25 Things to Do in Kodaikanal 2020 (Starting from ₹850 Only)

Are you looking for some of the best things to do in Kodaikanal to pace up your thrill and adventure? From scrumptious binging, at the eating joints to enjoying the galore of the wondrous natural trails, there are plenty of amazing things to do in this city for a joyous experience.

You can even test your adventurous streaks by trying the adrenaline rushing activities over here like trekking and camping. One of the best things that each one of you must try at Kodaikanal is enjoying the panoramic view of Silent Valley in late afternoon or early morning.

For travellers willing to get their adrenaline rushing, they can visit the Guna cave for a thrilling expedition. For those willing to experience the nightlife of this city, booking a night Safari at JC residency is one of the many things to do in Kodaikanal at night!

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Kodaikanal to Kumbakarai Trek From Chennai Flat 20% Off Best Seller
Kodaikanal to Kumbakarai Trek From Chennai Flat 20% Off

2D/1N

Kodaikanal

About the Activity:Get a chance to explore the beauty of nature with this exciting trekking trip from Kodaikanal to Kumbalkarai.Start your journey after getting picked up from Chennai at about 5 PM on Friday and head out for your trip.Feel the thrill as you take this exciting overnight bus ride and reach your destination the next day.Start your trek after enjoying a delicious breakfast and freshening up.Marvel at the sight of the amazing beauty of the region with the hills and valleys. Visit some of the famous sights like Dolphin's Nose, Cardamom farms, Coffee plantations and Lemon farms.Trek through the scenic views of the tall eucalyptus trees throughout your way.Witness the surrounding with the distant hills as you trek through the zigzag path of the jungle.Reach the waterfall where you will e camping for the night.Minimum number of people required: 1Check-In: 10:00 amCheck-Out: 11:00 am
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93 Ratings

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93 Ratings

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INR 4,099

INR 2,899

Mountain Camping and Trekking in Kodaikanal Flat 45% off Featured
Mountain Camping and Trekking in Kodaikanal Flat 45% off

2D/1N

Kodaikanal

About the Activity:An assured beautiful package is here before you. It is nothing but a camping and trekking experience in Kodaikkanal, Tamil Nadu.This is a 2 day 1 night package with some exciting activities as deep forest camping, visiting the natural falls and water bodies.Partake in morning exercise sessions, listen to the nature talks by experts, indulge in bird watching, star gazing, enjoy the camp fire, get a dip in the water falls, enjoy the musical nights, adventure games, environmental talks and debates and share your real life adventure stories.The package includes food, accommodation in 2/3/4 sharing tents and transportation from Kodai lake to the activity point and return.The trip starts at around 10:00 AM from Kodaikanal Lake and ends at around 06:00 PM, the following day.
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40 Ratings

4.0

40 Ratings

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INR 4,879

INR 3,379

Camping Amidst Pear Orchard in Kodaikanal Flat 28% off Best Seller
Camping Amidst Pear Orchard in Kodaikanal Flat 28% off

2D/1N

Kodaikanal

The beauty of Kodaikanal can only be truly experienced by living close to nature. And the best way to stay as close to nature as possible is by camping. Campsite The campsite is located on the outskirts of Kodaikanal not very far from the main city. Surrounded by pear (nashpati) trees and terrace vegetable cultivation, this campsite is in the middle of immense natural beauty. Amidst a pear orchard, the tents are pitched on a platform beneath a hut style roof and each tent has a restroom and changing room adjacent to it. Activities The host offers multiple fun-filled activities. You can go for a traditional bullock cart ride for a wildlife and bird watching session. The pears around the area can be plucked directly from the trees. Indoor games like carrom, Chess, snake and ladder, darts, archery, books, and puzzles are available in the activity room. You can even go for trekking, hiking, and mountain biking at additional costs. Stay You can opt between 3 types of experiential stays. Double Sharing Tent: Each tent has a restroom and a changing room adjacent to it. Double Sharing Eco-Friendly Cabins: Each cabin has a private sit-out, attached restroom, and a double bed. Family Tent: Available on quadruple sharing and equipped with all the necessary amenities. Note: Accommodation for children below 7 years is free of cost. Meals: Breakfast and a Barbequed Dinner cooked in local style are included in the package. Note: Meals for children below 7 years are free of cost. How to reach? The campsite is located in Prakashpuram, a short drive away from Kodaikanal. You can easily get public or private transport for the nearest road to the campsite. Check in: 12:00 PMCheck out: 10:00 AM
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28 Ratings

4.0

28 Ratings

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INR 3,000

INR 2,150

Organic Farm Camping in Kodaikanal Flat 25% off Featured
Organic Farm Camping in Kodaikanal Flat 25% off

2D/1N

Kodaikanal

A paradise that is Kodaikanal, is a hill station with lush green valleys, lakes, and waterfalls. In such a naturally vibrant place, camping is certainly the best way to experience the true nature of nature. Campsite The campsite is just 10 km away from the town, but very close to nature. Situated on an organic farm, this campsite promises an experience like never before. The surroundings, the comfort, the meals, and the activities, everything is specially programmed to give you an impeccable camping experience. You can explore nature, enjoy the magnificent views upon the mountains, go trekking, learn about eco-friendly farming and living and forget about all troubles and worries. ActivitiesYou can enjoy indulge in rope courses and experience smoke sauna and swimming with additional charges. Campfire with camping and meals is included in the package. StayYou will be staying in tents on a sharing basis. The tents are as new as they can get, and equipped with all the comfort you need. MealsYou will be greeted with welcome drinks followed by delicious local breakfast, lunch, and dinner throughout the course of your stay. How to reach?The campsite is located 10 km north-east from Kodaikanal. You can get private transport to the campsite. If needed a camp vehicle can also, pick you up from your location in town Check-in: 11:00 AMCheck out: 10:00 AM
Very Good

28 Ratings

3.0

28 Ratings

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INR 2,850

INR 2,200

Camping and Trekking in Kodaikanal Flat 15% off Best Seller
Camping and Trekking in Kodaikanal Flat 15% off

2D/1N

Kodaikanal

If you’re looking to take a break from the monotonous corporate life, then just go ahead at the “Princess of Hills”- Kodaikanal to simply unwind and relax your mind and bodies. About the activityCamping in Kodaikanal is the most scenic places you can stay at in South India. This activity provides an excellent opportunity to explore the lush green mountains, watch wild animals and enjoy camping at an extraordinary site.Trekking in Kodaikanal is truly a trekker’s delight as the city is blessed by several exquisite locales that offer trekking opportunities to both – beginners and professionals. So this is the right place for the trekking enthusiasts with amazing landscapes to trek with lovely variety. ActivitiesIn the early morning, you can go for trekking and relish the blissful sunrise or also can head out for Bison sighting. Enjoy the dusk with mouth-watering BBQ, music and a blazing bonfire.StayYou will be staying in tents on a sharing basis. The tents are as new as they can get, and equipped with all the comfort you need.MealsYou will be greeted with welcome drinks followed by a delicious local breakfast and dinner throughout the course of your stay.How to reach?You can get private and public transport to the campsite.
Very Good

38 Ratings

3.0

38 Ratings

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INR 2,640

INR 2,200

Camping with Trekking and Meals, Kurangani Hills Best Seller
Camping with Trekking and Meals, Kurangani Hills

2D/1N

Kodaikanal

The Kuranganj Hills offers an amazing spot for trekking enthusiasts and nature lovers at large. The splendid view tea plantation hills along with the dense woods and soothing grasslands make the location capable of letting you experience a cherished journey.About the TrekThe Kuranganj Hills trek constitutes a 12 km hike from Kurangani village to Top Station through Central village. Kurangani Hill is located near to the Kolukkumalai Hills, which is a prominent place for tea plantation in the world that stands at an altitude close to 8,000 feet. The charming beauty of the constantly changing weather and low-hanging clouds make the spot heavenly beautiful.  Also, the chilly atmosphere and strong winds along with the mesmerizing composition of flora and fauna are some phenomenal features of the spot that make it ideal for a memorable trekking experience. The trek gets you the best scope of experiencing wildlife with campfire along with a comfortable stay and an incredible scenic beauty. Stay The Kuranganj Hills provides 1 Night Stay in Top station Tents with an accommodation on sharing Basis (2 /3 /4). Meals The Kurangani Trek proved 2 Days Food served as Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner (Veg and Non-Veg), along with Tea / Coffee with Snacks Check-In: 11:00 am Check-Out: 10:00am How to reachThe Kurangani Hills are located 55 km away from Kodaikanal, near Bodi in Theni district that can be reached conveniently with the help of private and public transportation.   Maximum booking capacity: 50 PaxNote: Travel can be arranged based on the number of people traveling.
Superb

40 Ratings

4.0

40 Ratings

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INR 2,999

INR 2,500

Kodaikanal Organic Farm Camping Flat 22% off Best Seller
Kodaikanal Organic Farm Camping Flat 22% off

2D/1N

Kodaikanal

Kodaikanal- “the gift of forests” is a beautiful hill station, surrounded by lush green valleys, waterfalls, and lakes. And, if you’re seeking outdoor activity, then nothing better than this natural place!!About the activityThe campsite is located about 10km north-east of Kodaikanal. This campsite offers the opportunity to explore nature, enjoy the magnificent views upon the mountains, go trekking, and learn about eco-friendly farming.  Featuring a unique atmosphere of peacefulness, this place is ideal for nature lovers. ActivityA campfire with BBQ can be arranged for you to enjoy the evening at the campsite. StayYou will be staying in tents on a sharing basis. The tents are as new as they can get, and equipped with all the comfort you need.MealsBreakfast is included in the package. How to reach?The campsite is located 10 km north-east from Kodaikanal. You can get private transport to the campsite.
Superb

41 Ratings

4.0

41 Ratings

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INR 1,775

INR 1,375

Hill Top Camping in Kodaikanal Flat 25% off Best Seller
Hill Top Camping in Kodaikanal Flat 25% off

1D/2N

Kodaikanal

Put yourself in the arms of nature, regenerate with nature’s healing touch, and escape to the quiet and picturesque hills of the Kodaikanal for a blissful time.  About the campsiteNestled in the midst of mountains of the Western Ghats, this amazing campsite is a perfect getaway from the monotonous everyday life of the city. Located 10 km from the Kodaikanal, this campsite offers a charming view of green valleys, which is enclosed by majestic mountains. Ideal for bachelors, it will take you in the delight of the calmness surrounding you. Moreover, you can relax on a hammock under the fruit trees and relish nature’s beauty. StayYou will be staying in tents on a sharing basis. The tents are as new as they can get, and equipped with all the comfort you need.Meals You will be greeted with welcome drinks followed by a delicious local breakfast and dinner throughout the course of your stay. Also in the morning, you will have your bed coffee. How to reach?The campsite is located 10 km from Kodaikanal. You can get private transport to the campsite.
Superb

33 Ratings

4.0

33 Ratings

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INR 2,000

INR 1,500

Guided Trek to Pillar Rocks,Kodaikanal Featured
Guided Trek to Pillar Rocks,Kodaikanal

4H

Kodaikanal

About the Activity:Kodaikanal, a land of natural splendor and beauty never fails to impress. On this guided trek stretched over four hours you’ll follow a trail ending with a spectacular sight. Located in the speckled woods of the valley are three naturally entwined huge rocks standing absolutely erect and shoulder to shoulder. Around 7.5km from Kodai Lake, this attraction is 400ft high and its in-between chasm is famously called ‘Devil’s Kitchen’. You can trek to the rocks either in the morning around 8am or around 2pm. Walk through intense fog, appealing forest views, thick woods, and relax at a curated vantage point before reaching Pillar Rocks. Duration: 3-4 hours
Excellent

36 Ratings

5.0

36 Ratings

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INR 875

INR 800

Hilltop Camping and Trekking in Kodaikanal Flat 15% off Best Seller
Hilltop Camping and Trekking in Kodaikanal Flat 15% off

2D/1N

Kodaikanal

Kodaikanal is heaven for nature lovers, and this heaven seems more heavenly from the top of a hill. This camping and trekking experience offers you an experiential stay, trekking, activities and meals at a hilltop.CampsiteThe campsite is located at a hilltop with unmatched surrounding beauty and lush greenery. With waterfalls and cloudy valleys around, this campsite promises to give you a once in a lifetime camping experience. The multiple trekking expeditions, fun activities and delicious meals are the main highlights of this campsite.ActivitiesIn this 2-day camping experience, there are 3 main treks, a waterfall trek, a night trek and sunrise trek. All treks will take you to places you will never forget. A professional guide will always be there with you. Apart from trekking, the campsite also offers multiple fun activities like archery and volleyball. And after you do all this, a campfire with BBQ and dinner will be waiting for you at the campsite StayWell maintained alpine tents are there for stay. The tents are available on double, triple and quadruple sharing basis.MealsAll meals are included in the package. Breakfast, lunch, dinner, tea/coffee and snacks cooked in local style will be served hot. Both veg and non-veg options are available.Pick-up and Drop-offYou will be picked up and dropped off from anywhere in Kodaikanal.Minimum number of people req: 1Max. booking capacity: 50Check-in: 11:00 AMCheck-out: 10:00 AM
Superb

31 Ratings

4.0

31 Ratings

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INR 3,410

INR 2,950

Camping Amidst Pear Orchards, Kodaikanal Best Seller
Camping Amidst Pear Orchards, Kodaikanal

2D/1N

Kodaikanal

About the Activity:- Set in an area of cliffs of Granite in the Eastern Ghats of India, Kodaikanal is a famous hill station of Tamil Nadu. Located at a height of about 2,000 m above sea level, Kodaikanal is also the home to this amazing campsite amidst the Pear Orchards.- Separate yourself from the chaotic city life and land in the lap of nature at the ever beautiful Kodai hills, especially with this untouched piece of land and pear orchards.- Enjoy going for short hikes, catching breathtaking sunset, taking a gentle stroll through Pear Orchard, & picnicking by beautiful lakes, alongside looking at the Carrot, Potatoes, Cauliflower & butter beans farm. - For the next couple of days, all your meals will come from these farms, which is also the best part of the campsite.Minimum No. of People Required: 4Check-In- 11:00 AMCheck- out - 11:00PM
Superb

27 Ratings

4.0

27 Ratings

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INR 3,500

Exploring the Ancient City Hampi
Exploring the Ancient City Hampi

2D/2N

Hampi

About the Activity:Get a chance to explore the beauty of the lost city Hampi which is now recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage SiteExplore the age old temples and the vast greenery with the churning waters.Soak in the incandescent beauty of the region with emerald paddy fields and the surreal boulder strewn landscape.Learn about the ancient myths, legends of gods and goddesses or the surrounding countryside.Spend some time mixing the ancient past with the present as you gaze at the sites.Visit some of the famous heritage sites and the ancient ruins.Conclude you tour after 2 days and 1 night and head back home.
Very Good

27 Ratings

3.0

27 Ratings

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INR 4,500

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Pambar Falls Trekking, Kodaikanal
Pambar Falls Trekking, Kodaikanal

4H

Kodaikanal

Kodaikanal the idyllic hill station is engulfed with natural rhapsodies with cascading waterfalls, lush green woods, misty mountains, placid lakes and rolling valleys. This thriving place is the source to the incredible Pambar Falls. Also called the Nom de plume grand cascade, you’ll typically spend around four hours to trek to the waterfalls. At the end of the path flanked by rugged hills you’ll be mesmerized to see the splendid falls cascade on step-like rock formation.About the Activity: Begin the trek of 16 km either early morning around 8 am or around 2 pm. With an experienced guide for company, cross over the steep track behind Pambar House. Meet the Pambar River meandering its way to drop over a chain of rock formation. Enjoy a shower in the pool beneath the falls. Delight in the chance spotting of several endemic birds and butterflies in the wild vicinity.  Post this, return to Kodai around 2 pm or 6 pm, depending on your trek timings.
Very Good

39 Ratings

3.0

39 Ratings

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INR 875

INR 800

Camping and Trekking in Kodaikanal Flat 25% off
Camping and Trekking in Kodaikanal Flat 25% off

2D/1N

Kodaikanal

Camping in itself is a great way to experience the true beauty of nature, and doing it in Kodaikanal is a once in a lifetime experience. Kodaikanal, with its immense natural beauty and greenery, promises to give you a great camping experience. Camp The campsite is located at the outskirts of the town and not very far from the main city of Kodaikanal. It is set in six acres of forest and provides an excellent base for trekking to various rivers and waterfalls. Decorated with natural greenery the surroundings of the campsite are the best you could get in Kodaikanal. Activities The campsite offers various fun-filled and adventure activities. You can go for trekking to the river and the waterfall near the campsite. Various type of low rope activities and team activities and games are also organized by the campsite. These kind of activities are super fun to do and also contribute as a light workout. You can also go for trekking at night which is another experience in itself. Stay Comfortable tents are available for stay on a sharing basis. The tents can accommodate 15 to 100 guests. Meals All meals including breakfast, lunch, dinner, tea and snacks are included in the package. The meals are delicious and cooked in local style. How to reach? The campsite is located about 10km north-east of Kodaikanal. You can easily get public or private transport for the nearest road to the campsite. Minimum Booking Capacity: 15 Maximum Booking Capacity: 100 Check in: 12:00 PM Check out: 10:00 AM
Very Good

27 Ratings

3.0

27 Ratings

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INR 3,000

INR 2,250

Home on a Hill Kodaikanal Best Seller
Home on a Hill Kodaikanal

2D/1N

Check-in time: 12 PM to 9 PMCheck-out time: 7:30 AM to 10:00 AMAbout the stay.Property is a cosy brick cottage, about 5 km from Kodai lake in Attavampatti. The two bedroom cottage can comfortably host 6 adults or two families with small children. There is a large lawn which makes Homestay a perfect place for those who love spending time outdoors. Offbeat property offering garden views. This is an accommodation situated in Kodaikānāl, 6 km from Kodaikanal Bus Stand and 6 km from Bryant Park. With free private parking, the property is 5 km from Bear Shola Falls and 6 km from Kodaikanal Lake.The homestay features a TV. There is a seating area, a dining area and a kitchenette complete with a microwave, a fridge and a stovetop.This stay is suitable for Friends, family and couples.How to reach ?Kodaikanal Bus Stand is 3.7 km else you can take your own Vehicle to run into it.
Very Good

39 Ratings

3.0

39 Ratings

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INR 10,500

INR 9,800

Vattakanal Trekking, Near Kodaikanal
Vattakanal Trekking, Near Kodaikanal

4H

Kodaikanal

About the Activity:Experience a spellbinding trail of Vattakanal that is known internationally for its rich biodiversity. Located in the Dindigul District of Tamil Nadu, it is the southern tip of the Palani Hills which lie along the coast of the Western Ghats. Be picked up from your hotel in Kodaikanal at around 8am or 2pm for the 3-4 hours trek of 10km. Get a debriefing from your guide and bask in the trek through evergreen rainforest, plantations, grasslands and a Vattakanal settlement. Witness fascinating flora as you visit Shola Nursery. Further enriching your experience is the Pambar Falls. Also known as the Grand Cascade, the frothy waters beautifully gushes through diced rocks. Reach the summit, take in the mesmeric sights and head back.  
Superb

29 Ratings

4.0

29 Ratings

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INR 850

INR 800

Camping in Kodaikanal With Multi Adventure Activities Best Seller
Camping in Kodaikanal With Multi Adventure Activities

2D/1N

Kodaikanal

If adventure is your thing and you are looking to do something adrenaline spiking, then this campsite is the best place to find your fit of the description of 'Adventurous'.The Campsite is surrounded by hilly terrains, forests of Shola trees and in the proximity of 2 waterfalls.Located at a height of more than 2100 m above sea level, the campsite provides around 35 activities to choose from. With the concept of 'back to nature' in their approach, the campsite ensures that all the adventure activities happening here are safe, encouraging growth, self-discovery, confidence building, self-reliance, and cooperative teamwork, and are fun at their best.On the course of a couple of days, you can enjoy more than 30 activities, 1 night of camping at that height, and 3 meals.How to Reach?You will find this place on the Kodaikanal-Mannavanur highway some 38 km from Kodaikanal and you can reach here by public or private transport.The Activities on the campsite are divided into 3 categories as follows:Rope Courses:1) Rope Net, 2) Clip shape Bridge, 3) U shape Bridge, 4) Angel's Hand, 5) Lungful Spile, 6) Lifting Bridge, 7) V-Shaped Bridge, 8) Zip Line Tyre, 9) Tyre Swing, 10) Burma Bridge,11) Crossfire, 12) Hand Gliding, 13) Zip Line, 14) Rock Climbing, 15) Abseiling.Assault Courses:01) Wood logs crossing, 02) Snake Logs, 03) Wood ramp walk, 04) Rock jump, 05) Low & High Obstacle, 06) UP & Down Wood Logs, 07) Rope Climb, 08) Jacobs Ladder, 09) Tree Climb, 10) Bores Net, 11) Net Climb 12) Spider net 13) Wall Jump.Team building:01) Waterfall Visits 02) Tree Climbing, 03) Team Building Activities, 04) Camping, 05) Nature Walk (hiking tour), 06) Farmer Interactions, 07) Local Sightseeing.*Note- This package is for 2 days and 1 night. Also available for this campsite is a package for 3 days and 2 nights. For information on the same, you can drop in an inquiry and we will get in touch with you shortly.Min number of people required to book:- 4
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109 Ratings

5.0

109 Ratings

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INR 3,796

INR 3,150

Trekking to Dolphin’s Nose, Kodaikanal
Trekking to Dolphin’s Nose, Kodaikanal

4H

Kodaikanal

About the Activity:Situated at a distance of 8 km from the main city of Kodaikanal, the Dolphin's Nose provides a bird's eye view of the scenic landscape of the surrounding mountainous area. It is a flat rock jutting out of the mountain, overlooking a deep cliff, with its shape akin to that of the nose of a dolphin. Positioned at an elevation of 6600 feet, the fascinating place is one of the central destinations for tourists visiting Kodaikanal.  The 3-4 hour trip to the Dolphin’s Nose can be undertaken at either 8 am or 2 pm. An experienced guide, well versed with the terrain, will steer you through the trek. The summit offers a panoramic view of the area below and on clear days, you might be able to spot the Periyakulam Town as well as the Vaigai Lake. The trek isn’t a very strenuous one and you might also take a detour to the small village of Vellagavi which is on the same track. 
Excellent

49 Ratings

5.0

49 Ratings

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INR 875

INR 800

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Motorcycle Tour to Munnar
Motorcycle Tour to Munnar

10D/9N

Munnar

About the Activity: Explore the green routes of Munnar like never before by starting your journey from Bangalore.In Munnar, you will be introduced to your motorcycles and also will be provided with guidance and tips on safety. Embark in a thrilling motorcycle journey to Thulappally, Thekkady, and Kodaikanal.Meal Type: Breakfast, lunch and dinner all the days  (Veg and Non Veg)  Accommodation Types: Five star and three star Hotels, Jungle hut, Camping and Home stay on Twin Sharing basisTransportation Type: Triumph Tiger XRX Activities: Motorcycle Tour Difficulty Level: Easy
Superb

25 Ratings

4.0

25 Ratings

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INR 145,000

INR 141,000

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Scenic Trek to Canopy Hill, Vattakanal
Scenic Trek to Canopy Hill, Vattakanal

3D/2N

Kodaikanal

A less conventional trek in the Tamil Nadu circuit, Vattakanal is a little bit leaning to the difficult side. Arriving in Theni early on Day 1, you will start to the base where you can freshen up and start trekking. The first hour will be for warming up to the place and will be easy on the eyes with a couple of deeply hidden waterfalls.After a welcome break, the trek begins to become taxing. Constantly steeping slopes combined with the thick jungles of the Western Ghats makes it a strenuous one. The view you will get when the forests rarely open up is majestic. Spotting wildlife is highly probable with Bison, wild goats, porcupines being the more common species. Forests with intermittent mist give it all a spooky touch and walking the trails feel like a true adventure. After trekking for well over 10kms, we reach Vellagavi, a 50 house village with no road connecting it to the rest of the world. They have to either come down to Kumbakarai or go up to Vattakanal for selling the fruits and spices which they grow in abundance. Oranges, Butter Fruit, Papaya, Banana, Guava, Passion Fruit, Jack Fruit are some of the many varieties of fruits you can find here, which make the entire experience worth it all. Deep in the jungle, an aptly named campsite Into the wild is where you would set camp for the dayThe next day welcomes us with an unforgiving winding path which is continuously steep and equally spooky with the mist. After a taxing 3 hour trek, the warmth of lemon tea in the cold weather of Vattakanal concludes a satisfactory trek. The trek ends at Dolphin Nose in Vattakanal.
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41 Ratings

4.0

41 Ratings

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INR 4,200

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10 December 2018
Excellent
beautiful trek with astounding beauty. we were group of 10 people and our guide, Ratan was very cooperative. great experience with Thrillophilia.. good team work
10 December 2018
Excellent
This package by Thrillophilia is a perfect combination of sightseeing and adventure. Though I did not enjoy the sightseeing part very much, trekking through the dense forests was really Thrilling. A good deal for a 2-days break!
It was nice trekking tour and our guide vijay was good.
29 September 2017
Excellent
"Actually it's not a trek to pillar rocks, it was a nice forest trek near pillar rocks and it was amazing. went in to dense forest with guide Mr.Vijay. He was very knowledgeable and had a good trek with him. Would definitely recommend this trek."
30 November 2016
Superb
It was a well managed trekking tour. Our tour guide Michael was also good and a knowledgeable person with complete information of the terrain and treks........
It was an amazing experience. View was good. There were quite a few compromises made. The food was very average. Just Ghee Rice and Weird Maggi which didn't seem edible the next day. However the coordinator was good. He ensured that the trip was enjoyable. I also felt that the cost was on the higher side.. however it is very subjective. Overall, 4star as we still enjoyed which was our main objective.
18 December 2018
Superb
Kodaikanal is a very popular destination in Tamil Nadu and we were very happy to go on a camping trip here. The stay was comfy and there were a lot of activities to keep us occupied and entertained, including nature walks and obstacle courses as well. Never thought ill enjoy staying in a tent so much, but it was really a lot of fun and I would definitely recommend people to come try this experience out.
16 December 2018
Superb
The price was a bit more that what I'd have liked but after experiencing the whole trip, I was satisfied. They were punctual and attentive. The guide knew the place and stories about the place which made us get insight on the way. The arrangements were appropriate and it was hygienic. The sightseeing was fantabulous. I loved seeing the fields in particular. The view from the Dolphin Nose was spectacular! It was a really nice experience for me.
10 December 2018
Superb
the tour operators of Thrillophila took care of everything to make this experience everlasting for us. Burma rope, zip line, wood ramp walk, spider net, wall jump, there were so many activities in such a cheap package. i would love to book again from Thrillophilia.
10 December 2018
Excellent
Good one. Very close to nature camping site. Liked it very much. Unique tents with hygienic bathrooms. Nice local food. Lots of activities. Funfilled evening. Great group of people. Thrillophilia representatives were there. They were also doing a great job. Hats off to the guides and organizers. Thank you all.

People Also Ask About Kodaikanal Things To Do

  1. What are the best things to do in Kodaikanal?

    1. Visit the Kodai Lake:
    Kodai Lake also called as Kodaikanal Lake is located in Dindigul district at an elevation of 2285 meters above sea level. This man-made lake looks like a star from the top view, and it's a famous tourist attraction among family trippers and honeymooners. The lake offers fishing where one can do fishing amidst the cool breezes; likewise, one can go for boating and other leisure activities with their family and friends. With utmost safety measures, you are allowed to enjoy the serene waters and beautiful creations. Lastly, an interesting fact is, the Lake was built in 1863 by Sir Vere Henry Levinge, the then collector of Madurai. After his retirement, he shifted to Kodaikanal and built this glowing lake on neglected marshy land.
    Location: Kodaikanal Lake, Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu.
    Timings: 6.00 am to 5.00 pm.
    Price: No Entry Fee

    2. Take a Coaker’s Walk:
    If you want to enjoy the chic flowers and green scenery, you should go to Coaker’s Walk. Built by Lt. Coaker in 1872, it is recognized as one of the leisure activities to do in Kodaikanal with your partner. This 1 km long pedestrian starts from the Van Allen Hospital and connects the main road above St. Peter’s Church. It allows one to take a wide-angle view of the lush green plains and fill his camera space with panoramic photos. This location is an ideal place for solo travellers where they can take a stroll and enjoy their solitude.
    Location: Kodaikanal, Dindigul, Tamil Nadu.
    Timings: 7.00 am to 7.00 pm.
    Price: Rs. 10/- per head and Rs. 20/- for the telescope house.

    3. Day Outing in a Kodai Estate:
    “A perfect place for a perfect weekend” Kodai Estate is a perfect landscape to have a calm and peaceful environment. Surrounded by best architectural houses, gardens and native wildlife, the place is best for sightseeing and chilling out with your family and children. Mostly, family tourists and thrill-seekers give a try to this estate and get an amazing experience. Moreover, the place is superbly suitable for sports and adventurous activities, and it guarantees an eternal feeling to them. This breathtaking place is also called as SaffronStays Kurinji Estate. If you’re looking for some memorable things to do in Kodaikanal, pick a day outing to Kodai Estate.
    Location: Kurinji Temple Road, Kodaikanal.
    Timings: Open 24 hours.
    Price: No Entry Fee.

    4. Silent Valley view at Echo Point:
    One of the best tourist spots in Kodaikanal, Silent Valley is a one-stop destination among nature enthusiasts. The best part of the place is the valley, covered with white mist passing through the mountain trees and green meadows. With chill climate and mesmerizing views, it turns out to be a paradise for tourists. The best time to visit is in the early morning and late evenings where one can witness the clear skies and feel the true essence of natural beauty. One can reach this place by taxi or auto. Further, cycles and bikes are also available for rent.
    Location: Berijam Lake Road, Kodaikanal.
    Timings: 6.00 am to 5.00 pm.
    Price: No Entry Fee.

    5. Stay at the Cinnabar Farm:
    To have a relaxed room embraced with full of garden and trees, come and stay in the Cinnabar Farm. This farm place is best to learn some of the best practices of farming and preserving nature. Additionally, you are allowed to plant a sample and spend time with the local community. When it comes to food, their breakfast and dinner are must-try dishes. Especially, for dinner, they offer more varieties, including Italian, Middle Eastern, Far Eastern, Indian or Continental. After having a full meal, you will be served with desserts. Please inform the staffs in advance, if your travel time is not complying with the check-in and check-out timings.
    Location: Chettiar Road, Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu.
    Timings: 9.00 am to 5.00 pm (closed on Saturdays and Sundays)
    Price: Rs. 6,000/-

    6. Visit the Mannavanur Lake:
    Get ready to catch some rabbits at Mannavanur Lake. Located at a distance of 34 km from Kodaikanal, Mannavanur Lake is one of the best sightseeing activities to do in Kodaikanal. Since the lake is surrounded by a sheep farm, one could find hundreds of sheep grazing hither and thither. The place is blessed with a high density of birds, and one can rarely spot some wild animals near the location. In contrast to the above, this tourist spot also has great vegetable cultivation. For nature lovers, this scenic place is nothing but heaven filled with charm and elegance. So, if you’re coming to Kodaikanal, don’t forget to visit Mannavanur Lake.
    Location: Mannavanur, Tamil Nadu.
    Timings: 9.30 am to 5.00 pm.
    Price: Rs. 10/- per person.

    7. Witness Pillar Rocks:
    The three mammoth rock pillars standing like three walls is one of the most popular destinations in Kodaikanal. Situated at an elevation of 400 ft from the sea level, it contains attractive nooks and crannies to explore. Interestingly, the chambers between the pillars are called as the devil’s kitchen, followed by a garden closely to pass time with your family. The panoramic view from the top is a stunning experience, gives immense delight to our minds. Many thrill-seekers, they don’t miss this wonderful vista, which otherwise a left-out gem remains hidden for them. So, they add this great natural wonder in their things to do in Kodaikanal list.
    Location: Pillar Rocks Road, Kodaikanal.
    Timings: 9.00 am to 4.30 pm (except Tuesdays).
    Price: Rs. 5/- per individual.

    8. Visit kurinji Andavar Temple:
    For pilgrims, a beautiful temple filled with divinity and spirituality awaits you to pay your servitude to God. Located at a distance of 3 km from the Kodai Lake, Kurinji Andavar Temple is one of the important pilgrim centers in Kodaikanal. Even though the temple is dedicated to Lord Muruga, (also called “God of Hill”), it is more than a religious institution where millions of tourists flock together and get blessings. The name “Kurinji” is derived from the Kurinji flower that blossoms once in 12 years. It is believed that the money from this flower contains huge medicinal benefits. The temple attains its peak during the summer season, and the summer festival is celebrated here annually.
    Location: Kurinji Andavar Temple Road, Kodaikanal.
    Timings: 7.00 am to 7.00 pm.
    Price: No Entry Fee.

    9. Visit Guna Cave:
    One of the most alluring tourist attractions located in Kodaikanal, where one can feel like entering into a different world. A journey to this attention-seeking place is worth your time and urges your intellectual thirst. This amazing spot is equally prominent for hiking enthusiasts. Since the cave is surrounded by thick forest, it is definitely going to surprise you with great natural habitat. At the same time, its thrill feeling will give you a life-long memory. The cave is mostly visited by explorers, nature lovers, and thrill-seekers to fulfil their love for nature. Curiously, the name “Guna” is given to this cave after the famous Tamil movie ‘Guna’ starred by actor Kamal Hassan.
    Location: Pillar Rocks Road, Kodaikanal.
    Timings: 8.00 am to 6.00 pm.
    Price: No Entry Fee.

    10. Witness Vattakanal Waterfalls:
    No hill station trip is completed without visiting a waterfall, where Kodaikanal is not an exception. The magnificent Vattakanal Waterfall is located 3 km distance from Kodaikanal famous for its cool breeze and rich bio-diversity. Nestled in nature’s lap, it is surrounded by lush green trees, majestic hills, and scenic views. To get the perfect view there are watchpoints available, so please ensure you get the best out of it. Moreover, there is a small bridge connecting two ends; many tourists come here and take numerous pictures for their social media friends. Visit this great Vattakanal Waterfall which is a sight to behold.
    Location: Dindigul, Tamil Nadu.
    Timings: N/A
    Price: No Entry Fee.

  2. What are the adventure activities in Kodaikanal?

    Here is the list of things to do in Kodaikanal. This wide landmass with hill slopes, meandering rivers, and cascading waters, offers you to rest and rejuvenate from the city lifestyle.

    1. Shopping – Kodaikanal is a hub for medicinal plants and herbs, dark home-made chocolates, old-fashioned antiques, and brand-new sweaters and leather jackets. One might get easily confused with a variety of options available.

    2. Sightseeing By embracing the right ingredients of a hill station, Kodaikanal is famous for pilgrims, waterfalls, caves, lakes, and abundance of natural habitat. So a weekend won’t be enough to see all the attractions.

    3. Trekking & Rock climbing If adventure is in your blood, then you should try trekking or rock climbing in Kodaikanal. It is sure to give you a memorable experience.

    4. Fishing & Boating – The best honeymoon activity for couples is boating. This is the perfect place to enjoy your time together. Similarly, fishing is the best activity for water-sport enthusiasts.

  3. When is the best time to visit Kodaikanal?

    This enchanting place is blessed with a pleasant and soothing climate throughout the year. However, the best time to visit Kodaikanal is during the summer season from April to June. At this time, the daily weather ranges from 21 degrees C to 37 degrees C. Many tourists rush to this place and have an amazing holiday respite from it.

    The second best time to reach this place is during the monsoon season (June to August). The temperature varies from 17 degrees C to 34 degrees C which is ideal for a homestay nestled in nature’s green vegetation.

    Again, the place attains its best during the winter season from November to February. Here, the temperature varies between 9 degrees C, and 16 degrees C. Hence, many adventurous sports get active in this season. If you’re planning for daring activities to do in Kodaikanal, you should not miss this season.

  4. Are there any treks in Kodaikanal?

    Kodaikanal is located at an elevation of 7000 feet above sea level, offers the India’s best trekking experience to you.

    1. Kumbakarai Trek Situated in the foothills of the Kodaikanal hills, Kumbakarai is surrounded by beautiful scenery and locations where one get mesmerized with their eyes. Trekking is equally adventuring for all kinds of trekkers.

    2. Dolphin’s Nose Trek Located 8 km away from Kodaikanal, this place provides a perfect birds-eye view surrounded by huge mountains. It is one of the interesting treks in Kodaikanal.

    3. Canopy Hill Trek To test your trekking skills, come to canopy hills and do it. This fascinating place has uneven slopes and ridges, gives a true adventure to trekking lovers.

    4. Pillar Rock Trek This four hours trek is sure to allure you after completing the entire trail. The rough rocks and shiny woods is one-of-a-kind. This place is widely known as “Devil’s Kitchen”.

    5. Pambar Falls Trek To get yourself wet into cascading waterfalls, you should come to Pambar waterfalls and cherish the earth’s creation.

    6. Vattakanal Trek Located in the southern tip of the Palani Hills, Vattakanal provides an enthralling trek to nature lovers and adventurers.

  5. How to reach Kodaikanal from Bangalore?

    The distance between Kodaikanal and Bangalore is 466 km. Well, this exquisite hill station is well connected by road, rail, and air.

    By road – One can reach Kodaikanal from Bangalore in roughly 8 – 11 hours. The most preferred route is Hosur - Salem – Krishnagiri – Dharmapuri and finally reaching Kodaikanal. A range of state buses are running through this route.

    By rail – The train travel is between 8 h 30 min and 9 h 20 min. The direct train from Bangalore to Kodaikanal is Tuticorin Express which takes approximately 8 h 20 min to reach.

    By flight – The nearest airport is Madurai airport to Kodaikanal, located at 120 km distance. One who catches a flight from Bangalore; he/she will reach Madurai in 1 h 40 min. From there, there are direct buses going to Kodaikanal.

  6. Which are the best places for shopping in Kodaikanal?

    If you have shopping as one of the things to do in Kodaikanal, then let you explore the best shopping places available here.

    1. Danish Display – Loaded with the best-selling products, Danish Display is one of the most-visited shops to purchase a special gift for your dear ones.

    2. Kaleeswari Supermarket – From oil to tea, chocolates to spices, one can find a variety of articles at cheapest prices and have a great shopping experience.

    3. Kodai Chocolate Factory – To taste some of India’s best homemade chocolates, come to Kodai Chocolate Factory and fall in love with chocolates.

    4. Object Organic – Have you ever tasted an organic fruit? Check out the fresh organic fruits like avocados, pear, plum, etc. at your ease.

    5. Spices Corner – A one-stop place for all kinds of spices is Spices Corner. By using these spices, it not only gives flavor to food but also innumerable health benefits.

    6. Potter’s shed – Right from mugs to vases, you are loaded with lots of pottery items suitable for both cooking and embellishing your house.

  7. What to do in Kodaikanal at night?

    1. Night Camping – Night camping is one of the fascinating things to do in Kodaikanal. Having a pleasant conversation in the middle of the forest with your friends, can’t be replaced with a crore.

    2. Night Bar – In Kodaikanal, there are some interesting night bars that offer a peaceful atmosphere to spend time with your dear ones. Let you try it at least once.

    3.Bonfire – This unique activity is sure to bring your childhood mood back to the present and have a cool night.

    4. Night Walk – Take a stroll either solo or with a partner and get a perfect holiday feeling in Kodaikanal. This amazing exercise is sure to relish your memories.

  8. Which are the best restaurants of Kodaikanal? What cuisines are a must try?

    1. Cloud Street – Nice ambiance and good food, Cloud Street restaurant gives the best out of best to its customers.

    2. Tava – This small veg restaurant gives the best South Indian food, especially a full-meal. Many tourists visit here and have a homely food.

    3. Muncheez – For tourists, who want to try something different, you should come to Muncheez which has a huge variety of chic cuisines and desserts.

    4. Astoria Veg Restaurant – The Astoria is yet another veg restaurant famous in Kodaikanal. Rice items like biryani and paneer ticka masala is a must-try. Let’s Jump into the best cuisines in Kodaikanal.

    5. Tibetan Chicken Thukpa – For non-vegetarians, this traditional soup filled with noodles gives an elating feeling.

    6. Cappuccino and Tosca Cake – This cholocate cake while going inside your mouth will sweep you away from the floor.

    7. Moroccan Spice Tea – This specially made spicy tea is best to drink and good for health.

    8. Aby’s Gulab Jamun – fresh and hot julab jamun in a cold climate is a must-try dessert. Thus, in your things to do in Kodaikanal bucket list, add these eateries also.

  9. What are the best places to visit in Kodaikanal?

    1. Kodikanal Lake The most-visited family tourist attraction is Kodai Lake. It offers you great leisure activities like boating and fishing.

    2. Berijam LakeAfter getting the forest department’s permission, you can enjoy this scenic beauty enormously and take beautiful pictures.

    3. Pine Forest Needless to say, the very view of umpteen trees surrounded by hilly terrains is worth your time and money.

    4. Pillar Rocks Pillar Rocks is one of the best sightseeing locations in Kodaikanal, where trekkers and hikers enjoy the most.

    5. Kurinji Andavar Temple – Dedicated to Lord Murugan, the Kurinji Andavar Temple is one of the best pilgrims for its culture and festivals.

    6. Poombarai Village View – Get a wide landscape view of Kodaikanal in Poombarai village. Here, tourists spend time to take photos of the amazing landmass.

    7. Bryant Park – This botanical garden has nearly 325 varieties of trees, shrubs, and cactuses. The famous part is, it has a 160-year old Eucalyptus tree.

    8. Shembaganur Museum of Natural History – Initiated in 1895, it has the more intriguing artefacts of Palayiar tribes, whose descendants still residing near the hill station.

  10. What are the best camping sites in Kodaikanal?

    1. The Pear County – This very location itself brings elation to the inner soul and gives an awe-inspiring experience to you.

    2. Kodai Camp – It is one of the best camping sites located in Kodaikanal. One can experience the very primitive skills here seamlessly.

    3. The Misty Mountain Hop Campsite – It is the most-visited camping sites where adventurers seek an aesthetic pleasure amidst mountains and wildlife.

    4. Campers Valley – With good food and accessibility, this camping site attracts more tourists and gives them the best.

    5. Kodai Camping Stay – To get a perfect weekend getaway, you should try this camping site one time at least. Surrounded by scenery locations, it is absolutely worth your time and effort.

    6. Kodai Adventures Camping Tent Stay – The chic climate and wide landscape give you ample opportunities to fall in love with Mother Nature.