8 days in Kanyakumari & Kodaikanal Itinerary

8 days in Kanyakumari & Kodaikanal Itinerary

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8 days in Kanyakumari & Kodaikanal Itinerary

Kodaikanal
Drive:  6​h 15​min
Kanyakumari
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
Kodaikanal
— 5 nights
Kodaikanal

2
days
Kanyakumari

Kanyakumari ©
Located at the most southerly point of mainland India, Kanyakumari has long attracted pilgrims and those keen to see the end of the road.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bhagavathy Amman Temple, make a trip to Vivekananda Rock Memorial, then don't miss a visit to Thiruvalluvar Statue, then get great views at Sunset View Point, and finally kick back and relax at Kanyakumari Beach. On the 22nd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gandhi Memorial, then steep yourself in history at Vattakottai Fort, then head outdoors with Marunthuval Malai, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Thanumalayan temple - Sthanumalayan Kovil.

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Kodaikanal to Kanyakumari is an approximately 6.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in September, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to drive to Kodaikanal.

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Kanyakumari Beach ©
Kanyakumari Beach
Vivekananda Rock Memorial ©
Vivekananda Rock Memorial
Thiruvalluvar Statue ©
Thiruvalluvar Statue

6
days
Kodaikanal

Kodaikanal ©
A cool and relaxing hill station, Kodaikanal has long attracted visitors up to its privileged position in the Western Ghats.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kodaikanal: Pampadum Shola National Park (in Vattavada) and Munnar (Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park, Tea Museum, & more). Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Kodaikanal Lake, have some family-friendly fun at Ice Skating Cafe, delve into the lush surroundings at Pine Forest, and get great views at Pillar Rocks.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Kodaikanal trip planner.

Drive from Kanyakumari to Kodaikanal in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kodaikanal

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Munnar, Pampadum Shola National Park
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Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park ©
Kodaikanal Lake ©
Kodaikanal Lake
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Pine Forest

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