Kodaikanal is a popular hill station in South India.It is present in Dindigul district of Tamil Nadu. I have been to Kodaikanal twice before and visited all the major tourist attractions , so has my husband. So we needed a different itinerary this time.
I was looking for offbeat places around Kodaikkanal. The one that caught my attention was poombarai village and Mannavanur. It was a day trip .So our idea was to drive till Mannavanur and come back.
Kodaikanal is around 175kms from Coimbatore .Road condition is fairly good . It took us about four and half hours to reach Kodaikanal town including a coffee break. When you are planning a drive its always better to reach the hills before it gets sunny . That way drive will be pleasant.
Just when you are about to enter Kodaikanal you can spot the silver lining falls. Didn't have much of water though.
First stop in Kodaikanal was breakfast (obviously !)I would highly recommend Woodlands for breakfast . It was open at early hours. The ghee sambhar idly here is to die for .Its not a cheap place but at least food was worth the money spent. We loaded upon breakfast because I read that there are no good hotels on the way to Mannavanur.So no lunch until we come back to kodaikanal which might be in the late afternoon.