Kodaikanal is a city in the hills of the district of Dindigul in the state of Tamil Nadu , India. Its name means “The Gift of the Forest” in the Tamil language. The distance from Dindigul to kodaikanal is 95 km. Travel Time from Kodaikanal to Dindigul by Road is 2:42 hrs. Kodaikanal is referred to as the “Queen of Hill stations” and has a long history as a retreat and popular tourist destination. The Palaiyar tribal people were the earliest residents of Kodaikanal.
In the early Common Age Tamil Sangam literature, the earliest unique references to Kodaikanal and the Palani Hills are found. Modern Kodaikanal was founded in 1845 by American Christian missionaries and British bureaucrats as a refuge from the high temperatures and tropical diseases of the plains. Kodaikanal is renowned for its scenic beauty that covers the city. It is home to lakes, waterfalls, and spectacular view points that have for decades drawn visitors from all over the world.
DAY WISE ITINERARY
DAY 1 – Dindigul to Kodaikanal (kodaikanal Sightseeing)
- Morning Pick up from Dindigul.
- Then proceed towards Kodaikanal. Proceeding to visit Suicide Point , Pine Forest and Silver Cascade’s water fall.
- Hotel check in @ 12:00 PM. Next to visit Bryant Park , Shenbaganur Museum, Wax Museum and Kodaikanal Solar Observatory Museum.
- Then Proceeding to visit Kodai Lake.
- The lake is surrounded by beautiful valleys, boat club, and buildings from colonial period.
- Overnight Stay @ Hotel-Kodaikanal.
DAY 2 – Kodaikanal Sightseeing
- After Breakfast and then Check out from the Hotel.
- To visit Natural History Museum. Coaker’s Walk is the most scenic & beautiful tourist spot in Kodaikanal close to Kodaikanal Lake.
- Next to visit Dolphin’s Nose is flat rock projecting over a breathtaking 6,600 feet deep.
- Proceeding towards Pillar Rocks.
- Guna cave is wonderful tourism spot in Kodaikanal on Moir point road.
- Then starting towards Dindigul with sweet Memories of Kodaikanal.
- Finally drop @ Dindigul Railway Junction.
What ‘s Included
- We can provide stay for ( 2*, 3*, 5*, 7* )
- Solo Traveller
- Double sharing Rooms
- Suite Rooms
- Deluxe Rooms
- Royal Suite Rooms
- Home Stay (As per required )
- From Trip start to till end the Tour Guide will be take care Local Speaking Guide – ( English,Tamil,Hindi,Telugu & Malayalam ) *
- Breakfast Lunch Dinner (As per required )
- All local vehicle transport (Dindigul to Kodaikanal to Dindigul)
Any tourist will be mesmerised throughout the year by the cool and misty weather, the scenic beauty of the rolling hills and the wooded forest of Kodaikanal and its surroundings. Walk through the wooded woods, row through the lake, bathe in one of the splashing waterfalls, go horseback riding and cycling around the lake, or just enjoy the views.
Kodaikanal Lake is an artificial 45-hectare (110-acre) lake built in 1863 that is roughly star-shaped. It is the most prominent geographic landmark and tourist attraction in Kodaikanal. The Kodaikanal Boat Club can hire rowboats and pedalos. For short times, horses and bicycles can be rented alongside the pool. A favourite walk for locals and visitors alike is the 5 kilometre (3.1 miles) trail that circles the perimeter of this lake. Dindigul to Kodaikanal on the way to see different types of medicine plants ,flowers and animals.
Bryant Park: A well managed 8.3-hectare (20.5-acre) botanical garden is just east of the lake and 500 metres (1,600 ft) from the bus stand. In 1908, a forest officer from Madurai, H.D. Bryant, designed and established the park and named it after him. With 325 species of trees, shrubs, and cacti, the park during the peak season is a rainbow of flowers.
Coaker’s Walk:A 1-kilometer (3,300 ft) paved pedestrian path running along the edge of steep slopes on the southern side of Kodai is Coaker ‘s Walk, 500 metres (1,600 ft) from the bus-stand, built by Lt. Coaker in 1872.The walk begins in front of the Van Allen hospital, running parallel to Van Allen Hospital Lane, winding around Mount Nebo, and joins the main road next to St. Peter’s Church, offering a panoramic view of the plains.On a clear day, one can see the valley of the Pambar River in the southeast, the town of Periyakulam and even the city of Madurai, as far as the Dolphin’s Nose in the south. When a person can see his shadow on the clouds with a rainbow halo, a mysterious unusual phenomenon called the Brocken spectre can be observed.
Established in 1895, the Shembaganur Museum of Natural History, 6 kilometres (3.7 miles) from the bus stand, is open to the public (except Tuesdays) to display their excellent taxidermy collection of over 500 mammal, bird and insect species and a living collection of over 300 species of exotic orchids.
Pillar Rocks is a group of three giant rock pillars that stand 122 metres (400 ft ) high, 8 kilometres (5.0 mi) from the bus stand. Maintained by the Department of the Tamil Nadu Forest, the point of view can be crowded but is not marketed. An excellent public garden adjacent to the viewpoint is situated.
Silver Cascade, 8 kilometres (5.0 mi) from Kodaikanal, is a 55-metre (180 ft) waterfall created from the outflow of Kodaikanal Lake at a wide bend in the long and winding Laws Ghat Path, at an altitude of 1,800 metres (5,900 ft). This impressive waterfall is a famous stop for first-time tourists. There are a few sellers of souvenirs and fruits and a number of monkeys here.For more details about Dindigul to Kodaikanal tour packages please contact 9443204141,9578784466.