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How To Reach Kodaikanal From Bangalore

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Bangalore To Kodaikanal Guide

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Bangalore to KodaikanalN/AN/A8.0 hours9.0 hoursN/A

Known for its granite cliffs, lush green valleys, azure lakes, captivating waterfalls and grassy hills, the hill station of Kodaikanal is one of the most charming destinations of South India. Due to its natural bounties, this hill town is quite popular among travelers, and hence, it is facilitated with numerous transportation options. If you wish to travel from Bangalore to Kodaikanal, then you have numerous options available such as flights, trains, buses, and more. Here’s an overview of how to reach Kodaikanal from Bangalore via various transportation means.

Bangalore to Kodaikanal by Air

Since the city of Kodaikanal does not have its own airport, traveling from Bangalore to Kodaikanal by air is not considered to the best option to travel to this city. The closest airports to Kodaikanal are Trichy (150 kilometers), Madurai (120 kilometers), and Coimbatore (175 kilometers), while the total distance between Bangalore and Kodaikanal is approximately 465 kilometers. Also, traveling Bangalore to Kodaikanal by flight is quite costly as well because one not only has to bear the expenses of flights but also the expenses of transfers from airport to the city.

Bangalore to Kodaikanal by Train

Travelers who wish to reach Kodaikanal from Bangalore via train have a couple of options available. Kodaikanal is facilitated by a full-fledged railway station, the Kodai Road station, which is approximately 80 kilometers from the city center. There are a few direct trains which run between the Bangalore Cant. station and Kodai station such as Nagercoil Mumbai Central Express, and Tuticorin Express. Since Bangalore to Kodaikanal train services are quite cheap as compared to flight services, therefore, it is considered to be one of the best means of transport to reach this charming hill station.

Bangalore to Kodaikanal by Road

If you are wondering how to reach Kodaikanal from Bangalore via road, here’s the answer to your question. Traveling from Bangalore to Kodaikanal by road is one of the most preferred means to reach this city. This is because of the scenic Bangalore to Kodaikanal route, and the short distance between the two cities. There are various means to reach Kodaikanal via road from Bangalore such as buses, taxis, and private vehicles. There are numerous Bangalore to Kodaikanal bus services available on an hourly basis from various junctions in Bangalore. And if you wish to travel from Bangalore to Kodaikanal by car then you can choose to drive by yourself or hire a taxi which is easily available in the city.


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Kodaikanal to Batlagundu, Kodai to Dolphin's Nose to Vellagavi to Kumbakkarai, Shembaganur to Morappur to Adukkam, Kodai to Green Hut, and Kodai to Thoppi Thooki Parai are some of the best trekking trails in Kodaikanal.

Kodaikanal Lake, Coaker’s Walk, Bear Shola Falls, Pillar Rocks, Bryant Park, Silent Valley, Suicide Point, and Dolphin’s Nose, and Kurinji Andavar Temple are some of the best sightseeing places in Kodaikanal.

November to February, and June to September are the best time to visit Kodaikanal.

Tava Vegetarian Restaurant, Hilltop Inn, Aby's Cafe, and Tibetan Brothers are some of the best restaurants in Kodaikanal.

Medicinal oils, balms, homemade chocolates of different varieties, souvenirs, organic food items, and handicrafts are some of the best things to buy in Kodaikanal.

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