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My Trip to Kodaikanal from Bangalore

My Trip to Kodaikanal from Bangalore

Having done my studies in South India(Bangalore), I had heard great reviews about this place and being a travel enthusiast wanted to go there so much. When I got a chance, I really enjoyed my experience there.

In South India almost all Hill Stations are same. It will have a Echo Point, a Point From where you can see the whole city and plains, few waterfalls, probably a sunrise/sunset point, some zoo. Kodai is almost similar except that  there is this huge lovely lake within the city, where you can cycle around, which is  simply beautiful and adds to your experience.

kodaikanal lake

 

I have been to Ooty, Munnar, Wayanad(which is so not a hill station), Coorg, Chikmagalur but Kodai is my favorite. I had heard great things about Munnar too,but my experience was not so good. WHY?? Weather. See weather is the most important thing while visiting any hill station in south India. You might not believe ,but these so called hill stations are actually little hot in summers. These are not the hill stations with snow clad mountains rather they offer you lush greenery and pleasant weather. I somehow prefer to visit them in starting of rainy season, unlike most people. I just love the blooming flowers, the washed out feel, clouds passing through you, the perfect chilly weather, enjoying those hot samosas, sipping a cuppa tea and taking a light walk around. This is my idea of holidaying 🙂

kodai lake

Kodai Lake_Aerial View
Kodai Lake_Aerial View

Kodai has a huge lake within the city and you can rent a bicycle and paddle around the lake. Not that typical rent a boat types. With the lake in between, you cycling around, enjoying the awesome weather the experience is quite great. I just loved it. If your timing is right, you can actually feel as if you are paddling among the clouds. Once you are done, you can enjoy the local home made chocolates or whatever you prefer, there are quite a lot of eating options around.

kodaikanal garden near lake

Garden in kodai near lake

KOdai Lake_Kodaikanal

There is not much to do in the city, so a day or two is fine if you are planning to be only in Kodai. Apart from the lake, there’s Coakers Walk where you can take a walk along the hill side and enjoy the lovely sunset if sky is clear. Pine Forest is another place worth a dekho. Rest all places are just ok,s o don’t waste much time roaming around small places and getting bored. I would suggest that rather book a nice hotel, stay within the city, enjoy the rides along lake and just walk around the city and relax.

Coakers Walk
Coakers Walk . Image Source:Internet

 

Pine Forest_Kodaikanal
Pine Forest_Kodaikanal

Hotel Villa Retreat is one very good option and has best scenic view to offer. While having breakfast in morning, I actually felt like having breakfast in lap of nature which was such and beautiful and refreshing feeling. My visit was to Kodaikanal wouldn’t have been perfect without the beautiful stay in Villa Retreat. The food was really yummy there, something that I had not expected from a tourist place. My Trip to Kodai was a wonderful, wonderful break from my regular 9-6 Work Routine.

hotel villa retreat kodaikanal

kodikanal in morning_hotel villa retreat

Let’s Share : Been there? Liked it ? Have something to say? Know any other great hill station down south? Do share your views.



8 thoughts on “My Trip to Kodaikanal from Bangalore”

  • Hi Nisha, Even i have been to Kodai recently for the first time , and it was around monsoons , slow drizzle and the valley looks breathtaking …… i could not not agree more with u

  • Nisha,
    I went to Kodai wid my friends and absolutely njoyed it….!! They do good eucalyptus and essential oils there…..
    Angie

  • I agree babes ….have traveled to a lot many so called hill stations but found them to be same. I m in Bangalore right now and always hunting for options! This sounds cool! Would love to explore it! Thanks for the info!
    Stay in touch! 🙂

    • Thanks Shivi.. Glad to find a fellow Bangalorean 🙂 ..Totally agreed, now I am tired of going to Hill stations around Bangalore..Kodai is a good place to go for 1/2 day, though try not to go in summers.. let me know your experience once you visit Kodai 🙂

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