KODAIKANAL(Princess of Hill stations) According to the History of Kodaikanal, this hill resort was discovered in the early nineteenth century during the colonial period. It was, however, during the 1840s that the people first started settling in this place. Besides the British, the other early settlers of the place, having loving memories about Kodaikanal, were the American,French,Swedish,Irish and German missionaries. A walking track up to Kodaikanal was made from the Kumbakarai falls, at the foothills near Periyakulam town. Only palanquins could pass through this path. Later, in the early twentieth century, the Law`s Ghat road was constructed. This road was opened for regular traffic during 1920s.The star shaped Kodaikanal lake came into existence in 1863 and it still serves as the water source of the temple city of Palani.It was only during the 1960s,that Kodaikanal started gaining importance as a tourist spot.Rich and elite Indians started setting up resorts in this place.The 1980s was the most time in the history of Kodaikanal.Tourism started blooming up in place changing the whole scenario of the region.
Location : Kodaikanal 60 km from Theni (2 hrs drive)
Altitude : 2133m high
Best time to visit : September to May
En-route : Theni- Periyakulam - Kodaikanal
ONE DAY PACKAGE
Day 01: Morning pick up at Theni and arrangements are made for fresh ups and take a thrilling ride to kodaikanal and have a delicious breakfast and get ready for sightseeing places like Echo Park, Rock pillars, Silver falls, Flower gardens, Boating in lake and Kurinji Andavar temple which is famous for Kurinji flower which blossoms once in a 12 years and a lot of shopping. You can spend the day with a lot of fun and can store lovely memories about the place and store the beautiful locations in your camera and after a wonderful day you can have lunch and see rest of the places and in the evening get ready to drive back to Theni. Dinner at Theni and the tour ends.