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An Active Weekend in Kodaikanal

Kodaikanal is a picturesque destination that makes for a perfect weekend getaway from cities like Bangalore and Chennai. Tourists who are looking to enjoy some time in the lap of nature, need not look any further than Kodaikanal. This town features lush greenery, cool winds and a bevvy of experiences to help you have a scintillating experience. Kodaikanal is best visited during the monsoons when the trees are freshly showered and rejuvenated, a rich, earthy smell emanates from the land, and the cool breezes add to the poetic beauty of the place.

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.

Couple Cycling near Carlton Kodaikanal
Couple Horse Riding near Carlton Kodaikanal
Paddle Boating at Kodaikanal Lake


Kodaikanal has three lakes that are present within the town’s limits. There is a boating facility that is present at each of the three lakes. Let the gentle rhapsody of nature relax while you thoroughly enjoy this Kodaikanal boating experience. Traverse these waters with a variety of boats that are available at the many boat clubs in the area.


Cycling at Kodaikanal

Cycling is one of the most popular adventure activities in Kodaikanal. The pristine environs of this town are best explored via bicycles. Renting bicycles is a very easy process and you can rent bicycles at a nominal price for a few hours. Explore the nearby sightseeing spots, villages or spend some time cycling around the lakes of Kodaikanal.


Bear Shola Trek

In addition to cycling, there are many hiking trails in Kodaikanal. A majority of these trails are short in distance and are perfect for both beginners and experienced hikers. One of the most popular hiking trails in the area is Bear Shola Falls Trek. This is a waterfall that features an uphill trail that has rich biodiversity, winding trails and more that all adds up to make for a wonderful experience. Come, enjoy all this and more while hiking in Kodaikanal.


Pine Forest Trek

As the name suggests, Pine Forest Trek features tall pine trees on both sides of the trail. Along with pine trees, there are other trees such as eucalyptus, mushrooms and other shrubs that are well-maintained by the forest department. This place is also referred to as a photographer’s heaven and many south Indian movies are shot along these very trails. You can also enjoy an overnight camping experience by obtaining the required permissions from the authorities.


Horse Riding in Kodaikanal

Another adventure activity in Kodaikanal is horseback riding. You can enjoy a short ride around town on horseback at a nominal price. This is a one of a kind experience that is available for the people visiting Kodaikanal. The Carlton can also make necessary arrangements if you are travelling with a group of people. This arrangement can be made for up to 25 people and we can also arrange a minivan to help you tour nearby tourist destinations. Let us help create a wonderful vacationing experience at The Carlton - One of the best 5-star hotels in Kodaikanal.