03 NIGHTS & 04 DAYS KODAIKANAL!!
DAY 01: KODAIKANAL ARRIVAL
Pickup from Madurai or Coimbatore Airport / Railway Station / Bus Station or Palakkad Railway Station / Bus Station in Kerala and proceed to Kodaikanal. On Arrival at Kodaikanal, check-in to Hotel. After fresh up, if time permits, proceed following Kodaikanal Sightseeing Places: Kodaikanal Lake - Built in 1863, it is an artificial lake in the shape of a star. Also known as Kodai Lake attracts visitors with its incomparable scenic beauty. Walking by the side of lake, boating, horse riding, bicycling are a few of the popular activities here. Shopping - No tour to Kodaikanal is complete without shopping of homemade chocolates, cheese and marshmallows. Aromatherapy products and herbs are also bought by almost every tourist. Places such as Kashmir Handicrafts centre, Khadi Emporium, Government Sales Emporium and Handloom Co-operative Stores are a must visit if you are looking for something unique to take back home. Overnight stays in Kodaikanal.
DAY 02: FULL DAY KODAIKANAL SIGHTSEEING
After Breakfast, proceed to visit other tourist places of Kodaikanal including: Pillar Rocks - At a height of 122 meters, Pillar rocks is a set of three massive rock pillars, offering captivating view of lush green surroundings. Surrounded with thick threads of clouds and dense woods, it also offers magnificent view of the Vaigai Dam; a must for every Kodaikanal tour. Bear Shola falls - A perfect picnic spot, Bear Shola Falls is located in the Reserve forest. It is believed that bears come here to drink water which led to this name of the waterfalls. Located only 2 km away from Kodaikanal Lake, it presents mesmerizing scenic beauty. Berijam Lake - An important part of every Kodaikanal tour, Berijam Lake is built by a dam with sluice gates, providing drinking water to Periyakulam town. Located in the Palani Shola forest reserve, it offers breathtaking natural beauty. The area around is bestowed with rich flora and fauna. One can spot various rare birds (migratory and residents) here. Coakers Walk - Built in 1872, it is a well-maintained 1 km long pathway along the edge of steep slopes. Walking here is an experience of lifetime. View of clouds slowly crossing the hills, Dolphin's Nose in the south, Pambar River and even of Madurai city is something one cannot miss. Telescope House - Located at northern tip of Coaker's Walk, Telescope House is the best place to enjoy the enthralling view of the surrounding areas. The sight of Vaigai Dam, Sothupparai Dam, Periyakulam and Varaha River from here is absolutely spectacular. Dolphin’s Nose - Located at a height of 6,600 ft, 8 km away from Kodaikanal, it is a captivating view point. It is naturally formed flat rock with a shape that resembles a dolphin’s nose. View of Catherine Falls from this massive rock is worth capturing. Overnight stays in Kodaikanal.
DAY 03: KODAIKANAL LOCAL SIGHTSEEING
After Breakfast, proceed to: Pine Forest - Set up by Mr. Bryant in 1906 to grow timber, Pine forest has become a preserved natural heritage of Kodaikanal. A paradise of photographers, this is a must visit for nature lovers too. Horse riding and walking is quite popular here. Green Valley View / Suicide Point - Located at around 6 km away from Kodai Lake, on the way to Pillar Rock, Green Valley View promises every visitor a mesmerizing view of the surrounding hills, plains and Vaigai Dam. Also known as Suicide Point, the depth of the valley below the viewpoint is more than 5000 feet. It is best to visit this place between 10 am to 3 pm. Guna Caves / Devil’s Kitchen - Arranged between Green Valley and Pillar Rocks, Guna Caves is a narrow hidden valley that appears as dark furrow. Also known as Devil’s Kitchen, these rock formations are said formed as a result of soil erosion from cliffs. It is said that many bats live in the dark chambers between the rocks. Bryant Park - Towards the south-east of Kodai Lake, Bryant Park is located. Spread across around 21 acres, this botanical park boasts of more than 325 varied species of flora and 740 different varieties of roses. It is an ideal place to visit for a few moment of relaxation. Shenbaganur Museum - One of the best orchidariums in India, this unique museum is located around 6 km away from Kodai Lake. Maintained by the Sacred Heart of Jesus, this museum boasts of amazing and rare collection including 300 species of orchids, 2500 species of plants along with various handicrafts and various kinds of moths, snakes butterflies, etc. Overnight stays in Kodaikanal.
DAY 04: KODAIKANAL DEPARTURE
After Breakfast, check-out from the hotel. Depending on your departure time, if time permits, we can recommend the following tourism places.
Chettiar Park - On the way to Kurinji Temple, Chettiar Park is a small park, famous for the Kurinji flower that blooms here once in 12 years. It is an ideal place to relax and spend some quiet time with your loved ones.
Kurinji Andavar Temple - Dedicated to Lord Murugan, this temple is located at a distance of 3 km from Kodai Lake. This is also known for the Kurinji Flower that blooms once in 12 years. It is also said that the honey from this place when the flower blooms has medicinal value. Solar Physical Observatory - Built in 1898, this observatory presents an amazing opportunity to study the planetary movements and stars. It is situated at a height of 7700 feet which is the highest point of Kodai Hill.
Silver Cascade Waterfalls - At an altitude of 5,900 feet, Silver Cascade Waterfalls are located 8 km away from Kodaikanal. Mesmerizing view of the waterfall and the scenic beauty of the surrounding areas is not to be missed.
Drop at Madurai or Coimbatore Airport / Railway Station / Bus Station or Palakkad Railway Station / Bus Station for your return journey.
*THE TOUR ENDS*