Kodaikanal, fondly referred to as 'Princess of Hill Stations' is a picturesque hill station located in the Palani hill range of the Dindigul district of Tamil Nadu. It is one of the most popular tourist destinations of South India, with tourists flocking in from all quarters. Kodaikanal meaning 'gift of the forest' in Tamil is truly nature’s gift to humanity. There are plenty of things to see and do in the region. Some of the major attractions of Kodaikanal include Berijam Lake, Chettiar Park, Coaker's walk, Kodai Lake, Guna caves and much more. Apart from sightseeing tourists can also indulge in various outdoor activities like trekking, horse riding, boating.
Kodaikanal being a popular tourist destination it is pretty well connected, although the only direct connection to this mesmerizing hill station is by bus offered by various tours and traveling companies. Regular bus can be found from all major south Indian cities. However, some of the popular bus routes are Kodaikanal to Chennai
, Kodaikanal to Pondicherry
, Kodaikanal to Madurai and Kodaikanal to Coimbatore among others. Buses of today have become far more comfortable than earlier days and come in various specifications ranging from AC Volvo buses to sleeper buses. And with online availability of bus tickets bus bookings from Kodaikanal are just a click away.
Kodaikanal, a beautiful hill station attracts tourists from all quarters and as such the region can some time wear a crowded look giving the region a stuffy and jaded appearance and as such a small break is sometimes needed. Herein come the varied nearby regions that serve to be the perfect weekend getaway like, Ooty, Madurai, Munnar, Palani, Rameshwarsam.