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Kodai-Palani Trek, Kodaikanal Overview

Known as the Princess of Hill Stations, Kodaikanal is a popular destination for those seeking adventure. The town of Kodaikanal is established on a plateau above the southern escarpment of the Upper Palani Hills at a height of 6, 998 ft.

In the Tamil language, Kodaikanal means 'The Gift of the Forest' and this is reflected in the bounties of nature tha this place is endowed with . Kodaikanal is famous for its variety of flora and its Kurinji flowers which bloom once in 12 years in the month of December. There are nearly 17 famous trails in the hills of Kodaikanal, the Kodai-Palani being one of them.

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Accommodation

You can camp overnight

Food availability

You have to carry your own food along

Water availability

There are fresh water streams on the way however it is advisable to carry your own water for safety.

Tips and Tricks

The trail through the forest is infested wih leeches therefore make sure that your arms and legs are covered.

Trek Routes

ÊThe trek usually begins near the Kukkal caves. The trail passes through the wonderful spectacular shola forest ends at Kuthiraiyaru dam

How to reach Kodai-Palani Trek

  • Rail: Kodai road the closest rail head and it is 80 kilometres away from Kodaikanal. However, the nearest major junction is Coimbatore which connect the town to Delhi, Kolkata, Chennai, Bangalore and other major towns and cities of the country.

  • Road: There are regular bus services to Madurai, Coimbatore, Bangalore, Trichy and Chennai

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About Kodai-Palani Trek

Availability of night trek : Not Available

Base Camp : Kodaikanal

Days required for the trek : 1 day

Difficulty level : Moderate

Height above sea level : 7000 feet

Nearest Airport : Madurai (120 kms)

Nearest Railhead : Kodai

Region : Western Ghats

Starting point of trek : Kukkal Caves

Type : Forest Trek

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