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Escape the summer heat! Explore Tamil Nadu's hill stations, beaches, temples & wildlife sanctuaries. Find the perfect stay at The Carlton, Kodaikanal.

Chocolate with crisps

The lanes of Kodaikanal are lined up with chocolate shops, showcasing a wide variety of chocolates. Read more to learn about the unique chocolate offerings of this town.

An aerial view of dolphins nose viewpoint with mist covering the background

In this blog, we will embark on a journey to explore the significance of Dolphin Nose in Kodaikanal and immerse ourselves in its breathtaking views.

Chennai to Kodaikanal by road

Embark on a journey from Chennai to Kodaikanal for an adventure, leaving behind city life to embrace the serene beauty of hill stations in the Eastern Ghats.

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Embark on a road trip from Ooty to Kodaikanal if you haven't had your fill of the beautiful mountains. Explore Kodaikanal also known as the Princess of Hill Stations after a beautiful journey by road.

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Let's leave the city grind behind and let's hit the road from Kochi to Kodaikanal, the chilly hills, aka the "Princess of Hill Stations".

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Explore the famous caves in Kodaikanal along with the best time of day to visit them and how to reach them with this guide.

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Discover the charm of Kodaikanal with our guide to the best things to do in this hill station. Unveil serene lakes, scenic viewpoints and more. 

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Let us journey through the enchanting Pine Tree Forest of Kodaikanal and introduce you to The Carlton.


Welcome to a tranquil voyage from the bustling city of Madurai to the serene haven of Kodaikanal.

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Travellers embarking on a road trip across Tamil Nadu's stunning landscapes from Tiruchirappalli to Kodaikanal are taken on a mesmerising adventure.

Lush green valleys of Kodaikanal

Kodaikanal offers a wide array of activities and attractions that will captivate friends and families alike. 

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Nestled in the heart of the Western Ghats, Kodaikanal beckons travellers with its misty hills, cascading waterfalls, and lush greenery. 

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Kodai Vizha is an annual festival that takes place in the beautiful hill station of Kodaikanal.

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Kodaikanal is a year-round tourist destination. Learn about how every season adds a different and unique colour to the hill station. Explore now!

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Travelling is not only about visiting places and meeting new people. It is also about trying out the local cuisine.

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A quaint small town in Madurai, Tamil Nadu, Kodaikanal is known as the ‘Princess of hill stations’.


Bid farewell to another year while you sit beside a lake, watching the sunset at a distance, and indulge in a luxury stay in ‘The Princess of Hill Stations’ - Kodaikanal.

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Visit the beautiful hills of Kodaikanal and go on a wild shopping spree. Here is a guide for the best things to buy in Kodaikanal.

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Few places on earth are as heavenly as Kodaikanal in monsoon. The rainy season in Kodaikanal transforms the hill station.

Paddle Boating at Kodaikanal Lake

The calming weather, serene nature, ethereal panoramas and rich flora at Kodaikanal makes for a marvellous boating experience. 

aerial waterfalls image from the edge

A class different, a touch more welcoming, let us take a look at some of the best waterfalls near Kodaikanal.

view of Kodai lake from The Carlton Kodaikanal

Guests on a visit to the city can partake in many adventure activities in Kodaikanal.

people on a boat on Kodaikanal Lake

Located in Dindigul district, The Kodaikanal Lake is a popular tourist attraction in the city. 

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Connect with the beauty of the Kodaikanal Lake by booking your stay with The Carlton - 5 Star Hotel in Kodaikanal.


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Kodaikanal is the perfect weekend getaway for people who want to break the monotony and rejuvenate themselves. 


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If you're up for a fun-filled family weekend in the southern state of Tamil Nadu, then take time to visit Kodaikanal.

the still waters of Kodai Lake

Kodaikanal is an enthralling location embellished with natural beauty, timeless architecture and a vibrant culture that welcomes a variety of travellers. 

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Kodaikanal is a tranquil hill station that is tucked away in the state of Tamil Nadu. It is celebrated for its spectacular natural attractions and is referred to as the “Princess of Hill Stations”. 

Road to Kodai

You can travel to Kodaikanal via a number of ways, but the most appealing one is to take to the roads.