Kodaikanal, the beautiful hill station of Tamil Nadu, has made a rapid growth in becoming one of the favourite tourist spots for travellers. In the local language, Kodaikanal means The Gift of Forest, and its location in Palani hills of the Western Ghats makes it a real gift of natural beauty. It has dense forests, huge rocks and magical waterfalls to prove its title to the world. A lover of natural scenic beauty gets attracted to the place and can spend a long time exploring the nature’s gift. With a flow of tourists, Kodaikanal tourism has taken the initiative to help travellers and preserve the beauty of the place in its natural form. For travellers who wish to explore Kodaikanal, they must know about the climatic conditions and the best time to visit Kodaikanal.
Summers in Kodaikanal is from April to June. With a pleasant weather, it is the best time to visit Kodaikanal and enjoy the nature. You can explore the natural beauty of Bison Wells, Bear Shola Falls, Dolphin’s Nose, Pillar Rocks, Kodai Lake, and Silver Cascade Falls. The scenic beauty of nature makes summer the best season to visit Kodaikanal.
Monsoon comes in between the months of July and August. Heavy rainfall during this season makes the forests look lush green and bring a magical glow to the whole place. It’s the best time to visit Kodaikanal for nature-loving travellers and photographers. Booking Kodaikanal packages during the monsoon season may turn out to be a wise decision for nature explorers.
Winter hit the state in the months of November to January. This is the best season to visit Kodaikanal, as the weather stays pleasant and enjoyable throughout the season.
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June to September
like the rest of India, these months mark as the monsoon and can be a little tricky time to visit Kodaikanal. Chiefly the months of July and August receive the most rainfall in this area. But the beauty of the place is of different shade at this time with trees being tinted with fresh and bright green hues and the air is filled with a moistened flavor of raindrops on the soil. However, it is advised to be prepared if planning to visit in this season as showers lead to a sudden drop in the temperature. Best time to visit Kodaikanal is the month of September, as it doesn’t rain much but the weather remains cool.
November to February
Best time to visit Kodaikanal in winter is when the temperature around the place ranges from a minimum of 8 degree Celsius to 20 degree Celsius and offer a pleasant season to plan a Kodaikanal trip. The coldest months of the year in Kodaikanal are of December and January and it is advised to carry heavy woolen garments for protection against the cold. In the month of January, the popular Tamil festival of Pongal takes place and you must try to catch a glimpse of this special occasion. The evenings usually get very cold during these times.