Welcome to your detailed guide for Kodaikānāl hostels. We share all the juicy information you need to know to discover safe, fun and memorable hostels! All that's left for you to do is choose your favourite hostel in Kodaikānāl, India. Compare prices for Kodaikānāl hostels in one easy click - simple. Add your travel dates and watch as all hostel booking sites, including Hostelworld, Hostelsclub and Booking.com, highlight their best price and room availability during your stay.
Above we list every single hostel there is in the city. Let us take a broader look at what you can expect - and what not. We created this cheatsheet for you to get a more complete picture of the hostel quality in Kodaikānāl, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
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Below you can discover the best hostels to suit every traveller type. All of our recommendations are based on information shared by genuine travellers, the hostels and data that has been calculated from the system. Don't forget to check the ratings and see how these compare with the rates.
Travelling on your own to Kodaikānāl? Fabulous!
Pick a great hostel designed with solo travellers in mind, and you're bound to meet plenty of like-minded people who have also dared to venture to Kodaikānāl alone. Here are the top hostels for solo travellers in Kodaikānāl. We've also highlighted which hostel offers special perks you, as a solo traveller, will love. Each hostel offers great social spaces to meet fellow backpackers and wonderful opportunities for making new friends. You'll soon realise that travelling on your own definitely does not mean travelling alone.
This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Kodaikānāl. To help you make friends with Kodaikānāl before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
Kodaikānāl, Tamil Nadu, India (popularly known as the Princess of Hill stations), welcomes you to the lush hills of Dindgul district; the city has a long history of being a retreat and a famous tourist destination. The name of the city literally means, “The Gift of the Forest” in the Tamil language, and this is exactly what Kodaikānāl is! At an elevation of more than seven thousand feet, this city has a beautiful, monsoon-influenced, subtropical, highland climate with cool temperatures throughout the year. Economical hostels in Kodaikānāl, Tamil Nadu, India, complete the equation to give you a fantastic holiday well within your budget.
Kodaikānāl is known for its rich greenery and wonderfully scenic views. Cyprus, eucalyptus, and acacia are among the big trees that tower over the hilly landscape. There are numerous pear trees that dot the city, which is also widely known for its delicious pears. Kodaikānāl is home to over a dozen beautiful places that beckon tourists from far and wide. Stop off at the pristine Berijam Lake that lies within the forest reserve, or take a stroll through the Chettiar Park and enjoy nature at its very best. For a breathtaking view of the valleys and snow-like clouds that float together to form an ocean beneath you during winder months, visit the Coakers Walk. Located beside the city's bus stand and not far from many of Kodaikānāl, Tamil Nadu, India's hostels, this spot is ideal place to watch the sunset -- with your camera, of course!
Kodaikānāl's Bryant Park is another must-see if you love the changing scenes of nature. Sitting a while in this park will let you enjoy the tall eucalyptus trees gently swaying with the wind, while clouds softly descend and clothe the area before ascending again. Not far away lies the star-shaped Kodai Lake that can be seen from most parts of this city. Take a walk around the lake in the evening for the best-ever walking experience you will have in your life. Be sure, too, to stop off at some of the city's other famous spots such as Echo Point, Green Valley View, Caps Fly, Devil's Kitchen, Silver Cascade, Bear Shola Falls, and the wax museum.
Beautiful natural spots aside, there are numerous activities that you can enjoy at Kodaikānāl. Among these are boating, trekking, cycling, horse riding, balloon shooting, practicing yoga, enjoying a spa, and watching a Tamil movie at one of the local theaters. Shops are aplenty in Kodaikānāl and you can get some of the most delicious homemade chocolates and cheese here. Authentic spices and herbal oils such as eucalyptus oil and pieces of traditional pottery are among these shops' wares.
While not overflowing with accommodations, there are a few good Kodaikānāl, Tamil Nadu, India hostels where you can stay on your visit here. Most of the hostels in Kodaikānāl, Tamil Nadu, India, are neat and comfortable, with affordable prices. Some of these Kodaikānāl, Tamil Nadu, India hostels are located in Colonial areas and are fun places to be. An important tip to keep in mind while visiting is that during the months of April to June, also called the "season," the city sees its peak tourists and prices go up by one hundred percent. Therefore, plan your vacation accordingly and book your Kodaikānāl, Tamil Nadu, India hostels well in advance to enjoy your holiday in this beautiful city.
Written by local enthusiast for Kodaikānāl hostels Joy Barboza
There are plenty of frequently asked questions about hostels in Kodaikānāl. We've collected the most common questions and doubts when it comes to picking your preferred accommodation in Kodaikānāl. The more you know, the better you can plan with confidence and ease, right?
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