Kodaikanal is a hill town in the state of Tamil Nadu, India. Known for its pleasant climate, lush greenery, stunning lake, beautiful valleys, Kodaikanal is often referred as ‘Princess of Hill Stations’. This is a must visit destination for a scenic and peaceful holiday in the Western Ghats. Located in the Palani hill range, it is just 120 km away from Madurai. From family trip to Honeymoon, from adventure trip to Pilgrimage, Kodaikanal is one of the best places in India for everyone. Known for its beautiful scenery, Kodaikanal offers the perfect mix of culture and nature to its visitors. This destination stands at an altitude of 7200 feet above sea level, thus having a cool climate always.
Travza, an umbrella brand of famous Unimoni corporate family, offers a 4 day kodaikanal tour package from Madurai. We are recognized by the Ministry of India and operating across the country offering our customers a worldwide travel experiences. Kodaikanal can be visited through the year and will be a wonderful experience for the family vacation and Honeymoon.’
Major tourist attractions in Kodaikanal
This is a lovely spot to visit in Kodaikanal. It is a set of 3 giant vertically positioned pillars with a height of 400 feet (122 meters), managed by the Forest Department of Tamil Nadu. There is a beautiful mini garden adjacent to this viewpoint.
Silent valley view is situated near the pillar rocks viewpoint offers a mesmerizing view of the valleys. Early mornings and evenings are the best time to visit this viewpoint.
This is a 1 km paved pedestrian path, constructed by Lt. Coaker in 1872, along the edge of steep slopes on the southern side of Kodai. The visitors will get a glimpse of the mesmerizing view of this paradise city. Coakerr’s walk is around half kilometers away from the Kodaikanal Lake and is constructed on the slope of the mountains. This destination has a pleasant to cool climate most of the times and is famous for sightseeing, photography and cycling. The walkway is very well maintained and one side of the walkway is occupied by colonial period buildings.
Silver cascade is a 55 meters waterfall formed from the outflow of Kodaikanal Lake. Located at a distance of 8 kms from the Kodaikanal bus station, this waterfall is one of the popular destination in Kodaikanal tour package from Madurai. The water quality is reportedly poor here but offers a beautiful view of the falls and surroundings.
This 1936 temple dedicated to Lord Murugan, is surrounded by the Kurinji flowers. Kurinji flower blossoms in the area only once every 12 years. This place is very famous among religious tourists. This temple will give an amazing view of Palani and Vaigai dam.
Kodai Lake is a man made, star-shaped 60 acres lake situated in Kodaikanal Town. Built in 1863, this lake became famous attraction in the Kodaikanal tourism. This lake is surrounded by boat club, lovely valley view and buildings from the colonial period. You can hire row boats and pedal boats from the boat club. Cycling around the lake is a famous activity among the tourists.
This is a wonderfully maintained botanical garden, located in the south east corner of Kodai Lake. This park was planned and built by a forest officer, H. D Bryant and named after him. The park is a rainbow of stunning flowers during the peak season and it is occupied with 325 species of trees, shrubs and cactuses. A large section of the park is allocated to 740 varieties of roses. Horticultural exhibits and flower shows are conducted by the park every summer to attract more tourists. There is a beautiful glass house and children’s play area inside the park.
Travza arranges Kodaikanal tour package from Madurai is three different resorts depends upon the packages:
Lilly’s valley is a beautiful resort surrounded by terrace gardens on three acres of wooden land. This is the very first resort in Kodaikanal, built in 1982 and it is a ecofriendly resort. This resort is near to the town and lake and is easily accessible for shopping, horse riding and boating.
Villa retreat is best for its accommodation and taste of Kodaikanal at its best. This hotel is only 5 min walk away from Kodaikanal Lake, Bryant Park, Kodaikanal Club, hiking trails etc.
The Kodai lake Hotel overlooks the beauty of the Kodai Lake. This Hotel built like the English country homes. Situated near the lake, you can cycle around the lake in the early mornings. Holiday Activity center, badminton court etc are available with Hotel Kodai Lake