Being a hill station, the weather of Kodaikanal remains pleasant throughout the year. Although the best time to visit Kodaikanal is early summers from March to June, you can also visit Kodaikanal at the end of the year from December - February. The weather remains a bit chilly during this period. 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. For photography enthusiasts, monsoon months are perfect, and those who wish to get in touch with their adventurous side, plan your trip to Kodaikanal between October and February. During its peak seasons Kodaikanal also offers the vibrancy of various regional festivals such as Natyanjali festival, Pongal, Chithirai festival and Tea and Tourism fair that are celebrated with great pomp and show.
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The best time to visit Kodaikanal, is during the annual flower show, where you can see an astounding 4 lakh plants in full bloom.
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 as folk dance, folk music and bharatnatyam festival as well as fun activities like flower shows and 'catch a fish' events.