Things to Do in Kodaikanal with Children

THE 10 BEST Family & Kid Activities in Kodaikanal

Things to Do in Kodaikanal with Kids

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  • zunipic
    Lagunitas, CA37 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Short walk with great views if weather is good
    It’s nice to see local people enjoying their countryside
    Very short walk however - but cheap to visit
    Written 1 March 2024
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  • Menulone
    Mumbai, India2,983 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Kodaikanal lake is a place that cannot be missed.
    Boating: You can take a boat ride on the lake and enjoy the scenic views.
    Cycling: You can hire a cycle and cycle around the lake.
    Horse riding: You can go for a horse ride around the lake.
    Walking: You can simply walk around the lake and enjoy the fresh air and scenery.
    The best time to visit the lake is during the evening, when the crowds are smaller and the light is better for photography. There are different shops and stalls around the lake where you can buy food and souvenirs. Be prepared for big crowds, especially during the weekends and holidays. Overall, Kodaikanal Lake is a beautiful place that is worth visiting if you are in Kodaikanal. It is a great place to relax and enjoy the scenery, and there are a variety of activities to keep you entertained.
    Written 6 September 2023
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  • sugees
    Bengaluru, India304 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A beautiful lake,well protected inside the dense forests, but needs to be well preserved. Though the awareness signboards are there, people should realise the usage of plastics and cans to be carried back and should not feed the monkeys.
    Such a calm and serene place cannot be spoiled by human negligence.
    Written 21 May 2023
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  • TinyTim
    Mumbai, India23 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is a wonderful place filled with Pine trees and a beautiful lake at the bottom.
    Pristine waters are there in the lake.
    Written 29 December 2023
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  • ShathBask
    Johor Bahru, Malaysia1,211 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This place is located at kodaikanal. It shows formations of rock. If the fog is thick, you may not be able yo see it. But a nice place to visit.
    Written 5 September 2022
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  • Andrew D
    Singapore, Singapore398 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The journey to get there is scenic and we are blessed with a view of the colorful village seated atop a vast spread of paddy field. The village itself is authentic and far from a tourist trap, ideal for watching local lives.
    Written 30 April 2023
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  • Divya7
    Chennai (Madras), India224 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    I had the opportunity to visit on a Shashti so got to see Vibhuti alankaram. The temple is open on sunday and throughout the day. But the fields where Kurinji flowers used to bloom (that I have seen over 30 years ago) are sadly gone. You can find shops selling wooden , beaded and metal items nearby but nothing that you will not find in a big city.
    Written 13 December 2023
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  • kannan M
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Heaven on Earth. You feel like you are at foreign land. So clean and good spot for family outings.
    Sheep and rabbit farm also a must try.
    Written 21 May 2023
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  • Oldman8899
    New Delhi, India75 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Its a long drive to them. Enroute one gets to see few more. At least four during rains. Good spend of time. Half hour drive and half hour there.
    Written 23 July 2022
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  • vip_foodie
    Bengaluru, India1,374 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    It's a 150+ year old church dedicated to Lady Saleth. The church looks quite pretty with the blue color. It is situated on the hill and gives really good panaromic views of the city.
    Written 2 November 2021
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  • Tanjorevenky
    Thanjavur (Tanjore), Tamil Nadu, India14 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Long pending trip to have darshan of Lord Murugan (Karthikeya) Dasabhashana idol made by saint Bhogar (Palani temple idol is of Navabhashanam), got fulfilled this trip. Kodaikanal to poombarai (kuzhandai velar temple) is 18 kms, roads are excellent except for very small area where it was bumpy. Sight of valley view is superb.
    Written 25 August 2023
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  • Ashiq A
    Bengaluru, India91 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A park to relax after having a boating in the nearby Kodai lake. A medium sized park with lots of varieties of trees and beautiful flowers. Also have kids play area.
    Written 8 October 2023
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  • Rengarajan S
    22 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    One of the best sight seeing in kodaikanal on the way to berijam lake. But the roads are blocked by forest department due to corona restrictions. Cost is about 250 per person
    Written 23 October 2021
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  • Arun K
    Nagpur District, India2,933 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    History lovers can have a great time visiting the Shembaganur Museum of Natural History, one of the famous tourist attractions in Kodaikanal. Founded in late eighteenth century, the museum has good collection on biological, wild-life, botanical subjects. Other highlights of this wonderful place are the display of the growth of the human baby inside a womb alongside archaeological treasure and collection of coins.
    The artifacts belonging to the Palayiar tribes ( whose descendants continue to reside in the hill station ) are also on display.
    The taxidermy collection of over 500 species of wild insects, birds, animals is a major attraction of the museum.
    Overall, it is one of the must-go places
    Written 3 May 2020
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  • Review writter
    3 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    It's a small place but good place for capturing pics..the background of the beautiful lake beautifies the pic
    Written 26 September 2022
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