Well well well the new year's round the corner and everybody's planning for their party bash with booze, loud music and dance. But but what if I said you there another way of enjoying the new year's, maybe not so amazing but still giving you the me time with beautiful scenery and friends.....
Planning for a new year without booze and music may seem difficult but if you plan for a good destination then everything falls into the picture similar to applying melted butter on bread.
My new year plan started with searching for that perfect destination that would have been the closest to me from Banglore. There were a variety of options like Manglore, Ooty, Mysore, Hyderabad and many more but scrolling through the images of Kodaikanal it was like this is the perfect destination to be explored, it's the winter season and is there a place better than hills to enjoy the chill..
Before you travel to a new place you need to plan and the same we had to do. So it started with researching on the type of weather we were about to experience, so after a bit of research I found that the temperature in the month of December in Kodaikanal ranges between a minimum of 6 degrees to a maximum of 16 degrees. Instantly I had to look for my winter clothing and my boots. Next came the question how would I explore Kodaikanal, well for that there are taxis available all around Kodaikanal but I would suggest to rent a vehicle and use it as per your convenience. I rented a Royal Enfield Himalayan that cost me 4.7k for a total of three days. Finally, for the stay I looked for a decent hotel that would provide me the basic amenities and there was Hotel JC Grand (Don't go by the name), a pretty decent hotel with good rooms and polite staff. Finally, I had to reach Kodaikanal to begin my trip.
Travelling to Kodaikanal
I was traveling from Banglore so this may not be applicable to all.
There are two options to reach Kodaikanal, either you can take a train to Kodai Road Station and then take a taxi to Kodaikanal or you take a bus from Banglore and reach Kodaikanal directly. If you like views then bus is a good option. On the way you'll see a lot of waterfalls.