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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Akash J

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Akash J
5/7
Posted 3 days 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.
Bus operator: SRS Travels
Bus Type:
  • Sleeper
This bus has:
  • Comfortable seats
  • Blanket
  • Pillow
Trip Includes:  Hotel Sivapriya
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Shruti Garg
4/7
Posted 3 weeks 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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Kushma

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Kushma
6/7
Posted 3 weeks ago Jun 7, 2015
Mode of Transport:Train
The train was on time. We hired a taxi and came to Kodaikanal Hotel. We reached at 10.00 AM. Immediately we have been taken for breakfast. The breakfast was good. The accommodation was arranged by our Tuticorin Office. We travelled in 2nd A/C. In our view, considering overall journey was pleasant and good.
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Train name (Train no): Tuticorin Exp (16236)
Tickets booked:
  • 30 days prior
This train has:
  • Veg. Food
  • On-time
Boarding Station: Kodaikanal Road
 6.00/7
This station has
  • Prepaid auto/taxi
Last Station: Kodaikanal Road
 4.50/7
This station has
  • Prepaid auto/taxi
Trip Includes:  Grand Palace Hotel
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Mehta

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Mehta
6.5/7
Posted 4 weeks ago Jun 4, 2015
Mode of Transport:Car
Very nice journey, nice route and very beautiful place. Very nice journey. We travelled along with my family. Taken three cars and stayed at different locations.
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Car Type:
  • SUV
This route has:
  • Petrol pumps
  • Food/Dhabas
Route Taken:AH 43/NH 7 and AH 43
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Purna

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Purna
5.5/7
Posted 4 weeks ago Jun 4, 2015
Mode of Transport:Bus
The bus left from Madiwala around its normal departure time. I was provided with a complementary mineral water bottle. The staff were patient and well-behaved. Necessary stuffs like pillows and blankets were provided. The bus halted at Stations for food and toilet during regular intervals. The road trip was scenic and it reached the destination a bit late than its scheduled arrival time around 1-2 hrs delay.
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Bus operator: Greenline Travels
Bus Type:
  • Sleeper
This bus has:
  • TV/Entertainment
  • Comfortable seats
  • Blanket
  • Pillow
  • Water Bottle
  • Reading Light
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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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