Bangalore to Kodaikanal Distance

Bangalore To Kodaikanal

(Kodaikanal To Bangalore)

Best way to travel from Bangalore to Kodaikanal

Total distance 438 km
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Kodaikanal is situated at a distance of about 465 km from Bangalore. The hill resort is popularly known as the ‘Princess of Hill Stations’ and is well-connected to Bangalore by roadways, railways and airways. However, the best way to travel from Bangalore to Kodaikanal is by road that takes about 8 hours. The places covered on the way to Kodaikanal are Bangalore - 40km -> Hosur - 53km -> Krishnagiri - 46km -> Gundalapatti - 76km -> Salem - 58km -> Veesanam - 118km -> Thadikombu - 104km -> Kodaikanal. On the route, food joints like KFC and Apoorva Drive Inn can be found. Karanth Speciality Hospital, Narayana Hrudayalaya and Ramee Guestline Hotel are also situated on the way, along with ATMs and petrol pumps at regular intervals.

Transport options from Bangalore to Kodaikanal

Bangalore to Kodaikanal By Car: Take a cab from Bangalore to Kodaikanal which takes about 8 hours. The cost of cabs ranges from INR12 to INR60 per kilometre, depending upon the type of car. Ideal for kids, seniors and group travellers.

Bangalore to Kodaikanal By Bus: Take a direct bus from Bangalore to Kodaikanal that takes about 10 hours. The Kodaikanal bus stand is situated in the heart of the city centre. Ideal for individuals, youngsters and backpackers.

Bangalore to Kodaikanal By Flight: Take a direct flight from Bangalore airport to Madurai, the nearest airport to Kodaikanal, which takes about an hour. The Madurai airport is around 126 km away from the Kodaikanal city centre. You can hire a taxi or an auto from the airport to reach the city centre, which takes around 3 hours. Ideal for seniors and kids.

Bangalore to Kodaikanal By Train: Journey by train is not recommended as there are no direct trains from Bangalore to Kodaikanal.

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Arunkumar
  • Arunkumar
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 2 Reviews
Arunkumar
7/7
Posted 4 days ago May 23, 2015
Mode of Transport:Bus
Its totally good, good seat, staff and excellent time. Management its totally good.
Bus operator: KSRTC
Bus Type:
  • A/C
This bus has:
  • TV/Entertainment
Trip Includes:  Sunrise Hotel
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Ajay kumar kedia
  • Ajay kumar kedia
  • Lives in Delhi
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Ajay kumar kedia
5/7
Posted 6 days ago May 21, 2015
Mode of Transport:Taxi
It took us 8 hours to reach Kodaikanal. Journey was too long but the condition of road was very good and hence faced no problem and did get tired. On way a lot of dhabas offering mouth-watering snacks, meals refreshments etc. One more thing the toilet facility were also good in these restaurants. One should not carry extra luggage for woolen garments as no such cold was there in December.
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Car Type:
  • SUV
This route has:
  • Petrol pumps
  • Food/Dhabas
  • Clear Signages
Route Taken:AH 43/NH 7 and AH 43
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Nilesh Surana
  • Nilesh Surana
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 3 Reviews
Nilesh Surana
4/7
Posted 2 weeks ago May 11, 2015
Mode of Transport:Bus
It is good and nice to travel by Volvo bus. It was a great experience. Roads are too good to drive on your own by car but being the night journey I have no clue about the scenic beauty. Want to experience by driving in the morning. Bus had provided the blanket and was also clean.
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Bus operator: Sharma Travels
Bus Type:
  • A/C
This bus has:
  • TV/Entertainment
  • Blanket
  • Charging Point
Trip Includes:  The Carlton | Kodaikanal
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Ananth Kumar
  • Ananth Kumar
  • Lives in Bangalore
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Ananth Kumar
4.5/7
Posted 4 weeks ago May 1, 2015
Mode of Transport:Car
Good journey, very good road, lots of places to visit in between, Dindigul Talapakatti Biriyani point is the most exciting one.
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Car Type:
  • SUV
This route has:
  • Petrol pumps
  • Accomodation
  • Food/Dhabas
  • Clear Signages
Route Taken:NH7
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  • 12 votes

Ram Balireddy
  • Ram Balireddy
  • Lives in Nellore
  • 3 Reviews
Ram Balireddy
5/7
Posted 1 month ago Apr 16, 2015
Mode of Transport:Train
Journey experience was good. Food catered by the Railways also good and reasonable pricing. It was secured and safe. I slept with comfort and the train reached the destination on time. Overall, it was a nice travelling experience. I can suggest you this train.
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Train name (Train no): Tuticorin Exp (16236)
Tickets booked:
  • Tatkal
This train has:
  • Veg. Food
  • Non-veg food
  • On-time
  • Clean toilets
Boarding Station: Bangalore City Junction
 5.00/7
This station has
  • Food available for purchase
  • Books/Newspaper to buy
Last Station: Kodaikanal Road
 4.00/7
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Bangalore to Kodaikanal By Train (305 Km)

Bangalore ––› Kodaikanal
By Train 305 Km
Bangalore to Kodaikanal by Train (305 Km)
Train No. Train Name Origin Dep. Arr. Days Of Run
Ban... Kod... M T W T F S S
16339 Nagarcoil Express Krishnarajapuram 10:30 20:14 N N Y Y Y N Y
16732 Tuticorin Express Bangalore Cantt. 21:33 06:33 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
16236 Tuticorin Exp Bangalore Cantt. 21:33 06:33 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
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Bangalore to Kodaikanal By Car/Taxi (305 Km)

Vehicle Approx. Fare/Km (Rs) Approx. Cost (Rs)
Tata Indica 8 2440
Toyota Qualis 9 2745
Chevrolet Tavera 9 2745
Tata Indica A/C 10 3050
Toyota Qualis A/C 10 3050
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  • Taxi
    • Total distance:305 km
    • Duration: 5 Hrs by car
    • Price:from Rs. 6 per km
  • Bus
    • Total distance:305 km
    • Duration: 5 Hrs by Bus
  • Flights
    • Total distance:305 km
    • Nearest Airport:Madurai
  • Trains
    • Best trains to take:Tuticorin Exp (16236), Tuticorin Express (16732)
    • Last station:Kodaikanal
    • Total distance:305 km
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