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Planning a trip to Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu, India

11th May to 17th May, 2024Budget Friendly Train
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Estimated Budget
for the Trip
INR 17,500 - 28,500View Breakdown

Things to do in Kodaikanal in May

Day 1 - Saturday 11th, May
morning -

Arrive in Kodaikanal by train from Chennai

afternoon -

Check-in to the hotel and take a leisurely walk around Kodai Lake

evening -

Enjoy a sunset view from Coaker's Walk

Day 2 - Sunday 12th, May
morning -

Visit the peaceful Bryant Park

afternoon -

Head to the Dolphin's Nose viewpoint for breathtaking scenery

evening -

Relax and indulge in local cuisine at the Astoria Veg Restaurant

Day 3 - Monday 13th, May
morning -

Explore the tranquil Pillar Rocks and soak in the scenic beauty

afternoon -

Savor a traditional South Indian meal at the Cloud Street

evening -

Visit the serene Bear Shola Falls for a relaxed evening

Day 4 - Tuesday 14th, May
morning -

Discover the local culture at the Shembaganur Museum of Natural History

afternoon -

Treat yourself to a delightful lunch at the Royal Tibet Restaurant

evening -

Stroll through the local market and shop for souvenirs at the Tibetan Market

Day 5 - Wednesday 15th, May
morning -

Relax in the tranquil surroundings of the Guna Cave

afternoon -

Savor a scrumptious meal at the Hilltop Tower Restaurant

evening -

Take a peaceful stroll in the Chettiar Park

Day 6 - Thursday 16th, May
morning -

Relax and enjoy the scenic beauty at the Silent Valley View Point

afternoon -

Indulge in a hearty meal at the Tava Vegetarian Restaurant

evening -

Enjoy a serene sunset at Green Valley View (Suicide Point)

Day 7 - Friday 17th, May
morning -

Explore the peaceful surroundings of the Pine Forest

afternoon -

Enjoy a delightful lunch at the beautiful Altaf's Cafe

evening -

Take a relaxing boat ride in the serene waters of the Kodaikanal Lake

Day 8 - Saturday 18th, May
morning -

Depart from Kodaikanal via train to Chennai

Weather in Kodaikanal in Invalid date
Avg Temp15°C to 28°C
Chance of Rain30%

Kodaikanal typically experiences warm weather in May, with occasional showers. So we are suggesting you pack accordingly.

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Things to Carry on your trip to Kodaikanal

Clothing & Apparel

T-shirts -

Light and breathable fabrics are recommended for the warm weather.

Lightweight pants -

Comfortable and versatile for exploring the town.

Sweater or light jacket -

For cooler evenings or unexpected weather changes.

Comfortable shoes -

Suitable for walking and exploring the hill station.

Swimsuit -

Optional if you plan on swimming in the lake.


Sunglasses -

To protect your eyes from the sun's glare.

Hat -

For sun protection and comfort.

Scarf -

Multi-purpose item for warmth, sun protection, or as a fashion accessory.

Small backpack -

To carry essentials while exploring.

Reusable water bottle -

To stay hydrated throughout the day.

Essentials & Must Haves

Identification documents -

Identity card, passport, or driver's license.

Cash and credit/debit cards -

For expenses and purchases.

Basic toiletries -

Toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, shampoo, etc.

First-aid kit -

Small kit with basic supplies for minor emergencies.

Medications -

Any prescription or over-the-counter medications you require.

Good to have

Camera -

To capture memories of your trip.

Travel journal or notebook -

To document your experiences and reflections.

Local guidebook or map -

For information on local attractions and activities.

Small binoculars -

For birdwatching or scenic views.

Snacks or energy bars -

For quick snacks while exploring.


Phone and charger -

For communication and documentation.

Power bank -

To keep your devices charged on the go.

Headphones or earphones -

For listening to music or podcasts.

Travel adapter -

If necessary, for charging electronics.

Flashlight or headlamp -

For emergencies or exploring in low-light conditions.

Good to Knows

Payment Options -

Cash, credit cards, and debit cards are widely accepted.

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Budget for Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu, India in May, 2024
  • Budget
  • Tips to Save Money
INR17,500 - 28,500

Approximate Budget Range for your trip.

Travel Expenses Breakdown
Train Travel
INR 500- 1,000
INR 2,000- 3,000
INR 12,000- 20,000
Local Travelling
INR 500- 1,000
INR 1,500- 2,000
INR 1,000- 1,500
Simple Tips to save money while travelling to Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu, India
  • Try the local street food for an authentic culinary experience
  • Bargain at the Tibetan Market for unique souvenirs

*Disclaimer - Please note that the travel budget suggestions provided by Trip Garuda are generated through AI algorithms based on available data and user input. While we strive for accuracy, these estimates may not reflect real-time pricing or unforeseen expenses. We recommend using these figures as a general guide and encourage you to conduct further research and budgeting based on your specific travel requirements.