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Planning a trip to Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu, India

7th May to 11th May, 2024Budget Friendly Train
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INR 18,500 - 26,500View Breakdown

Things to do in Kodaikanal in May

Day 1 - Tuesday 7th, May
morning -

Arrive in Kodaikanal by train

afternoon -

Check into accommodation and explore nearby local eateries like Astoria Veg Restaurant for South Indian cuisine

evening -

Stroll around Kodaikanal Lake and enjoy the scenic beauty

Day 2 - Wednesday 8th, May
morning -

Visit the Coaker's Walk for panoramic views and Vattakanal Falls

afternoon -

Lunch at Potluck - Kitchen, Bakes, Cafe followed by a visit to the Kodaikanal Solar Observatory

evening -

Shop for local handicrafts and souvenirs at the Tibetan Refugee Shopping Centre

Day 3 - Thursday 9th, May
morning -

Explore the Pillar Rocks and Guna Cave for scenic views

afternoon -

Lunch at Cloud Street Cafe for local Tamil cuisine

evening -

Attend a traditional Bharatanatyam dance performance at Sindhu Bhavan

Day 4 - Friday 10th, May
morning -

Trekking at Dolphin's Nose viewpoint followed by a visit to the Bear Shola Falls

afternoon -

Lunch at Tava Vegetarian Restaurant for wholesome vegetarian meals

evening -

Explore the Kodaikanal Pine Forest for a peaceful evening amidst nature

Day 5 - Saturday 11th, May
morning -

Visit the Kurinji Andavar Temple to marvel at the architecture and take in the panoramic views

afternoon -

Enjoy a traditional Tamil thali at Aby's Cafe

evening -

Relax at Bryant Park and explore the nearby street food stalls for local delicacies

Weather in Kodaikanal in Invalid date
Avg Temp19°C to 29°C
Chance of Rain20%

Kodaikanal has a pleasant climate throughout the year. In May, the weather is generally warm and dry, with average temperatures ranging from 19°C to 29°C. There is a slight chance of rain during this time. So we are suggesting you pack accordingly.

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Things to Carry on your trip to Kodaikanal

Clothing & Apparel

T-shirts -

Pack light and breathable fabric

Shirts -

Pack one or two formal shirts.

Jeans -

Pack one or two pairs of comfortable jeans.

Shorts -

Pack one or two pairs of shorts.

Skirts -

Pack one or two skirts if you prefer.

Pajamas -

Pack a comfortable set of pajamas for sleeping.


Hat -

Pack a hat to protect yourself from the sun.

Sunglasses -

Pack sunglasses to protect your eyes from the sun.

Scarf -

Pack a scarf for warmth or as an accessory.

Belt -

Pack a belt to keep your pants or skirts in place.

Watch -

Pack a watch to keep track of time.

Essentials & Must Haves

Passport/ID card -

Don't forget your passport or ID card.

Money -

Bring enough money for your trip.

Credit cards -

Bring a credit card for emergencies.

Travel insurance -

Get travel insurance to protect yourself against unexpected events.

First-aid kit -

Pack a small first-aid kit for minor injuries.

Toiletries -

Pack essential toiletries like toothpaste, toothbrush, shampoo, and conditioner.

Good to have

Camera -

Bring a camera to capture your memories.

Binoculars -

Bring binoculars for bird watching or wildlife viewing.

Guidebook -

Bring a guidebook to learn about the area.

Snacks -

Pack some snacks for the journey.

Reusable water bottle -

Bring a reusable water bottle to stay hydrated.


Phone -

Bring your phone for communication.

Charger -

Bring a charger for your phone.

Headphones -

Bring headphones for listening to music or podcasts.

Laptop/tablet -

Bring a laptop or tablet for entertainment or work.

Good to Knows

Payment Options -

Cash, credit cards, and 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
INR18,500 - 26,500

Approximate Budget Range for your trip.

Travel Expenses Breakdown
flight expense
INR 12,000- 16,000
INR 1,500- 2,000
INR 3,000- 5,000
local travelling
INR 500- 1,000
INR 1,000- 1,500
INR 500- 1,000
Simple Tips to save money while travelling to Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu, India
  • Book train tickets in advance to avail of cheaper fares
  • Try local street food for an authentic culinary experience

*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.