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Planning a trip to Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu, India

17th May to 20th May, 2024Budget Friendly Train
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INR 6,400 - 9,600View Breakdown

Things to do in Kodaikanal in May

Day 1 - Friday 17th, May
morning -

Arrive in Kodaikanal by train from Pollachi. Check in to your accommodation and enjoy a leisurely breakfast at Villa Retreat. Explore the nearby Coaker's Walk for panoramic views of the valley.

afternoon -

Head to Lunch at Five Rose's, a charming restaurant serving delicious Indian cuisine. After lunch, take a stroll through Bryant Park and relax by the lake.

evening -

Visit the bustling local market near the Kodaikanal Bus Stand for some souvenir shopping and street food. Try the local delicacies like spicy Vada and hot Jalebis.

Day 2 - Saturday 18th, May
morning -

Embark on a serene morning boat ride at Kodaikanal Lake. Afterward, visit the Kodaikanal Solar Observatory for a glimpse of the cosmos.

afternoon -

Enjoy a traditional South Indian thali at Astoria Veg Restaurant for lunch. Then, take a peaceful nature walk through the enchanting Pine Forest.

evening -

Relax and savor the sunset at the serene Pillar Rocks viewpoint. End the day with a cozy dinner at Tava Vegetarian Restaurant.

Day 3 - Sunday 19th, May
morning -

Venture to the Dolphin's Nose viewpoint for breathtaking vistas. Afterward, visit the Chettiar Park to enjoy the tranquility of nature and vibrant blooms.

afternoon -

Savor a delicious local thali at Hotel Aiyavu, known for its authentic flavors. Then, explore the beauty of the serene Bear Shola Falls.

evening -

Relax and unwind at Shenbaganur Museum, showcasing a fascinating collection of historical artifacts and natural exhibits.

Day 4 - Monday 20th, May
morning -

Enjoy a leisurely morning exploring local street markets for handicrafts and spices. Visit the Khadi Emporium for authentic handmade textiles and crafts.

afternoon -

Treat yourself to a sumptuous Chettinad meal at Hotel Astoria. Then, take a leisurely visit to the Yoga Narayana Swamy Temple for spiritual tranquility.

evening -

Wrap up the day with a serene evening walk by the beautiful Guna Cave, a natural marvel surrounded by lush greenery.

Day 5 - Tuesday 21st, May
morning -

Enjoy a traditional South Indian breakfast at Cloud Street and take a leisurely stroll through the beautiful Coakers Walk for one last view of the stunning landscapes.

afternoon -

Wander through the local shops to pick up some last-minute souvenirs. Lunch at Tava Vegetarian Restaurant for a final taste of delicious South Indian flavors.

evening -

Depart from Kodaikanal by train to Pollachi and cherish the memories of a lazy and relaxing getaway.

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

The weather in Kodaikanal in May is generally pleasant, with warm days and cool nights. Expect sunshine with occasional showers. So we are suggesting you pack accordingly.

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Things to Carry on your trip to Kodaikanal

Clothing & Apparel

Cotton t-shirts -

For comfort and breathability

Light sweater or jacket -

For warmth in the evenings or during unexpected weather

Comfortable walking shoes -

For exploring the hill station

Rain jacket or umbrella -

For potential rain during the monsoon season


Sunglasses -

For protection from the sun

Hat -

For sun protection and warmth

Scarf -

For warmth and as a fashion accessory

Small backpack or daypack -

For carrying essentials while exploring

Essentials & Must Haves

Identity card or passport -

For identification purposes

Cash and credit/debit cards -

For expenses during the trip

Travel documents (train tickets) -

For transportation

Travel insurance (optional) -

For peace of mind and coverage in case of emergencies

Basic first-aid kit -

For minor injuries or ailments

Water bottle -

For hydration

Good to Have

Trekking shoes (if planning on hiking trails) -

For added support and comfort on uneven terrain

Small binoculars -

For birdwatching or wildlife viewing

Camera or smartphone with camera -

To capture memories of the beautiful scenery

Travel towel (quick-drying fabric) -

For use after swimming or bathing

Reusable shopping bag -

To reduce plastic waste and carry souvenirs


Smartphone and charger -

For communication, navigation, and entertainment

Power bank -

To keep devices charged on the go

Headphones or earphones -

For listening to music or podcasts

Travel adapter (if needed) -

To ensure compatibility with electrical outlets

Good to Knows

Payment Options -

Cash is widely accepted, but credit and debit cards are also commonly accepted at larger establishments and tourist spots.

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Budget for Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu, India in May, 2024
  • Budget
  • Tips to Save Money
INR6,400 - 9,600

Approximate Budget Range for your trip.

Travel Expenses Breakdown
Flight Expense
INR 0- 0
INR 1,200- 1,500
INR 4,000- 6,000
Local Travelling
INR 400- 600
INR 500- 1,000
INR 300- 500
Simple Tips to save money while travelling to Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu, India
  • Bargain at local markets for better prices on souvenirs.
  • Try the street food for authentic local flavors at budget-friendly prices.

*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.