One Day Kodaikanal Sightseeing Trip by Cab

One Day Kodaikanal Local Sightseeing Trip by Car

When the temperatures start to rise in the plains, all of us start planning our weekend retreats. For those living in Tamil Nadu or visiting it, Kodaikanal in the Dindigul district should be the ideal choice.

Referred to as the Princess of Hill stations, it is well connected by various means of transport. Kodaikanal has pleasant weather and a lot for you to do throughout the day. A one Day Kodaikanal Local Sightseeing Trip is the perfect weekend break amidst the lap of nature.

The word ‘Kodaikanal’ is a Tamil word meaning “The Gift of the Forest”. Being surrounded by the Palani Hills, one can rightfully expect lush green meadows and mesmerizing views.

Apart from great scenic beauty, there are hikes, treks, adventure activities that you can indulge in and even churches and temples that can be visited during your one day sightseeing trip.

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Snapshot of 1 Day Kodaikanal Local Sightseeing Tour Package by Car

  • Full Day Kodaikanal Local Sightseeing Tour
  • Fixed Itinerary
  • Sightseeing Places Covered – Silent Valley View Point, Bear Shola Falls, Coaker’s Walk, Pillar Rocks, Green Valley View, La Salette Church, Kurinji Andavar Temple, Kodai Lake, and Bryant Park.
  • Trip Starts at 9:00 AM
  • Trip Ends at 6:00 PM
  • Inclusions – Parking Charges, Driver Batta; pickup and drop service from your Kodaikanal Hotel
  • Exclusions – Entry Fees; Lunch / All meals

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  • Receive a handy city guide cum itinerary for the tour
  • Start your memorable Kodaikanal tour

Package Glimpse of One Day Kodaikanal Sightseeing Tour by Cab

The beautiful hill station of Kodaikanal has so much to offer that a single day is simply not enough. However, you can expect to visit some of Kodaikanal’s best sightseeing places in a day if we begin our sightseeing trip early in the morning.

Our private cab will arrive on time and pick you from your place of accommodation. Our first stop would be the Silent Valley View Point which offers some great views early in the morning.

From here we will drive to the Bear Shola Falls. You will be required to trek down to be able to reach the base of the waterfall which is situated amidst lush green forested area.

Next on our Kodaikanal one day local sightseeing tour, we will drive a few km away from town to visit the Berijam Lake which is amidst the Palani forest. Here, you can also expect to spot wildlife in your jeep safari ride. You can then enjoy a quiet walk at the Coaker’s walk.

Then we will visit a picnic spot known as the Pillar Rocks where there are three giant pillars made of rock. Further, on this day trip we will proceed to the Green Valley viewpoint, also known as the suicide point for its impeccable height. This viewpoint gives a stellar view of the Vaigai Dam.

Next, we will head to the La Salette Church which is more than a century old and boasts of stunning French architecture. This will be followed by paying a visit to the Kurinji Andavar Temple, which is dedicated to Lord Murugan, commonly known as Kartikeya, who is the Hindu God of War.

In order to involve ourselves in some physical activity, we will head to the Kodai Lake, where we can opt for activities like cycling, boating, horse-riding etc.

Last, we will drop by at the Bryant Park where we can spot some unique flowers. This will bring our One Day Kodaikanal Local Sightseeing Trip to an end and our private cab will drop you to your place of origin.

Itinerary for your One Day Kodaikanal Local Sightseeing Trip

Pickup from your Kodaikanal Hotel at 9:00 AM

Tourism PlaceSuggested
Silent Valley View Point30 mins
Bear Shola Falls40 mins
Coaker’s Walk50 mins
Pillar Rocks40 mins
Green Valley View30 mins
La Salette Church30 mins
Kurinji Andavar Temple30 mins
Kodai Lake60 mins
Bryant Park40 mins

Drop at your Kodaikanal Hotel by 6:00 PM

NOTE: You can visit all these places in Kodaikanal or remove any of the places that you don’t want to visit. However, inclusion of any other sightseeing place, except the ones mentioned below is not allowed with this Kodaikanal fixed itinerary package.

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What is Included in 1 Day Kodaikanal City Tour Package?

  • Pick and drop to your Hotel / Home in Kodaikanal
  • Vehicle Hire for sightseeing as per the Itinerary
  • Driver Batta
  • Parking charges
  • Toll gate charges

What is Excluded in 1 Day Kodaikanal Sightseeing Package?

  • Entry fee for tourist attractions in Kodaikanal
  • Multiple pickups (guests need to fix one place of pickup and drop)
  • Breakfast, Lunch or any meal
  • Lodging / Accommodation
  • Vehicle beyond the mentioned time duration of the tour package
  • Vehicle beyond the designated tour route

What to see! A Quick Guide to Kodaikanal Sightseeing Tour by Taxi

1. Silent Valley View Point

Our local sightseeing in Kodaikanal would begin with first visiting the Silent Valley View Point. As the name suggests, one can observe peace and silence from here while viewing the misty beauty of the mountains and clouds hovering above you. The best time to visit the Silent Valley View Point would be early in the morning or late in the afternoon when the views are clear.

  • Must See / Things to Do: Take out your cameras as this viewpoint makes for a great backdrop to take pictures.
  • Timings: Open On All Days from 10.00 am to 6 pm
  • Entry Fee: No Entrance Fee
  • Recommended Duration: 20 Minutes

2. Bear Shola Falls

Another beautiful waterfall that doubles up as a great picnic spot is the Bear Shola Falls. It is said that earlier bears from the nearby forests would come here to drink water and as such, it was named Bear Shola Falls.

Unlike the Thalaiyar Falls, one can trek their way to the bottom easily. It is surrounded by thick green forest and tranquil scenery.

  • Must See / Things to Do: A great spot to enjoy a laid back afternoon, hear the birds chirp and have a picnic. Carry drinking water and eatables as this tourist spot is far from commercialisation.
  • Timings: Open On All Days from 10.00 am to 6 pm
  • Entry Fee: No Entrance Fee
  • Recommended Duration: 1.5 Hours

3. Coaker’s Walk

You would agree that a hill station’s vibe can be best explored on foot. To ensure this, Kodaikonal’s tourism department opened the Coaker’s walk where one can take a peaceful stroll in the pavement that’s fenced on one side.

The walk will also allow you to catch some of the best views and it will indeed be a walk to remember. You can even rent a binocular to spot various waterfalls and sightseeing points from here.

  • Must See / Things to Do: Walk, sit on the bench and munch on bhel puri and taste raw mango stripes at the Coaker’s walk during your Kodaikanal Local Sightseeing Tour.
  • Timings: Open on all days from 7.30 am to 6 pm
  • Entry Fee: Rs.10/person
  • Recommended Duration: 40 Minutes

4. Pillar Rocks, Kodaikanal

After a pleasant walk, our cab will take you to another popular picnic spot, Pillar Rock. Here you can spot three vertical tall rock pillars. While the rocks do not have any significance but its giant size with clouds hovering over and between them makes it a great scenic point.

  • Must See / Things to Do: Bring your picnic mats, laze around and buy onion and potato fries that are a must-try on your Kodaikanal trip.
  • Timings: Open on all days from 09:30 am – 04:00 pm.
  • Entry Fee: Rs.5/person
  • Recommended Duration: 40 Minutes

5. Green Valley View, Kodaiaknal

The Green Valley View, also known as the Suicide Point is another stunning viewpoint of Kodaikanal. Not only can you find stunning views of the valley from a height of 5000ft but you can also spot the Vaigai Dam which looks surreal.

One can also spot various monkeys loitering around at the Green Valley View Point.

  • Must See / Things to Do: On your way to the viewpoint, you will cross a small market where locals would be selling handmade ornaments, chocolates, Eucalyptus Oil, Ooty Tea Powder etc which are priced reasonably. Do buy these for your friends and family back home during your Kodaikanal Sightseeing Trip.
  • Timings: Open on All Days from 10:00 AM and 3:00 PM
  • Entry Fee: Free
  • Recommended Duration: 30 Minutes

6. La Salette Church

Churches & Hill station go hand in hand. A famous church in Kodaikanal is the La Salette Church which is more than 130 years old. The facade of the church is painted in blue and white. It exhibits a stunning fusion of Tamil & French architecture.

At the altar, you can find statues of Lady of La Salette along with the statue of St. Joseph. The windows of the church are painted beautifully and depicts the various scenes from the life of Jesus.

  • Must See / Things to Do: If you are visiting Kodaikanal on a weekend, do try and attend their Saturday or Sunday Mass. 
  • Timings: Open on All Days from 8:00 AM and 6:00 PM
  • Entry Fee: Free
  • Recommended Duration: 20 Minutes 

7. Kurinji Andavar Temple

Made in the devotion of Lord Murugu, Kurinji Andavar Temple is a must-visit during your 1 day Kodaikanal Sightseeing Tour. It follows the typical Dravidian style of architecture which is followed in most temples of South India. Its facade is colourful and on top rests the statue of Lord Ganesha with a peacock on each side.

The most interesting part of the temple is its association with the Kurinji flower which blooms once every 12 years. It last bloomed in 2018 and bejewelled the entire area with purple flowers.

  • Must See / Things to Do: Within the temple complex, one can find a park and a garden with different kinds of shrubs. The temple also offers a stunning view of the Kodaikanal city on one side and the gorgeous Palani hills on the other.
  • Timings: Open on all days from 7:00 AM and 7:00 PM
  • Entry Fee: Free
  • Recommended Duration: 30 Minutes 

8. Kodai Lake

While one can grab the aerial view of the star-shaped Kodai Lake from the upper lake viewpoint, a closer view is definitely recommended to be able to soak the beauty in its truest sense.

This lake that once was used as a swimming pool by the Britishers, now is popular for Gondola Boat Rides and even Luxury Boat rides.

  • Must See / Things to Do: One can even cycle around the pavement near the lake. Other options like horse riding and boating are also available.
  • Timings: Open All Day from 6:00 AM – 5:00 PM
  • Entry Fee: Free
  • Recommended Duration: 1 Hour

9. Bryant Park, Kodaikanal

Last, in your One Day Kodaikanal Local Sightseeing Trip itinerary would be a visit to the Bryant Park which is stretched for 20 acres and is only a few minutes away from the Kodai Lake.

If you are somebody who enjoys gardening, get ready to witness the green roses, which are rare and super exotic. The park is also accessed by various botany and horticulture students who come here for demonstration and practical lessons.

  • Must See / Things to Do: The highlight of the park is the almost 2-century old eucalyptus tree and a Bodhi tree.
  • Timings: Open All Day from 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Entry Fee: Rs. 30 for Adults & Rs.15 for Kids
  • Recommended Duration: 30 Minutes

What to Eat during your Kodaikanal Local City Sightseeing Tour

Kodaikanal’s welcoming aroma of the food will instantly make you love this hill town. During your visit to Kodaikanal, it is highly recommended that you try Pongal, Payasam, Dosa, Idli, Vada etc.

Most of their dishes are rice-based and have a flavour of coconut. The food despite being authentic and of great quality is affordable and that’s an additional bonus.

For your on the go snacks, do gorge on some delicious Omelette, Onion and Potato Fries which are sold outside most sightseeing points of Kodaikanal.

What to Shop during your Kodaikanal Sightseeing Tour

As you explore the above sightseeing points of Kodaikanal, you will come across various small lanes and markets that would be selling locally produced items like Handmade chocolates, freshly picked fruits, homemade jams, filter coffee, trinkets, decor items, etc.

A weekend retreat at a charming hill station of Tamil Nadu is exactly what is needed for you to break free and enjoy a stress-free holiday. Walk around, breathe fresh air, hear the birds chirp, indulge in some warm comfort food, have a cup of coffee with a great view and get touristy by taking a boat ride or visiting the breath-taking viewpoints.

Kodaikanal seems like the perfect weekend getaway. Choose from our range of sedans, hatchbacks or SUVs, take that window seat, put on some good music, and enjoy our 1 day local sightseeing tour of Kodaikanal in a private cab.

Points to Note

Guests are requested to follow the itinerary provided in the 1 Day Kodaikanal tour package. This 1 day Kodaikanal tour package can not be customized, however if guests prefer to visit different set of places to visit in Kodaikanal and around, they can create their own itinerary and request for a custom quote from cab providers.

The Time spent on each Kodaikanal tourist attraction is to be followed as per the schedule. In case of delays or extended time spent at a particular place, driver or service provider will not be responsible to cover all the places mentioned in the itinerary.

Kindly note that if a particular Kodaikanal sightseeing place is closed on the scheduled day of the tour, it will not be covered from the list of sightseeing places.

Charges on Deviations, if any!

The Kodaikanal tour package charges are applicable only for pick and drop from one location. If in case, there are multiple pickup and drops, there might be additional charges, please check with your cab vendor.

Additional charges will be added if in case the vehicle is held for more duration or beyond the time mentioned in this Kodaikanal Tour package. Also in the case of any deviation in the presented itinerary, additional charges might apply.

  • For Indica, ₹9 per km and ₹90 per hour.
  • For Indigo, ₹12 per km and ₹100 per hour.
  • For Innova, ₹15 per km and ₹125 per hour.
  • For Tempo Traveller, ₹18 per km and ₹200 per hour.
  • For Swaraz Mazda Mini Bus, ₹ 20 per km and ₹300 per hour.

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