Kodaikanal Blogs

Lake with hills in the background

Nestled in the heart of the Western Ghats, Kodaikanal beckons travellers with its misty hills, cascading waterfalls, and lush greenery. From boating on the serene Kodai Lake to trekking in the verdant forests, this blog provides a short guide to some of the must-visit attractions in Kodaikanal. 

Flower show in Kodaikanal

Kodai Vizha is an annual festival that takes place in the beautiful hill station of Kodaikanal, located in the southern state of Tamil Nadu, India. Held in May during the summer, this event brings together a stunning display of flowers, showcasing the creativity and talent of the organizers.

a panoramic view of a hill station during monsoon

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

a wooden table containing three plates of dumplings

Travelling is not only about visiting places and meeting new people. It is also about trying out the local cuisine. In this blog, we have curated a list of lip-smacking famous food items in Kodaikanal.

waterfall with lush green mountains

A quaint small town in Madurai, Tamil Nadu, Kodaikanal is known as the ‘Princess of hill stations’. It once served as the summer destination for the British to avoid the heat and tropical diseases of the plains.


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.

market selling vegetables

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 to help you with your shopping. Take some souvenirs with you back home!

mountains in Kodaikanal

Few places on earth are as heavenly as Kodaikanal in monsoon. The rainy season in Kodaikanal transforms the hill station, surrounded by lush woods and serene waters, into a dewy fairyland. Visit the "The Princess of Hill Stations" to experience its charm during rain!

Paddle Boating

The calming weather, serene nature, ethereal panoramas and rich flora at Kodaikanal makes for a marvellous boating experience. Kodai Lake is one of the most popular lakes that provides various boating facilities. Explore the Princess of Hill Stations now!

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 that you absolutely cannot miss during your vacation.

a tiger

Away from the confines of everyday life, the Kodaikanal wildlife safari explores the wilderness in the hill station. If you are a wildlife enthusiast and photographer, the wildlife tours and safaris in Kodaikanal will surely give you a taste of the rich biodiversity that the hill station has to offer.

view of Kodai lake from The Carlton Kodaikanal

Guests on a visit to the city can partake in many adventure activities in Kodaikanal. Enjoy a variety of activities such as boating, cycling, trekking and more while on a visit here.

people on a boat on Kodaikanal Lake

Located in Dindigul district, The Kodaikanal Lake is a popular tourist attraction in the city. This beautiful lake is considered to be one of the most popular attractions in the town. The lake has been capturing immense attraction mainly due to its star-shape and the lush greenery cascading around the Palani Hills Range.


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


colourful sky over a field

Kodaikanal is the perfect weekend getaway for people who want to break the monotony and rejuvenate themselves. Take a trip and explore the following offbeat destinations in Kodaikanal.



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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 misty weather, the loving people, and the enthralling natural beauty of the place is sure to capture your mind and soul!

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 from across the country. This quaint hill station has a pleasant climate throughout the year, which attracts travellers to frequent the destination.

fog-covered mountains

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”. If you are looking for a perfect place to relax and detach yourself from the mundane events of everyday life, then head over to Kodaikanal and enjoy a memorable experience.

Road to Kodai

You can travel to Kodaikanal via a number of ways, but the most appealing one is to take to the roads. Indulge in a picturesque drive this scintillating destination for a complete experience! There are also plenty of parks, lakes, waterfalls and other places to visit for nature enthusiasts in Kodaikanal.