Kodaikanal to Bangalore Distance

Kodaikanal To Bangalore

(Bangalore To Kodaikanal)
Total distance 438 km
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This is all you need to know about travelling from Kodaikanal to Bangalore. Bangalore is also known as Bengaluru. Here are multiple ways to travel from Kodaikanal to Bangalore.

Transport options from Kodaikanal to Bangalore

Kodaikanal to Bangalore By Bus: Lot of buses travel on this route and are a reliable and economical mode of transport. If you are worried about what type of buses are available, worry not. You get to choose from A/C Sleeper (2+1), Non A/C Sleeper, Volvo A/C Multi-Axle Semi-sleeper, Volvo A/C Multi-Axle Semi-sleeper. APR Travels, TNSTC, AVK Travels are the major operators of Kodaikanal to Bangalore route. Book bus tickets for Bangalore from Kodaikanal. You can hop into any of the frequently running buses going to Bangalore from Kodaikanal.

Kodaikanal to Bangalore By Train: Check the train status, schedule, timetable and availability to reach Bangalore from Kodaikanal Take the train from Kodaikanal to Bangalore to reach in 6 hours. Bangalore Cantt. is the nearest railway station. It is about 3 kms from Bangalore airport.

Kodaikanal to Bangalore By Car: Find the complete guide on hiring a cab from Kodaikanal to Bangalore if you want to travel by road. It will cost you INR 5 per kilometre, depending on the choice of your car. The toll tax should be paid separately by you.

Kodaikanal to Bangalore By Flight: Check availability of flights from Kodaikanal to Bangalore. There are direct flights available to Bangalore from Kodaikanal. It takes 1 hour to reach by flight. You can conveniently book prepaid cabs from the airport to reach your destination in Bangalore. Bangalore airport is the nearest airport near Bangalore. It is about 6 kms from Bangalore airport to Bangalore.


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Vinod N

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Vinod N
7/7
Posted Oct 30, 2015 Oct 30, 2015
Mode of Transport:Car
We (me, my spouse, kid, and my friend's family) planned our vacations to Kodaikanal. Though the distance of 460km was daunting, we still decided to travel by car than bus (which most people suggested). Google and most other travel portals (like Team BHP) suggested to take the regular route via Salem. But I was totally against it as I always believed that the journey itself has to be more colorful and should be enjoyed before even reaching the final destination.

Hence I decided to explore alternate routes to reach Kodai. The first Option was via Ooty > Coimbatore > Palani > Kodai. This would have increased the distance by almost 70+ kms and also the route was scenic only partially.

Hence I experimented with another route and here it is:

Bangalore > Kanakapura > Malavalli > Kollegal > Yelandur > Chamarajanagar > Punjanur > Hasanur > Dhimbam Ghat > Sathyamangala > Kolappalur > Thingalur > Perundurai > Chennimalai > Kangeyam > Dharapuram > Palani > Kodaikanal

The journey was really pleasant, road was excellent, less traffic, no tolls :) and amazingly scenic except the stretch between Sathyamangala and Palani.

The distance was exactly 460km, the same if we had taken Salem Highway. To our surprise, the road on the karnataka side was much better than the TN side. (generally its the other way round). that might be because the road on the Karnataka side till Dhimbam ghat was newly laid.

Food:
One thing you have to worry about is the food, specially if you are traveling with kids. Thankfully, one of my colleague who basically is from Yelandur suggested us a good place near Chamarajanagar. Nijaguna Residency. We reached here by 10:30 and it was perfect time for breakfast. Though it was priced on the higher side, the breakfast was good. Since it was a resort, there was ample space for car park, play area and very clean.

We were not as lucky about the lunch though. Since hardly anyone takes the Sathyamangalam > Dharapuram route, no one was much aware about good restaurant on that route. So we had to explore and had lunch at one of the typical restaurants in Dharapuram as it was quite late. you have to be little adventurous here. Or try to reach Palani little early so that you can have lunch there. You will find lot of tea stalls on the way, so no problem for pit stops.

If you have time, you can visit the Bannari Amman temple and Murugan Temple in Palani.

Caution:

Just ensure that we drive a little slowly while alighting from Dhimbam ghat towards Sathyamangalam. You would encounter oncoming trucks out there. But that is nothing compared to what we deal on a regular highway.

Also, you will hardly see any shops between Chamarajanagar and Sathyamangalam, so ensure that you carry adequate water and tyre repair kit. if you are brand concious about snacks, do carry good amount of snacks from Bangalore itself. Since this is not a regular route, most shops would not have stocked the brands one is used to in places like Bangalore. Not that you wouldn't find if you really want to.

Another not so good point to note here is that the ghat road from Palani to Kodai is not as good as Kodai to Dindigul, you will encounter a lot of potholes there. Infact, this was the worst stretch in the entire journey. We realized why people prefer the Bangalore Dindigul route while returning to Bangalore. But that is no way comparable to the beauty of the route we took earlier.

I would anyday take the route we had taken via Sathyamangalam to go to Kodai, in fact I might just drive down till Dhimbam and return, such was the beauty of this route.

After such a beautiful journey, we reached Kodai and checked into Kodai - By the Lake. it was a very good resort in its own right, but that story I will write in my next article.
Car Type:
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  • Food/Dhabas
  • Clear Signages
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I have been to Kodai couple of times and the place doesn't stop amazing me. The weather is always pleasant and is maintained very clean. Not as crowded as Ooty or Mahabaleshwar. The one place you should not miss out is Berijam lake. You need special passes to visit this place and only 50 are...more »
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Suhas Ns

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Suhas Ns
7/7
Posted Jan 26, 2016 Jan 26, 2016
Mode of Transport:Car
I headed to Kodaikanal in my own vehicle self driving. The highway drive was not at all tiring. Except for the hefty tolls which we feel its all through the way. The ghat section drive was of awesome experience. Good weather during the ghat drive. Cool breeze. Good restaurants are available. For breakfast, had been to a restaurant where also CCD, McDonald's and a fuel station was available. It is just before Krishnagiri. Overall, good driving experience.
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Car Type:
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Route Taken:AH 43/NH 7 and AH 43
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The hotel hospitality was good. Service is good. Vegetarian food was good(I'm vegetarian ). The hotel pricing is slightly high. Little bit of parking difficulty. Other than that, everything was good. If you need access to internet, available only at the lobby and not in the rooms. Overall,...more »
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Girish K s

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Girish K s
5/7
Posted Oct 28, 2015 Oct 28, 2015
Mode of Transport:Car
The route from Bengaluru to Kodaikanal that I took was AH43/NH7. I felt that It is better to start early in the morning in order to avoid rush hour traffic in and around the Electronics city area. I left around 6:00am from Bengaluru. After crossing into Tamil Nadu the road was pretty good all the way from Hosur to Kodaikanal.

I drove via Salem (bypass) and Erode. Except for a few stretches, I could drive close to the speed limit most of the way. As I was travelling with family that included small kids, we had to make a few short stops along the way. Despite that, we were able to reach Kodaikanal before 1:00pm. As we had packed breakfast before leaving, we didn't have to stop at any restaurants along the way.

There is not much of sightseeing along the way unless you specifically plan ahead of time and deviate from the shorter route to visit places such as Salem by avoiding the bypass road.
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Route Taken:AH 43/NH 7 and AH 43
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The purpose of my visit to Kodaikanal was to enjoy a few days of summer with family away from the hustle and bustle of city life and also to be in the midst of greenery in a cool locale without even having to think about the fan or the air conditioner.

The Woodlands Resort is located...more »
Trip Includes:  | Kodaikanal
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Sridhar Ms

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Sridhar Ms
4.5/7
Posted Dec 4, 2013 Dec 4, 2013
Mode of Transport:Bus
Used Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) Volvo service. The bus service was on time both ways but the bus condition was not so good. In some of the seats the push back was not working and caused inconvenience. On our journey back there were heavy rains and water started seeping into the bus which was least expected in a premium service like Volvo. Overall the buses on this route should be better maintained.
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Bus operator: KSRTC
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Seshram Ravindran

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Seshram Ravindran
7/7
Posted Feb 4, 2016 Feb 4, 2016
Mode of Transport:Taxi
Comfortable and safe journey. The taxi driver was so humble and he drove very cautiously at the hilly regions. We felt very safe because of his good driving.

Also the route was good and the driver was very responsible during the complete journey. The taxi was almost new and in very good condition and the driver had good knowledge about the route we took.

Also he suggested us some good locations on the way to Kodaikanal.

We had a very relaxed, enjoyable and safe journey which made our holiday more enjoyable.

Also the route we took was having many scenic locations.
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Car Type:
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Route Taken:National Highway 209
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Kodaikanal to Bangalore By Train (304 Km)

Kodaikanal ––› Bangalore
By Train 304 Km
Kodaikanal to Bangalore by Train (304 Km)
Train No. Train Name Origin Dep. Arr. Days Of Run
Kod... Ban... M T W T F S S
16340 Mumbai Express Kodaikanal Road 12:25 21:30 Y Y Y N Y N N
16731 Mysore Express Kodaikanal Road 20:25 05:38 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
16235 Mysore Exp Kodaikanal Road 20:25 05:38 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
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Kodaikanal to Bangalore By Car/Taxi (304 Km)

Vehicle Approx. Fare/Km (Rs) Approx. Cost (Rs)
Tata Indica A/C 11 3344
Hyundai Santro A/C 12 3648
Chevrolet Tavera A/C 13 3952
Mahindra Xylo A/C 13 3952
Tata Indigo A/C 14 4256
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  • Taxi
    • Total distance:304 km
    • Price:from Rs. 11 per km
  • Bus
    • Total distance:304 km
  • Flights
    • Total distance:304 km
    • Nearest Airport:Bangalore
  • Trains
    • Best trains to take:Mysore Exp (16235), Mysore Express (16731)
    • Last station:Bangalore
    • Total distance:304 km
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