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Planning a trip to Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu, India

15th May to 17th May, 2024Budget Friendly Bus
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Things to do in Kodaikanal in May

Day 1 - Wednesday 15th, May
morning -

Board the KSRTC Airavat bus from Bengaluru to Kodaikanal.

afternoon -

Check-in at the accommodation and have lunch at Astoria Veg Restaurant to try local South Indian cuisine.

evening -

Visit Coaker's Walk for a scenic evening walk with panoramic views of the valley and have dinner at Cloud Street Cafe for affordable and delicious food.

Day 2 - Thursday 16th, May
morning -

Head to the Kodaikanal Solar Observatory for stargazing and a morning adventure walk in Pine Forest.

afternoon -

Enjoy an adrenaline-pumping experience with ziplining and trekking at Silver Cascade Falls.

evening -

Indulge in a relaxing evening at Bryant Park and have dinner at Tava Vegetarian Restaurant known for its budget-friendly and delicious South Indian meals.

Day 3 - Friday 17th, May
morning -

Take a morning boat ride at Kodaikanal Lake and explore the nearby local markets for budget-friendly souvenirs and street food at Bazaar Road.

afternoon -

Visit the Shembaganur Museum of Natural History for an educational and insightful experience about the local flora, fauna, and geology.

evening -

Explore the local street food scene at PT Road and try delicious and affordable local snacks from street vendors.

Day 4 - Saturday 18th, May
morning -

Take a leisurely morning walk at Pillar Rocks and have breakfast at the Royal Tibet Restaurant for a taste of Tibetan cuisine on a budget.

afternoon -

Explore the scenic Dolphin's Nose viewpoint and have lunch at Altaf's Cafe for a delightful meal with stunning views.

evening -

Board the KSRTC Airavat bus to return from Kodaikanal to Bengaluru.

Weather in Kodaikanal in Invalid date
Avg Temp12°C to 25°C
Chance of Rain40%

May is generally a warm and pleasant month in Kodaikanal, with occasional showers. Expect temperatures ranging from 12 degrees Celsius to 25 degrees Celsius. So we are suggesting you pack accordingly.

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Things to Carry on your trip to Kodaikanal

Clothing & Apparel

Comfortable walking shoes -

For exploring the town and nearby attractions.

Light layers of clothing -

As the weather can be unpredictable in the mountains.

Rain jacket or umbrella -

For unexpected showers.

Comfortable nightwear -

For a good night's sleep.


Sunglasses -

To protect your eyes from the sun.

Hat -

For sun protection and warmth.

Scarf -

For warmth and style.

Small backpack -

For carrying essentials while exploring.

Essentials & Must Haves

Identification documents (ID card, passport) -

For identification and security purposes.

Cash and credit/debit cards -

For making purchases and covering expenses.

Travel insurance -

To protect against unexpected events.

First-aid kit -

For minor medical emergencies.

Toiletries -

For personal hygiene.

Reusable water bottle -

To stay hydrated, especially during outdoor activities.

Good to Have

Camera -

To capture memories of your trip.

Binoculars -

For birdwatching or wildlife viewing.

Travel guide or map -

For navigating and exploring the area.

Snacks and drinks -

For quick bites between meals.


Smartphone -

For communication, navigation, and entertainment.

Portable charger -

To keep your devices charged while on the go.

Headphones -

For listening to music or audiobooks.

Good to Knows

Payment Options -

Cash and credit/debit cards are widely accepted in Kodaikanal.

Food Delivery Apps in Kodaikanal

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