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Kokkumalai is a small village in Theni district of Tamil Nadu. Though it is in Tamil Nadu, the approach to this place is only via Munnar – Suryanelli road.

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Parking Difficulty : High
Walking Needed : For 100 meters
Time Needed : 2-3 Hours
Open Timings : 9.00 AM to 3:00 PM
Still Photography : Allowed
Video Photography : Allowed
Cooler Climate for most part of the year.
Carry Umbrella
Wear Comfortable Shoes
Wear Cotton Dress with pullovers
Carry Binoculars
Nearest Railway Station : Kodai Road Railway Station
Nearest Airport : Madurai Airport
Nearest National Highway : NH32
Nearest Landmark : Kodai Market

The special attraction is sun rise, which can be viewed by travelling off road to reach the Kokkumalai Sun rise point, after getting forest department permission.

One has to pay INR 2000/- for a group of 7. The jeep ride will start around 4.00 AM. Once you reach there, around 5.30, you wait for the sun.

The moment you see the first rays, will be unforgettable.

For staying, one can opt for places like Chinna Kannal.

To camp for a night in Kokkumalai, you can try the following operator

Kokkumalai-Tent Camping/Trekking


Berjam Road, Kodaikanal. Pincode : 621503 Madurai District, Tamil Nadu


Phone No

Open Hours

Weekdays – 8AM to 5.30PM
Weekends – 8AM to 5.30PM

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