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Devil's Kitchen in Kodaikanal

·  Summer: March-May (20°C - 34°C)
·  Winter: November-January (8°C - 30°C)
   Monsoon: June-September 

Best time to visit:  April-June and September-November

Opening Time: 07:00 a.m.
Closing Time: 04:30 p.m.
Weekly Holiday: Nil

Entry Fees for Indians Adults:  Nil
Children:  Nil
Cameras:  Nil
Video Camera:  Nil
Entry Fees for Foreign Nationals Adults:  Nil
Children:  Nil
Cameras:  Nil
Video Camera:  Nil
That beauty may be lethal is best proved by what is called the Devil’s Kitchen, about 8 km. from the hill resort of Kodaikanal. Known by many names like Guna Caves (after a Tamil movie Guna shot here), Pillar Rocks and Green Valley View, the place is only for the daredevils. Nature lovers can relish the beauty of this place, but they need to be extremely careful.

Devil’s Kitchen resides as chambers between the 3 gigantic boulders that form Pillar Rocks. The dangerously deep ravine is infested with bats and offer spectacular views of Mother Nature. However, what appear as small gutters may prove to be death traps. Photography is one great activity that will let you capture some remarkable shots of the unbound splendour.

Be sure to have footwear with excellent grip while climbing to reach the spot. Begin early and leave before evening as it becomes difficult to locate routes in the dark. It is better to hire a guide for this thrilling expedition.

Road: It is a scenic road journey to the Palani Hills, home to Devil’s Kitchen. To reach the exact location, one must climb through forests and boulders. However, one needs to be extremely careful due to highly slippery surfaces and free falls disguised as small gutters.

Railway: Palani Railway Station is about 74 km., while another rail access point is at Kodai Road (about 88 km. away). Taxis are the most preferred options to get to your destination.

Airway: The closest airport is at Madurai which is about 142 km. from Devil’s Kitchen. It will be most favourable if you hire a taxi from the airport to directly reach the base for this spot.