Kodaikanal enjoys subtropical climate and the best time to visit Kodaikanal is from September to May.

  • Winters (November to January) are very cool with the maximum temperature reaching 30°C and the minimum touching 8°C. During January, ice formations are seen during the night and the temperature can drop to freezing levels. This period is good for Kodaikanal tourism.
  • Summers (March to May) has an average temperature range between 20°C and 34°C. During summer, adventure activities such as trekking is a huge attraction in Kodaikanal.
  • Monsoons (June to September) has the highest amount of rainfall in Kodaikanal.

The peak season for sightseeing and other tourist activities in Kodaikanal is between April to June and from September to October. June to August is a good time to enjoy the greenery and the scenic beauty of this place. Winter months can be quite cold but can enjoyable for sightseeing and is ideal for honeymoon trips to Kodaikanal.


Events & Festivals in Kodaikanal

It is worth scheduling a visit to Kodaikanal during one of their fairs or festivals that are held on a grand scale as the city is the most colourful and liveliest at this time. Be prepared for throngs of tourists, both local and foreigners, during this time.

  • Summer Festival has many cultural programs, flower shows, fruit shows, boat races, and adventure sports which are very attractive and many tourists visit Kodaikanal during this festive season.


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