Planning A Trip To Kodaikanal? Here Are All The Places You Need To Visit For A Great Experience

by Shreya Ghosh 227

If you are planning a holiday in Tamil Nadu surrounded by nature’s magical beauty and greenery, Kodaikanal is your destination. This beautiful hill town is visited by so many tourists all around the year to witness its charming aura, enjoy the soothing weather, and explore so many tourist places. Kodaikanal is perfect for your next escapade and there are tons to do and explore without even spending a single penny. Very exciting, right?

Add All These Places To Your Kodaikanal Itinerary!

1. Vattakanal Falls

It is always a fantastic idea to explore nature and admire its beauty. When in Kodaikanal, travelling to the Vattakanal falls is undoubtedly a must! Nestled inside a lush green forest, this waterfall attracts tourists with all its glory. This falls looks absolutely breathtaking and more picturesque during the rainy season.

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2. Kurinji Andavar Murugan Temple

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Dedicated to Lord Murugan, the Kurinji Andavar Murugan Temple is an iconic spiritual destination to explore in Kodaikanal. You will not only experience a divine atmosphere here but also witness some majestic views surrounding this temple. Another fascinating aspect of the temple is that Kurinji flowers grow here and these flowers are known to grow only once in 12 years. You can visit the Kurinji Andavar Murugan Temple between 6:30 AM – 7:30  PM.

3. Wax Museum


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Kodaikanal is home to the first “Wax Museum” in India and this is a must-visit during your holiday in Kodaikanal. You will get to see beautiful wax statues of many Indian & international personalities here. Such great displays surely attract lots of tourists and visitors to the museum. You can explore this museum between 10  AM – 5:30  PM.

4. Kodaikanal Lake


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A trip to Kodaikanal is incomplete without exploring the Kodaikanal lake. The majestic beauty that this lake hold is simply impeccable. This is a centuries-old lake that is pleasing tourists and visitors ever since 1863. You will surely have a gala time visiting this lake and enjoying the stunning views surrounded by amazing views.

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5. Kukkal Caves

Kodaikanal is home to Kukkal Caves which is a stunning archaeological site. If you are an adventure enthusiast, you will love being here as this is the perfect tourist place in the hill town for adventurous experiences such as hiking and trekking. Kukkal caves are situated at a height of 1,500 metre and are a surely great sight to witness.

6. Devil’s Kitchen


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Devil’s Kitchen is a very unique tourist place to explore in Kodaikanal. It is a unique heritage site that is visited by uncountable visitors. The surroundings of all these caverns are quite different and during the winter season, the place gets enveloped by fog making it more exciting to witness.

7. Kodai Chocolate Factory

If you love to eat chocolate, you might think about how to make these delicious chocolates. Well, you can take a look at the making of different chocolates at the Kodai Chocolate Factory.

8. Suicide Point


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The name Suicide Point might be a bit awkward for a tourist attraction but the views from here will simply blow your mind. This is one of the best places in Kodaikanal to witness the most alluring views of nature’s beauty surrounding the hill town from all around.

9. Thalaiyar Falls


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Thalaiyar falls is one of the most beautiful waterfalls in entire Tamil Nadu, making it a must-visit in the state. Nestled in the Theni district, this is Tamil Nadu’s highest waterfall and the sixth-highest in the country. If you love to click pictures, you will definitely have a great time here.

10. Mannavanur Lake

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Mannavanur lake looks straight out of a postcard with all its enticing aura and magical beauty. This is a beautiful place to simply sit back and relax. This tourist attraction takes you a step closer to nature with its glorifying greenery.

Now that your Kodaikanal itinerary is almost planned, when are you planning a holiday here?

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