Things To Do


  • Astrophysical Observatory

    Take a walk in the museum, if lucky, you can peek through a 20 cm refractor at the Observatory used occasionally for cometary and occultation observations. It is also sometimes made available to visitors for night sky viewing.

  • Kodaikanal Golf Course

    An elite game played on large outdoor course has marked its place in the verdant hill-town. This sport is not everyone's cup of tea but for its ardent followers it is source leisure and recreation. There is private golf club -The Kodaikanal Golf Club in Pambarpuram Village, Kodaikanal - Ph: 04542- 240323/ 293323 located 5 Kms from the Kodai Lake, offers temporary membership on daily basis to use its Golf Course. Their other services like trolley facility have separate charges.

  • Mountain Camping

    It is one of the most popular activities undertaken by tourists. Every morning you can wake up to the stunning view of the Western Ghats and the idyllic charm of the pine forests. You can savour a delicious meal amidst the gorgeous vistas of the hill town which is renowned for its rich flora and fauna. The compelling beauty with fresh air and tranquility will rejuvenate your mind and body.

  • Shenbaganur Museum

    A walk in this museum will make you see and feel natural history. It was established in 1895, also known as Fauna Flora Museum, 5 Kms from the Kodai Lake. The Sacred Heart College maintains this museum. It was established to preserve certain archaeological remains and the flora and fauna of the hills. It houses one of the best Orchiadrium in the country having over 300 species of exotic orchids on display.

  • Shopping

    Shopping establishments are available to satiate your shopping desire. You can buy local Eucalyptus oil, home made chocolates, plums and pears which are available in abundance in season. Woolen clothes, handicrafts and handloom products can be bought at reasonable prices.

  • Trekking and Hiking

    Kodaikanal is an all-season tourist destination. It's cool and pleasant climate is ideal for trekking and hiking activities, especially in forests. The lush landscapes are the heart and soul of this place, you will witness the vastness of nature which is unique to Kodaikanal. From deep valleys, meadows and grass lands, flora and fauna to roaring waterfalls are the salient features in the Kodaikanal trekking experience. Trekking in the region should be experienced with professional guides who are authorised by either a government body or a recognized private one.


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