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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Santosh Ks
  • Santosh Ks
  • Flashpacker
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 4 Reviews
Santosh Ks
6/7
Posted 4 days ago Jan 28, 2015
Mode of Transport:Car
The roads are really good. Even though it is little longer via the Salem route, take that as it is very good. There are lot of scenic places on the way. These are good for some photography. Car ride with friends is just amazing. On the way, you will find one falls which is breath-taking. Also, view of mountains is very beautiful.

If you are interested in farms, you will find plenty of them.
Car Type:
  • Hatchback
This route has:
  • Petrol pumps
  • Food/Dhabas
Route Taken:AH43/NH7
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We (group of 7 people) went to Kodaikanal on January 1st 2015. It is an odd season. But as none of us had visited this place earlier, we thought we will go to this place for new year.

It was awesome indeed. But the weather was cold. You need to have proper clothes like pullovers,...more »
Trip Includes:  | Kodai Lake
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Ravi Chandran
  • Ravi Chandran
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 3 Reviews
Ravi Chandran
5.9/7
Posted 2 weeks ago Jan 19, 2015
Mode of Transport:Bus
It was one of the best journeys I ever had. The journey spanned for 9 hours, which is from our college to the resort where we had a stay. It was memorable in the sense that we had lots of fun with our friends. Though it was a nice journey, we were awake till 2 am and had lot of fun by dancing , playing games and so on.
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Bus operator: SRS Travels
Bus Type:
  • Non-AC
Trip Includes:  J'S Heritage | Kodai Lake
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Sabareesh Chittuluru
  • Sabareesh Chittuluru
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 4 Reviews
Sabareesh Chittuluru
6.5/7
Posted 4 weeks ago Jan 5, 2015
Mode of Transport:Bus
The bus is very good and we booked a sleeper and it was very comfortable. The bus driver and conductor were also very good. They waited for five more minutes when people did not come unlike others not caring and going away. The driver drove well in the ghat section also. Very pleasant ride it was. They stopped enroute for food. Dinner and tea in the morning was good as it stopped at a good place.
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Bus operator: KSRTC
Bus Type:
  • Sleeper
This bus has:
  • Comfortable seats
Trip Includes:  Tamil Nadu Hotel | Kodaikanal | Kodai Lake
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Rakesh  Dubey
  • Rakesh Dubey
  • Lives in Bhilai
  • 2 Reviews
Rakesh Dubey
7/7
Posted 2 months ago Dec 3, 2014
Mode of Transport:Taxi
It was a thrilling experience and nice sight seeing and good food on the way. Experienced good journey and liked it. Roads are smooth when compared to the city in which I stayed. We were getting things easily and had traditional food on the way to Kodai. Riding from Palani to Kodai was adventurous. Hills with fog really gives you a great feel of a holiday destination.
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Car Type:
  • SUV
This route has:
  • Petrol pumps
  • Accomodation
  • Food/Dhabas
  • Clear Signages
Route Taken:National Highway 209
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Vali
  • Vali
  • Lives in Ahiwara
  • 2 Reviews
Vali
5/7
Posted 2 months ago Dec 3, 2014
Mode of Transport:Train
Train is always on right time except for rainy season. A very good tourist place, if we travel during summer season. There are more sight seeing places and walking around the mist is really awesome. I enjoy the trip to Kodaikanal and it is a good sight seeing place.
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Train name (Train no): Tuticorin Exp (16236)
Tickets booked:
  • 30 days prior
Boarding Station: Bangalore Cantt.
 5.00/7
Last Station: Kodaikanal Road
 5.50/7
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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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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:Tuticorin Exp (16236), Tuticorin Express (16732)
    • Last station:Kodaikanal
    • Total distance:305 km
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