Coimbatore which is often referred to as the Manchester of South India due to its brimming cotton and textile industries is a major tourist destination. Nestled amidst the Western Ghats the city boasts of different excursion spots located in its vicinity. Kodaikanal is an idyllic vacation destination situated at a distance of 178 km from Coimbatore.
With a multitude of sightseeing spots from rolling mountains, impressive viewpoints, dangerous cliffs, to amazing waterfalls and wonderful temples the town of Kodaikanal has plenty to offer for a day’s trip. So book our one day Coimbatore to Kodaikanal Tour by Cab for a rewarding excursion.
Kodaikanal jewel of the natural paradise is the unique typical Kurinji flower that blooms once in 12 years. This town is also home to eucalyptus, pine, acacia, and pear trees. The mesmerizingly beautiful Silver Cascades and Bear Shola Waterfalls are must-visit attractions.
A Glance at One Day Coimbatore to Kodaikanal Tour by Cab
Kodaikanal is a nature paradise with impressive sightseeing spots to explore. The town is blessed with thundering waterfalls, amazing viewpoints, striking rock formations and magnificent garden fascinates visitors proving to be a perfect holiday destination. Discover the stunning natural beauty with our one day Coimbatore to Kodaikanal Tour by private cab.
Our one day Kodaikanal Trip is packed with the visits to astounding natural wonders. Before setting off to the Green Valley Viewpoint you would be delighted to have witnessed nature’s most amazing wonders at the Silver Cascades. Enjoy the most wonderful walk of the town at Coaker’s Walk after having observed the best collections at the Shenbaganur Museum.
Pay your obeisance at the Kurinji Andavar Murugan Temple with our same day tour and head off for a leisurely stroll through the Bryant Park trails. Discover the remarkable rocky formation crafted by nature at the Pillar Rocks and Dolphin’s Nose before heading off to the other significant attractions of Guna Caves and Bear Shola Falls. Here is a list of places for one day trip from Coimbatore to Kodaikanal that you can visit by a private cab which is going to remain etched in your minds forever:
The breathtaking waterfalls have been the most admired spot of our guests boarding our one day Kodaikanal tour by private cab. The 180 feet descend of the majestic waterfalls into a pool below is electrifying. Fed by the manmade Kodai Lake, it offers a delightful sight especially during the monsoon due to the high volume of water.
- Must see \ Things to do: Enjoy the stunning sight of the waterfalls
Head off for the most memorable experience of our one day Kodaikanal tour with the visit to the Green Valley View. It is nature lover’s paradise providing striking views of the marvelous landscapes. With a dangerous 5000 feet drop from the top, it is also popular as Suicide Point.
- Must see \ Things to do: Catch the glimpse of the Pillar Rocks
Teeming with natural history, the Shenbaganur Museum features exquisite collections of flora and fauna of the Palani Hills. The impressive museum is maintained by Sacred Heart College exhibiting the history of flora and fauna which includes stuffed tiger, brown flying squirrel, porcupine and other stuffed birds and butterflies.
With an exciting collection of snakes, moths and mammals it attracts several visitors especially nature lovers. Along with the wealth of ground birds, tree birds and large flying birds it also showcases the skins of Python, Cobra, spotted deer and wild buffaloes.
An orchidarium featuring 300 species of native and exotic orchids is a key attraction of the museum. It also throws light on the lives of the Paliyars and Puliar tribes who are believed to have inhabited the place some 7000 years ago. Nature buffs would be inspired and delighted to visit the herbarium with 2500 species of plants.
- Must see \ Things to do: 133 year old monkey puzzle tree
The short stroll over the one km pathway gives you a lifetime experience for getting close with nature. The jaw-dropping beautiful view of surrounding scenery captivates the visitors with our 1 day tour.
Created by Lt. Coaker the pathway stretches from the Allen Hospital till the end of the road above St. Peter’s Church. You can best enjoy the striking views by peeping through the telescope at the observatory located just half way on the pathway.
Travellers would be lucky enough if they get to encounter the unique feature of Brocken Spectre. The typical phenomenon has your shadow being cast over the clouds or mist below with the sun shining at your back.
- Must see \ Things to do: Catch the glimpse of Dolphin’s Nose, Pambar River, Periyakulam and Madurai
Another treasured landmark you would visit with this one day Coimbatore to Kodaikanal Tour by Car would be the Kurinji Andavar Murugan Temple. Named after the famous Kurinji flowers that bloom once in 12 years, the temple is dedicated to Lord Murugan. Replete with magnificent architecture it is well worth a look-in.
The wonderfully carved temple was built in 1936 by a European lady who had changed her name as Leelavathi after adopting Hinduism. The temple being maintained by Arulmigu Dhandayuthapani Swamy Thirukoil Palani is more popular for the Kurinji flowers surrounding the place.
- Must see \ Things to do: Witness the idol of Lord Murugan
Stop and smell the flowers in the most sought after park of Kodaikanal. Stroll through the 20.5 acre Bryant Park that houses more than 325 species of trees, cacti and shrubs. Experience the tranquillity and beauty of the well manicured garden that features hybrid roses and tall eucalyptus trees. Studded with a massive 740 species of roses it proves to be a wonderful place to appreciate and admire plants.
The lush garden was created by a Madurai Forest Officer Bryant in 1908. It boasts of its exotic collection of hybrids and grafts. It holds a significant place as a demonstration centre for the horticulture students to learn about various methods and practices of horticulture including pruning, budding, grafting, potting and seed collection.
- Must see \ Things to do: Wander the garden path and gaze at the old eucalyptus tree that dates back to 1857
The next vacationing spot to be visited with our one day Kodaikanal tour are the Pillar Rocks. The dramatic boulders rising to the height of 122 meters above sea level form the Pillar Rocks. Enjoy the imposing views of the lush forests from this vantage point that is located at a distance of 7 km from Kodaikanal bus stop.
- Must See \ Things to do: Sit and relax in the small garden dotted with colourful flowers
Another highlight of the one day trip to Kodaikanal is Dolphin’s Nose. The astonishing rock formation resembles a Dolphin’s Nose and hence the name. Perched at an altitude of 6600 feet, it offers astounding views of the Western Ghats. It is a paradise for nature lovers and photographers.
- Must see \ Things to do: Do enjoy the views of the Pambar Falls
While the Pillar Rocks are the major draw, Guna Caves is also one of the most desired sightseeing spot of our one day Kodaikanal tour. The incredible caverns located amidst the Pillar Rocks are a sight to behold.
The dramatic views encircling the quaint place leave a mesmerizing effect on the travellers. The astonishingly adventurous caverns were discovered by an English officer named B.S Ward in 1821 CE.
Local legends state that the caverns were used by the Pandavas as kitchen, so they are more popular as Devil’s Kitchen. It’s eerie ambience instills a sense of mystery. It has been showcased in the famous movie named Guna starring Kamal Hassan and since then it is known as Guna Caves. The government have built meshes to avoid any casualty that may occur due to its dangerous trenches.
- Must see \ Things to do: Admire the beauty of the Shola trees and the lush vegetation surrounding the caves
10. Bear Shola Falls
One of the city’s main landmarks to be visited during the one day Kodaikanal trip is the Bear Shola Falls. The enchanting waterfalls is a must visit for nature lovers. The wonderfully picturesque waterfalls greet the visitors with its jaw-dropping beauty.
According to local legends the falls was visited frequently by bears in quest of water, as such it has received its name from them. Thick Shola forests encircle the waterfalls and are home to varied species of flora and fauna.
- Must see \ Things to do: Enjoy the splendid views of the gorgeous waterfalls
The visit to the amazingly beautiful nature’s rhapsodies with this brilliant one day Kodaikanal trip from Coimbatore is going to remain etched in your minds forever. The melodramatic landscapes make for a perfect break.
Packed with natural wonders, the quaint hill station of Kodaikanal is awaiting just to greet you with the amazingly breathtaking views of the brilliant landscapes. Check out our beautifully crafted trip packages for an enthralling trip to other notable places too.