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Planning a trip to Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu, India

17th May to 20th May, 2024Budget Friendly Bus
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Estimated Budget
for the Trip
INR 13,300 - 21,000View Breakdown

Things to do in Kodaikanal in May

Day 1 - Friday 17th, May
morning -

Arrive in Kodaikanal from Dindigul by bus

afternoon -

Visit Coaker's Walk for panoramic views of the valley

evening -

Enjoy local cuisine at Altaf's Cafe for delicious biryani

Day 2 - Saturday 18th, May
morning -

Visit the Kodaikanal Lake for a serene boat ride

afternoon -

Explore the local culture at the Shenbaganur Museum

evening -

Indulge in street food at Tibetan Brothers for momos and thukpa

Day 3 - Sunday 19th, May
morning -

Visit Bear Shola Falls for a refreshing nature walk

afternoon -

Explore local handicrafts and souvenirs at the Khadi Emporium

evening -

Savor South Indian cuisine at Aby's Cafe for traditional dosa and coffee

Day 4 - Monday 20th, May
morning -

Explore Pillar Rocks for stunning panoramic views

afternoon -

Visit the local market for budget-friendly shopping at the Vegetable Market

evening -

Relax at Byrant Park and enjoy the botanical gardens

Weather in Kodaikanal in Invalid date
Avg Temp15°C to 28°C
Chance of Rain40%

May is a great time to visit Kodaikanal, as the weather is generally pleasant with warm days and cool nights. So we are suggesting you pack accordingly.

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Things to Carry on your trip to Kodaikanal

Clothing & Apparel

Comfortable and lightweight clothing -

T-shirts, shorts, and skirts are great options for the warm weather.

Light jacket or sweater -

For evenings or if the weather gets chilly.

Hiking shoes or comfortable walking shoes -

You'll be doing a lot of walking, so make sure your feet are comfortable.

Swimsuit -

If you plan on swimming in the lake.


Sunglasses -

To protect your eyes from the sun.

Hat -

To keep the sun off your head.

Scarf or bandana -

For warmth or to protect your neck from the sun.

Reusable water bottle -

To stay hydrated.

Essentials & Must Haves

Camera -

To capture all the beautiful scenery.

First-aid kit -

For minor emergencies.

Sunscreen -

To protect your skin from the sun.

Insect repellent -

To keep the bugs away.

Toiletries -

Soap, shampoo, toothbrush, etc.

Cash and/or credit cards -

For purchases and expenses.

Good to have

Binoculars -

For birdwatching or spotting wildlife.

Guidebook or map -

To help you navigate the area.

Travel towel -

For drying off after swimming or showering.

Snacks and drinks -

To keep you energized throughout the day.


Phone and charger -

For communication and taking pictures.

Camera -

To capture memories of your trip.

Headphones -

For listening to music or podcasts.

Power bank -

To keep your devices charged.

Good to Knows

Payment Options -

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

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Budget for Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu, India in May, 2024
  • Budget
  • Tips to Save Money
INR13,300 - 21,000

Approximate Budget Range for your trip.

Travel Expenses Breakdown
Bus Tickets
INR 400- 600
INR 3,000- 4,500
INR 6,000- 9,000
Local Travelling
INR 1,500- 2,400
INR 1,500- 3,000
INR 900- 1,500
Simple Tips to save money while travelling to Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu, India
  • Try bargaining at the local markets for better prices
  • Carry cash as some local eateries may not accept cards

*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.