Bangalore to Kodaikanal - A Trip Guide

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Kodaikanal is a hill station in Tamil Nadu, famous for being a popular honeymoon destination. The perennially-mild weather ensures that a Kodaikanal trip from Bangalore is never a bad idea for a weekend getaway. Here are some of the things you need to know before you arrive at the 'Princess of Hill Stations’.

You can travel to Kodaikanal via a number of ways, but the most appealing one is to take to the roads. The Bangalore to Kodaikanal route is around 470 km, so it shouldn’t take more than 10-11 hours to reach by road. On the other hand, if long road trips are not your thing, there are flights plying to Madurai, from where you can take a shorter drive.

Kodaikanal is a hill station, which stays cool throughout the year, and is visited as a respite from the brutal summers of the tropics. It is recommended to wear multiple layers of clothing to protect themselves from the cold and wind. Bring sturdy shoes too, if you wish to go on long hikes.

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Okay, you've reached Kodaikanal, and you're wearing your sensible jackets and shoes. Where do you go and what do you do? Fret not, we're here to help! There are a lot of picturesque locations to visit like Kodaikanal Lake, Coaker's Walk, Pine Forest, Berijam Lake, Kurinji Andavar Temple, Bryant Park, Pillar Rocks, Shenbaganur Museum, Guna Caves and much more.

The most famous location in Kodaikanal, and the one that should top your must-visit list is the gorgeous Kodaikanal Lake. This man-made star-shaped beauty can be explored from both within and without. Visitors who want to float around on the lake can rent rowboats or pedal boats, and those who want to admire its beauty from the outside, can walk around the perimeter or ride rented bicycles.

There are also plenty of parks, lakes, waterfalls and other places to visit for nature enthusiasts in Kodaikanal. Come stay at The Carlton for a relaxing sojourn and explore Kodaikanal to its fullest. It has plenty to offer everyone, including honeymooning couples, solo travellers and families.