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Kodaikanal Tours and Travels

About Kodaikanal

Kodaikanal, located in the Pali Hills, situated on the western side of south India at an elevation of 2133 metres (7,000 ft), is one of the most popular hill stations in all of India. With its forests, mighty rock formations, enchanting waterfalls and a beautiful lake, Kodaikanal Lake, it is no wonder. There is no Kodaikanal without a view of the vast lake. Kodaikanal Lake is a splendid man-made lake, spread out in a star shape and 24.45 kilometres square it is a main attraction, set among the greenery it is a photographers dream and makes for great shots from all angles. There is also a local boat club which hosts races throughout the year and also pleasure cruises. Due to drought like conditions and the excessive planting of Eucalyptus trees that draw much more moisture than other plant species, soil erosion and the destruction of local plant species the lake has dropped from around 60 feet in depth to now around 10 to 12 feet in depth.

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Kodaikanal Hotels

If you are planning a Kodaikanal holiday, have a look at some of the accommodation that we recommend. 'Our Rating' indicates how we feel each property rates according to normal Western hotel standards. 'Local Rating' indicates how the property is categorised/rated locally:

The Carlton Kodaikanal

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

The Carlton is a blend of modern luxuries and old world charm, reflecting the colonial era. The rooms are spacious and comfortable.

Kodaikanal Tailor made suggestions

Here are some of the recent tailor made itineraries we have created for our clients which include a visit to Kodaikanal.

Other Places to Visit in India

Central India

Indian Himalayan Region

North East India

North India


South India

Western India

Accommodation on Tour

For all our tours and tailor-made holidays we provide you with a clear categorisation of all hotels we use. The REGIONAL CATEGORY indicates the local rating of each hotel in each respective country. We have also rated each hotel using OUR CATEGORY, which will be in line with generally accepted western hotel grading standards.

Basic hotels and simple accommodation is a no frills option with an adventurous authentic feel.

Standard accommodation equates to a Western 3-star standard, always featuring en-suite rooms and usually a restaurant.

Superior accommodation equates to a Western 4-star standard, featuring en-suite rooms and usually a restaurant and often a swimming pool and/or a fitness centre.

Deluxe accommodation equates to a Western 5-star standard, usually featuring spacious, en-suite rooms, a restaurant, swimming pool and fitness centre and an array of amenities, excellent service and customer care.

Lavish accommodation equates to a Western 5-star plus standard - the creme de la creme. Featuring spacious, en-suite rooms, a restaurant, swimming pool and fitness centre and an array of amenities, this accommodation is a cut above the rest. Sheer opulence!

Tailored To Suit You OTG Independent
Tailored To Suit You

On this range you won’t be joining other travellers, but will be on your own private itinerary. Accommodation, pace of travel and the style of trip is tailored to your individual needs. From pre-priced packages available off the shelf to fully curated tailor-made holidays, this range also includes our selection of one-night stopovers, day-tours and short breaks.

The OTG Independent range gives you all the great service aspects of our Signature range with the flexibility to create a truly unique and bespoke holiday or adventure to a variety of destinations around the world.

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