Best Time to Visit Kodaikanal
Best Season to Visit Kodaikanal
October to June is Best Season to Visit Kodaikanal
The Princess of Hill station, Kodaikanal can be visited through out the year. However, post monsoon and Summer is the best seasons to visit Kodaikanal to experience the pleasant weather. This is the time when the waterfalls & lakes are pleasant and enhance the beauty of beautiful hill station of Kodaikanal. summer is a good season to visit Kodaikanal, it is usually crowded with large number of tourists. Also, Summer is the perfect time to enjoy the activities like boating, trekking, cycling and sightseeing.
Peak Season in Kodaikanal
October to January & March to May is Peak Season in Kodaikanal
Monsoon (September to October) and Summer is the busiest season in Kodaikanal. Monsoon season attracts considerable number of tourists, Kodaikanal is not extensively commercialized like Ooty and it offers a pleasant experience to tourists with relatively less crowd. Summer is the busiest season in Kodaikanal with higher number of visitors heading to the region to spend summer vacation. Hotels are also usually expensive during summer and advance booking at least before one month is suggestable to plan a hassle free vacation in Kodaikanal.
Minimum Temperature in Kodaikanal
Maximum Temperature in Kodaikanal
Present Temperature in Kodaikanal
Winter Season :
Winter Season in Kodaikanal starts from November to January. The temperature can go as low as 10°C in winter and is definitely the best season to visit Kodaikanal in order to enjoy adventurous activities and trekking along with sightseeing. Evenings can be cold, especially in December and January, so better to carry layered woolens. If you happen to be there during January, you must stay to celebrate the popular festival of Pongal. Kodaikanal attracts a considerable number of tourists and hotels are usually expensive during this season.
Summer Season :
Kodaikanal has lovely summers(March - June) when the temperature is around 30°C. With pleasant, breezy days and cool nights, Summer is the busiest season in Kodaikanal as this is the perfect time to enjoy trekking, cycling, and boating along with sightseeing. Besides, this is also the time to witness the ten days long Grand Annual Summer Festival. From elegant fruit exhibitions to enthralling boat races, flower art-works, classical dance performances and melodious musicals, the Summer Festival held in May is a platter of different shows. A large number of tourists from different parts of South India head to Kodaikanal to spend a few days of their summer vacation. Hotels are also usually expensive during summer and advance booking at least a month ahead is suggested to plan a hassle-free summer vacation in Kodaikanal. If you do not mind the crowd, summer is also a good season to visit Kodaikanal.
Monsoon Season :
The monsoon season, from June to September, brings an average amount of rainfall in Kodaikanal. Without a doubt, the place wears a new look in the monsoon with gushing waterfalls, and the fresh greenery all around. However, the frequent showers hamper sightseeing, with slippery slopes making outdoor activity tricky. This is a lean season and ideal for those tourists looking for bargains and who want to spend some time away from the tourist crowd. But, one needs to be careful of the slippery slopes and carry adequate monsoon gear like boots and raincoats.
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