Kodaikanal in Tamil literally means “The gift of the forest”, and gift indeed as you drive through the hills which speak of stories of pleasant weather, laughter and cycling around the famous Kodaikanal lake. Set in the Palani hills of Tamil Nadu, it’s one of the attractive hill stations which make for a weekend getaway with multiple attractions to enjoy as a couple, as friends or with family! Make sure to try the homemade chocolates which are a specialty in this area!
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Accommodation on a twin-sharing basis, daily breakfast, transportation/transfers by AC vehicle, sightseeing as per package details.
Travel insurance excluded.
2 nights and 3 days
Bryant Park, Kodaikanal Solar Observatory, Pillar rocks
Day 01: Arrive at Madurai airport / or drive down to Kodaikanal and check in at the resort. Visit Kodaikanal Lake which is an artificial, roughly star-shaped (60 acres) lake built in 1863. You can visit Bryant Park – a wonderfully maintained 20.5 acres botanical garden. With 325 species of trees, shrubs and cactuses, the park is a rainbow of stunning flowers during the peak season. A large section is dedicated to nearly 740 varieties of roses. There are 1857 Eucalyptus tree and a Bodhi Tree which adds a religious significance to the park. Ornamental plants are cultivated in a nursery for sale. Return to hotel for overnight stay.
Day 02: After breakfast, Proceed to Kodaikanal Solar Obseravatory discovered the phenomenon of radial motion in sunspots, now known as the Ever Shed Effect. The Kodaikanal Terrestrial Telescope can view a grand panorama including: Sothupparai Dam, Vaigai Dam, Periyakulam and Varaha river.Proceed to Pillar Rocks is a set of three giant rock pillars which stand 122 meters There is an excellent public garden adjacent to the viewpoint.
There are a few souvenir and fruit vendors and many monkeys here. There is also a smaller but more serene waterfall below the bridge which crosses the stream here. Afternoon free for leisure activities.Overnight stay at the hotel.Day 03: After breakfast, proceed to Kodaikannal road railway station or Madurai airport for your return journey.