Bangalore to Kodaikanal Distance

Bangalore To Kodaikanal

(Kodaikanal To Bangalore)

Preferred Travelling Mode (Distance 438 Kms)

Bangalore to Kodaikanal distance is 438 kms . Out of the 62 reviews shared by travellers, 43% prefer Bus, 9% prefer Train, 48% prefer Car or Cab whereas 1% prefer Flight respectively.

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Nimisha Kashyap

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  • Nimisha Kashyap
  • Lives in Bangalore
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  • 17 Reviews
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Nimisha Kashyap
0/7
Posted 2 months ago Aug 10, 2017
Mode of Transport:Bus
This was my first time in non AC sleeper bus. I travelled from Bangalore to Kodaikanal. Charging point was not working (atleast the one at my seat). You have to carry your own blanket and water bottle. Though I didn't had problem travelling in a non AC bus, but in future I'll prefer AC sleeper buses.
Bus operator: KPN Travels
Bus Type:
  • Non-AC
This bus has:
  • Pillow
  • Charging Point
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I went Kodaikanal with a group of five girls from Bangalore. We took a bus from Bangalore travels) to Kodaikanal. We visited in the month of June and the weather was little cold, may be because it rained few days back. We stayed in Pink House Cottage, Vatican. And I would suggest everyone to go...more »
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Nandagopal Damodaran

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Nandagopal Damodaran
6/7
Posted Dec 30, 2016 Dec 30, 2016
Mode of Transport:Car
The road from Bangalore to Kodai is great condition with most of it is tolled. There is hardly any traffic except as we near Salem. One can easily cruise at 120Km / hour and reach the destination within 7 hours including the climb to Kodai. The climb to Kodai ghat should take about 1 to 1. 5 hours. The ghat road also seems tarred now compared to my last visit when it was very bad.
There are decent hotels all along the way and one can take breaks for break fast, lunch / dinner.
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Car Type:
  • Hatchback
This route has:
  • Petrol pumps
  • Accomodation
  • Food/Dhabas
  • Clear Signages
Route Taken:AH 43/NH 7 and AH 43
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We stayed here for 4 nights from 23rd to 27 Dec 16. The hotel is a nice little European looking building located about 1. 5 km away from the center of Kodai or lake. It has about 30 rooms and decent restaurant. The staff is very friendly and service is very good. It was bit pricey for the...more »
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Abdul

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  • Lives in Kozhikode
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Abdul
2.5/7
Posted May 11, 2016 May 11, 2016
Mode of Transport:Bus
Travelling in KPN travels was the only horrible portion of our tour to Kodaikanal. We wanted to have a sleeper bus so that kids can be comfortable. However, the bus, was not comfortable at all.

The pick up was delayed by almost 45 minutes. Considering we reached the pick up point one hour early because of unpredictable Bangalore traffic, the total waiting time was 1 hour 45 minutes. The waiting room is hot and totally closed. There is no washroom in the waiting area at KPN Bommanahalli. To our horror, they were very casual to let us know they don't have one even though there are around 50 people waiting there for a n average one hour everyday. We went to nearby Adishwar showroom, and they were kind enough to let us use their facility.

The bus was horrible and old. To top it, it was loaded with huge amount of luggage at the top. Those luggage did not belong to the passengers. So, I would assume they are kind of transport goods across state border. The bus was moving slow in spite of having the awesome Tamil Nadu roads. The bus stopped at Palani for, what we felt like an era. Probably, they were unloading the huge luggage from the top. After a long delay, the bus started for Kodaikanal. There were only another couple in the bus apart from us. The road was deserted and full of ghat section. Even though the scenery was great along the road, we were somewhat frightened by the emptiness of the bus and deserted road.
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Bus operator: KPN Travels
Bus Type:
  • Sleeper
This bus has:
  • Blanket
  • Reading Light
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Srini Kondur

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  • Srini Kondur
  • Lives in Bangalore
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Srini Kondur
5.3/7
Posted May 10, 2016 May 10, 2016
Mode of Transport:Bus
Travel is good. Two drivers were available, half way one driver drove and another half the other driver drove. Booking counter is available in Kodaikanal, go and book the ticket directly. Don't book through 3rd person because they charge extra 100 rupees. KSRTC booking counter is available under Kodaikanal Bus stop. Prefer travel by KSRTC bus.
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Bus operator: KSRTC
Bus Type:
  • A/C
This bus has:
  • Comfortable seats
  • Blanket
  • Water Bottle
Trip Includes:  Hotel Green Park
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Sukumar Kb

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  • Sukumar Kb
  • Lives in Bengalooru
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Sukumar Kb
2.3/7
Posted Apr 14, 2016 Apr 14, 2016
Mode of Transport:Bus
We booked package trip to Kodaikanal at manish Travels, Madivala. They promised an a/c bus of Manish travel departure at 10.30 pm, Madivala Masjid. We waited from 10.00 to 11.00 pm, but no bus. Then they put us on an auto. Told to get down at Madivala police station and wait. Then received message that bus is Siddaganga travels! Which came at 11. 30 pm and went past us and made all waiting tourists to run behind the bus for 200 metre till Silk Board flyover. Very cold inside bus. A/C at 18 deg C. No blanket, no paper. 1 stop in-between at a hotel with dingy toilet. No TV, no water, charging point not working.
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There is no room service or food served to the room. They get coffee/tea from adjoining Mahaveer restaurant at 15-20Rs. Per paper cup. No food served in hotel. Mahaveer restaurant charges very high. 1 plate Poori Rs. 80. 1 plate chapati with aloo playa and sour chutney. Rs. 80 kitchen is...more »
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Travelling from Bangalore to Kodaikanal

 By Bus – The distance from Bangalore to Kodaikanal is about 465 km by bus. Bangalore to Kodaikanal buses can cover this distance in anything from 7 to 10 hours depending on the company and the conditions on the road. Some of the popular bus stops along the way include Tiruchirapalli, Velur, Salem and Dharmapuri. Both government run buses and private buses are available.

By Train - Direct Bangalore to Kodaikanal trains are available and some of the most popular trains are the Tuticorin Express and the Nagarcoil Express. The Bangalore to Kodaikanal distance is covered by a train in approximately 9 hours. Many travellers consider this the ideal answer to the question how to reach from Bangalore to Kodaikanal.

 By Flight – Direct Bangalore to Kodaikanal flights are unavailable. The closest airports to Kodaikanal are Madurai (120 Km away), Trichy Airport (150 km away) and Coimbatore (175 km away). Those who are keen on flying can opt to take a flight to one of these airports in place of a direct Bangalore to Kodaikanal flight and then catch a bus or book a taxi to Kodaikanal to cover the remaining distance.

By Car/Cab –The Bangalore to Kodaikanal distance of approximately 467 km can be covered in about 6 hours in a car with a steady, reliable driver. Whether you choose a cab or your own car, Bangalore to Kodaikanal by car is a pleasant trip – especially since this mode of transport allows or breaks at your convenience. The best route involves taking the NH7. Travel to Kodaikanal from Bangalore in a car especially if you are travelling in a large group or with family.

Kodaikanal – The Gift of the Forest

 Kodaikanal is the beautiful city in the hills of Tamil Nadu located in south India. Kodaikanal in the Tamil language means ‘The Gift of the Forest’, and the place is true to the name.

Things to Do

The primary sightseeing in Kodaikanal is its beautiful and elegant lakes. Some of the most popular lakes are Kodaikanal Lake, Berijam Lake and Mannavanur Lake. Waterfalls are also famous as they are a spectacular sight to behold. Vattakanal Falls, Bear Shola Falls and Fairy Falls are few of the popular falls in the region. Kurinji Andavar Temple is a must-visit place emitting a peaceful and divine aura. Pine Forest is the place that gives a Bollywood-style feel and is also a fun spot for friends and family.

 Accommodation

Hotels in Kodaikanal range from humble budget hotels to stunning luxury hotels. Some of the top budget hotels in Kodaikanal are Villa Retreat, Pine Borough Inn, Richwin Hotel and Grand Palace Hotel. The Carlton, Hill Country Kodaikanal, Club Mahindra Kodaikanal and Hilltop Towers are some of the best luxury hotels in Kodaikanal.


Travel by Train

Bangalore ––› Kodaikanal
By Train 304 Km
Bangalore to Kodaikanal by Train (304 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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Travel by Car/Taxi

Vehicle Approx. Fare/Km (Rs) Approx. Cost (Rs)
Tata Indica 8 2432
Toyota Qualis 9 2736
Chevrolet Tavera 9 2736
Tata Indica A/C 10 3040
Toyota Qualis A/C 10 3040
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