In the hills of Dingdigui hills lies a beautiful city in Palani named as Kodaikanal. The exact meaning of this Tamil name is ‘The Gift of the Forest’ which is actually quite apt looking at the vast and wide forest area of the city. The city is also known as the ‘princess of hill stations’ and has always been a popular destination for tourists who come here to revive themselves in the beauty and melody of the city. The city is small and was established back in 1845 but is rather significant in the state of Tamil Nadu. Most of the cities economy is based on the hospital industry due to its history associated with diseases.
There are many parks, lakes and valleys which attracts all the tourists majorly. It is not difficult to reach here as the city is situated near to the big cities of the state. The nearest airport is in Madurai which is around 115 kms from here. The nearest railway station is in Palani which is 60 kms from this hill station. There are frequent bus services from Madurai, Kodairoad, Dindigui, and Palani as well.