Where is Kodaikanal: Kodaikanal often called as "Princess of Hill stations, is one of the most popular tourist destinations presenting everyone with varied holidaying options. This hill station is nothing less than a paradise with mesmerising natural beauty and exciting activities to offer its guests. Kodaikanal, “The Gift of the Forest” is situated in the Palani hill range, under the administrative control of Dindigul district in the state of Tamil Nadu. Located in the southern crest of the Palani hills, the hill station is at a distance of about 120 km from Madurai and is at an altitude of 2100 metres. The distance of kodaikanal from other cities is approximately 510 km away from Chennai, about 262 km from Coimbatore and almost 615 km from Bangalore.
The hill station offer tourists coming from all over the world with amazing natural setting comprising of trekking routes, temples, museums, caves, falls, parks, lakes and a refreshing environment and a soothing atmosphere. There are many interesting places to go for sightseeing in Kodaikanal. Some of these are Berijam Lake, Kodai lake, Coakers Walk, Bryant Park, Kurinjiandavar Temple, Green Valley View/Suicide Point, Pillar Rocks, Silent Valley View, Devil's Kitchen, Guna Caves, Pine Forest, Shanthi Valley and Silver Cascade. Apart from this, you also have excellent shopping options such as Khadi Emporium, Handloom Co-operative Stores and Travancore Crafts Work and Government Sales Emporium offering varied arts and crafts to take home along with luxurious accommodation facilities making your vacation a special one. From a honeymoon to a family vacation to an adventure trip, the hill station fulfils everyone’s needs and demands. The best time to visit Kodaikanal is during the months of April to June and September to October. However, the climate is moderate and pleasant throughout the year.
Kodaikanal is well connected to the country making it easier for tourist to reach. You have various modes of transportation to choose from-air, road and railways and choose as per your convenience and budget. The closest airports to the hill station are Trichy which is 150 km, 120 km away Madurai and 175 km away Coimbatore. Kodairoad station is the nearest railway station which is at a distance of 80 km. You can also get buses from Dindigul city, Chennai, Trichy, Madurai, Palani and Coimbatore. You also have the option of hiring a private car and travelling at your own pace enjoying the breath taking beauty of the place as well.