About Kodaikanal

Kodaikanal, popularly known as Kodai, is situated among the Palani Hills at 2133m from sea level with its enchanting landscape. Unique to the Western Ghats and flowering once in every 12 years, the “Kurinji” shrub is found in abundance in Kodai.

The next blossoming will be in 2004. Kodai provides a soothing escape from the heat and haze of the plains. The best time to visit Kodai is April-June and Aug-Oct. The temperature ranges between 8o C to 20 0C.

Kodaikanal is 120km from Madurai and 64km from Palani. The nearest airport is Madurai. The nearest railhead is Kodai road, 80km from Kodai where one can get connection to the long distance trains. At Kodai road, railway retiring rooms and Hotel Tamil Nadu run by TTDC are available for stopover.

Regular bus services operate to Kodai from different towns in the state. Visit : Shembaganur Museum, Silver Cascade, Kurinji Andavar Temple, Coaker's Walk, Kodai Lake, Pillar Rock, Bryant Park

Kodaikanal, or Kodai as it's better known, is a quiet hill station at an altitude of 2,195 m, on the southern ridge of the Palani hills in Tamil Nadu.