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This was during the April month in Mysuru, the summer had begun to take over the pleasant weather after the winter. The scorching sun was making it difficult to go out, the only way to enjoy the best at this time of year was to look for the ‘places to see in summer’ which also sums up in one word as Kodaikanal. Kodaikanal is known for its cold weather throughout the year, a serene lake rests in the heart of this town surrounded with picturesque hills and forests.
I was taking this trip with a few of my very close friends. We booked tickets in Mysuru - Tuticorin Express (16236) in Tatkal quota and we easily got the tickets. Our journey started from Mysuru on a Friday evening, the distance between Mysuru and Kodaikanal Road railway stations is around 576 kms, it took us 12 hrs to reach Kodaikanal Road. Kodaikanal main city is at a distance of 80 kms from Kodaikanal Road railway station. This small place doesn’t have a lot to offer, so we had a delicious South Indian breakfast there and boarded the bus for Kodaikanal city. The first half of this bus journey was mostly in the plains, but then the beautiful hills appeared and just after few minutes the bus started taking turns through the ghats of Kodaikanal. The weather started changing, the cool wind started striking and we started feeling like we've come far away from that hot summer.
We reached Kodaikanal by noon, there were many tour operators nearby bus stand and we booked a taxi for 2 days there. We directly headed to check in to our hotel, we had already booked our rooms in Vedanta Wake Up - Lake hotel. We freshened up and ate some light food near the hotel. Our taxi arrived and we headed to explore the natural beauty of Kodaikanal.