A beautiful hill station located in the Dindigul district is one of the most frequented tourist as well as honeymoon destinations in Tamil Nadu. It is about 250 km away from another famous hill station Ooty and about 163 km from Munnar hill station in Kerala.Because of its popularity, the place is known as the 'Princess of Hills'. With the captivating mountains, scenic valleys, lakes and cascading waterfalls and the pleasing climate, Kodaikanal is a big hit among the honeymooners.
The tranquillity it provides is so refreshing and deep that it is flocked by many travelers most time of the year. It is located about 7,200 feet above sea level amidst the famous Palani Hills region of the Western Ghats.
The place with its enchanting beauty has never failed to amaze the honeymooners. It has got a pleasant and moderate climate throughout the year. Evenings are rather cold compared to the daytime, especially during the winter season.
Major attractions in Kodaikanal are the man-made Kodaikanal Lake - a star shaped lake with greener surroundings and boating facilities, Coaker's Walk a paved pedestrian path which offers unparalleled scenic beauty of its surroundings and is a great opportunity to explore the nature, Silver Cascade and Bear Shola waterfalls, Bryant Park (botanical garden), Green Valley View which offers the panoramic view of the nearby hills and valleys, Solar Observatory, and Pillar Rocks which are about 400 ft high and also houses the famous Guna Caves made popular by the cult Tamil film of the same name.
These caves which were once known as Devil's Kitchen are so dark and deceptive; from above they may look like small chambers but are in fact very deep and are inhabited by bats. As a result of some unfortunate accidents in the past, the visitors are only allowed to see certain sections of the Devil’s Kitchen.
Like Ooty, Kodaikanal also has got many gothic style impressive heritage buildings that still stand tall as remnants of its erstwhile English past. Most of these buildings have been built with locally sourced materials and blend beautifully with its hilly terrain. Also, the place has got many religious centers you could visit if you and your partner are very religious.
Kodaikanal offers the honeymooners a serene and calm place to enjoy the company of each other. Best months to enjoy the tranquil beauty of Kodaikanal are between April and June. Madurai is the nearest Airport which is located about 135 km away and the place is well connected to many major cities of the country.