How to reach Kodaikanal ?
Via Bus (mid range price)
Depends on from where you are coming let's take Chennai. Chennai to Kodaikanal you can get a direct bus but if you are a budget traveller like me then go till Dindigul or Madurai and then take a govt bus from there to Kodaikanal
We started from Chennai around 11:30pm via decent sleeper bus that costs around INR 700(booked on red bus) till Dindigul and then got a bus from Dindigul to Kodaikanal
Via Flight (high price)
Fly till Madurai airport and from there you can get a direct bus to Kodaikanal (any govt bus)
Via Train (best for budget travel and comfortable also)
Travel via train till Dindigul or Madurai and then get a direct bus to Kodaikanal (any govt bus)
Where to stay in Kodaikanal ?
We stayed in Hotel Valley View Inn and I would say do not please book that hotel the staff is not at all helpful and very lazy and also no valley view so I will categorize this section in three parts ₹0-700 price hotels, ₹700-1500 hotels, ₹1500-2500,₹2500 and above
1. ₹0 - 700 price range hotels/hostels in Kodaikanal
Government Hotel Rooms (this one i found in kodaikanal lake)