Madurai to Kodaikanal Distance

Madurai To Kodaikanal

(Kodaikanal To Madurai)

Best way to travel from Madurai to Kodaikanal

Total distance 116 km
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Kodaikanal is a beautiful city in hills located in the state of Tamil Nadu. The beautiful scenic views of hills, valleys and forests attract the tourists. Kodaikanal is well connected to the city of Madurai by roadways and railways at a distance of around 118 km by road. The best way to reach Kodaikanal from Madurai is railways. It's an hour journey from Madurai to Kodaikanal. The nearest railway stations to Kodaikanal are Kodaikanal Road and Palani. The places include in the journey through train from Madurai Junction - 41km-> Kodaikanal road. Rest rooms, book stalls, tea and refreshment stalls are the basic amenities at the Kodaikanal station. After that, hardly an hour journey can be carried on by taxi or bus. ATMs, small restaurants and snacks corners can be enjoyed during the journey by road.

Transport options from Madurai to Kodaikanal

Madurai to Kodaikanal By Car: Hire a cab from Madurai to Kodaikanal which takes around 2 hours and 15 minutes. The cost of cabs ranges from INR 10 to INR 22 per km, depending upon the type of car. Petrol pumps, restaurants and ATMs are available on the way. Ideal for families, senior citizens and groups.

Madurai to Kodaikanal By Bus: Take a bus from Arapalayam Bus Stand at Madurai to Kodaikanal. It's a 2 hours journey by bus having scenic views of hills on the way. A/C, Non A/C, Volvo buses are available from Madurai to Kodaikanal. Ideal for backpackers, families and single travellers.

Madurai to Kodaikanal By Train: Take a direct train from Madurai Junction tos Kodaikanal. Many Express trains are available. Pandian Express, Nellai Express and Pearl City Express are available all days of the week. It's a 30 minutes journey From Madurai to Kodaikanal. Ideal for families, groups and senior citizens.

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Jegannatha G
  • Jegannatha G
  • Lives in Madurai
  • 2 Reviews
Jegannatha G
5/7
Posted 1 month ago Mar 5, 2015
Mode of Transport:Car
We went to Kodaikanal via Madurai. It took us around 3.5 hrs to reach there by cab. The road is good enough with lot of natural sightseeing in between. We reach to our hotel by evening. Kodaikanal is situated in Tamil Nadu. It is a perfect place for relaxing and getting refreshed. The must-visit places are Guna Rock, Suicide Rock, lake. Roads are the only way to reach Koadikanal.
Car Type:
  • Sedan
This route has:
  • Petrol pumps
Route Taken:Kochi - Dhanushkodi Rd/Kochi-Madurai-Tondi Point Hwy and Laws Ghat Rd
Trip Includes:  Ampthill Farm Stay
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Ritu Shukla
  • Ritu Shukla
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 4 Reviews
Ritu Shukla
5/7
Posted 3 months ago Jan 4, 2015
Mode of Transport:Taxi
It took 3 hours of travel from Madurai. The road travel was fine and roads were good. The view was also very good and our taxi driver was slow otherwise probably it would take less time to reach Kodai from Madurai. The taxi charged a total to 5000/- to and fro to Madurai plus the sightseeing.
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Car Type:
  • Hatchback
This route has:
  • Accomodation
  • Food/Dhabas
  • Clear Signages
Route Taken:Laws Ghat Rd
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Jaikanth Sundaram
  • Jaikanth Sundaram
  • Lives in Madurai
  • 9 Reviews
Jaikanth Sundaram
6/7
Posted Dec 19, 2014 Dec 19, 2014
Mode of Transport:Car
It is always a pleasure to travel to Kodai by car. Following the basic safety guidelines of hill driving, one can experience the trill of driving and feeling on top of the world! The fantastic views on the way is the best experienced first hand than trying to explain. The roads are a bit eroded at many places due to severe rains this year and should take a while to reach normalcy. All in all a truly exhilarating experience.
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Car Type:
  • Hatchback
This route has:
  • Petrol pumps
  • Accomodation
  • Food/Dhabas
Route Taken:Laws Ghat Rd
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Visited Kodai for relaxing with family. We were given a warm welcome at the reception and were treated with some minty drink! We were quickly taken to our room by electric car by very courteous staff.

The place was well-maintained and clean. The room that was allotted to us was...more »
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Raja desingu A
  • Raja desingu A
  • Lives in Paramakudi
  • 2 Reviews
Raja desingu A
4.5/7
Posted Oct 12, 2014 Oct 12, 2014
Mode of Transport:Bus
Govt bus is preferred for this trip. It is safest one for going up-hills like Kodaikanal. And the main thing is we see the full view of Kodaikanal hills and see many monkeys and many bends. It's a budget one and its not an AC bus. You don't need an AC bus as the weather is too cool.
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Bus Type:
  • Non-AC
Trip Includes:  Hotel Rifaya
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Ram Chokkar
  • Ram Chokkar
  • Lives in Ahiwara
  • 2 Reviews
Ram Chokkar
7/7
Posted Oct 4, 2014 Oct 4, 2014
Mode of Transport:Car
It is a wonderful trip and completely mind blowing and a very good one for both of us. The climate is wonderful and morning 6.00 clock walk is memorable for us. My advice to all the honeymoon drip couples is to select Kodaikanal as it is a better place to visit and enjoy.
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  • Sedan
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  • Accomodation
Route Taken:Laws Ghat Rd
Trip Includes:  Mookambigai Residency Hotel
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Madurai to Kodaikanal By Train (78 Km)

Madurai ––› Kodaikanal
By Train 78 Km
Madurai to Kodaikanal by Train (78 Km)
Train No. Train Name Origin Dep. Arr. Days Of Run
Mad... Kod... M T W T F S S
16340 Mumbai Express Madurai Junction 11:50 12:23 Y Y Y N Y N N
16724 Anantapuri Exp Madurai Junction 23:00 23:36 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
16731 Mysore Express Madurai Junction 19:50 20:24 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
16736 Tcn Chennai Express Madurai Junction 00:15 00:46 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
16780 Rmm Tpty Express Madurai Junction 19:00 19:36 Y N N Y N Y N
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Madurai to Kodaikanal By Car/Taxi (78 Km)

Vehicle Approx. Fare/Km (Rs) Approx. Cost (Rs)
Tata Indica 7 546
Chevrolet Tavera 8 624
Toyota Qualis 8 624
Tata Indica A/C 9 702
Toyota Qualis A/C 11 858
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Road/Route Map For Madurai To Kodaikanal

Driving directions from Madurai to Kodaikanal
  • Taxi
    • Total distance:78 km
    • Duration: 1 Hrs by car
    • Price:from Rs. 7 per km
  • Bus
    • Total distance:78 km
    • Duration: 1 Hrs by Bus
  • Trains
    • Best trains to take:Tirunelveli-mayiladuturai Passenger (56822), Tirunelveli Erode Passenger (56826)
    • Last station:Kodaikanal
    • Total distance:78 km
  • Flights
    • Total distance:78 km
    • Nearest Airport:Madurai
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    • Hotel reviews: 9265
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