Kodai Road to Kodaikanal, Megamalai, Thekkady Holiday Trip
The nearest railway station is KODAIKANAL ROAD (KQN). It is 80 km from the hill station and you can get lots of vehicles to go up the hill station. Beautiful and breathtaking views are the scenery between the ghat. There are buses available at Kodai road station to claim up to Kodaikanal. There are also cab services available. Many Chennai Egmore southbound trains pass through Kodai Road Station. Some of them stop there and some don't. The convenient train is the Pandian Express, which reaches around 5 am by night train. At 6 am and reaching 11 am, the other is Tejas Express leaves Chennai Egmore. Check-in and check-out at many hotels in Kodaikanal are at 12.00 noon.
Interesting facts about Kodaikanal
Kodaikanal, also known as Kodai, is a beautiful mountain resort in Tamilnadu's Dindigul district. It is one of the best hill stations not to be missed on a South India tour and one of Tamilnadu Tourism's top places to experience. Often referred to as 'Princess of Hill stations,' as part of a honeymoon trip, Kodai is one of the popular places to visit in summer. Kodaikanal's earliest residents were the tribal Palaiyar people. In 1845, as a refuge from the high temperatures and tropical diseases of the plains, modern Kodaikanal was created by American Christian missionaries and British bureaucrats. A few elite Indians began to relocate to this charming hill station in the 20th century and it began to become popular among nature lovers. Kodaikanal, like Ooty, is not extensively marketed and offers tourists a pleasant experience.
Kodaikanal has several tourist attractions, aside from the pleasant weather, such as Kodai Lake, Bryant Park, Coaker's Walk, Bear Shola Falls, Silver Cascade, Pillar Rocks, etc. The hills, especially from Coaker's Walk, offer beautiful views all around. The nearest airport to Kodai in Madurai. Direct train facilities to Kodaikanal are not available. The nearest train station is Kodai Road, located on the Madurai - Dindigul route. With major cities in India, this station has good connectivity. Madurai, Coimbatore, Palani, Dindigul, Ooty, etc. provide direct bus connectivity. From Arappalayam Bus Station, buses from Madurai to Kodaikanal start. From Coimbatore, buses run from Ukkadam Bus Stand to Kodaikanal. The best time to visit Kodaikanal is during the summer, from April to June. Monsoon also offers different experiences from September to October.
The best time to visit Kodaikanal during the season
Kodaikanal can be visited throughout the year, but during the summer, the best time to visit Kodaikanal is from April to June. The September to October Monsoon. Summer in Kodaikanal is the busiest season and hotels are often full and tourist places are crowded. Kodaikanal, the Princess of Hill station, can be visited throughout the year. However, the best seasons to visit Kodaikanal to experience the pleasant weather are post-monsoon and summer. This is the moment when the waterfalls & lakes are pleasant and enhance the beauty of Kodaikanal's beautiful hill station. Summer is a good season to visit Kodaikanal, with a large number of tourists usually crowding it.
It usually takes 2 full days to visit the most important attractions in Kodaikanal. There are, however, several beautiful places to visit around Kodaikanal, such as Palani, Perumal Peak, which usually take an extra day. By adding a few extra days to your trip, Kodaikanal can be mixed with nearby beautiful destinations like Ooty, Munnar, Thekkady, and Madurai.
Purchase in Kodaikanal
Kodaikanal is very famous for tea and it is a great idea to buy local tea powder. Kodaikanal is also well known for spices such as aromatic oils and some popular offers from local vendors are natural spices, you can get these spices in Kodaikanal at low prices if you bargain a bit. Make sure to verify the quality.
Places to visit & things to do when visiting Kodaikanal
Make sure that Kodai Lake, Coaker's Walk, Bryant Park, Pillar Rocks, Silver Cascade, Guna Cave and Moir Point are the most important places to visit in Kodaikanal. If you have time, you can spend a day visiting places close by, such as Madurai.
Meghamalai is an unexplored paradise in the Western Ghats, popularly called the Highway Mountains, and is very little known even to the people of Tamilnadu. In the local Tamil language, it is also known as 'Paccha Kumachi,' meaning 'Green Peaks.' During the British period, the town was called High Waves. Later on, as the peak is always covered with clouds, locals call it Megamalai. Megamalai is the perfect place to visit if you are looking for a calm and tranquil weekend from the hustle-bustle of city life.
A small hill station is a place of natural beauty dotted with tea estates and cardamom plantations. It is a perfect getaway to beat the heat and relax in the midst of nature for a quiet time. Meghamalai offers its visitors many opportunities, including hiking, mountain walks, bird watching, and spotting wildlife. Vellimalai forms the heart of the Meghamalai Mountain range, with an elevation of 1650 m above sea level. A common sight here is silver-lined clouds gently resting on green hilltops. This region is also the home of the Vaigai river. A wonderful view of the entire range of Varusanadu Hills is also provided by the hill range.
Falls at Chinna Suruli : A picturesque waterfall near Theni, in the village of Kombai Thozhu. It is one of the beautiful waterfalls in the Theni district and one of the top places to visit as part of the Megamalai Tour Packages, located between Megamalai and Theni. China Suruli Falls is situated in the foothills of the Meghamalai range amid thick green forests. As it originates in the Megamalai Hills, it is also referred to as Cloudland Falls. From a height of 190 feet, the waterfall cascades down and is two-tiered. The resounding cascades amid the silver-lined clouds invite a huge number of travelers from far and near during the peak season.
For picnics and outings, a perfect spot and a must-visit for shutterbugs. Visiting the falls after sunset is not very safe because there are examples of frequent sightings of wild elephants, spotted deer, gaur, and other wild animals. Like the rest of the places around here, the best time to visit Chinna Suruli Falls is from October through December. The waterfall filled up to the brim by October, making it look even more powerful and beautiful.
Thekkady would be a great choice. The place will calm your mind and purify your being with its breathtaking beauty, cozy climate, and diverse wildlife. With varied terrain and diverse vegetation, the evergreen and semi-evergreen forest that is bordered by the Western Ghats provides so many places to visit in Thekkady. There is an unparalleled soothing effect that these places can bring. Therefore, it is considered one of Kerala's best tourist locations. As the place is named, Periyar National Park is known for its tropical flora and rare fauna, including endangered species such as the lion-tailed monkey, tiger, leopard, sambar deer, etc.
In the list of tourist destinations in Kerala, Thekkady is ranked top. If you are a lover of nature who yearns to enjoy God's own country's natural beauty, this will be the perfect place for you. Located in the district of Idukki, the place is a buzzing Kerala tourist destination. You can unwind, de-stress, and take a break from the hectic daily operations at this haven. Thekkadi backwater, awaiting Periyar Lake. Not only does the placid artificial lake offer a unique view of various wildlife, but a fun-filled ride through it can actually take your mind off things. An experience unique to Thekkady is the rejuvenating ride through the 25 square kilometer water body.
For adventure lovers, the calm and serene atmosphere of the area does not make it a dull place. The tourist location provides a lot of fun-filled experiences that will also captivate them. There are diverse and exciting activities in Thekkady, such as trekking, boating, safari, and adventure rides. You can also enjoy foods from indigenous Kerala and do some shopping. Tourists are happy to buy handicrafts, high-quality spices, and collect some souvenirs as well. In and around this paradise on earth, there are many places that can excite those who love getting close to Mother Nature's bosom. The following are the 10 spots that should not be missed on a tour to Thekkady at any cost. So make sure to map your route through these serene locations when traveling to the destination.
Morning Pick up from Kodai Road Railway Junction.
Then proceed towards Kodaikanal.
Hotel check in.
Then Proceeding to visit Kodaikanal Sightseeing such as Suicide Point , Pine Forest and Silver Cascade's water fall.
Then Proceeding to visit Kodai Lake. The lake is surrounded by beautiful valleys, boat club, and buildings from colonial period.
Overnight Stay @ Hotel- Kodaikanal.
After fresh up and Breakfast @ hotel.
Check out the Hotel.
Then proceed towards Meghamalai.
Then proceed to visit Megamalai sightseeing such as Highwavys Dam and Lake, Megamalai View Point, Chinna Suruli.
Overnight stay @ Hotel – Megamalai.
After fresh up and Breakfast @ hotel.
Check out the Hotel.
Then Proceed to visit Theni sightseeing such as Suruli falls, 1008 Sivalinga Temple and Grape Gardens.
Then proceed towards Thekkady on the way visit on time shall visit Penniquick Memorial Hall.
At evening, we can see Kerala cultural art forms such as kathakali and Kalari.
Overnight stay @ Hotel – Thekkady.
After Breakfast and then check out from the hotel.
After fresh up and experiencing an excellent boating in Thekkady Lake.
Then Proceed to visit Thekkady sightseeing such as Elephant Ride, Spice Garden ,etc..,
Then proceed towards Kodai Road.
Finally drop @ Kodai Road Railway Junction.
What 's Included
We can provide stay for ( 2*, 3*, 5*, 7* )
2.Double sharing Rooms
5.Royal Suite Rooms
( as per requirement )
From Trip start to till end the Tour Guide will be take care
Local Speaking Guide - ( English,Tamil,Hindi,Telugu & Malayalam ) *