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Best Season:

Sept - May


Summer 20 to 36°C, Winter 8 to 30°C

Best Season / Best time to visit Kodaikanal

Kodaikanal enjoys subtropical climate and the best time to visit is from September to May.
  • Winters (November to January) are very cool with maximum temperature is about 30°C and minimum touches about 8°C. During January, ice formations are seen in night and temperature can drop down to freezing level. This period is good for exploring Kodaikanal tourism places and outdoor trips.
  • Summers (March to May)has the average temperature ranges between 20°C to 34°C . During summer, adventure activities trekking is enjoyable in Kodaikanal.
  • Monsoons (June to September) has average rainfalls in Kodaikanal. Monsoon season is ideal for rain lovers to enjoy the scenic beauty of the place.
The peak season for enjoying sightseeing and other tourist activities are the times between April to June and from September to October. June to August is good time for enjoying the greenery and the scenic beauty of the place. Winter months can be a quite cold but can have enjoyable sighting and ideal for honeymoon trip to Kodaikanal.

Month-wise Kodaikanal Weather

Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun Jul Aug Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
July is not the best month to visit Kodaikanal.
Weather: Rainy
Rainy season continues, frequent heavy rainfalls lower the temperature and makes the climate pleasantly cool. Though it is not a preferable time for sightseeing or other tourist activities but for rain lovers it's a perfect time to enjoy the scenic beauty of hills. There is also discounts on hotels/resorts and tour packages during monsoon.
Month Climate Details
Jan
Moderately Cold
January offers a very pleasant ambiance; days are warm and nights are cool. It is one of the best seasons for tourists to take up tour packages for Kodaikanal and enjoying everything the place has to offer. A perfect month for sightseeing and indulging in all types of tourist activities.
Feb
Pleasant
Beautiful sunny days with temperate climate, generally days are warm but mornings and evenings are pleasantly cool. It is a very good time to explore this beautiful hill station. Sightseeing and outdoor trips can be best enjoyed during this period.
Mar
Pleasant
March offers moderate climate, days are warm and sunny most of the time but nights are extremely pleasant. This period is ideal for sightseeing and getting indulged in outdoor activities/trips.
Apr
Moderately Hot
Summer month, but in comparison to the other places in Tamil Nadu, Kodaikanal offers an extremely pleasant ambiance. The climate is temperate making it ideal for tourist visits. Tourists can indulge in sightseeing and other outdoor vacations. The period is also enjoyable for adventure activities like trekking and camping.
May
Moderately Hot
Summer season continues, and the climate is mild warm in May making it suitable for tourist visits. Warm sunny days followed by pleasantly cool nights. The cool breeze makes the atmosphere comfortable for sighting attractions and indulging in adventurous activities like trekking and camping. Flower show, boat show are also held in this month.
Jun
Moderately Hot
Monsoon appears in this month, occasional rain shower makes the climate very pleasant, gives the required coolness to the atmosphere. Ideal time for rain lovers to enjoy the scenic beauty of hills but not perfect time for outdoor activities. Generally during monsoon, the rates of South India holiday packages and hotels are also comparatively lower than peak season.
Jul
Rainy
Rainy season continues, frequent heavy rainfalls lower the temperature and makes the climate pleasantly cool. Though it is not a preferable time for sightseeing or other tourist activities but for rain lovers it's a perfect time to enjoy the scenic beauty of hills. There is also discounts on hotels/resorts and tour packages during monsoon.
Aug
Rainy
Monsoon lasts till this month, rainfall occurs frequently. The climate is pleasantly cold in these days with delightful rainy and windy atmosphere. The place get less crowd and this period is recommended to those people seeking solitary time and who enjoy rains. One can get discounts on Kodaikanal packages and hotels/resorts.
Sep
Pleasant
Post monsoon period, the hill station becomes more picturesque with fresh greenery. Tourists starts coming from this month. The comfortable weather in this time makes the place ideal for sightseeing and other tourist activities. Sometime post monsoon shower hits the place.
Oct
Pleasant
October offers a fresh, delightful ambiance; clear sky appears most of the time. The cool breeze and the occasional shower make the climate extremely pleasant. It is an ideal time for sighting, visiting lakes, boat rides and other activities.
Nov
Rainy
Extremely pleasant climate with northeast monsoon shower. Sometimes heavy rainfall occurs in these days and makes the atmosphere chilled. Outdoor expeditions can be a bit uncomfortable due to rains. But for rain lovers it's an enjoyable period as the place becomes very scenic and beautiful in rains. Make sure you pack some light woolen clothes.
Dec
Very Cold, Foggy
Peak tourists season - specially the last week of December. The weather becomes a bit cold & foggy with intermittent rain shower. It would be the best time for those who want to enjoy the chillness & fog in Kodai. In fact, a great month for booking package for honeymoon in Kodaikanal. The period is ideal for all types of tourist activities and don't forget to pack some warm clothes.

Events & Festivals in Kodaikanal

  • Summer festivals with many cultural programs, flower shows and fruit shows, boat races, and adventure sports are very attractive and many tourists visit here during this festival season.
Comments (27) Reviews (9)
i like kodaikanal
Posted by Name 1 year, 23 days ago
We are planning to visit Kodaikanal in July-August timeframe. Can anyone tell us how would be the weather there. Is it a good time to go?

July august is the ideal time for travel to kodaikanal. After 3.00pm it will start raining in kodaikanal. It is the ideal time to travel. Min 5 degree and Max 15 Degree climate.
Posted by b sreeram 1 year, 25 days ago
We are planning to visit Kodaikanal in July-August timeframe. Can anyone tell us how would be the weather there. Is it a good time to go?
Posted by Jini 1 year, 2 months ago
kodaikanal photos is the best place to visit in india waterfall and hills is amazing
Posted by sridurga 1 year, 2 months ago
fantastic landscape..i love kodai hills......
Posted by anilkumar 1 year, 6 months ago
going to enjoy in kodaikanal with my friends.......hope it will be unforgattable in my life time
Posted by SETHURAM 2 year, 20 days ago
i like kodaikanal very much.
Posted by latha 2 year, 37 days ago
summer vacation spent very charming. i like verymuch
Posted by narayanamoorthy 2 year, 2 months ago

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