6 days in Palani & Kodaikanal Itinerary

6 days in Palani & Kodaikanal Itinerary

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6 days in Palani & Kodaikanal Itinerary

Start: Chennai
Drive:  8​h 15​min
1
Palani
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Kodaikanal
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Chennai

3
nights
Palani

Palani ©
Palani is a town and a municipality in Dindigul district, Tamil Nadu, located about 100km north-west of Madurai, 100km South-east of Coimbatore, and 60km west of Dindigul. Kids will enjoy Palani Murugan Temple and Aliyar Dam. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Palani: Loam’s View Point (in Valparai) and Meesapulimala (in Idukki). The adventure continues: take in the awesome beauty at Palani Hills, take in the spiritual surroundings of Idumban Temple, and admire the engineering at Varathamanathi Dam.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Palani sightseeing planner .

Chennai to Palani is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. In October, daily temperatures in Palani can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Kodaikanal.

Things to do in Palani

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Valparai, Meesapulimala
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Palani ©
Palani
Palani Murugan Temple ©
Palani Murugan Temple
Aliyar Dam ©
Aliyar Dam

1
night
Kodaikanal

Kodaikanal ©
A cool and relaxing hill station, Kodaikanal has long attracted visitors up to its privileged position in the Western Ghats.
On the 21st (Mon), stop by The Cocoa Bean, take a peaceful walk through Pine Forest, then take some stellar pictures from Pillar Rocks, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Kodaikanal Lake.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Kodaikanal trip builder .

Traveling by car from Palani to Kodaikanal takes 2 hours. In October in Kodaikanal, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kodaikanal

Parks Nature Shopping
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Kodaikanal Lake ©
Kodaikanal Lake
Pine Forest ©
Pine Forest
Pillar Rocks ©
Pillar Rocks

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