Top things to do / best places to see / great farms or hotels or resorts or camps in Kodaikanal that are offbeat and stunning

Suitable for : Private leisure / Experiential travel for a group of Friends/Family/Corporate

What to expect: 

A scenic outing with your loved ones to escape the summer heat. Explore the hidden gems of Kodaikanal with KeyTerns.

Why Kodaikanal?

At 2000 meters above sea level & nicknamed “Princess of Hill Stations”, Kodaikanal enjoys cool, pleasant climate that makes you forget your summer worries. With a perfect blend of touristy & offbeat locations, lush grasslands & splendid forest cover, this town has something for every traveller to replenish their soul with.

Best Time to visit during Summer: April - May, perfect to escape the summer heat.

How can KeyTerns help you in Kodaikanal ?

A. Niche Experiences with KeyTerns

B. Stay alone (Luxury Resorts or Unique Stays or Budget Group Stays)

C. Private / Shared / Hosted Packages

Details can be seen below. 

A. Niche Experiences with KeyTerns:

We at KeyTerns focus on providing you the best experiences that Kodaikanal has to offer.

Since Kodaikanal has a diverse geography that includes pristine lakes, lush grasslands, dense forest, deep valleys, many waterfalls, tall pine forests, quaint villages, scenic walks & numerable view points, we have specifically designed 4 trips so that you don't miss out on anything.

  • Off road adventure trips

    • Puliyoor Ghat Section on a Jeep Safari- Dolmens Trek into the wild lands- Kukkal Village Walk- Night Jeep Safari

  • Forest trip

    • Silent Valley view- Fire tower- Cap’s fly valley- Berijam lake- Mathi Kettam Sola

  • Village trip

    • Gundar Falls- Gundar Falls Pine Forest- Palani Hills view- Mahalakshmi Temple- Poombarai Village trip including Murugan temple, Mannavanur Sheep farm & Lake

  • Valley trip

    • Coaker’s Walk- Upper Lake view- Pambar Falls- Green Valley View- Golf Course- Pillar Rocks- Devil’s Kitchen- Pine Forest- Moier Point- Bryant Park

  • Unique Stay options coupled with Experiences detailed below

B. Stay Options:

Glamping is one experience that must be on everyone’s bucket list & Kodaikanal offers the best of the lot with its unparalleled views. It’s the most sought after experience by travellers & often runs on pre booking services. Contact us to book your Glamping stay now.

1. Kodaikanal Vilpatti Dome Tent - 

Perfect place to celebrate special moments & explore the hidden gems of Kodaikanal with their Jeep Safari options

2. Kodaikanal Poombarai Glamping

First & the best luxury glamping option in India, with an infinite valley view on one side & cascading waterfalls on the other. Outdoor jacuzzi & hammock that comes with the premium options is just the cherry on top for choosing this extravagance.

Offbeat stay options at kodai foothills:

22Km from Kodai lake, at the heart of Elephant Valley lies this 4 acres of  unexplored dimension of nature. This place is perfect for Birding/ Trekking/ Forest walk with its wide variety of flora & fauna.

Nestled in Palani hills at Periyur amidst sylvan & serene surroundings, this resort is in the middle of a coffee estate 1200 meters above sea level. Many activities are offered that vary with the seasons in this biodiversity hotspot.

An ideal place for relaxing & unwinding in nature, this all inclusive hotel near Thandikudi is home to cultivation of orange, pepper, banana, avocado, jackfruit, silver oak & silk cotton trees. Breathe in clean air with a whiff of fresh lemon grass at 1200 meters above sea level.

  • Kodai Vel Farm Resort

This picturesque location in Thandikudi, surrounded by hills is perfect for group outing with a lot of indoor & outdoor activities. Avoid the monsoon season when nature takes a break to rejuvenate itself.

If you are bored of Kodaikanal & are on the lookout for an offbeat location to escape into nature, Sirumalai has some good resorts to quench your travel thirst. 

This campsite is 20 km from Kodai lake, at 1200 meter above sea level, nestled in the shola forest range. This is a stretch of pure wilderness with access to a private waterfall & offers a splendid view of sunrise. They also have cottages, tree house & serve inhouse food. 

  • Budget Stay available with group/private packages. Contact now to know more.

C. Packages:

Why choose KeyTerns?

  • Get instant answers to your travel related queries. 

  • For permits, trouble free booking, transport arrangement & safe, hassle free vacation.

  • To get excellent deals with our value added experiences.

In addition to private/shared groups, we have also been providing safe travel experiences to Female travelers who want to explore the World.


To get availability / queries / booking, kindly submit https://www.keyterns.in/requirements. We will get back in 24 hours.

For any urgency, Call +917550042234 / +916369885295       email : keyterns@gmail.com

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Kodaikanal Vilpatti Geodesic Glamping Dome Tent - Tour
  • South India
  • 23 Hours

Kodaikanal Vilpatti Geodesic Glamping Dome Tent

₹ 2,800

Vilpatti Dome Stay - More photos  Rs.5600 per dome per night for upto 2 persons on weekdays. (Mon-Fri) with veg breakfast & taxes Rs.7280 per dome per night for upto 2 persons on weekends. (Sat &Sun) with veg breakfast & taxes Rs.1300 per extra bed (All Days) with veg breakfast & taxes To get availability / queries / booking, kindly submit this simple form. We will get back in 24 hours. For any urgency, please message us on WhatsApp Notes Stay is complimentary for kids upto 8 years. Food will be at actual Amenities include Wi-Fi, 24 Hrs Hot Water, Room Heater, Kettle Lunch / Dinner meal can be ordered as per menu. Per meal costs approximately Rs.250 to Rs.300 per person Other Experiences at Vilpatti Dome Stay Place Rs. 800 for Bonfire Rs.750 Per night for a Mini Candle light setup / surprise (For Birthdays / Anniversaries / Candle light setup for dinner), INCLUDES Room decor, inside dome tent table decor and outside dome tent table decor EXCLUDES Food. Rs.2000 Per night for an Grand Candle light setup / surprise (For Birthdays / Anniversaries / Candle light setup for dinner),  INCLUDES Room decor, Path decor with balloons, inside dome tent table decor and outside dome tent table decor  EXCLUDES Food and Outdoor Serial bulbs (sample is seen in the below photo) would cost Rs.1000​ Custom Decor (For Birthdays / Anniversaries / Candle light setup for dinner) - please ask us for quote​ Kodai Experiences  Book your Exciting Experiences / Activities wherever you stay in Kodaikanal. Some are given below. Puliyoor Jeep Ride, starts from Rs.750 Per Person for 2 pax and Rs.650 Per Person for 3 pax and above. ​Anjuveedu waterfalls - Rs.1000 p/p for 5 pax and above, else 1500 p/p    Vadakaunji, waterfalls - starts from Rs.2750 per person   Birding - starts from Rs.900 Per Person PC: Moulie

Kodaikanal - Glamping Geodesic Dome / Igloo /  Bubble / Smart Pod Stays or Tents - Tour
  • South India
  • 1 Night 2 Days

Kodaikanal - Glamping Geodesic Dome / Igloo / Bubble / Smart Pod Stays or Tents

₹ 2,800

Dome Stays or Tents are popular. We have listed the best dome stays in Kodaikanal and Chikmagalur as below.  Kodaikanal Poombarai Dome To get availability / queries / booking, kindly submit this simple form. We will get back in 24 hours. For any urgency, please message us on WhatsApp  Poombarai Dome not available? Thats fine. Try neighbouring Kodaikanal Smart Pod Voice Automation Stay with the same stunning valley & waterfalls view. - Stay here once to experience new world of technology stay. To get availability / queries / booking, kindly submit this simple form. We will get back in 24 hours. For any urgency, please message us on WhatsApp.  Kodaikanal Vilpatti Dome    To get availability / queries / booking, kindly submit this simple form. We will get back in 24 hours. For any urgency, please message us on WhatsApp Kodaikanal Experiences / Activities We provide Offroad Jeep Safari to see hidden waterfalls and streams, Honey Safari, Tribal Village visit to listen to tribal music, Private Waterfalls Farm visit, Birding and much more. Pick up can be done anywhere in Kodaikanal.  Book your Exciting Experiences / Activities wherever you stay in Kodaikanal. We have exotic experiences for you as you can in Kodai Experiences page. To get availability / queries / booking, kindly submit this simple form. We will get back in 24 hours. For any urgency, please message us on WhatsApp Chikmagalur Dome Tent, A Frame and Vintage House To get availability / queries / booking, kindly submit this simple form. We will get back in 24 hours. For any urgency, please message us on WhatsApp  Still not finding unique stays in Kodaikanal. Check our other Kodaikanal Unique Stays Check our Unique Stays collection across India Need customized travel packages as per your needs?  To get availability / queries / booking, kindly submit this simple form. We will get back in 24 hours. For any urgency, please message us on WhatsApp Luxeglamp and Xacro are offering great Kodaikanal glamping geodesic dome tents or bubble tents or igloo tents or transparent tents.        

Kodaikanal Day''s Trip To Waterfalls Farmhouse - Tour
  • South India
  • 7 Hours

Kodaikanal Day''s Trip To Waterfalls Farmhouse

₹ 800

  Are you planning to stay in Kodaikanal but want to visit a private waterfalls farm? Here is the choice.    There is a farm in Perumal Hills that adjoins Kodaikanal Wildlife sanctuary, far from built-up habitats with only the echoes of c. 5000 yr-old dolmen circle belonging to a lost civilization whose remains survive amidst the beauty of Mother Nature. The farm is hosting eco-campers in South India and is situated at about 4000 ft above sea level in the Western Ghats mountain range. Camp covers about 200 acres, and are surrounded by forest where elephants, Indian gaur, deer, colourful birds, and other wildlife exist. Is this not a perfect place for you to do a day's trip? But read instructions below to see if this suits you. Why should you do this day's trip to Waterfalls Farmhouse? To experience the huge 200 acres farmhouse To access private waterfalls, get drenched, take photos and to take a dip in the pool  To feel great after the experience  Read Special Instructions before booking Farm is located 20 km from Kodaikanal lake. 400 meters uphill trek is required from the road. It may take 15 mins or more. Recommended for youngsters or fit ones. Rainy days may make it difficult to walk with gravel soil. Vehicle needs to be parked on the road side. If you are worried about the vehicle, you can discuss with property before booking. Farm is eco friendly which runs on solar power. Generator is switched on only when it is needed. Food will be basic, cooked by farm cooks. Trekking inside the farm or to the waterfalls can be done by guests with the direction guidance from the Farm team. ​PRICE Rs.800 Per Person INCLUDES day time trip to the farm, access to the waterfalls and a farm lunch EXCLUDES any transport up the farm, any guide assistance and anything else.  Notes - Refund policy - Non-refundable / date not changeable in case of cancelling weekend / long weekend or holidays bookings (Friday, Saturday & Sunday Check in) within 7 days prior to the date of check in and 95% refundable or free date changeable in case of weekday cancellation one day prior to the date of check in. Non-refundable / date not changeable in case of cancelling weekday booking on the da

Kodaikanal Smart Pod and Wooden Cabin with Stunning Valley & Waterfalls View - Tour
  • 1 Night 2 Days

Kodaikanal Smart Pod and Wooden Cabin with Stunning Valley & Waterfalls View

₹ 2,800

Nestled in the quaint little hamlet of Poombarai, Kodaikanal, this smart pod is a unique stay experience that comes with a spectacular view. What makes it Unique? The Smart pod comes with a giant glass panel that allows you to experience the magnificence of the infinite valley spreading out from the pod. Let the lush green carpet of nature & bright lit sky welcome your mornings with positive vibes & tranquility! A warm bed coffee coupled with the valley view is a surreal experience that cannot be put into words.  Another highlight of the property is the detached private garden restroom. It comes with a separate shower room & lavatory room & a couple washbasin facing a spectacular view! Smart Amenities The smart features with voice control for lights, curtains, music, exhaust truly take comfort to the next level. Why leave the bed & the view when you can get everything done with Alexa! The private dining area comes equipped with Fire pit Webber kettle original barbecue stand (firewood / bbq with extra charge)​ Price Wooden Cabin / Smart Pod per night for 2 adults - stay only - Rs.5600 Notes Location- Kodaikanal , Poombarai village with waterfall view Food is available on order from nearby restaurants . Check in : 3 pm  Checkout : 11 am Note: As the property is located on a mountain slope, navigation through this property requires climbing up and down many steps at a time.If this a concern for any reason such as health, disability  etc this property may not be ideal for your stay. Being cautious of the terrain and staying a few feet away from any steep areas is imperative to avoid accidents. India's First Smart Pod or Amazon Alexa used stay or voice automationed resort with Spectacular Valley View at Poombarai in Kodaikanal by tehyca. It has private detached landscaped open washrooms facing the valley. To get availability / queries / booking, kindly submit this simple form. We will get back in 24 hours. For any urgency, please message us on WhatsApp PC - Moulie and TeHyCa.

Kodaikanal Poombarai Glamping Dome Tent - Tour
  • Kodaikanal
  • 1 Night 2 Days

Kodaikanal Poombarai Glamping Dome Tent

₹ 5,000

Kodaikanal - Poombarai Dome Tent PRICE: Premium - Rs.12000, Deluxe Rs.10000  INCLUDES Stay, and Breakfast for 2 adults. EXCLUDES 18% taxes. Extra person cost is Rs.3000 per person plus 18% GST for 10 years and above   To get availability / queries / booking, kindly submit this simple form. We will get back in 24 hours. For any urgency, please message us on WhatsApp Poombarai Dome not available? Thats fine. Try neighbouring Kodaikanal Smart Pod Voice Automation Stay with the same stunning valley & waterfalls view. - Stay here once to experience new world of technology stay. To get availability / queries / booking, kindly submit this simple form. We will get back in 24 hours. For any urgency, please message us on WhatsApp Kodaikanal Experiences / Activities We provide Offroad Jeep Safari to see hidden waterfalls and streams, Honey Safari, Tribal Village visit to listen to tribal music, Private Waterfalls Farm visit, Birding and much more. Pick up can be done anywhere in Kodaikanal.  Book your Exciting Experiences / Activities wherever you stay in Kodaikanal. We have exotic experiences for you as you can in Kodai Experiences page. To get availability / queries / booking, kindly submit this simple form. We will get back in 24 hours. For any urgency, please message us on WhatsApp Still not finding unique stays in Kodaikanal. Check our other Kodaikanal Unique Stays Check our Unique Stays collection across India Need customized travel packages as per your needs?  To get availability / queries / booking, kindly submit this simple form. We will get back in 24 hours. For any urgency, please message us on WhatsApp Luxeglamp is offering great Kodaikanal glamping geodesic dome tent or bubble tent or igloo tent or transparent tent.      

Kodaikanal / Dindigul Offbeat Fruitbeans Farm - Tour
  • South India
  • 1 Night 2 Days

Kodaikanal / Dindigul Offbeat Fruitbeans Farm

₹ 2,755

The fruitsnbeans mountain resort is a nature inspired, simple yet sublime plantation hideaway. The resort comprises of six comfortable rooms with spacious bathrooms. Long verandahs and separate sit outs add to the charm here. The dining hall is a bridge across the stream. For people who like their meals with a generous dollop of ambience, this place will rank high. Fruitsnbeans mountain resort is an ideal getaway for adventure seekers avid birders lepidopterists odonate watchers keen wildlifers all embracing nature lovers those who want to indulge in the zen of doing nothing in very salubrious environs those who relish the ineffable allure of simplicity If you can relate to any of the above – WELCOME to our resort for that special exotic holiday. FYI : There is no room service. There are no TVs anywhere. Food and accommodation will be provided to drivers at nominal cost. Activities The resort hosts a range of activities in accordance with the seasons. Rock Pool: We have a natural rock pool. Play ground for children: We have an awesome play area for Children. Plantation walk: a walking tour around the estate can be quite an eye opener. Rock climbing: we have the perfect challenge for the novice mountaineer. Idling: The gazebo by the river is a real cool place for that, a tall cocktail (made with the fruits of the season) to keep you company would make it ideal. Camp fire: Late evenings can get chilly, it’s also the time to spot fireflies. Our lounge: has a billiard table and a very small library. The Birds: More than 120 varieties of birds have been identified here. The state bird of Tamil Nadu - The Emerald Dove, can be spotted here. 25 varieties of butterflies and counting. The Southern Birdwing and The Blue Mormon, the largest two butterflies in India, can be seen here. By the river, we get more than our share of dragon and damsel flies. We have yet to learn the names of these beautiful little creatures. The Bees: Every year, the coffee and orange blossom attracts a dozen or more colonies of the Indian Rock Bees (apis dorsata) to the estate. They build their huge hives on our Albizia trees in march, raise a new generation and fly away by july. We know not where they come from, nor where they go. Wild Life: Gaur, barking deer, giant grizzled squirrel, palm civet and wild boars are frequently sighted. A Spotted Linsang (prionodon pardicolor) accidently fell into the siphon tank in the estate, making us aware that they lived here. Panther, mouse deer, wild dogs and jungle cat make for rare sightings. The tourist hill station of Kodaikanal is 60 km away, the temple city of Madurai is 100 km away. Day trips can be arranged to either / both places. If needed, you can use the resort car and driver. PRICE Single – Rs 5,000 + Rs 575 GST Double – Rs 7,000 + Rs 805 GST Group Bookings – Rs 2,500 + Rs 255 GST per person (4 Persons to a Room) Inclusive of all meals, coffee/tea and taxes. Check out time – 10 AM Extra person - Age 5-10 Years:- Rs 2,000 + Rs 200 GST 10 Years and above:- Rs 2,500 + Rs 255 GST Children below 5 years will not be charged.

Kodaikanal Thandikudi Farm Villa - Tour
  • South India
  • 1 Night 2 Days

Kodaikanal Thandikudi Farm Villa

₹ 6,000

A lush green coffee estate and a home to orange, pepper, banana, avocado, jackfruit and pomegranate groves. Dotted with innumerable pretty flowers all along, beautiful silver oak and silk cotton trees lines the scenery.​ The smell of lemon grass and pepper enchants the air around. Located at an altitude of 1200 m above sea level and having a pleasant 23 degree weather all through the year and bordering the foot of the Kodikanal, Thandikudi is a bliss. PRICE Deluxe Double Room - 2 beds, 2 PAX - Rs.9520 INCLUDES Stay, 3 meals and taxes.  The Deluxe room is spacious and offer double bed accommodations. Tranquil Nest has 1 Deluxe Room which is well furnished, have clean shower room and stocked with essential amenities. All Tariff includes – 3 Buffet Meals Children below – 6 (years old) free USP – Live with natures tranquility Set menu buffet meals will be served in the restaurant only The above rates are exclusive of taxes Check out time: 24 Hrs Extra person cost is Rs.4200 Per Person Per Night. Standard Double Room - 2 queen beds, 2 PAX - Rs.8400 INCLUDES Stay, 3 meals and taxes.  Largest and the most spacious of all the rooms in the resort, the suites are tastefully designed and are well furnished with clean bath rooms. The suites can accommodate 3 guests. The suite has an attached Gazebo overlooking the valley and offers a 360º panoramic view of the resort. All Tariff includes – 3 Buffet Meals Children below – 6 (years old) free USP – Live with natures tranquility Set menu buffet meals will be served in the restaurant only The above rates are exclusive of taxes Check out time: 24 Hrs Extra person cost is Rs.4200 Per Person Per Night.  

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