Destination guide

The lakeside setting of Kodaikanal is ready to explore

The area's temples and monuments are just a few of the reasons to vacation in Kodaikanal. Renowned for its lake, forests and boating, this city welcomes all visitors. If you're looking for accommodations with space to entertain friends and family, HomeAway has plenty of options to choose from. Many rental homes offer full kitchens and laundry facilities, perfect for big groups.


Sightseeing in and around Kodaikanal

Are you hoping to find things to do during your stay? Venture out of your vacation home and experience everything that Kodaikanal has to offer. These are some of the major attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Kodaikanal Golf Club (3.4 mi / 5.5 km)
  • Carmelagiri Elephant Park (29.8 mi / 47.9 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Kodaikanal

Whether you're an adventurous traveler or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Kodaikanal is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. Here are some of the area’s most enchanting sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Bryant Park (1.9 mi / 3.1 km)
  • Silver Cascade (1.9 mi / 3.1 km)
  • Pillar Rocks (3.7 mi / 5.9 km)
  • Mathikettan Shola National Park (28.4 mi / 45.8 km)
How to get there

Transportation options to and around Kodaikanal

Fly into Madurai (IXM), the closest airport, located 50.4 mi (81.1 km) from the city center.

Where to stay around Kodaikanal?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 36 vacation rentals near Kodaikanal. From 8 Houses to 17 Villas, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Kodaikanal for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Kodaikanal?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Kodaikanal. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Kodaikanal Golf Club: 22 vacation rentals
  • Kurinji Temple Kodaikanal: 20 vacation rentals
  • Kurinji Temple: 20 vacation rentals
  • Pillar Rocks: 22 vacation rentals
  • Bryant Park: 20 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Kodaikanal listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Kodaikanal?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 8 Houses in Kodaikanal. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Kodaikanal include:

  • Villas: 17 rentals available
  • Cabins: 4 rentals available
  • Cottages: 4 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with internet/wifi in Kodaikanal?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with internet/wifi among our 11 vacation rentals with internet/wifi available in Kodaikanal. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.