Kodaikanal Hill Station - Kodaikanal is the most popular hill stations in India. It is a charming hill station tours, located in southern crest of the upper Palani Hills near Madurai in Tamil Nadu. With its rocks, woods, lovely lake and bracing air, Kodaikanal is an ideal hill resort for the tourists.
Day by Day itineraryDay 1: Bangalore - Madurai - Kodaikanal
Highlights of this Itinerary
Morning pickup from your convenient place and drop you at Bangalore Airport to catch your flight to Madurai. On arrival at Madurai drive to Kodaikanal (120 Kms/2 hrs). In late afternoon reach Kodaikanal check in at hotel. Evening is free at your own leisure. Enjoy dinner & Overnight stay at Kodaikanal.Day 2: Kodaikanal hill station
Next day of Kodaikanal tourism, After a healthy breakfast in the hotel proceed for full day sightseeing tour of Kodaikanal including Coakers Walk, Green valley view, Pillars Rock, Pine Forest, Shanti Valley view, Upper Lake View etc. Return back to hotel for dinner & Overnight stay at Kodaikanal.Day 3: KodaiKanal hill station
After enjoying breakfast a full excursion tour to Kodaikanal. Visit Beashola Falls, Kurunji Temple, Chettiar Park Garden, Silver Cascade Falls etc during Kodaikanal tourism. Dinner & Overnight stay at kodaikanal.Day 4: Kodaikanal - Madurai - Bangalore
Last day of Kodaikanal tourism, After breakfast check out from the hotel on time and drive to Madurai - visit to Madurai Meenakshi Temple there and then proceed to Airport to catch flight to Bangalore. On arrival, transfer to your convenient place for your onward journey.
Famous as the “Princess of hill stations”, Kodaikanal is situated 7,200 feet above the sea level amongst the picturesque Western Ghats of India. Nestled in the Palani hill ranges,Kodaikanal is one of the best hill stations in South India. Enjoy one of the most scenic mountain drives in the country to this delightful hill station gifted with lofty mountains, pine and eucalyptus forests verdant valleys and waterfalls.
Famous Eating Places in Kodaikanal: There are many mid range hotels that serve tasty vegetarian and non vegetarian food. Small cafes and road side eateries serve snacks, dosa and refreshments.
Famous Shopping Places in Kodaikanal: RS Puram, Cross-Cut Road and the Town Hall Area are some of the popular shopping hubs of the city. You can buy Eucalyptus and herbal oils, spices, homemade chocolates, cheeses authentic KanchivaramSarees, ethnic wear and a wide range of sweets here.
Must Do Things in Kodaikanal: Boating and trekking around Kodai Lake is a popular activity. The other must do things in Kodaikanal include balloon shooting, trekking along the stream leading to Dolphin’s nose and horse riding. Hit the RamParai view point for some exceptional views of the valley.
Must Visit Places in Kodaikanal: Berijam Lake, Coakers Walk, Kodai Lake, Kurinjiandavar Temple, Suicide Point, Bryant Park, Guna Caves, Dolmen Circle,Bear Shola Falls, Silver Cascade, Wax Museum, Shanti Valley.
Places to Visit around Kodaikanal:Palani temple (65 km), Madurai (120km), Devadanapatti (56 km.),Dindigal Fort (93 km.), Kutladampatti Falls (115km.),Aaliyar dam (129 km.)
Known as the Silicon Valley of India, Bangalore is home to head offices of the biggest of multi-national corporations. It is the third most populous city in India, and over 8.4 million people call it their home. It is situated on the Deccan Plateau that is in the south of India and is placed at a height of over 900m (3,000ft) above the sea level.
Famous Eating Places in Bangalore – The most liked and frequented eateries are The Barbeque Factory, CubbonPavillion, Karavalli, Smoke House Deli, Bene, Vembanand, AB’s – Absolute Barbecue, The Black Pearl, Chutney Chang, Edo, Fava and Dum Pukht Jolly Nabobs.
Famous Shopping Places in Bangalore – Varnam Store, Kynkyny Art, Phoenix Market City, Orion Mall, Mantri Square, Yellow Button Store, UB City, Forum Mall and The Bombay Attic. For street shopping, Brigade Road, Chickpet, Commercial Street, Jayanagar 4th Block and Malleshwaram are coveted.
Must Do Things in Bangalore – Bangalore is rich with various temples, museums, palaces, gardens, art galleries, adventure parks, restaurants and shopping streets and destinations that should be explored. International restaurants as well as local ones are apt for local as well as international cuisines and experiences. Coastal cuisines at Karavalli should be tried.
Must Visit Places in Bangalore – Fever Pitch Basecamp, ISKCON Sri Radha Krishna-Chandra Temple, Cubon Park, Lalbagh Botanical Garden, Hal Aerospace Museum, Tipu Sultan’s Palace and the National Gallery of Modern Art. The Lalbagh Glass House modelled after the Crystal Palace in London.
Places To Visit Around Bangalore – Savandurga(60 km.), caving at Antaragange (70 km.), Madhugiri Fort (107 km.), Bannerghatta National Park (22 km.),DoddaAlada Mara (28 km.), Wonder La the amusement park (40 km.), Muthyalamaduvu the picnic spot (40 km.), Nandi Hills (60 km.), Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary (125 km.)
Madurai, the city of temples, is the third largest city in Tamilnaduand is situation on the banks of river Vaigai.Madurai is mostly famous for its Meenakshi Amman Temple which attracts almost 15000 visitors a day and approximately 25000 on a Friday and is synonymous with the name of the city. The temple complex has evolved over time and is now an enormous complex spread over more than 65000 sq m. Madurai is one of the oldest populated cities of India and is also known as the ‘Athens of East’.
Famous Eating Places in Madurai: Madurai is famous for serving both vegetarian and non-vegetarian food and for serving local dishes like Paruthipaal, jigarthanda, appam, kuzhipaniyaram etc.MuruganIdly Shop, Hotel Sabarish, TajRestaurant Bamboo Garden, AmmaMess are some of the renowned restaurants in the city.
Famous Shopping Places in Madurai:Madurai is famous for handicrafts, handlooms, fabrics, sarees and readymade collections.PuthuMandapam, Cottage Arts Emporium, Hajeemosa, Rajmahal Silks are some preferred places for shopping.
Must Do Things in Madurai:Exploring the rich language, art and cultural past of Madurai cannot be missed by the tourists. Walk through the busy city in day time, visiting the glory of several temples and venture out in the night to eat the famous ‘idlis’ in Madurai
Must Visit Places in Madurai:Meenakshi Amman temple, Gandhi Memorial Museum, KoodalAzhagar temple, Samanar hills, Athisayamand PazhamudhirSolai.
Places to Visit around Madurai:Rameshwaram (147 km.), Thanjavur (146 km.), Munnar (117 km.), Kanyakumari (196 km.) and Kumarakom (154 km.).
• 03 Nights accommodation in the hotel on twin sharing basis.
• All meals Veg/ Non-veg will be provided in the hotel.
• Transport services by an exclusive Car with a tourist driver as per above itinerary.
• All state taxes, toll tax, parking, driver allowance, fuel charges.
• All present applicable taxes.
• Any train / air fare.
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• Tips, Camera fees, Laundry and other items of a personal nature.
• Any other expenses not mentioned above.
• Any guide charges.