Affordable Kodaikanal Tour Package in Madurai
A one-day Madurai to Kodaikanal trip is a fantastic way to explore the enchanting beauty of Tamil Nadu. The trip begins in Madurai, the cultural capital of Tamil Nadu, and ends in Kodaikanal, a hill station known for its captivating scenery. The journey takes approximately four hours and covers a distance of around 130 km. During the trip, you will pass through various small towns and villages, offering an opportunity to experience the rural life of Tamil Nadu.
Once you reach Kodaikanal, you can explore the many attractions the hill station has to offer. Start with the gorgeous Kodaikanal Lake, which is the main attraction of the town. You can also visit the famous Kurinji Andavar Temple, where you can get a glimpse of the colorful Kurinji flower that blooms once in 12 years. After exploring the lake and temple, you can visit the Coakers Walk, which offers spectacular views of the surrounding hills and valleys.
The one-day Madurai to Kodaikanal trip will also take you to the Silver Cascade Waterfall, where you can take a dip in the cool, refreshing water. Afterward, you can take a stroll in the Pine Forest and marvel at the giant pine trees, which have been growing for over a century.
Thalaiyar Falls, which rises to a height of 975 feet, is India’s sixth-highest waterfall. Its long, thin, white strip of silently gushing water, which can be seen from a distance, has earned it the nickname “Rat Tail Falls.” Even from Dum Dum Rock View Point, which is about 3.5 km away and in clear weather, one can see the falls.
Although the Thalaiyar Falls are outside of Kodaikanal, they are on our route as we head there from Madurai.
Since there is no authorized access to it, one cannot travel by road to the base of the waterfall. But only during the dry season can one hike their way there. The hike is fairly challenging and passes through numerous mango and potato fields. Additionally, there is a temple dedicated to Goddess Kamakshi at the bottom.
Silver Cascade Falls
Without waterfalls, a hill town would be nothing, and just seeing one wouldn’t be enough. We’re in luck because the Silver Cascade Falls, which are 8 kilometers from Kodaikanal, will also be visible on our route there. The overflowing artificial Kodai Lake had given rise to the waterfall.
Tourists can also access the water because it erupts from a 180-foot height. A short walk from the waterfall, one can also indulge in seasonal fruits sold by street vendors.
Walking through nature, savoring the cool breeze, and spending time with your loved ones make a hill station beautiful. However, it is dangerous to do so due to the congested roads. Because of this, there is Coaker’s Walk, a man-made, one-kilometer walking pavement built for tourists to take a morning or evening walk, in the center of Kodaikanal.
For visitor safety, the pavement is also fenced, making it kid-friendly. You can see different viewpoints from this walk and an incredible view of Kodaikanal’s landscapes.
On your Madurai to Kodaikanal tour, stop at Pillar Rocks, a picnic location in a small garden. It is called Pillar Rocks because there are three 400-foot-tall vertical rock pillars there. It is an impressive sight due to its enormous size and location in the middle of a dense forest.
Dark passageways known as the “Devil’s Kitchen” exist between these pillars and provide an aerial perspective of the numerous tourist attractions. It’s a terrific location for photos because of the valley’s stunning backdrop and the clouds that are hanging over the pillars.
Green Valley View
Green Valley View is a scenic viewpoint located in the Kodaikanal hill station of the Dindigul district in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. The viewpoint is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the region and offers breathtaking views of the valley below. It is located at an elevation of about 8,000 feet and is surrounded by lush green forests and rolling hills.
The view from the viewpoint is spectacular and can be seen from a distance of about 20 kilometers. The area also has some excellent hiking trails for those interested in trekking. There are several shops, restaurants, and other amenities available in the area.
Upper Lake View
Kodaikanal is a beautiful hill station in South India, located in the state of Tamil Nadu. The Upper Lake View area is the most popular tourist spot in Kodaikanal. Here, you can take a leisurely stroll through the lush green hills, enjoy the stunning views of the lake, and take in the fresh mountain air. You can also take a boat ride on the lake, or take a cable car ride to the top of the hill.
There are also plenty of shops, restaurants, and cafes to explore in the area. The Upper Lake View area is the perfect place to relax and explore the beauty of Kodaikanal.
Kodai Lake is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Kodaikanal. It is a beautiful lake located amidst the rolling hills of the Palani Hills. The lake is surrounded by lush greenery and the nearby hills make it a picturesque spot.
The lake is almost like a small island surrounded by a number of trees, shrubs and plants. There are plenty of activities to do here like boating, fishing, bird watching and trekking. There are also many sightseeing spots nearby. The lake is ideal for a peaceful and relaxing day trip.
Highlights of One Day Madurai to Kodaikanal Trip
- Full-day Madurai to Kodaikanal Sightseeing Tour
- Duration: 10 to 14 hours
- Tour by Private Cab (not shared with others)
- Pickup & Drop: Madurai Hotel / Home
- Places Covered: Thalaiyar Falls, Silver Cascade Falls, Coaker’s walk, Pillar Rocks, Green Valley View, Upper Lake View, Kodai Lake