May 30, 2022
CM Content Team
Known as the ‘Queen of Hill Stations’ in south India, Kodaikanal is an excellent destination for a two-day trip, especially if you want some solitude and to be away from city life. The calm surrounding, and the bountiful natural beauty laced with dreamy hills, mystic pathways, and lush green meadows will rejuvenate your soul.
If you are looking for the best places to visit in Kodaikanal in 2 days, we have curated a list just for you. So, without any further ado, let’s discuss the places that are a must not miss.
South India, and especially Tamil Nadu is known for its many temples that are known for their exquisite architecture. While the Kurinji Andavar Temple in Kodaikanal is known for its architectural brilliance, it has an interesting story attached to it.
The temple dedicated to Lord Murugan was built by an European lady in 1936 who came to India and changed her religion and name to Leelavathi. Another interesting aspect of this temple is that it gets its name because of the Kurinji flowers that bloom once in 12 years
As the name suggests, the unique rock formation resembles a Dolphin’s nose. Perched comfortably at about 6600 above sea level, it is one of the most popular Kodaikanal tourist place, especially among nature lovers and adventure seekers.
To reach the Dolphin’s nose point, you need to take a three-kilometre long trek through the pine forests of the Palani hill range. It is best to do an evening trek to catch the sunset or sunrise. As the sun fades in the horizon, painting the sky in a thousand shades of orange and yellow, and the beautiful valley below, you cannot have enough of the view
Museums are a great place to learn about the local history, traditions, folklore, and more. While you may want to cover seeing as many natural wonders as possible on your Kodaikanal 2-day trip, you can manage to fit a visit to this museum in your itinerary.
It is a unique Museum, where you can see a wide range of moths, snakes, butterflies and other mammals on display. It is also home to more than 2500 varieties of plans and over 300 species of plants and trees.
One of the most interesting places to see in Kodaikanal, the Guna Caves has a fascinating history. It is believed that the Pandavas used to cook food in these caves during their exile, and hence it was initially known as the ‘Devil’s Kitchen.’
The caves got its current name in the 90’s when the popular Tamil film, Guna was shot here. Today, for safety reasons, tourists are not allowed to go inside the caves, but it is definitely worth seeing from the outside as you walk through the pine forest.
Tucked away quietly on the eastern side of the Kodaikanal Lake, Bryant Park is essentially a botanical garden that spreads over an area of 20 acres. It is a favourite weekend picnic spot for the locals and one of the best places to visit in Kodaikanal for tourists.
The lush greenery and a peaceful surrounding around the park is a great place for you and your family to relax and take in the natural beauty.
A two-day trip is actually a short time to enjoy and explore the beauty of Kodaikanal. But you can still cover a lot in two days and have a gala time. Make sure that you carry a good quality camera to capture the natural beauty that surrounds you at every turn. Book your holiday at Le Poshe Kodaikanal, a Club Mahindra associate resort to make your holiday even more magical!
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