Kodaikanal Tour details by IRCTC, Kodailkanal Sightseeing places in detail

Do you wish to give surprise gift to your father and mother? Willing to take them for a small tour for summer? Now it is very easy to take elders for tour. Don’t take Taxi or bus and all. Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation Ltd provides excellent tour package to Kodaikanal from Chennai. IRCTC provides various tour packages with minimum cost. This page will provide the details about Kodaikanal tour package given by IRCTC.

Kodaikanal Tour Package Details

Number of Nights - 4
Cost Type - Standard/Comfortable
Places Covered - Kodaikanal , Madurai
Base Price - Rs. 4050/- for Standard and Rs. 5950/- for Comfortable
Tour Operator - IRCTC Tourism

Kodaikanal is one of the most beautiful hill stations in Tamil Nadu. As per history Kodaikanal hill resort was discovered in 19th Century. The regular road traffic was opened during 1920s. The star shaped lake, Coaker's Walk,Bryant Park and Green valley view are most tourist attraction places in kodaikanal and overnight stay at Kodaikanal.

Kodaikanal Tour Package – Day One

Departure from Chennai Central Railway Station by Pothigai Express Train Number 2661, at 20:50 hours (08:50 pm)

Kodaikanal Tour Package – Day Two

By morning 5.20 Tourist will reach at Madurai Railway Station. From Madurai proceed to kodaikanal by Road (Transportation will be done by the Tour Organizer). Once reach Kodaikanal after breakfast and Tourist will be arranged to visit sightseeing places at kodaikanal.

Sightseeing Place at Kodaikanal - The Lake

Lake The lake is wonderful sightseeing place in kodaikanal. The lake is suited at the distance of 3 kms for Kodaikanal bus stand, it is 10 deg 14'n latitude and 77 deg 28' longitudes at an elevation of 2285m above sea level and it is star shaped lake. The boat house provides boat for hire. Rs. 20 for two seated pedal boat and Rs. 125 for multi seated covered kasmiri shikara boat for 30 minutes. The lake is spread over 60 Acres, the maximum depth of the lake is 11.5 m (approximately) .

Sightseeing Place at Kodaikanal - Coaker's Walk

Coaker walk Coaker's walk is a narrow pedestrian path constructed by Lt. Coaker in the year 1872. Coaker's walk is just about one kilometer from the lake and it was laid across the Bryant Park which runs along a steep, green wooded slope, winding around Mt. Nebo. A walk along this path will give a wonderful view of many places such as Valley of the Pamba River in South East, Dolphin's nose in south, etc. There is entrance ticket for coaker's walk Rs. 2 per person and Rs. 5 for camera. There is a Telescope House here , from here tourist can see entire kodaikanal and wonderful mist of kodaikanal, this will be a sweet surprise to our eyes. Entrance ticket for Telescope House is Rs. 3/-
Timing for Coaker's Walk : 07:00 AM to 07:00 PM

Sightseeing Place at Kodaikanal - Bryant Park

Garden Bryant Park is a botanical garden, which has lot and lot of wounderful flowers, plants and trees. This will be a unforgettable place to everyone who visit Bryant Park. This garden has wide variety of unseen flowers and plants. Every year May month there is a exhibition conducted by the department of Horticulture, kodaikanal. This exhibition will be a feast to our eyes.

Sightseeing Place at Kodaikanal - Green Valley View

Green valley view is commonly known as Suicide Point. It is suited on the route of Pillar Rock. This is very deep and dangerous place and suited about 5.5 kms from the lake of kodaikanal. Green valley view has more than 5000 ft steep drop from this point. From this point we can have nice view of whole beauty of kodaikanal. The name has been changed to Green valley view from Suicide point due to prevent people to commit suicide.

Sightseeing Place at Kodaikanal - Kurinji Andavar Temple

Kuriniji TempleKurinji Andavar Temple is suited 3 kms from the Lake. This temple was built in the year 1936 by an European Lady who came to India. She Loved Hindu religion very much so she planned to built a dedicated temple Lord Muruga and here he is called as Kurinji Andavar. This name is on because of Kuriniji Flower, which blossoms once in 12 years. So Lord muruga in this temple is also referred as 'Sri Kurinji Easware'. The last blossom of this Flower was on the year 2006. The next blossom will be at 2018.

Kodaikanal Tour Package – Day Three

After breakfast tourist will be taken over to remaining sightseeing places at kodaikanal and overnight stay at kodaikanal.

Sightseeing Place at Kodaikanal - Shenbaganur Museum

Shenbaganur Museum is suited 5.6 kms from the Lake of kodaikanal. This Flora and Fauna museum is maintained by the Sacred Heart College. The collections in this Museum were made over the last 70 years by the students and professors of this college. The Anthropological collections, Flora and Fauna collections and Handicrafts are very important collections everyone should visit this museum.
Other Sightseeing Place at Kodaikanal are Pillar Rocks, Solar Physical Observatory, Berijam Lake,Chettiyar Park,Bear Shola Falls,Pambar Falls, etc

Kodaikanal Tour Package – Day Four

Morning after breakfast checkout from kodaikanal and tourist will be taken over to Madurai by road. On the way to Madurai have a visit to Sliver Cascade and Sri Meenakshi Amman Temple. Then the tourist will be dropped at Railway station of Madurai. Train "Pothigai Express" at 20.00 hsr (08.00 pm) will start from madurai.

Sightseeing Place at Kodaikanal - Sliver Cascade

Sliver The Sliver cascade falls is suited 8kms from Kodaikanal in Madurai kodaikanal road. This falls is nearly 180 kms height. The crystal clear water from the falls coming down through piles of rock, which contains various minerals and taking bath in this falls will be very nice. This is very popular picnic c spot. The sound of the water is like a music, which is very pleasant feast to hear. If you are in silver cascade falls you will forget about summer. This is place will be a unforgettable place who loves nature.

Sightseeing Place at Madurai – Sri Meenakshi Amman Temple

Meenakshi templeSree Meenakshi Amman temple is one of the historic temples which is located in Madurai. This temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva who is known here as Meenakshi Sundareshwarar and Goddess Parvathi who is known here as Meenakshi Amman. Meenakshi Amman kovil is 2500 years old temple, which has 14 Gopurams or towers including 2 Golden towers for main deities. As per legend, the sacred Suyambulingam discovered by Indira,the king of Gods at Kadambavanam later he built a temple in Madurai and enshrined that suyambulingam in that temple, that is Sree Meenakshi Temple. The King Kulasekara Pandyan built the temple in 1600, but in later the temple was developed by Nayak dynasty. The holiest places in this temple are "Pond with golden lotus (Porthamarai Kulam)", "Thousand Pillar Hall",and "Ashta Shakthi Mandabam". The most important festivals associated with this temple are "Meenakshi Tirukalyanam" which is celebrated in April every year, Teppa Thiruvizhah and Navarathiri. In the year 2009 Thirukudamulukku has been happened in Meenakshi Amman Temple.

Kodaikanal Tour Package – Day Five

Fifth day of the Tour tourist will reach Chennai Egmore at 07.05 am.

Kodaikanal Tour Package Price includes

Train Accommodation Sleeper / 3AC.
Road Transport Standard / AC
Accommodation at Kodaikanal hotel ( Hill top towers / SV International )
Toll, parking including tax.

Kodikanal tour Package Price exludes

Any personal expenses like telephone, Laundry, drinks etc
Camera entrance charges
Catering services

Kodaikanal Tour Frequency details , IRCTC

March 2011 – Dates 03, 11, 17, 24,31 (Five Days)
Number of Births allotted for Tourist
Sleeper Class : 24 Seats
Third AC : 6 Seats.

Contact Details of Tour Operator IRCTC

Tourism Information and Facilitation Centre(TIFC),
Old Concourse Hall,Chennai
Central Railway Station,
Park Town,
Chennai - 600 003
Tel No. : 044-64594959
Mobile : 9003140681
Fax No.: 044-25330341
Email : tourticket@irctc.co.in

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