Kochi (Cochin) to Kodaikanal Distance

Kochi (Cochin) To Kodaikanal

(Kodaikanal To Kochi (Cochin))

Best way to travel from Kochi (Cochin) to Kodaikanal

Total distance 279 km
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Kodaikanal is located at a distance of about 304 km from Kochi (Cochin). The hill resort, renowned for its vast production of eucalyptus oil, plums and homemade chocolates, is well-connected to Kochi by roadways and railways. However, the best way to reach Kodaikanal from Kochi is by car, a journey of about 6 hours. The places covered during the journey include Kochi - 46km -> Kodungallur - 39km -> Thrissur - 29km -> Kannambra - 70km -> Pollachi - 41km -> Madattukkulam - 89km -> Kodaikanal. Several petrol pumps of BP and Indian Oil are located at regular intervals. Local food-joints, dhabas and restaurants can also be found on the way to Kodaikanal from Kochi.

Transport options from Kochi (Cochin) to Kodaikanal

Kochi (Cochin) to Kodaikanal By Car: Take a cab from Kochi to Kodaikanal, which takes around 6 hours. The approximate cost of cabs ranges from INR15 to INR45 per kilometre, depending upon the type of car. Ideal for families with kids and seniors.

Kochi (Cochin) to Kodaikanal By Bus: Take a direct bus from Kochi to Kodaikanal, which takes around 7 hours. The buses operating on this route are managed by the Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation. The Kodaikanal bus stop is located in the city centre. Ideal for backpackers, individual travellers and youngsters.

Kochi (Cochin) to Kodaikanal By Train: Take a direct train from Kochi to Kodaikanal railway station, which takes around 13 hours. The Kodaikanal city centre is located at a distance of around 80 km from the railway station and can be reached by taxi or bus that takes around 2 hours. Economical and Ideal for travelling with families and seniors or in groups.

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Suresh K
  • Suresh K
  • Lives in Kochi
  • 2 Reviews
Suresh K
7/7
Posted Oct 30, 2014 Oct 30, 2014
Mode of Transport:Taxi
Travel arrangements done by Sterling Valley View and the taxi was good. The driver was very helpful and guided us properly throughout the entire trip. As guided by the travel desk we visited Palani temple. On the way to Kodai the terrain having a nice view.
Car Type:
  • Sedan
This route has:
  • Petrol pumps
  • Accomodation
  • Food/Dhabas
  • Clear Signages
Route Taken:National Highway 47
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Dinos
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  • 4 Reviews
Dinos
6/7
Posted Aug 23, 2014 Aug 23, 2014
Mode of Transport:Car
Spending time with family in a hill station is so good. This year I planned my trip to Kodaikanal with family members. Right from the start till the finish it was an enjoyable trip and we travelled by car.
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  • Sedan
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  • Accomodation
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Trip Includes:  Suba Krishmaa Residency
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Deepak gopal
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  • 2 Reviews
Deepak gopal
7/7
Posted Aug 9, 2014 Aug 9, 2014
Mode of Transport:Car
We started by morning 7 and reached Woody's by around 4 in the evening. We traveled via Alathur, Kollankode, Palani. On the way had breakfast and lunch and there were small towns and nice hotels on the route. We next went for sightseeing in Kodaikanal. First stop was Coakers Walk. Itís a walk way on the top of a hill. There was so much mist and fog which made was difficult to take any pictures. From Coakers Walk we can see the Kodaikanal Market area and the Pine forests. The journey was nice and everybody enjoyed it.
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Car Type:
  • Hatchback
This route has:
  • Petrol pumps
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  • Food/Dhabas
  • Clear Signages
Route Taken:NH 47
Trip Includes:  Woodys
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Nithin Solomon
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  • 3 Reviews
Nithin Solomon
6.5/7
Posted Jul 24, 2014 Jul 24, 2014
Mode of Transport:Car
We visited many places en-route and it was awesome for us as we enjoyed a lot during our trip to Kodaikanal and from there we visited Thekady and then to Munnar. We covered all these high ranges in one trip as we had a good vehicle to travel.
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Car Type:
  • SUV
This route has:
  • Petrol pumps
  • Accomodation
  • Food/Dhabas
Route Taken:Kochi - Dhanushkodi Rd/Kochi-Madurai-Tondi Point Hwy/National Highway 49
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Narayan   rao
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  • 3 Reviews
Narayan rao
5/7
Posted Feb 2, 2014 Feb 2, 2014
Mode of Transport:Taxi
The driver was kind and helpful. The climate through the journey was awesome. The coffee orchards during the drive were scenic.there are many hotels and dhabas on the way but most of them are too costly. There are many ayurvedic centers which one can visit through their journey to buy spices.
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  • Sedan
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  • Petrol pumps
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  • Clear Signages
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Kochi (Cochin) to Kodaikanal By Train (137 Km)

Kochi (Coc.. ––› Kodaikanal
By Train 137 Km
Kochi (Cochin) to Kodaikanal by Train (137 Km)
Train No. Train Name Origin Dep. Arr. Days Of Run
Koc... Kod... M T W T F S S
16318 Himsagar Exp Ernakulam Town (North) 14:15 13:45 Y N N N N N N
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Kochi (Cochin) to Kodaikanal By Car/Taxi (137 Km)

Vehicle Approx. Fare/Km (Rs) Approx. Cost (Rs)
Tata Indica A/C 10 1370
Toyota Qualis A/C 12 1644
Hyundai Santro A/C 12 1644
Chevrolet Tavera A/C 13 1781
Mahindra Xylo A/C 13 1781
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Road/Route Map For Kochi (Cochin) To Kodaikanal

Driving directions from Kochi (Cochin) to Kodaikanal
  • Taxi
    • Total distance:137 km
    • Duration: 2 Hrs by car
    • Price:from Rs. 9 per km
  • Bus
    • Total distance:137 km
    • Duration: 2 Hrs by Bus
  • Trains
    • Best trains to take:Himsagar Exp (16318)
    • Last station:Kodaikanal
    • Total distance:137 km
  • Flights
    • Total distance:137 km
    • Nearest Airport:Madurai
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