Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu
The Princess Of Hillstations in the South (Ooty is the ruling monarch you see), Kodaikanal is really underrated. Nothing quite beats the image of the sin glistening on the rain soaked trees with the mountains, fresh as can be, in the background. If you’re happy to wear a trench coat and brave the rain, nothing like it. Just walk in the drizzle, stop for some fresh bakery goodies to be washed down by Masala Chai, along the lake. Or, head off to Dolphin’s Nose or Pillars Rock with a flask of tea/whiskey and enjoy the magnificent views.
Closest airport: Madurai (120kms)
Driving distance: 462 kms
Drive time: 7.5 hours