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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Ashok raj

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Ashok raj
6/7
Posted Nov 2, 2015 Nov 2, 2015
Mode of Transport:Car
Its a good road from Madurai to kodaikanal, Though you should be careful in direction boards, otherwise u might miss the route. The moment hill starts, it would be a life time experience to ride with your family. Lot of good places to click pictures with your family. Road is mostly good, well maintained. should be careful in few places, watch out for big hairpin bends. Too good for adventure lovers.

Overall its a nice experience.
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  • Food/Dhabas
  • Clear Signages
Route Taken:NH49 and Laws Ghat Rd
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Very good place for a family Trip. you should travel with your family, particularly in a big group. It would be so fun and nice. you should visit this place particularly in off season. It would be less crowded, things, hotels, food will be cheaper and particularly you could enjoy the climate...more »
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Athigaman a

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Athigaman a
6.5/7
Posted Aug 13, 2015 Aug 13, 2015
Mode of Transport:Car
Short and sweet travel experience. The roads are good and nothing special. The ghat drive was scenic and enjoyable. The approach to Sterling from the lake needs improvement. I usually drive myself and found it enjoyable. The drive and my trip were fantastic and memorable.
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Route Taken:NH7 and Laws Ghat Rd
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Manikandan
7/7
Posted Aug 10, 2015 Aug 10, 2015
Mode of Transport:Car
We had a nice trip to Kodaikanal that to in a car, so that you can stop wherever you want to take snaps because there we had lot of good scenes to take photos with family to have good memories. You will not get this comfort when you by train or bus. I advise to have your own vehicle, especially a 4 x 4 vehicle to enjoy more.
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Route Taken:NH7 and Laws Ghat Rd
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Punam Sharan
4/7
Posted Jul 30, 2015 Jul 30, 2015
Mode of Transport:Taxi
The best time to travel is in the morning. We called the Country Club Vista to send a taxi to pick us up. Due to the hilly road it was not such a comfortable experience but of course the scenic beauty of the woods were mind refreshing. The roads in the cities don't offer much of the greenery but the forest trails do which is good. We travelled in the evening so we could watch the sunset and the darkness cease the sunlight easily. Less street lights made it a bit uneasy journey having our heart in our mouth. Morning times are good. We couldn't find any dhaba as expected so we carried our dinner with us. The twisting roads may make you feel dizzy so carry Avomin or Vertidome or any other medicine of such sort.
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Route Taken:Laws Ghat Rd
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Pratik Jena
6/7
Posted Jul 12, 2015 Jul 12, 2015
Mode of Transport:Bus
The journey took around 3-4 hours from Madurai to Kodaikanal as we were stopping by at many picturesque location throughout the roads. We had taken a non-ac bus as Kodaikanal is a hilly area. The bus driver and conductor was very helpful and well-behaved. Travelling by bus offers excellent beauty on both sides.
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Trip Includes:  | Kodaikanal | Kodai Lake
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Madurai to Kodaikanal By Train (77 Km)

Madurai ––› Kodaikanal
By Train 77 Km
Madurai to Kodaikanal by Train (77 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 (77 Km)

Vehicle Approx. Fare/Km (Rs) Approx. Cost (Rs)
Tata Indica 7 539
Chevrolet Tavera 8 616
Toyota Qualis 8 616
Tata Indica A/C 9 693
Toyota Qualis A/C 11 847
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  • Taxi
    • Total distance:77 km
    • Duration: 1 Hrs by car
    • Price:from Rs. 7 per km
  • Bus
    • Total distance:77 km
    • Duration: 1 Hrs by Bus
  • Trains
    • Best trains to take:Tirunelveli-mayiladuturai Passenger (56822), Tirunelveli Erode Passenger (56826)
    • Last station:Kodaikanal
    • Total distance:77 km
  • Flights
    • Total distance:77 km
    • Nearest Airport:Madurai
  • Hotels
    • Hotels: 159 Hotel |
    • Hotel reviews: 15202
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