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Year-Round Weather Analytics Of Kodai

Where Mist and Trees Fall in Love

Kodaikanal

Kodaikanal is a lovely hill station that welcomes visitors from all over for a pleasant vacation. The hill station’s charisma is obvious in its famed moniker, “Princess of Hills”. The hill station provides travelers with a comprehensive trip package that includes daring trekking routes, temples, museums, caverns, breathtaking waterfalls, parks, and lakes. 

The hill station is also well accessible by numerous modes of travel, including roads, railroads, and airways. The wonderful climate in Kodaikanal adds to its allure. Kodai weather is often good, providing a relaxing environment to spend a few memorable days with your loved ones. 

In this blog, we’ve indexed seasons in Kodai along with metrics to aid you in choosing the right time for a hilly vacation and to smoothen your Kodai travel booking. 

January 

Kodaikanal offers pleasant temperature combinations in the months of winter, especially in January. Evenings tend to be chilly so make sure to carry layered woolens and warm clothing. It’s a delightful time to be outside. If you’re planning a trip to Kodaikanal in January, you mustn’t leave without witnessing the Pongal celebration. 

Average Temperature in Kodaikanal

High: 28.1°C

Low: 16.3°C

Average Humidity & Rainfall in Kodaikanal

Humidity: 71%

Rainfall: 12mm 

February

February is a slightly more convenient visiting time for people who do not possess a high tolerance for cold temperatures. Kodaikanal gets a lot of tourist traffic in the summer months, hence planning a trip in the winter months pans out to be more economical as hotels charge season fares that are 20-30% higher than during the off-season months- October to February.

Average Temperature in Kodaikanal

High: 30.4°C

Low: 17.2°C

Average Humidity & Rainfall in Kodaikanal

Humidity: 61%

Rainfall: 18mm 

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Poombarai Village, Kodaikanal

March

It’s a fantastic time to visit Kodaikanal because it’s the beginning of spring, which means the weather will be amiable. And if everything goes well, you might be able to glimpse the mountains and landscapes, though capturing pictures and viewing mountains may be tough owing to the clouds.

Average Temperature in Kodaikanal

High: 32.8°C

Low: 20.3°C

Average Humidity & Rainfall in Kodaikanal

Humidity: 55%

Rainfall: 34mm 

April

Summers in Kodaikanal are beautiful. Trekking, cycling, boating, sightseeing, and summer festivals are all available during this season. Berijam Lake, Coakers Walk, Chettiar Park, Kurinjiandavar Temple, and many other attractions in Kodaikanal are popular tourist destinations.

Average Temperature in Kodaikanal

High: 34.8°C

Low: 23°C

Average Humidity & Rainfall in Kodaikanal

Humidity: 55%

Rainfall: 63mm 

May 

Although it is not advisable to tour South India during the peak summer month such as May, there are still a couple of hill stations that can offer you shelter from the scorching heat. Kodaikanal, Ooty and Coorg are some of them. These sites will feel like heaven in the searing heat of May, and you will be able to enjoy a lot more in the cooler weather and make tonnes of memories.

Average Temperature in Kodaikanal

High: 34.6°C

Low:  24.2°C

Average Humidity & Rainfall in Kodaikanal

Humidity: 58% 

Rainfall: 80mm 

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Pillar Rocks Road, Kodaikanal

June

The period of June is also referred to as the early monsoon and it’s a splendid time to make a trip to Kodaikanal. The ambiance is something else! Families, Nature Buffs, and Adrenaline Junkies, all venture out of their homes and explore Kodaikanal during this time. 

Average Temperature in Kodaikanal

High: 32.1°C

Low:  23.5°C

Average Humidity & Rainfall in Kodaikanal

Humidity: 62% 

Rainfall: 68mm 

July

In Kodaikanal, the monsoon (which usually arrives in July) will be extremely enjoyable, however, it will be a very wet season. During the monsoon, the visual grandeur of Kodaikanal is amplified, and the overall experience is wonderfully invigorating. The rains turn the hills into lush green slopes, making your vacation a breathtakingly beautiful experience.

Average Temperature in Kodaikanal

High: 31.8°C

Low:  23.6°C

Average Humidity & Rainfall in Kodaikanal

Humidity: 62%

Rainfall: 72mm 

August

In August, the weather will be cool, although there will be some rain. If you prefer rainy days, you’ll love it. The best part is that August is off-season, which means better deals and fewer crowds at the attractions. Natural vegetation would be abundant, and places like Mannavanur, as well as the exotic Kodai flora, would be gorgeous.

Average Temperature in Kodaikanal

High: 31.6°C

Low:  23.5°C

Average Humidity & Rainfall in Kodaikanal

Humidity: 63%

Rainfall: 79mm 

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September

The monsoon season, which lasts mostly from July through August, can be challenging. However, it is during this time that the beauty of rain and fresh air is best appreciated. September is an excellent month to visit because it rarely rains and the weather is perfect for touring. In fact, September is the peak season of Kodaikanal.

Average Temperature in Kodaikanal

High: 31.6°C

Low:  22.9°C

Average Humidity & Rainfall in Kodaikanal

Humidity: 64%

Rainfall: 67mm

October

October makes for the best month to visit Kodaikanal. Here’s why: It’s the end of monsoon season, therefore, making it less wet and troublesome to wander around in. Secondly, it also kickstarts the winter season, the most pleasant period to make a trip to Kodaikanal in. Renting & riding a motorbike around the city is one way to make your voyage more exciting. 

Average Temperature in Kodaikanal

High: 30.1°C

Low:  21.3°C

Average Humidity & Rainfall in Kodaikanal

Humidity:71%

Rainfall: 216mm

November

September and November are ideal months to go to Kodaikanal because one can easily get cottages at a minimal price, due to it being off-season. A relaxed stay always makes the vacation more pleasurable. Climate is comparatively more chilly and it rains frequently, carpeting the lush greens in dew and enveloping the hilly tops in clouds of mist. Kodaikanal’s scenic beauty is at its peak in the month of November. 

Average Temperature in Kodaikanal

High: 28°C

Low:  19.3°C

Average Humidity & Rainfall in Kodaikanal

Humidity: 78%

Rainfall: 145mm

December

In December, especially around Coaker’s Walk or near the Observatory in Kodaikanal you can enjoy a spectacular view of the clear night sky and revel in stargazing like never before. The chilly nights make for a perfect bonfire occasion. However, there will be a lot of mist at night. Even during the day, the city and vantage sites are likely to be shrouded in mist. Many view locations, such as valleys below the green valley viewpoint (former suicide point), dolphin nose, and pillar rock, may not be viewable.

Average Temperature in Kodaikanal

High: 27.2°C

Low:  17.5°C

Average Humidity & Rainfall in Kodaikanal

Humidity:  78%

Rainfall: 56 mm

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Kodaikanal Flora

Kodai Peak Seasons

What Is The Best Time To Visit? 

January, February, March, and April are excellent months to visit Kodaikanal since they incorporate the best of winter and summer. These months offer a more pleasant climate than any other period, which implies that you’re bound to have a marvelous vacation. 

May and June are the liveliest months of the year. Kodaikanal will be more crowded. Everything costs twice as much this time, be it resorts, hotels, or even restaurants.

Even individuals who reside in Kodaikanal are not very fond of the monsoon months of July and August.

The winter months of November and December are the most freezing months of the year.

To Sum Up

  • The weather is always lovely and the temperature is seldom too high. Kodaikanal experiences a mild temperature throughout the year. 
  • It can get chilly between September and February, so bring some woolens.
  • Sightseeing is possible at any time of year. You can go out and explore regardless of the season.

Happy Vacationing! 

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