that covers an expanse of 60 acres. Visited and re-visited by countless tourists every year, this star-shaped lake lies in the Dindigul district of Tamil Nadu.

    The north-western Palani Hills in the surroundings complement the beauty of the ...

    Landmark Lake and Waterfall
  • Berijam Lake

    Berijam Lake

    Berijam Lake is a scenic freshwater reservoir that is hidden amidst dense forests near the beautiful hill station of Kodaikanal. It is situated in the upper Palani Hills, at the original location of Fort Hamilton.

    The total surface area of this water body is approximately 59 acres. This lake ...

    Lake and Waterfall
  • Kodaikanal Observatory

    Kodaikanal Observatory

    Kodaikanal Observatory is an integral part of the Indian Institute of Astrophysics (IIAP), which is situated in the scenic Palani Hills of Tamil Nadu. It was set up in 1899 by shifting the activities of a similar observatory in Madras (Chennai) to this site.

    This old observatory was ...

  • Subrahmanya Temple or Kartikey Temple

    Subrahmanya Temple or Kartikey Temple

    Subrahmanya Temple, also known as Kartikey Temple and Palani Murugan Temple, is a prominent place of worship in South India. More than seven million devotees visit this holy site, which is located approximately 65 km away from Kodaikanal in Palani.

    Built atop the Sivagiri Hill, this shrine commands spectacular ...