Ooty to Kodaikanal Road Trip | The Carlton Kodaikanal

Ooty to Kodaikanal Road Trip

Embarking on a Kodaikanal-Ooty trip by road is an exhilarating journey through the heart of the Western Ghats, promising an unforgettable adventure. The scenic routes offer a perfect blend of nature's splendour and winding roads that meander through lush forests, misty valleys, and charming hillside villages. Buckle up for an unforgettable road trip filled with awe-inspiring landscapes and cherished memories.


Via Coonoor

The route that takes one through Coonoor is a sight to behold. Feast your eyes on the lush green tea plantations and breathe in the scent of cultivation. This route also offers you the option to stop for multiple tea breaks and rest assured that you will for the crisp taste of the tea, this is in fact - addictive. As you climb higher up the mountain and the air begins to change, leave behind the bustling city of Coimbatore and give in to the beauty of nature.

While on this route drive up to the Dolphin's nose for panoramic views that will take your breath away. Another attraction that is worth checking out is the Guna Cave which is steeped in mythology and an air of mystery. No trip to Kodaikanal is complete without a visit to this cave. Do not forget to wear a pair of comfortable shoes as there are more caves to explore in Kodaikanal. When the day comes to an end, warmer clothes are advisable as you unwind at The Carlton with stunning views of the lake.

Palani Enroute

As you leave behind the city of Coimbatore and all that it has to offer, from the aroma of coffee to the bustling markets, the roads lead to Palani Hills. Nestled in the hills resides the infamous Palani Murugan. Make a stop at the temple to seek the blessings of the deity and be assured that the views and spiritual atmosphere of the place will energise you for the journey ahead.

Be on the lookout for hidden waterfalls on this route, Monkey Falls being just one of the few. Stop for a moment and admire the foamy cascade of water at Monkey Falls and then go on to visit Pollachi, a village well known for its textile industry. Gorge the local cuisine such as the Pollachi Mutton Kuzhambu and do not forget to pick up a souvenir.

Silver Falls near our 5 star hotel in Kodaikanal yslbgw

When you finally complete your Ooty to Kodaikanal road trip check in to your room at ease at The Carlton. With a wide range of options from cottages with private gardens to executive suites with views of the lake, The Carlton is sure to have a room to your taste. Have a good night's rest and put on your shoes the next day for more adventures to come. The Carlton's location ensures that you go to your next destination only after experiencing Kodaikanal to your heart's content; making it the perfect weekend getaway.