Kodaikanal Reopens For Tourists, e-Passes Required


Dindigul District Collector Vijaya Lakshmi has announced that Kodaikanal, a popular hill station of Tamil Nadu’s reopens for tourists from Wednesday, and all tourism activities will be resumed. The popular hill station was shut down for months, owing to the Covid-19 pandemic.

The Collector stated that identity proof is necessary for tourists within the Dindigul district. She further added that e-pass is mandatory for tourists coming from other districts of the state.

Bryant Park, Rose Park, and Chettiar park in Kodaikanal will be open for tourists visit from 10th September. The Tamil Nadu government eased some of the lockdown restrictions recently.

As a part of the concession, the government allowed metro trains in Chennai to resume operation. It also allowed the operation of inter-district passenger trains in the state.


Though the government has squashed the e-pass system for inter-state and intra-state road travels, it has made e-pass a mandatory requirement for visitors to Ooty, Nilgiris, Kodaikanal, and Yercaud.

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