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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Roshan

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Roshan
6.8/7
Posted 1 week ago Aug 21, 2015
Mode of Transport:Bus
The overall experience was very good. Bus was in good condition and clean. The bus was comfortable and the staff in the bus are also very good in nature as well as provided reasonable ideas. Bus driver had good knowledge about all places and helped us a lot.
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Muralidhar Rao

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Muralidhar Rao
6/7
Posted 1 week ago Aug 21, 2015
Mode of Transport:Car
Good road to Kodaikanal from Banaglore. It will take around 10 hrs to reach by car. 2 hrs climb the hill. Need to have food in dhabas and restaurant on Bangalore - Salem Highway before you take right turn to Palani. If you have time you can go to Palani Temple which is at the top of rock mountain and there is cable car/rope car to reach the top with Rs 100 per head.
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Car Type:
  • SUV
This route has:
  • Petrol pumps
  • Food/Dhabas
Route Taken:NH7 and AH43
Trip Includes:  Woodys | Kodaikanal
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Shashi shashi

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Shashi shashi
3/7
Posted 2 weeks ago Aug 19, 2015
Mode of Transport:Bus
We travelled by SamTourism. Though Madiwala boarding point was available but Makemytrip dint have this boarding point on the list. The bus was two hours late and on the way driver didn't stopped for any break and even for toilets.
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Bus Type:
  • A/C
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So on 1 May in morning around 9.15 am we call the Hotel SUBA KRISHMAA RESIDENCY, Kodaikanal to inform them that we are reaching Kodaikanal in about half an hour so that they can prepare our room. But rather for our surprise or we can say a shock they have told us that they don't have any...more »
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Raj Jithu

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Raj Jithu
4.5/7
Posted 2 weeks ago Aug 17, 2015
Mode of Transport:Bus
Journey was good, took a non A/c Rajahamsa executive and we reached in the morning. Overall, a good journey where you get to see beautiful view in the morning. Water and blankets needs to be carried as this is not a luxury coach. While A/c Volvo gives all these facilities.
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Bus operator: KSRTC
Bus Type:
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Suresh kumar

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Suresh kumar
6.8/7
Posted 2 weeks ago Aug 17, 2015
Mode of Transport:Bus
This was a very nice experience to travel Kodaikanal after our marriage. We travelled by this bus service and the we enjoyed a lot by travelling. Bus was well-furnished and A/c was in good working condition.
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Bus operator: KPN Travels
Bus Type:
  • Sleeper
This bus has:
  • TV/Entertainment
Trip Includes:  Apple Valley
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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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