Kookal Caves

Scenic Spot



Many of these wilderness areas and various wildlife may be seen while trekking in the area of Kookal. It is not safe to trek in the area without a local guide.
Kookal Caves
The Kookal caves are ancient rock shelters that show traces of and are believed to be home to the descendants of the original Palaiyar ("old river") tribes who used to wear leaf clothing. The caves are overhanging slabs of different types of metamorphic rocks called charconite and granulite.
To reach Kookal Caves, travel by bus from Kodaikanal to Poombarai and begin walking northwest. After walking through geranium plantations, and pine and wattle forest, the Kookal Forest Rest house can he reached. From there is a 8 kilometres trail to the Kookal natural rock cave formations on a hill top. This stretch is leech-infested and best avoided during the monsoon.
Kookal - Kudiraiyar Dam - Palani: This is a difficult hike. Though the distance is only 13 kilometres a good hiker will take about 5 hours. From Kookal, follow the foot-path leading to Pappampatti. After three kilometers this crosses the Kudiraiyar River and continues along the river. A waterfall 90 metres (300 ft) high can be heard to the left. Elephants are common here. You’ll walk though sholas, and deciduous forest. On getting to Kudiraiyar Dam, take a bus to Palani and back to Kodaikanal.
Visitor information 
Tourists are required to get permission from the Forest Department to visit Kookal or trek in the forest areas. A trekking map is available from them. Bison Wells Lodge has a panoramic view of the eastern slopes of Kookal ridge.
Please contact: 
Government of Tamil Nadu, 
Tourist Office, 
Kodaikanal,Tamil Nadu
India - 624 101,
PH; 04542- 241675. 


Tamil Nadu
Dindigul district, Tamil Nadu state, South India.
Contact Info
Phone: 04542- 241675
Mobile :
Fax :
Near Cities
Nearest Bus Terminal
Nearest Railway Station
Kodaikkanal Road (KQN)
Nearest Airport
Madurai Airport
latitude : 9.834509850 longitude :78.093399050
Corporation : Madurai
Nature cave

Nearest Places

  • Kodaikanal hills is a city in the hills of the Dindigul (district in the state of Tamil Nadu, India. Its name in the Tamil language means "The Gift of the Forest".  Kodaikanal hills is shallbe referred to as the "Princess of Hill stations" and has a long history as a retreat and popular tourist destination.

  • Silver cascade falls is the first attraction that welcomes tourists in Kodaikanal on 'Madurai - Kodai Road, situated on the main road Ghat. Silver Falls Cascade Kodaikanal is 8 km before you approchez of Kodai of Kodai Road. Silver consecutive falls, a picture perfect for exploring in Kodaikanal was famous for its own, pure and water flashes once and involving the name of Silver Falls. The overflow of Kodaikanal Lake takes a 180 ft dive on a ve

  • Devil’s Kitchen is located on the southern escarpment of the Palani Hills where weathered charnockite pillars protrude out of the cliff face. Historically these cliffs were covered in a mix of native grasses and shola forest. Guna Caves is the local name for Devil’s Kitchen, a deep bat-infested chamber between three naturally arranged imposing boulders, 1990s the caverns and gnarled shola of Devil’s Kitchen were a favorite, yet little known, hi

  • Poondi Falls is located near Poondi, Kodaikanal Taluk in Dindigul District.



About us

Tourismeveryone.com is one of most and great name in internet world. Our aims to "what you need, we will give".

here collection of tourist places and its tour cost world wide.

Twitter feed
Contact us

#1, Puzhuthivakkam
Chennai, TN - 600091
P: (91) 9043520329
E: tourismeveryone@gmail.com

Follow us