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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 27,000 - 39,000View Breakdown

Things to do in Kodaikanal in May

Day 1 - Tuesday 7th, May
morning -

Arrival at Kodaikanal and check-in at the hotel. Spend the morning exploring the local streets and enjoying the beautiful weather at Coaker's Walk.

afternoon -

Indulge in some local cuisine at the Astoria Veg Restaurant, known for its delicious and budget-friendly South Indian meals.

evening -

Head to the Kodaikanal Lake for a serene boat ride and witness the sunset from this picturesque location.

Day 2 - Wednesday 8th, May
morning -

Embark on a nature walk in the beautiful Bryant Park and explore its colorful and diverse flora.

afternoon -

Have a hearty meal at the Hilltop Tower Restaurant with stunning views of the surrounding landscapes.

evening -

Explore the local street food scene at the Tibetan Brothers for some delicious momos and thukpa.

Day 3 - Thursday 9th, May
morning -

Visit the Shembaganur Museum of Natural History to learn about the diverse flora and fauna of the region.

afternoon -

Savor the traditional South Indian thali at the Royal Tibet restaurant, known for its authentic flavors and affordable prices.

evening -

Attend a cultural dance show at the Kodaikanal Club for a glimpse into the local performing arts.

Day 4 - Friday 10th, May
morning -

Embark on a trek through the beautiful Pine Forest and enjoy the serene surroundings of this unique ecosystem.

afternoon -

Explore the local market at the Anna Salai Street for authentic local products and souvenirs.

evening -

Treat yourself to some delicious homemade chocolates at the Muncheez restaurant, a local favorite for sweet cravings.

Day 5 - Saturday 11th, May
morning -

Visit the charming and picturesque Pillar Rocks to experience the stunning viewpoints and natural beauty of the region.

afternoon -

Enjoy a sumptuous meal at the Cloud Street Cafe, offering a delightful combination of local and international cuisine with a view.

evening -

Head back to the hotel, pack, and board the train for a comfortable journey back to Hyderabad.

Weather in Kodaikanal in Invalid date
Avg Temp13°C to 26°C
Chance of Rain30%

Kodaikanal in May has a pleasant climate with warm days and cool nights. Expect clear skies with occasional light showers. So we are suggesting you pack accordingly.

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Things to Carry on your trip to Kodaikanal

Clothing & Apparel

Comfortable t-shirts & shirts -

Pack light and breathable fabrics to stay cool and comfortable.

Full-sleeved shirts or light jackets -

For evenings or sudden weather changes.

Comfortable pants or jeans -

For casual wear and exploring.

Shorts -

For warm and sunny afternoons.

Pajamas or sleepwear -

For a comfortable night's sleep.

Underwear and socks -

Pack enough for the duration of your trip.


Sunglasses -

To protect your eyes from the sun.

Hat -

For sun protection and warmth.

Light scarf -

Versatile accessory for warmth, style, or sun protection.

Reusable water bottle -

Stay hydrated on your adventures.

Small backpack or daypack -

For carrying essentials on day trips or hikes.

Essentials & Must Haves

Travel documents -

Passport, visa (if required), train tickets.

Money -

Cash, credit cards, travel cards.

First-aid kit -

Basic bandages, antiseptic, pain relievers.

Toiletries -

Shampoo, soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant.

Hand sanitizer -

For maintaining hygiene.

Medications -

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

Good to have

Light raincoat or umbrella -

In case of unexpected rain.

Trekking shoes or sandals -

For hiking or exploring hilly areas.

Camera -

To capture memories.

Binoculars -

For birdwatching or wildlife viewing.

Insect repellent -

To keep mosquitoes and insects away.

Reusable shopping bag -

For shopping or carrying souvenirs.


Smartphone -

Navigation, communication, and photography.

Power bank -

To keep your devices charged on the go.

Headphones or earbuds -

For entertainment or noise cancellation.

Travel adapter -

In case your electronics require a different plug type.

Good to Knows

Payment Options -

Cash is widely accepted. Credit cards and debit cards are accepted at major tourist spots and hotels.

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Budget for Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu, India in May, 2024
  • Budget
  • Tips to Save Money
INR27,000 - 39,000

Approximate Budget Range for your trip.

Travel Expenses Breakdown
Flight expense
INR 8,000- 12,000
INR 10,000- 14,000
INR 6,000- 8,000
Local travelling
INR 500- 1,000
INR 1,500- 2,500
INR 1,000- 1,500
Simple Tips to save money while travelling to Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu, India
  • Try local delicacies like idli, dosa, and filter coffee for an authentic South Indian culinary experience.
  • Bargain at the local markets for souvenirs and handmade products.

*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.