The Sweet Gift from the Forest
The name Kodaikanal means the ‘Gift of the Forest’. When you are surrounding by the refreshing atmosphere of nature here, you will realize why the name is absolutely appropriate. The incredible Palani Hills surround Kodaikanal like a mesmerizing jade shawl. Here you will be circled by thick forests of various trees while huge rocks dot the landscape adding a bit of brown to the emerald sight. Entrancing waterfalls roar hidden by the canopy of forests adding a musical element to the experience of Kodaikanal. The pleasant weather creates an aura of relaxation allowing you to enjoy various relaxing activities. You can take a boat ride on the pristine lakes or cycle around the beautiful area. If you are in the mood for something a bit more exciting, you can ride a horse or trek. The mystical appeal of Kodaikanal is highlighted by the Kurinji flower which blooms spectacularly every 12 years.
How to Get There
Nearest Airport Madurai is 120 km from the town & other airport is Coimbatore 170 km away from Kodaikanal.
Kodai railway station is the nearest railway station from Kodaikanal. Coimbatore junction is another major railway station that operates trains for several other major cities in India.
Kodaikanal is well connected by Road with all important towns.There is regular bus services to Bangalore, Chennai, Coimbatore, Kanyakumari, Mysore, Madurai and Trichy. Distance from places; Chennai: 528 km, Bangalore: 465 km, Coimbatore: 172 km,Madurai: 115 km, Mysore: 345 km, Ooty: 250 km.
Kurinji Andavar Temple