Trek to Dolphin’s Nose, Kodaikanal !

“Climb the mountain not to plant your flag, but to embrace the challenge, enjoy the air and behold the view. Climb it so you can see the world, not so the world can see you.”   –   David McCullough Jr.

As a traveller, I cannot decide whether I like mountains more or beaches. One thing for sure is that I like trekking. In Kodaikanal, trek to Dolphin’s Nose is a must do activity. It took us around 3 hours to climb till Dolphin’s nose & back, which included our time for rest too ! Forget rest, it was more of munching break 😀

Way to Dolphin's Nose
Trek to Dolphin’s Nose

Tips for trekking

  • Know your health – Keep necessary medication for emergency
  • Research about the terrain
  • Check weather conditions of the area
  • Wear appropriate clothing & shoes 
  • Stay hydrated
Toward’s Dolphin Nose

The trek leads to a protruding flat rock at approx 6600 ft resembling the shape of the nose of a Dolphin. We had undertaken the trek in the morning time & the weather was pleasant. The route in not much strenuous & is covered with trees. It passes through a small village with eateries along the way.

Somewhere in between trek at Dolphin's Nose
Somewhere in between trek to Dolphin’s Nose

The start of the trek may disappoint you due to garbage around it. But, as you descend the path gets clear & better. Flat rocks tend to be slippery at some locations, so we had to be careful while walking.  Enroute, there is a Mountain View Point, stopped here for catching your breath. We were unable to spot any mountains due to the weather.

Even if at some point you feel tired, the people around keep you motivated enough to walk further. I had gone for the trek over on a long weekend, there were different group of students & professionals chit chatting. It’s always fun to watch people enjoy life !

View from the top covered in clouds
View from the top covered in clouds

The view from the Dolphin’s Nose was breathtaking. Standing atop the cliff look around to capture the mountains & town below. Further ahead is Echo Point. This also gives you astonishing view. You need to climb a small path of rock to go till the end. I did not go till the last point here. I was more of ‘I-will-stay-back-see-you-enjoy types people here’. To be honest, it looked scary to me.

Echo Point, Kodaikanal
Echo Point, Kodaikanal

By the time my friend returned from Echo point after her solo adventure, I had spotted just the perfect place to relax with noodles & coffee. We sat there for around an hour before heading back.

Back in the city, we had enjoyed our sumptuous meals for the day at Cloud Street Cafe & Ten Degrees. Both the cafes are nearby & provide great service.
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Post Author: Dishki

29 thoughts on “Trek to Dolphin’s Nose, Kodaikanal !


    (30th October 2021 - 17:26)

    Where did you start your trek from? And how did you reach the starting point!?


    (25th August 2018 - 14:01)

    What an astonishing view! Completely breathtaking! And a great guide for trekking. Thumbs up!


      (27th August 2018 - 20:10)

      Thanks for dropping by!


    (24th August 2018 - 20:11)

    Wow…It was an amazing experience for you right? Thanks for sharing the tips for trekking too.


      (27th August 2018 - 20:13)

      Yes, I had loved it. 🙂


    (24th August 2018 - 19:37)

    Is it the dolphins nose at conoor? I remember going there as a teenager and had super fun visiting conoor and Ooty.


      (27th August 2018 - 20:15)

      The Conoor one is a different point by the same name. Ooty is a beautiful place to enjoy in lap of Nature.

    Shweta Chitrode

    (24th August 2018 - 19:06)

    I have been to kodaikanal but just for a day, I am eager to visit again and your article had made me plan it soon.
    Good Read!



      (27th August 2018 - 20:18)

      You should plan to visit again and for more days, you would love it.


    (24th August 2018 - 15:18)

    Wow, lovely post, seems to be a fun trek. Travel interests me verily, its liberating n educating


      (27th August 2018 - 20:19)

      I agree with you, every travel teaches us a thing or two. Thanks for dropping by.


    (24th August 2018 - 14:31)

    View is so beautiful. I never done trekking but love to do it. It is fun and health check too, how capable we are?


      (27th August 2018 - 20:20)

      Before trekking, be sure that you are fit. Simple exercise regime should be helpful. 🙂


    (24th August 2018 - 13:00)

    I enjoyed reading this one. Would love to go for this trek and experience it


      (27th August 2018 - 20:20)

      Glad you liked it!

    Jhilmil Bhansali

    (24th August 2018 - 11:00)

    Kodaikanal is so beautiful, it’s indeed a nature’s heaven. We have been planning to visit it next year early winters and this post has certainly helped me .


      (27th August 2018 - 20:21)

      Happy to be of help! 🙂

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    (23rd January 2017 - 11:21)

    Great article, Thanks for your great information, the content is quiet interesting. I will be waiting for your next post.


      (28th January 2017 - 11:20)

      Glad that you liked it ! 🙂


    (24th October 2016 - 15:16)

    It’s always fun to come across people who are into adventures and such a detailed account of dos’ and don’t. Love reading it.


      (24th October 2016 - 23:03)

      Thank you so much ! 🙂

    Alok Singhal

    (23rd October 2016 - 16:21)

    Awesome views from up there. I have heard of this place but never been there myself.


      (23rd October 2016 - 21:43)

      Definetly worth a visit ! 😃


    (23rd October 2016 - 10:05)

    Heard a lot about kodaikanal..this place also look beautiful..south has many such places where one can trek.


      (23rd October 2016 - 13:28)

      Kodaikanal is indeed beautiful place,you should plan to visit it 🙂

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    (22nd October 2016 - 16:31)

    Such a beautiful view.I too get confused about what to choose the hills or the mountains.My little girl has more fun at the beach .So for the last 2 holidays we have been to the beach


      (23rd October 2016 - 13:25)

      Beaches are fun too! I guess wherever kids enjoy,that becomes favorite for parents 🙂

    Menaka Bharathi

    (22nd October 2016 - 10:03)

    Thoppi thooki parai, is the same as Dolphin Nose I think.. There is a Dolphin nose at Coonoor too, the breeze is the best when you stand at these view points.
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      (23rd October 2016 - 13:23)

      I think it’s the one near Berijam Lake, not too sure though. The view was breathtaking 🙂

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