What is the best time to visit Kodaikanal?

The best time to visit Kodaikanal is from October to June, however, the weather remains a bit chilly during December and January. Ideal for a vacation in each season, Kodaikanal is the most colourful in summers and most picturesque in monsoons. If your trip consists of an itinerary that includes a lot of sights to see, then summer is the best time to visit this place and those who wish to go for trekking, plan your trip to Kodaikanal between October and February.

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Monthly Weather in Kodaikanal

Month High/Low (°C) Rain
January 23°/ 11° 5 days
February 23°/ 11° 2 days
March 25°/ 13° 10 days
April 26°/ 14° 14 days
May 27°/ 16° 27 days
June 26°/ 16° 19 days
July 24°/ 15° 18 days
August 23°/ 14° 20 days
September 23°/ 14° 25 days
October 21°/ 13° 31 days
November 21°/ 13° 23 days
December 20°/ 12° 11 days

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Kodaikanal in Summer ( March-June )

Summers (March to June) in Kodaikanal is ideal with comfortable 20 degree Celsius to 32 degree Celsius temperature and flowers in full bloom.
Upper Lake, Kodaikanal
Upper Lake, Kodaikanal

The ten days long Grand Annual Summer Festival, which takes place in May, attracts many tourists. From elegant fruit exhibitions to enthralling boat races, flower art-works, classical dance performances and melodious musicals, the Summer Festival is a platter of different shows. Kodaikanal also holds fantastic festivals like Panguni Uthiram in March and the Annual Horticulture Show in May.

Kodaikanal in Winter ( December-February )

With a temperature that rarely falls below 8 degree Celsius, winter in Kodaikanal (between December and February) is the best time to enjoy various treks, and attend the famous Pongal festival celebrated during January.
Kodaikanal Lake
Kodaikanal Lake

Kodaikanal in Monsoon ( June-September)

Kodaikanal receives a considerably average amount of rainfall during the monsoon season. Without a doubt, the place wears a new look in the monsoon with the fresh greenery all around, however, the hill slopes become slippery and the waterfalls begin to overflow. It is advisable to not travel to Kodaikanal in the monsoon unless you are ready to bear the rainfall.
Pillar Rocks with Forest
Pillar Rocks with Forest

Events in Kodaikanal

Annual Horticulture Show, Bryant Park

15th May

The best time to visit Kodaikanal, is during the annual flower show, where you can see an astounding 4 lakh plants in full bloom.

Annual Summer Festival

20th May - 18th June

Kodaikanal has long been referred to as the 'princess of hill stations' as it provides a perfect refuge from the tropical heat during summers. The summer festival has routine cultural programmes such (Read More)as folk dance, folk music and bharatnatyam festival as well as fun activities like flower shows and 'catch a fish' events.

Kodaikanal Photos

Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu
Kodaikanal Lake (Kodai Lake), Manmade Lake located in Kodaikanal
Green Valley View (Suicide Point)
Coakers Walk, Built by Lt. Coaker in 1872

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