Kodaikanal is one of the most visited hill stations in Peninsular India. The place is situated at the altitude of 2100 meters amidst beautiful Palani Hills. Kodaikanal is 120 Kilometers from the city of Madurai that is situated close to the foothills of Palani. Kodaikanal is a place that is completely secluded from the madding crowd and that is what makes it one of the very few loveable hill stations in India. This is the reason why those who visited this hill station have come back enchanted and thrilled.
The name Kodaikanal in Tamil means the "gift of the forest".
Situated in the state of Tamilnadu, Kodaikanal is one of the very few
unaltered and unadulterated destinations of southern India. Kodaikanal
has created a niche for itself with its intoxicating air, breathtaking
scenery and serenity that you can hardly find in any hill station in the
An early morning walk near the Lake marks the start of a perfect day in
Kodaikanal. This can be followed by a Filter Coffee cuppa at any of the
numerous cafés at the mall road. You are dead if you miss the
Sunrise at the Astrophysical Observatory. For the rest of the day, you
can just loiter around or stretch yourself in the sun with a copy of any
of the masterpieces of Fredric Forsyth. In the evening, move towards the
mall road where the Sun gives way to the billion night flies that
twinkle in the sky. The evening marks the birth of real Kodaikanal when
people start assembling in the marts. Shop around till your legs succumb
to fatigue and seal the day with a dinner in one of the numerous joints
available in the town.