Going to Kodaikanal for a long weekend? Here is the list of best resorts for you!
Kodaikanal, ‘The princess of Hill Stations’, is considered one of the best relaxing destinations for travellers who wish to take a quick break from the daily hustle and bustle of life. Located in Tamil Nadu, on the Palani Hills (in Western Ghats), Kodaikanal is the only hill station in country which was developed by Americans in 1845 during the British Rule in India.
Kodaikanal, which means ‘The Gift of Forest’, is loved for a host of cascading waterfalls, wooded slopes, and serene views of lush green surroundings. This mesmerizing destination is best known for the Silver falls, Kurinji Andavar Temple, Kodaikanal Solar Observatory, Dolphin Nose, Green Valley, Perumal Peak, and many more. Other widely known, but unique attraction includes star-shaped scintillating man-made Kodai Lake and elusive purple blue Kurinji flower (which blooms once-in-12-year). All these and much more makes Kodaikanal prevalently the top-most choice for tourists who seek-out a nippy retreat on long weekends.
Before you plan to book resorts in Kodaikanal, let’s take a look at few of the best for an easy choice.
- Sterling Hotels Valley View
Sterling Hotels Valley View resort is a stunningly designed property structured like a ship. Various uniquely designed blocks at the site are truly a treat to eyes, with accommodation area designed like a leaf, and the business spot giving a glimpse of the lotus flower. This 7 acres site is situated on a sloping hillside and has various comfortable staying options for weekends, including studio apartments, one and two bedroom apartments, along with 44 guest rooms with every room having an eye-catching view of the open grounds and the lush green scenery around.
Amenities: Library, Internet Café, Travel Desk, Spa, among others
Accessibility: Kodai road – 80 km, Madurai – 110 km, Madurai Airport – 125 km
- Fern Creek
Fern Creek Resorts is located miles away from the noisy urban living on scenic Palani Hills in Kodaikanal. The site is a good staying option for those who wish to relax close to the nature and feel rejuvenated on their planned weekends. The gardens at the site have abundance of gorgeous trees and flowers, including eucalyptus, lily flowers, and pinewood, which make tourists feel contented; along with luxurious Swiss Tents spread across 1.5 acres of the resort.
Amenities: Multi Cuisine Café, Camp Fire, Gazebo Garden, Spa, and more
Accessibility: Madurai – 115 km, Madurai Airport – 130 km
- United 21 Resort
Built at about 2.5 km from Kodai Lake, United 21 is one of the finest resorts in Kodaikanal. This elegantly designed Three Star property is perfect for short planned vacations away from stressed and monotonous lifestyle. The resort comprises about 30 spacious and well-dressed deluxe / standard category rooms, family / honeymoon suites with world-class amenities, ensuring a comfortable and homely stay.
Amenities: Indoor Games, Lounge, Conference and Banquet Halls, and others
Accessibility: Kodai Road – 87 km, Dindigul – 105 km, Madurai Airport – 130 km
- Woodlands Resort
The Woodlands Resort is the perfect option for travellers who desire for peaceful staying engagements. This 87 years old site still stands for high standards in luxury, gourmet, and accommodation options. The resort spreads across 10 acres, and includes beautifully designed landscaped garden area, along with comfortable interiors, and numerous room-arrangements varying from 450 sq. ft. to sprawling 1250 sq. ft. suites, which are large enough to accommodate six adults. The resort let the occupants indulge in various adventurous pursuits, including trekking, camping, boating, etc.
Amenities: Nature Walk, Indoor / Outdoor Games, Camp Fire, Library, and others
Accessibility: Kodai Road – 85 km, Madurai – 102 km, Madurai Airport – 128 km
- Club Mahindra
Stunningly structured as colonial English Villas, Club Mahindra Resorts in Kodaikanal is nestled across 5 acres of verdant greenery and is surrounded by mountains. The site is built right in the midst of mesmerising valleys and green-rocky landscapes. Offered accommodation at the resort includes top notch luxury features along with all the desired amenities. The elegant wooden interiors and beautiful arrangements of the rooms guarantee a fantastic mélange of modern comforts, amidst British architecture. Overall the property is perfect for tourists who wish to enjoy the nature peacefully and revive their souls during their planned weekends.
Amenities: Fun Zone, Gym, Spa, Beauty Salon, Banquet Halls, and others
Accessibility: Kodai Road – 80 km, Madurai – 120 km, Madurai Airport – 140 km
Kodaikanal is one of the most popular destinations in India for people seeking relaxation, especially on long weekends. The place stands true to its name with distinctive versions of green surroundings, beautiful rocks formations, enchanting waterfalls, spiraling Ghats, and more. With the ease of transport and better connectivity to major cities, it is time to plan and book resorts in Kodaikanal and seek the peace and tranquility this place has to offer.