Short Trip to Kodaikanal


A two day trip from Bangalore to Kodaikanal in the month of February. The details are about a budget trip that explore Kodai. 

  • Bus Trip from Bengaluru is the most convenient option. Tickets in KSRTC or Private buses can be purchased for approx. Rs.800-1000. A night bus is preferred as its an 8 hour journey.
  • A drive can be a bit arduous.


  • If you are travelling off season like February, you can get down at the bus stand and bargain with near by hotels for the cheapest deal. 
  • People will flock around you  asking you if you need rooms. 
  • We got a big room that accommodates 7 for Rs.800 for one night.   
  • You can pre-book and come if you get a good deal.


You can ask taxi drivers for a tourist map. They will have all locations mentioned. You can decide where you want to go based on your interests. The below is the itinerary we followed in the taxi.


  • Coaker’s walk
  • Upper Lake View
  • Guna Caves & Pillar  Rock
  • Pine tree forest 
  • Cycling and Boating at the Lake


  • Moir Point
  • Dolphin Nose & Echo Rock (1 hour trek one side. You can spend time at these places)
  • Vattakanal Falls (You can go exploring like we did around this place. Its a good trek and you can have a nice quite time roaming about and trek the area).
    Suggested Read: Complete guide to visiting Vattakanal
  • Leave Kodai late in the evening.


  • Full day Taxis are the only viable option. Costs approx 2200-2500 for a Qualis or Tavera.
  • As Kodai is only one town and all other spots are near by a full day taxi is logical option as public transport is almost non existent in a small region like this. 
  • There are not many bike and car rentals around. If you can find one you may opt  for it.
  • If you have your own vehicle, you will get parking at all these spots.


You will find some amazing food to eat at these places

  • Astoria
  •  Pastry Corner

If you still want to find out places outside of this itinerary, here is a complete list of places to visit in Kodaikanal.

Wondering if you could get a more comprehensive guide to visiting Kodiakanal under 2 days?


The Town from Coaker’s Walk
Pine Forest
View of the lake
Kodaikanal Lake
Moir Point
Vattekanal Falls
Echo Point and Dolphin's nose of Vattakanal- Kodaikanal
Dolphin’s Nose & Echo Point

Ensure you travel responsibly and keep your carbon footprint to the minimum. Happy Xploring!

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Ismail Lakdawala

Ismail Lakdawala

A digital content creator, Ismail loves to explore new destinations and enjoys outdoor adventures! He's in love with all forms of stories, and is a big fan of movies and books!

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