Kodaikanal Hill Station


Kodaikanal Hill Station
Kodaikanal Hill Station Coordinates 10.235°N 77.486°E
Kodaikanal Hill Station Country  India
Kodaikanal Hill Station State Tamil Nadu
Kodaikanal Hill Station District(s) Dindigul
Kodaikanal Hill Station Established 1845 [1]
Kodaikanal Hill Station Nearest City Madurai 121 km (75 mi)
Kodaikanal Hill Station Chairman S. Mohamed Ibrahim
Kodaikanal Hill Station Vice Chairman Thiru.P.Chelladurai
Kodaikanal Hill Station Population
• Density
32931 (2001)
• 1,100 /km2 (2,849 /sq mi)
Kodaikanal Hill Station Sex Ratio M 51% F 49% 
Kodaikanal Hill Station Literacy 66% 1991%
Kodaikanal Hill Station Time Zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Kodaikanal Hill Station Area
• Elevation
21.45 km2 (8 sq mi)
• 2,133 m (6,998 ft)
Kodaikanal Hill Station Climate
• Precipitation
Kodaikanal Hill Station Temperature
• Summer
• Winter

•      1,650 mm (65 in)

•      19.8 °C (68 °F)
•      8.3 °C (47 °F)
Kodaikanal Hill Station Pincode 624601
Kodaikanal Hill Station Telephone Code +240 - 242
Kodaikanal Hill Station Vehicle Code TN 57

General Information - Kodaikanal

Kodaikanal Clothing - Light woollen in the evening during summer and heavy woollen during winter.

Kodaikanal Altitude - 2,133 metres.

Kodaikanal Location - 120 Km From Madurai, Tamil Nadu.

Kodaikanal Best Time - April To June And September To October.

Kodaikanal Languages - Tamil and English.

Kodaikanal Hill Station History

Kodaikanal is a city in the hills of Taluk part of the Dindigul area in the state of Tamil Nadu, India. Its name means "The Gift of the Forest". It is referred as "Princess of Hill Stations". It has an long history as a retreat and popular tourist destination.

Kodaikanal History

Kodaikanal is a retreat from high temperatures and steamy diseases of plains. The earliest explicit references to Kodaikanal and Palani Hills are set up in Tamil Sangam literature of early Christian period. Modern Kodaikanal was originated through British bureaucrats and American Christian Missionaries in 1845, as a retreat from the summer heat of the plains. In 20th century a few privileged Indians came to realize the assessment of this captivating hill station and began spending their holidays here.

Tourism has been crashed by industrial fumes issues including the closing of a mercury industrial unit owned through Unilever's Indian contributory Hindustan Unilever after confirmation of prevalent mercury pollution.

Places To See At Kodaikanal

Berijam Lake

The Berijam Lake is one of the famous places and nice for a day out for picnic. Rich in natural beauty, the lake is situated 21kms away from the Kodaikanal bus stand. Berijam Lake offers drinking water to Periakalam town.

Bryant Park

It is located on the eastern side of the Berijam Lake. And it is popular for rafts, hybrids and flowers. There are a variety of flowers that blooms all around the area. In the month of May, a horticultural show is celebrated here.

Shenbaganur Museum

The Shenbaganur Museum is situated approx 5 km from the lake. And it is maintained through Sacred heart College. It is in one of the best orchidoriums in the country and have more than 300 species of orchids with a wide range of birds as well.

Kodaikanal Lake

Kodaikanal Lake is the most beautiful lake of the place. And it is however, an artificial lake. Strangely, it has the shape of a star. It stretches over a length of 60 acres. With verdant greenery everywhere it is a big attraction of Kodaikanal. The boat club offers a number of pleasure and also racing trips.

Pillar Rocks

There are 3 boulders surrounded by the city limits, standing side by side perpendicularly measuring to the height of approx 122 meters.

Telescope Houses

There are 2 telescope houses which allow guests to have a scenic view of hills and the close by towns.

Kurinji andavar Temple

Kurinji andavar Temple is a pious temple where Lord Murugan is worshipped. Kurinji andavar Temple is approximately 3 kms far from the Kodaikanal Lake. It provides beautiful views of northern plains and also the Palani hills.

Silver Cascade

The unusual Silver Cascade waterfall is situated on the Ghat Road about 8 kms from Kodaikanal. And the run over of Kodaikanal Lake falls here from a lofty height of 180 feet.

Bear Shola Falls

Bear Shola Falls is a popular picnic place which is situated 1.6 km from the lake. It is named Bear Shola Falls because Bears used to come here to drink water.

Kodaikanal Weather

Kodaikanal weather is pleasant all through the year. But the finest time to visit this place is from April to June and from September to October. The months between October and March are sopping and chilly. These months advised to be avoided unless, of course, you want some real adventure. In January, the whole landscape turns to a white sheet of ice as, the minimum temperature falls below zero degree celsius. The summer season, however, is the perfect time to visit Kodaikanal.

Minimum Temperature: 100 C (Summer), 80 C (Winter)
Maximum Temperature: 200 C (Summer), 170 C (Winter)
Best Time to Visit: April To June & September To October

Kodaikanal Hill Station Hotels / Resorts

Hetel / Resort Name Rent
Kodai International, Hotel, Kodaikanal Rs. 1700 onwards
Sterling Resort-Kodai Valleyview, Kodaikanal Rs. 2500 onwards
Sterling Resorts - Kodai Lakeview, Kodaikanal Rs. 2500 onwards
Villa Retreat, Kodaikanal Rs. 1100 onwards
Kodai International, Hotel, Kodaikanal Rs. 1700 onwards
Hill Country Holiday Resorts, Kodaikanal Rs. 4400 onwards
Carlton, The, Kodaikanal Rs. 7500 onwards
Kodai Resort, Kodaikanal Rs. 1900 onwards
JC Residency, Kodaikanal Rs. 1400 onwards
Valley View Inn, Hotel, Kodaikanal Rs. 1400 onwards
Sterling Resort-Kodai Valleyview, Kodaikanal Rs. 2500 onwards
Spring Valley Hotel, Kodaikanal Rs. 1300 onwards
Tamil Nadu, Hotel, Kodaikanal Rs. 1200 onwards
Hilltop Towers, Kodaikanal Rs. 900 onwards
Club Mahindra Coaker, Kodaikanal Rs. 4500 onwards

Budget Hotels in Kodaikanal

Kodaikanal Hotel Name Area Star Rating
Raahat Inn, Kodaikanal Lawsghat Road 2 Star
Royal, Kodaikanal Lawsghat Road 2 Star
S.V. International, Kodaikanal Convent Road 2 Star
Silver Castle Resort, Kodaikanal Prakashpuram 2 Star
Cliff Club, Kodaikanal Anna Salai  
Cokkers Tower, Kodaikanal Woodville Road  
Elephant Valley, Kodaikanal Vilpatti  
Hill Country Holiday Resort, Kodaikanal Attuvampatti  
JC Grand, Kodaikanal Woodville Road  
JC Woodville Manor, Kodaikanal Woodville Road  
Js Heritage, Kodaikanal    
Js Heritage Resort, Kodaikanal Chettiar Park Road  
Kodai Home Stay, Kodaikanal    
Lillys Valley Resort, Kodaikanal    
Nakshatra Inn, Kodaikanal    
R.R.Residency, Kodaikanal    
Sterling Resorts Kodaikanal Valley View, Kodaikanal Attuvampatti  

Best Hotels in Kodaikanal

Kodaikanal Hotel Name Area Star Rating
Grand Palace, Kodaikanal Convent Road 3 Star
Green Acres Resort, Kodaikanal Lake Road 3 Star
Highland Parade, Kodaikanal   3 Star
Kodai International, Kodaikanal Lawsghat Road 3 Star
Kodai Resort, Kodaikanal Noyce Road 3 Star
Quality Inn Sabari Resorts, Kodaikanal   3 Star
Sivapriya, Kodaikanal Convent Road 3 Star
Sterling Resorts Kodaikanal Lake View, Kodaikanal Gymkhana Road 3 Star
Summer Migrations, Kodaikanal   3 Star
Zest@Coakers Villa, Kodaikanal Noyce Road 3 Star