Reaching Kodaikanal, the picturesque hill station in Tamil Nadu, is not difficult as it enjoys connectivity with major cities by road.
What is the Nearest Airport to Coorg?
Kodaikanal does not have an airport. Nearest airports to Kodaikanal are Madurai & Trichy. Madurai airport is 126 kms & Trichy airport is 150 kms from Kodaikanal. These airports are well connected to all major cities of India like Bangalore, Chennai and Coimbatore. Taxi/cab and bus services are also available to reach Kodaikanal.
What is the Nearest Railway Station to Kodaikanal?
Kodai Road Railway Station (80 kms) is the nearest railway station. Coimbatore junction is the main rail head from where you can get trains to reach Kodaikanal from major Indian cities like Chennai, Delhi, Kolkata and Bangalore. Taxi/cab and bus services are available from these stations.
How to Reach Kodaikanal by Bus?
Well connected with all major cities like Bangalore, Chennai, Madurai, Coimbatore and Trichy, reaching Kodaikanal by buses is quite convenient. There are many regular state run as well as private Volvos available from various parts of the state. Timings and fares vary with different operators.
How to Reach Kodaikanal by Road?
A road trip to Kodaikanal is a popular option from any nearby city like Bangalore, Chennai and Coimbatore as it allows visitors to enjoy sightseeing on the way or click a few photos. Even though the roads are small, you are sure to enjoy the ride with various viewpoints on the way.
How to Reach Coorg by Cab/Taxi?
Ifyou are not comfortable in driving, you can always take a taxi to Kodaikanal and enjoy pleasant weather, green valley and tourist places/spots along the way. Cabs are easily available through travel agents in Bangalore, Chennai, Coimbatore and Ooty at budget rates.
Routes to Kodaikanal
Route from Bangalore:Distance from Bangalore to Kodaikanal is 450 kms. The shortest route is via the National Highway Number 7 and Salem-Ernakulam highway passing through Bhavani, Dharapuram and Palani. Total time taken to cover the distance is about 8-9 hours. There is another route via National Highway Number 7 passing through Namakkal, Karur and Dindigul. This route is about 465 kms and is a bit longer.
Route from Chennai:Distance between Kodaikanal and Chennai is about 530 kms. To reach Chennai from Kodaikanal it takes about 8-9 hours. The shortest and best route goes via Chennai Bypass Road, NH45 or Grand Southern Trunk Road, Trichy-Dindugal Road and Grand Southern Trunk Road to Kodai Ghat. The other two routes involve going through AH43.
Route from Ooty: Distance between Ooty and Kodaikanal is 253 kms and takes about 5-6 hours. The best route from Ooty to Kodaikanal goes via Coimbatore to Pollachi and Palani. From Palani, it is upward journey in Kodai hills. Alternatively, you can go via Coimbatore, Dharampuri, Oddanchatram and Kodai road route.