Bangalore to Kodaikanal Distance

Bangalore To Kodaikanal

(Kodaikanal To Bangalore)

Best way to travel from Bangalore to Kodaikanal

Total distance 446 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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Nishant kumar J
  • Nishant kumar J
  • Lives in Bhagalpur
  • 2 Reviews
Nishant kumar J
5/7
Posted 5 days ago Oct 20, 2014
Mode of Transport:Train
We had a comfortable journey. We were able to see many sceneries on the way. However I dint like Kodia Station because it do not have much facility and train was also late. However this allowed me and my wife to interact more.
Train name (Train no): Tuticorin Exp (16236)
Tickets booked:
  • 7 days prior
This train has:
  • Veg. Food
  • Non-veg food
  • Clean toilets
Boarding Station: Bangalore Cantt.
 7.00/7
This station has
  • Food available for purchase
  • Accomodation
  • Books/Newspaper to buy
  • Medical facility
  • Prepaid auto/taxi
Last Station: Tuticorin
 5.00/7
Trip Includes:  | Kodaikanal
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Renjith Thomas
  • Renjith Thomas
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 4 Reviews
Renjith Thomas
5.3/7
Posted 2 weeks ago Oct 10, 2014
Mode of Transport:Bus
Travelled by Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) Volvo, bus which came to Shanthinagar at 10.30 pm in place of 9.30 pm and we reached around 8.30 am. Had a 5 minutes halt before starting the Kodai Hills (around 6 am). Left side of the bus will give better view of the valley.
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Bus operator: KSRTC
Bus Type:
  • A/C
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Selvakumar
  • Selvakumar
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 2 Reviews
Selvakumar
5.9/7
Posted 4 weeks ago Sep 28, 2014
Mode of Transport:Bus
Bangalore to Kodai halt place was good near Krishnagiri at Saravana Bhavan but return travel was not good via Dindigul. Since it goes around the mountain please have plastic covers in case you are prone to vomit. Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) online facility is good and follows timelines and guidelines.
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Bus operator: KSRTC
Bus Type:
  • A/C
This bus has:
  • Comfortable seats
Trip Includes:  Sunrise Hotel
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Phanee Kumar
  • Phanee Kumar
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 3 Reviews
Phanee Kumar
5.5/7
Posted 1 month ago Sep 17, 2014
Mode of Transport:Car
I went alone so it was an adventurous experience. For couples itís a nice place. There are plenty of shops and people who enjoy shopping will like it. There is no privacy for couples other than their hotel.

Special trip to Kodaikanal happened because of my honeymoon with my wife. It was a nice journey and a place to enjoy and relax with your loved ones. Lots of places are there to roam around to have a fun.
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Car Type:
  • Sedan
This route has:
  • Petrol pumps
  • Accomodation
  • Food/Dhabas
  • Clear Signages
Route Taken:AH 43/NH 7 and AH 43
Trip Includes:  Valley View Inn Hotel | Kodaikanal
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Guru prasad
  • Guru prasad
  • Lives in Ahmedabad
  • 3 Reviews
Guru prasad
4.6/7
Posted 1 month ago Sep 17, 2014
Mode of Transport:Bus
We boarded the sleeper bus to Kodai from Bangalore via VRL tourism and it was good. I preferred travelling by sleeper coach since the journey was long and you would also be relaxed in the morning after reaching the destination. Prefer to select lower birth since it was a ghat section.
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Bus operator: VRL Travels
Bus Type:
  • Sleeper
Trip Includes:  The Carnival | Kodai Lake
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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
Suzuki WagonR A/C 10 3050
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