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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Viswanath nayak

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  • Viswanath nayak
  • Lives in Bangalore
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Viswanath nayak
4.5/7
Posted Yesterday Jul 27, 2015
Mode of Transport:Car
Clear and good black topped roads. No traffic jams. Pleasant drive even though it was a long weekend.

Lots of food joints along the route, mostly inside the petrol pumps, like Adyar Anand Bhavan, Mc Donalds etc. All these places have clean rest rooms.

If you enter the towns, there is more choice of tasty local food. But this can slow down the journey considerably. We did not stop as we had to reach Kodai by 12:00.
Car Type:
  • Sedan
This route has:
  • Petrol pumps
  • Food/Dhabas
  • Clear Signages
Route Taken:AH 43/NH 7 and AH 43
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Suresh Dorbala

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Suresh Dorbala
5/7
Posted 5 days ago Jul 23, 2015
Mode of Transport:Taxi
Comfortable drive and good road. Came in via Salem, Dindigul. Stopped at a place before entering the Ghat Road. I think Meenakshi in Batlagundu, not good for vegetarians. Go a little further down and there are better looking places.

On the way back we took a diversion via Pannaikadu to Sllk at some archaeologist remains of some dwarf dwellers in the region. Cannot normally find it. I asked a get for directions and he was kind enough to backtrack 1 km or so and showed us the place. This kind of thing will not happen in cities. The route is also more picturesque. Google Maps zindabad to make sure we do not lose the way.
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Car Type:
  • Sedan
This route has:
  • Petrol pumps
  • Clear Signages
Route Taken:NH7
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Santhosh

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Santhosh
5.6/7
Posted 2 weeks ago Jul 16, 2015
Mode of Transport:Bus
Everybody knows that KSRTC is one of the best transport in India and it was a pleasant experience as usual. I would strongly recommend anyone to opt services with KSRTC rather that any other transport provider as it is safe and up to your expectations.
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Bus operator: KSRTC
Bus Type:
  • Sleeper
This bus has:
  • Pillow
  • Charging Point
Trip Includes:  Richwin Hotel
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Akash J

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Akash J
5/7
Posted 1 month ago Jun 27, 2015
Mode of Transport:Bus
Few months back I planned a trip to Kodaikanal with my family. I boarded a bus operated by SRS travels from Bangalore at night and reached the destination in morning just before breakfast time.

When you wake up early in the morning, you can find yourself in mesmerizing hilly area. Way to Kodaikanal is very curvy and unusual. You will find steep roads with sharp turns and passing by vehicles almost touching yours.

About SRS travels, as usual, their service was acceptable. Bus type was a non-AC sleeper which was comfortable enough for the entire journey. Bus was cleaned before being boarded and driver as well as assistant were polite.
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Bus operator: SRS Travels
Bus Type:
  • Sleeper
This bus has:
  • Comfortable seats
  • Blanket
  • Pillow
Trip Includes:  Hotel Sivapriya
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Shruti Garg

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Shruti Garg
4/7
Posted 2 months ago Jun 11, 2015
Mode of Transport:Car
Did not enjoy it much as got motion sickness. The ride was good but only if you are a seasoned driver - there were 20 hairpin turns!

But overall a good journey - lots of mango and coconut trees came our way. I wish we could have stopped in a mango plantation and plucked some mangoes but we had a lot of distance to cover.
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Car Type:
  • Sedan
This route has:
  • Petrol pumps
  • Food/Dhabas
Route Taken:AH 43/NH 7 and AH 43
Trip Includes:  Woodlands Resort | 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
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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