Bangalore to Kodaikanal Distance

Bangalore To Kodaikanal

(Kodaikanal To Bangalore)

Best way to travel from Bangalore to Kodaikanal

Total distance 447 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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Jatin Suyank
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Jatin Suyank
5/7
Posted Yesterday Jul 31, 2014
Mode of Transport:Bus
The bus Journey was the best mode you can travel with. It was an AC bus with couple of snoring people. I went there in the month of December and it was a New Year eve. You should also go there at that time. I will advice you guys to stay in Vattakanal and itís a beautiful destination.
Bus operator: Blue Wings Travels
This bus has:
  • Comfortable seats
  • On-time
Bus Type:
  • A/C
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Balaji S
  • Balaji S
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Balaji S
5.5/7
Posted 3 days ago Jul 30, 2014
Mode of Transport:Car
Itís just 400 km from Bangalore and itís a very good travel experience of my life. We travel through Hosur, Selam, and Palani. All the cities are very good with good climate. Especially Palani Hill temple is wonderful and itís just 60 km from Palani. I stayed in Kodaikonal for more than 10 days and enjoyed all the locations.
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This route has:
  • Petrol pumps
  • Accomodation
  • Food/Dhabas
  • Clear Signages
Car Type:
  • SUV
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Arun kumar
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Arun kumar
5/7
Posted 7 days ago Jul 26, 2014
Mode of Transport:Train
We got down at Dindigul or Kodai Road. Public transport was good at Dindigul. Kodaikanal was approximately 120 km from here and it takes about three hours by taxi. I preferred empty stomach travel since you may throw up during the climb. Group travel is always recommended as it works out cheaper. Hiring a Tavera costs approximately Rs.1500.
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Train name (Train no): Mysore-Tuticorin Express (16732)
Tickets booked:
  • 30 days prior
This train has:
  • On-time
  • Clean toilets
Boarding Station: Bangalore City Junction
 6.00/7
This station has
  • Food available for purchase
  • Accomodation
  • Books/Newspaper to buy
  • Medical facility
  • Prepaid auto/taxi
Last Station: Dindigul Junction
 4.00/7
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Venkatesh murthy
  • Venkatesh murthy
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 2 Reviews
Venkatesh murthy
6.5/7
Posted 1 week ago Jul 24, 2014
Mode of Transport:Car
The road is excellent, and there is a bit of ghat section at the end just before reaching Kodaikanal. The route which we took is Bangalore-Salem-Dindigul-Kodaikanal. We travelled by our own car and the journey was pleasant. Sightseeing places on the way are Yercaud and Namakkal, which we visited.
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  • Petrol pumps
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  • Clear Signages
Car Type:
  • SUV
Route Taken:AH 43/NH 7 and AH 43
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Suresh C
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  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 4 Reviews
Suresh C
7/7
Posted 3 weeks ago Jul 11, 2014
Mode of Transport:Car
Actually, driving on NH-7 is heaven. In fact the entire stretch in this route, the road condition is very good. And Kodaikanal is ghat road is whooping 45 kilometer stretch. There are not hairpin curves but there are plenty of blind curves.
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This route has:
  • Petrol pumps
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  • Clear Signages
Car Type:
  • Hatchback
Route Taken:AH 43/NH 7 and AH 43
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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 Mumbai CST-Nagercoil Express Krishnarajapuram 10:30 20:14 N N Y Y Y N Y
16732 Mysore-Tuticorin Express 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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Road/Route Map For Bangalore To Kodaikanal

Driving directions from Bangalore to Kodaikanal
  • 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:Mysore-Tuticorin Express (16732), Mumbai CST-Nagercoil Express (16339)
    • Last station:Kodaikanal
    • Total distance:305 km
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