Kodaikanal is called the ‘Princess of Hill Stations’ for a reason. With foggy hills, hairpin-bend roads, an astounding man-made lake, a spooky cave, and a stretch of pine forests, Kodaikanal is the definition of a perfect weekend. Tamil Nadu is generally known for its hot climate, but places like Kodaikanal are exceptions. It was favoured by the Europeans to escape the scorching heat and sweat of South India. Perched at an altitude of 7000 ft., Kodaikanal's cool weather along with its pristine natural beauty are sure to bewitch you. If you plan a visit during the summer, here is a list of things to do in Kodaikanal.
The Kodaikanal Lake or the Kodai Lake is an enchanting man made beauty. The star-shaped lake is a flocking destination for tourists who long for a short getaway amidst nature. Cruise through the lake in boats for a nominal price and experience the untouched allure of Kodaikanal.
Around the lake, there is a perfectly built road that stretches for about 6 kilometres along with a raised pavement for pedestrians. Take a tandem cycle from one of the many providers around the lake and go for a merry ride. Make sure to stop at confectionaries and small shops while you ride along the road.
One of the many wonderful adventures available in Kodaikanal, horse riding is surely a choice of many. Riding the majestic animal itself is a memorable experience. The colonial charm of Kodaikanal is plainly visible and truthfully experienced when you go horse riding around the lake!
Up for a fun game? Test your gunslinging skills around the lake, where you can shoot at balloons. Compete with your loved ones, prove that you are a sharpshooter and don't forget to turn on your video camera!
Visit Pine Forest
The rustic beauty of Kodaikanal is one of its best selling features. Loved by shutterbugs, The Pine Forest in Kodaikanal is a place with towering pine trees, grass-bedded mountain floor, dotted with fallen acorns is a perfect spot to have your picnic.
Permanently etch Kodaikanal in your memories by capping it off with shopping. Kodaikanal is a haven for mouth-watering homemade chocolates. Also, go fruit shopping and find rarities like Litchi, Plums, Passion Fruit and Durian Fruit. Be sure to check them out!
If you are looking for a place to stay and explore Kodaikanal, we welcome you to one of the best resorts in Kodaikanal for family, The Carlton. It is one of the best family hotels in Kodaikanal and offers a stunning view of the hills from various rooms. For guests visiting during the summer, we have got a great package to explore and experience Kodaikanal. Go on a half-an-hour boat ride, a horse ride, an outdoor picnic, all available once during your time of stay. We also provide comfortable accommodation, a candlelight dinner for couples, a bottle of wine in the room and a buffet breakfast and dinner to cap off your perfect stay in Kodaikanal. Contact The Carlton Kodaikanal for further information!