A Road Trip from Trichy to Kodaikanal | The Carlton

A Road Trip from Trichy to Kodaikanal

Travellers embarking on a road trip across Tamil Nadu's stunning landscapes from Tiruchirappalli to Kodaikanal are taken on a mesmerising adventure. While Kodaikanal is a tranquil hill resort hidden in the Palani Hills, Trichy, also known as Tiruchirappalli, is a busy metropolis steeped in history and culture. The opportunity to experience the state's varied natural beauty, including its historic temples, verdant hills, and foggy valleys, is provided by this road trip.

The Road Trip Journey

Depending on traffic and road conditions, the drive from Trichy to Kodaikanal is about 210 kilometres (130 miles) long and takes 4 to 5 hours. The route winds through quaint towns and stunning landscapes as it travels along National Highway 83.

A drive across Tamil Nadu's varied landscapes from Trichy to Kodaikanal is a fascinating experience. Travellers are exposed to a rich tapestry of culture, history, and the beauties of nature everywhere they go. From the ancient city of Trichy to the alluring highlands of Kodaikanal. it is the ideal location for a wonderful hill station retreat in South India because of its tranquil beauty, misty hills, and appealing attractions.

A view of Pillar Rocks in Kodaikanal surrounded by fog
a tall white tower of a church with a cross on top

Explore Our Lady of Lourdes Church

Among the Trichy to Kodaikanal tourist places, there is a beautiful Catholic church called Our Lady of Lourdes Church. The church is a well-liked stop for visitors en route to the hill station because of its peaceful atmosphere, stunning architecture and since it is located amidst the verdant hills. The church provides a serene setting for meditation and prayer in addition to having historical value. It is a must-see destination on the way to Kodaikanal because of the quiet atmosphere and spectacular views that enhance the spiritual experience.

The Kodaikanal Lake

The star-shaped artificial Kodaikanal Lake, sometimes referred to as Kodai Lake, is located in the centre of Kodaikanal Hill Station. This lovely lake is surrounded by serene landscapes and thick vegetation, making it a well-liked tourist destination. Visitors can go horseback riding, boating on the calm waters, or take a leisurely stroll along the paved road around the lake. The lake offers a tranquil retreat from the rush of daily life and offers the ideal environment for rest and renewal.

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colorful arches of a palace

Thirumalai Nayakkar Palace

This historic palace is located in Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India. It was built in the 17th century by King Thirumalai Nayak, who ruled the Madurai Nayak dynasty from 1623 to 1659. The palace is one of the most significant architectural marvels of the Nayak dynasty and reflects the grandeur and opulence of that era. Thirumalai Nayakkar Palace originally covered a vast area, but only a fraction of it remains today. The palace is famous for its massive pillars, some of which are about 82 feet high and 19 feet in circumference. Visitors to the Thirumalai Nayakkar Palace can explore the rich history and marvel at the architectural splendour of this historical monument.

Looking for a Stay?

If you are willing to experience Tiruchirappalli to Kodaikanal road trip, then do check out the state-of-the-art rooms at The Carlton. With free parking spaces, visitors don’t have to worry about parking their vehicles at the hotel. Additionally, several services that the hotel offers will let you experience the beauty of Kodaikanal in its entirety.

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