Kodaikanal is a beautiful city in the hills of the taluk division, Dindigul district of Tamil Nadu state. This attractive lush green valley can be easily reached directly via Ooty only through direct buses and taxis, as Kodaikanal has neither an airport, nor a railway station. You can take a toy train from Ooty till Mettupalyam. And from Mettupalyam, tourists can easily take direct buses to Kodaikanal. However, the journey can be little long and tedious but if you are going with your family then it can be an enjoying moment for all of you. On route, you will find various ATM, hospital, restaurants, banks and Indian oil and BP gas station.
Transport options from Ooty to Kodaikanal
Ooty to Kodaikanal By Bus: You can easily get direct bus service from Ooty to Kodaikanal. The best way to reach Ooty to Kodaikanal is via bus as you can easily find number of bus services which gives comfortable journey to travellers.
Ooty to Kodaikanal By Car: Alternatively tourists can also take taxis from Ooty towards Kodaikanal that will almost take around 7-8 hours. It will charge around 6,000 for the entire round trip.
We have booked a cab through Coimabatoretaxi from Ooty to Kodaiakanal. Its a comfortable and pleasant ride. Driver was cooperative and good. There are many restaurants and dhabas to have food and it took almost 5-6 journey to reach Kodaikanal from Ooty. Overall, trip was good and nice.
There is no public transport available from Ooty to Kodaikanal. So, we had arranged the journey before around 1.5 months from from a local hotel of Ooty. If you want a comfortable journey, then I think you need to hire a private taxi/cab, but it would be very costly. So, if someone is ready for that then they should travel by taxi Only. There was no problem in travelling though. The bus stopped on regular interval for refreshment. It took 8 hr to reach there.
Wow, excellent journey from Ooty to Kodai in the bus and bus is not good but journey i.e. sightseeing is very good. The road is very large and wide road from Ooty to Kodaikanal. The valleys were very nice, road is somewhat dangerous and lots of sharp bends were there. Experienced drivers only should drive in this road.
The journey from Ooty to Kodaikanal was taken by me in a small bus. The roads are very good and the bus also plied smoothly, but it was a small bus with very cheap amenities. I did not take a cab as I was alone travelling with my family. There are no good buses available in this route and I could not find a single good one. The view through the roads was good. Once one comes down from the Ooty hill and run through plain area and again climb up to another hill for Kodaikanal. The road quality was however very good. It contains around 16-18 hair pin curves which are really enjoyable.
There is a train for Kodaikanal so if you can travel then itís the best. It was great experience as I travelled in the car from Ooty to Kodaikanal. Car journey was good but itís a long distance journey of 68 km of ghat section for Kodaikanal. Good scenery and views with refreshing rain, fog and it was too cool out there.
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