Pine Forest Kodaikanal

Activity Charges / Entry Fee: No entry fee.
Time Required
One to two hours
No specific timings.
Difficulty Level
Best Suited For
Photo fanatics and Nature lovers.

Quick Info

Located about 8 km away from the Kodaikanal Bus Stand, Pine Forest is one of the most treasured locations of Kodailkanal. It allows travellers to cherish some peaceful moments with nature. The majestic pine trees create a perfect setting for photography. The overall atmosphere of the place is ideal for a pleasant nature walk.

Rankings & Ratings

A memorable encounter with rustic nature.
Editor's Rankings

#2 in 5 Things to Do in Kodaikanal

TripAdvisor Ratings

Editor's Review

The Pine Forest in Kodaikanal has hundreds of majestic pine trees which are extremely tall. The place is simply perfect for photography. You can enjoy a memorable nature walk and also expect to enjoy some peaceful moments with nature. A picnic and horse ride can also be enjoyed at the forest.


  • Ideal place for photography.
  • Clean and fresh air.
  • Scenic views of lofty pine trees.
  • Horse rides are available.


  • You might find some litter.
  • You might see one or two monkeys.
  • Gets muddy and damp during the monsoon.
  • Gets a bit crowded in peak season.

Detailed Info

In 1906, Mr. Bryant started a pine plantation in Kodaikanal in order to grow timber. It was his strenuous efforts that led to the existence of a picturesque pine forest. Even until today, it remains to be a well-preserved heritage of Kodaikanal. Surrounded by a vegetation of mushrooms, the Pine Forest in Kodaikanal has a rustic ambience with dried cones and leaves. Hundreds of majestic pine trees create a spectacular sight that leaves visitors mesmerised.

Because of the scenic beauty and pleasant atmosphere, the Pine Forest has become a popular sightseeing attraction. It offers opportunities for photography, horse riding and nature walks. The lofty pine trees make for a perfect backdrop for pictures. In fact, many movies have been shot at this place. A thrilling camping experience can be enjoyed at the Pine Forest if you manage to get permission from local authorities.