Kodaikanal is located at a distance of around 196 km from Trichy. It is well-connected to Trichy by roadways and railways. However, the best way to reach Kodaikanal from Trichy is by bus, a journey of around 4 hours. The places covered between Trichy to Kodaikanal are Trichy – 41 km -> Manapparai - 59 km-> Dhindukkal – 44 km -> Ganguvar Patti – 40 km -> Perumal Malai – 12 km -> Kodaikanal. Bharat Petroleum petrol pumps and various hotels like Gurupriya and Mahima are located on the route. Other facilities like food joints, restaurants and ATMs are also available on the way to Kodaikanal.
Transport options from Trichy to Kodaikanal
Trichy to Kodaikanal By Bus: Take a direct bus from Trichy to Kodaikanal that takes around 4 hours. Kodaikanal Bus Stand is about a kilometre away from the city centre. This mode of transport is ideal for individual travellers and backpackers.
Trichy to Kodaikanal By Car: Taxis and rented cars are available from Trichy to Kodaikanal, which takes about 4 hours. Cab cost ranges from INR10 to INR15 per kilometre, depending upon the type of car. It is suitable for families, seniors and kids.
Trichy to Kodaikanal By Train: Direct trains from Trichy to Kodaikanal are available with an average travelling time of around 2 hours. Kodaikanal Railway Station is located at a distance of around 80 km from the city centre and can be covered by hiring cab or taxis. This mode is recommended while travelling with seniors, families and in groups.
The best part of travel is the hill road which comprises of many bends and sloppy roads. The Silver Cascade Falls on the way to Kodaikanal in the hill road is a place to stop at and spend some time. The travel in bike would be amazing than travelling in bus or car.
Travel is so good. It was very peaceful and safe. The bus reached on time. It has no AC, it has a good seating facilities. Totally the journey was good and peaceful. Beautiful destination for nature lovers, less population in comparison to Ooty. The best time to visit is from Oct to Feb. Lake is a must see place. Basic south Indian food available and much more.
Really have wonderful moments which we enjoyed. All hilarious moments, nature beauty at its best, dangerous roads are at their best too, creature attacks, in all just feeling WOWWWW !!!!! Always, if nature lover do not go to regular spots, try to find out new in the roads itself.
Awesome sightseeing places from the Kodai Road, Kodai to Pillar Rock, and then Down Hills towards Batalakundu.
Food is good, ATM facility is there, search for cottages littler deeper to get better deals ( prefer to book in advance). Enjoy the beauty instead of wasting time in shopping and other stuffs.
It is always a very nice travel in the mountains of Kodaikanal. Lots of places are there to visit while on the way to Kodaikanal. Once youi reach certain distance you can feel the chillness of the mountains, and the calmness too. Its a great experience to drive in the hilly region. Travel by car was good.
By bus or car we can only enjoy the hills and views. Its a very good experience for us. My son enjoyed a lot. In the bus we enjoyed by making fun. SRS Travels is very good and their services also is good. Good seats are very comfortable to us. Again I am planning to go to Kodaikanal and this time also i will travel by bus only.