Itinerary from Bangalore to Kodaikanal for 2 days

Day 1 of the Itinerary

Bangalore (Silicon Valley of India)Hogenakkal (The Smoky Rock Waterfall)

Travel Time:3.38 hrs
Stay time:8.5 hrs
  • Hogenakkal Falls

    One of the breathtaking destinations in South India is the majestic Hogenakkal Falls. A cool spray arises from the water, splashing the rocks produces smoke, which gives rise to the name Hogenakkal. The water from the falls, flows through a forest of herbs and is considered to possess medicinal properties and be good for health. You can take in the rugged peaks and tall trees with long walks and treks. The falls offers coracle rides on the winding waters with soothing oil massages on the shore. It is an ideal weekend getaway for friends and families to enjoy nature's heritage. Also known as the Niagara of India, it boasts of a lush landscape with a natural river spa. You can quench your thirst for adventure and fun in this exotic location. Make sure you tick this off your to do list in Hogenakkal.

    Time to spend:
    2 hrs
    Tickets/ Cost/ Expenses:
    ₹NA
  • Swimming

    A fun activity to treat yourself to on a trip to Hogenakkal is swimming. It is a demanding experience for all swimming enthusiasts. Swimmers can hone your swimming skills at peace in the sloshing waters. The best time to take a dip would be soon after the monsoon season to splash around in the surging waters. Away from the hustle and bustle of the city, you can sit back and relax in the cool waters with a warm hint of the sun through the towering trees. It is an ideal relaxation spot for families. You can put your abilities to test in the challenging river and entertain yourself by doing laps and backstrokes in the calm waters. Do not miss out this opportunity to satiate your thirst for swimming in the bouncing waters.

    1.5 hrs
    ₹NA
  • Melagiri Hills

    A renowned attraction in Hogenakkal is the Melagiri Hills. It is the converging point of the Western and Eastern Ghats, giving a bird's eye view of the scenery below. You can treat your eyes to a lovely landscape of fog covered peaks and towering trees. The location is sure to strike a chord with nature enthusiasts. Trekkers and adventure seekers can get a sublime experience of the increasingly lovely view as you go up. The scenic beauty of mist and clouds with the lush greenery is a visual treat. You can pamper yourself in the calm atmosphere away from the hustle and bustle. The trek through the dense forests will add to the excitement of viewing the ranges. A glimpse of one horned antelopes is also possible if you get lucky. Come and appease yourself in the mesmerising beauty of the relaxing hills.

    4 hrs
    ₹NA
  • Krishnagiri Dam

    A lovely destination not to miss in Hogenakkal is the Krishnagiri Dam. It is a popular picnic spot with well maintained gardens. It was built to meet the irrigation needs of the nearby villages. The pleasant scenery is best enjoyed with friends and family. You can also occupy yourself in admiring the architecture of the beautiful gardens. It is built across the Thenpennai river, it is the source of water supply to the Krishnagiri town. The dam has a park, with a separate children's park including a newly opened deer park. You can take a walk on the shore with a appealing view of the backwaters with your near and dear ones. The cool breeze blowing about in the exquisite red orange horizon is something you cannot miss. Visit Krishnagiri Dam and indulge yourself in this beautiful treat for the eyes.

    1 hrs
    ₹NA
  • Travel to Kodaikanal

Day 2 of the Itinerary

Hogenakkal (The Smoky Rock Waterfall)Kodaikanal (The Princess of Hill Stations)

Travel Time:6.42 hrs
Stay time:5.5 hrs
  • Bear Shola Falls

    A popular tourist spot within the princess of hill stations is the Bear Shola Falls in Kodaikanal. It is believed that bears would visit this falls for drinking water in the earlier days and hence, the apt name. It is a quiet and calm haven for those yearning for a break from the routine parks and sanctuaries; from the monotonous rings and mails. The white waters gushing down the steep terrain with a picturesque backdrop will surely take your breath away. The seasonal waterfall is seen most lively during the monsoon when the water is in full flow. Uninterrupted by human interference, the slanting waterfalls is swamped by dense forests, adding glamour to the cascading beauty. Don't miss this chance to have a personal meeting the common and rare flora and fauna of the region. Get set to be amazed in this exotic falls.

    Time to spend:
    1.5 hrs
    Tickets/ Cost/ Expenses:
    ₹NA
  • Berijam Lake

    Berijam Lake hidden in Kodaikanal is an untouched heritage of nature. This scenic freshwater reservoir is a part of a watershed development project. The natural beauty of the Berijam Lake is a pleasing sight for the sore eyes and offers a delight for all nature admirers. Don't be awed if you see a number of resident water birds here. Located in undiscovered regions and along the road less travelled, the reflection of the green and blue hues of the pristine vegetation and vast sky is enthralling. You will come across a multitude variety of fish and a rich population of flora and fauna. You can also indulge in bird watching or even hone your photography skills in this unhindered elegance. Unwind in this pristine lake and scenic surroundings and have a relaxing time.

    1.5 hrs
    ₹NA
  • Boating at Kodaikanal Lake

    Providing amazing holidaying options to the travellers is the fun filled town of Kodaikanal. Adding exceptional beauty to the town is the riveting experience of boating in the Kodaikanal Lake. The artificial star shaped lake is an exciting aspect of the quaint hill station. A ride on the glittering waters is an experience worth remembering. The tourism department here offers various boats on rent for the entertainment of vacationers. You can hire 2 or 4-seater pedal or row boats to explore the magical waters of the lake. Kashmiri boats or honeymoon boats are also available for the young couples to escape into a world of their own. Shikaras or guides are also available to row you round the pristine lake. The hot sun on the shimmering waters with a cool breeze blowing is sure to soothe your soul.

    2 hrs
    ₹25
  • Bryant Park, Kodaikanal

    One of the most vibrant attractions of Kodaikanal is the Bryant Park near the star shaped Kodai Lake. The park is a blessing for the alluring hill resort. It has a botanical touch to it; a haven for all botanists where you can take in the beauty of nature at ease. It is the perfect place for a leisure time with the kids with walking and cycling. This recreation centre is the place to relax and admire the bounty that nature has to offer. It boasts of a glass house containing fine species of flowers, adding charm to the park. There are various varieties of flowers, hybrids and grafts here. There is also a centre for education on Ornamental Horticulture for the flower buffs eager to know more. You can visit in May when the Summer Festival is celebrated with joy and pomp.

    2 hrs
    ₹5
  • Coaker's Walk

    A popular tourist spot worth visiting when in Kodaikanal is the Coaker's Walk, a narrow pedestrian path. Built on the steep slope of the hills, the path gives a new meaning to the beauty of nature. It gets its name from Lt. Coaker, the mind behind the path. You can try cycling on the winding pathway; a refreshing experience. The walk also houses a telescope observatory, which provides a stunning sight of the landscape below. You can get exceptional views on all four sides of Coaker's Walk and be amazed. There is also a clear view of Dolphin's Nose and a breath taking view of the city of Madurai below. The mountain road offers panoramic sights of the mist clad blue skies and green hills. A stroll on the walk will provide various scenic spots to capture your special moments

    1 hrs
    ₹20
  • Dolphin's Nose Point

    Providing a refreshing break from the monotony and pressure of the city life is the central destination of Dolphin Nose in Kodaikanal. The location gets its name from a flat rock at the edge of a hanging cliff. The rock projects out into the calm air and has the shape similar to the nose of a dolphin. The summit presents a breathtaking view of the chasm with captivating scenery. You can feel the fog and clouds passing through you at this altitude. The bird's eye view of the hills below is a mesmerizing sight for the sore eyes. The sight of the settlements below coupled with the soothing atmosphere is a blissful experience for all travellers in Kodaikanal. The location demands a mandatory visit when in Kodai.

    2 hrs
    ₹NA
  • Green Valley View

    The perfect destination for those craving for some adventure and peace together, the Green Valley View in Kodaikanal is the place you should be headed to. Formerly it was known as the Suicide Point due to the dangerous valley below filled with pointed rocks and sharp thorns, all set to threaten anybody. It is also a famous shooting spot and can be seen in South Indian movies. You can get an excellent view of the Vaigai Dam, rich with its authentic ambience. It is a tempting experience for all suicide challengers. True to its name, you can see rolling green hills as far as the eyes can perceive. Tourists returning from here will have the sensation of coming from the clutches of death. Don't be surprised if you come across monkeys as the place is filled with them. Also, engage in shopping and buy home made chocolates and ornaments in the shops lining the path.

    1 hrs
    ₹NA
  • Kodaikanal Lake

    A popular geographic landmark in the hub of the Kodaikanal settlement is the Kodaikanal Lake. You can enjoy a horse ride round the lake while indulging in some balloon shooting. Once a marshy lake, it is now a major tourist attraction. The green valleys surrounding the crystal clear blue waters is a beautiful sight. The lake is well known for the renowned Kurinji flower which blooms every 12 years. Visited by countless tourists every year, the star shaped lake complements the emerald green beauty of the rolling hills. This lake is a haven for all to escape the heat of the tropical summers. This is the nerve centre of the town where you can see fitness buffs and honeymooners in plenty. A trip to Kodaikanal is incomplete without a visit to the Kodai Lake.

    1 hrs
    ₹NA
  • Kurinji Andavar Temple

    For the ardent pilgrims in Kodaikanal, the famous shrine of Kurunji Andavar Temple is a paradise on Earth. The name translates to the God of the Hills, dedicated to Lord Muruga. The temple located amidst undulating terrains gives out exceptional natural beauty. It is one of the most revered places in Kodaikanal, preferred by all tourists. The place is associated with the famous Kurunji flower - a blue beauty that blossoms only once in every 12 years. Innumerable number of flowers carpet the hill sides of the temple, adding to the charm of the temple. You can get amazing views of the Palani and Vaigai Dam from the summit of the hill temple. You can visit the temple in the month of May when the Summer Festival is celebrated. You can come across countless number of tourists flocking the temple premises, to seek the God's blessings.

    0.5 hrs
    ₹NA
  • Pillar Rocks

    An exquisite picnic spot with a beautiful garden is the majestic Pillar Rocks standing in grandeur at the edge of the hanging cliff. Tourists get to see granite boulders standing shoulder to shoulder, a stunning sight. It is a popular cliffside destination, attracting nature admirers and fun lovers. A treat for the eyes is a view of the Gupta Caves nearby. They are made of three massive granite rocks which offer a spectacular bird's eye view of the alluring vistas around. The space between the two boulders is known as the Devil's Kitchen - an enigmatic chamber giving a creepy ambience. You can find many nooks and corners which are a mystery delighting all adventurers. You will also come across a well tended to garden, giving out a vibrant glow in this eerie landscape. Be engulfed in this dark and tranquil destination.

    2 hrs
    ₹NA
  • Silver Cascade Falls

    One of the foremost attractions to unfold to tourists on the way to Kodaikanal is the Silver Cascade Falls. An ideal destination for nature lovers, the falls is formed as a result of the excess water in the Kodai Lake. The lush green landscape adds to the beauty of the falls, providing an exquisite sight for the eyes. A memorable time is in store for you which you are confronted with the gushing silver waters down the steep terrain. The enthralling waterfalls is a stunning sight for all tourists en route. A scenic spot, it is perfect for shutter bugs to capture some moments with the water and hills backdrop. The water of the falls has many minerals; you can take a refreshing bath in the falls. It is a popular halting point for travellers and has a number of shops nearby selling mouth watering fruits.

    2 hrs
    ₹NA
  • St. Peters Church, Kodaikanal

    A place of peace and tranquillity in the Kodaikanal resort is St.Peter's Church. The elegant building was constructed by the late bishop of Tirunelveli, Bishop Robert Caldwell. One of the oldest churches, it is situated on a small hill summit near to Coaker's Walk. It is a small, calm and well maintained architectural marvel. This brick walled structure has a 200 year old history of devotees gathering at the house of an elder and later became a place of congregation. Now, it has around 100 followers, with the church contributing to the needs of basic education for unprivileged children. The church is a haven for all ardent devotees and soul seekers. Nestled in green valleys, it is a must see location in Kodaikanal.

    0.5 hrs
    ₹NA
  • Trek at Pine Forest

    A preserved heritage of Kodaikanal is the Pine Forests presenting fascinating nature to the tourists. There are umpteen number of pine trees standing in grandeur, welcoming you to their heavenly abode. It is a fine example of nature's charm, displaying massive pine trees and providing an ideal place for treks and walks. A trek through the pine forest is a mesmerising experience, giving you a unique taste of nature and adventure. The forest is surrounded by several mushroom vegetations, which are said to be hallucinogenic. You can take in the enchanting beauty of the forest with a trek- these treks are small and easy; a piece of cake for any experienced trekker. The trek here is a memorable experience filled with fun and excitement. There are various scenic spots where you can click away to your heart's content.

    2 hrs
    ₹NA
  • Travel back to Bangalore