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Chennai To Kodaikanal Guide

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Located in the same state of Tamil Nadu, the distance between Chennai and Kodaikanal is approximately 526 kilometers. Kodaikanal is a getaway destination for the the people of Chennai to escape the bustling city life and find peace amidst the tranquil landscapes of Kodaikanal. There are various means of transport available to travel from Chennai to Kodaikanal. Travelers can reach this beautiful city by air, train, bus, or private vehicle. Here is a brief description of major transportation means available:

 

Chennai to Kodaikanal by Air

 

Traveling from Chennai to Kodaikanal by flight is the fastest way to reach the city. Since, Kodaikanal does not have its own airport, therefore, travelers can book flights upto nearby airports like Trichy (150 kilometers), Madurai (120 kilometers), and Coimbatore (175 kilometers) airports. These airports are not too far away from the city centre, and moreover, transportations like buses, cabs, and taxis are easily available to reach the city. Airlines like Indigo, Jet Airways, Spicejet, and Air India, operate regular flights from Chennai to Kodaikanal which take a maximum of one and a half hours to reach the desired nearby airport.

 

Chennai to Kodaikanal by Train

 

The city of Kodaikanal is connected to major parts of the country by rail through the Kodai road railway station. Chennai to Kodaikanal distance can also be covered by train. There are numerous Chennai to Kodaikanal trains that connect these cities directly, making the life of the travelers easier than ever. Some of these trains include Tiruchendur Express, Pandian Express, Pearl City Express, and Chennai Egmore Ananthapuri Express which operate from Chennai to Kodaikanal on daily basis. Another benefit of traveling by train is that it is more cost-effective, and budget friendly as compared to flights.

 

Chennai to Kodaikanal by Road

 

If you are planning a road trip from Chennai to Kodaikanal then here’s how to reach Kodaikanal from Chennai via the best transportation means available.  

There are numerous Chennai to Kodaikanal Buses that run on hourly basis. These buses mostly take 10 to 12 hours to reach Chennai. Even though the journey is long but one does not feel tired because of the picturesque landscapes, and the lush green mountains which are a visual treat to the eyes. Travelers can also choose to travel from Chennai to Kodaikanal by car, or can also hire a taxi, or a private cab to reach the city. Apart from the scenic benefit of Chennai to Kodaikanal route, traveling by road is also much more economical than other means of transport.

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    Sudipta Sengupta

    Bengaluru

    Sudipta's 3 days trip to Kodaikanal

    Thanks travel Triangle for fine arrangement. Like my previous three tour this was also very nice. I will recommend my friends circle to travel Triangle.

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    Jainfamilykapil

    Bangalore

    Jainfamilykapil's 8 days trip to Kodaikanal

    Enjoyed the trip. Hotels arranged by Sameera (68M Holidays) were nice, especially Hotel Rupa Spree Elite, Mysore was awesome. Driver Paul behaved nicely and answered each query politely.

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    Rameswaram

    Gana's 4 days trip to Kodaikanal

    Happy and Memorable trip with gosthala tours.. Trip went very well and support from cab driver also good.iam very happy with gostala for memorable trip.

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    Rohankumar

    Bangalore

    Rohankumar's 3 days trip to Kodaikanal

    Kodaikanal is amazing.. we had a great time .. Good : 1. lot of nice places to cover 2. driver was good, polite and helpful. Logesh - he got up early at 5 to drive us to Coimbatore airport. without him, we could have even missed our flight. 3. Hotel - room is good. Not good: 1. there's no network at hotel, even WiFi was not working. 2. Hotel - Food is ok..price is little more. Service is very slow.

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    Darshan Ballal

    Pune

    Darshan's 6 days trip to Kodaikanal

    It was nice experience with travel triangle n Victory World Tour. One suggestion - it would be better if you ask cab driver language preference.

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    Muniraj Kumar

    Bengaluru

    Muniraj's 3 days trip to Kodaikanal

    Great and awesome trip with everything as expected.Very friendly driver made my trip cool and enjoyable.I would like to thank Victory World and Travel Triangle for their service. Each and every moment

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    Piku

    Chennai

    Piku's 3 days trip to Kodaikanal

    Please make sure next time when we are going to a hill station particularly during winter tile the druver also gets some decent accomodation. The hotel rooms were ok but not perfect as the bathrooms were not cleaned kindly make sure good resort was choosen. The climate was damn good and food was very nice at sterling

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    Abhishek Lingamallu

    Bengaluru south

    Abhishek's 4 days trip to Kodaikanal

    The trip plan and resort choice is good. But the driver is very very bad. Had worst experience with cab driver from the start of the trip. Where ever we start he’ll tells that that will be closed. The worst thing is even for dinner and lunch also if we ask for a certain place he finds many reasons not to go there. At start only we understood and requested travel agent to change the driver, they convinced and sent us. We had a very bad and worst memories where our entire happiest trip mood changed to hit discussions and fight with the driver. Entire spoiler of the trip The best thing travel agent did is booking the resorts. The resorts are really awesome and the service is excellent. The eagles dare is one good option we chose in ooty

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    Vaibhav Dubey

    Bangalore

    Vaibhav's 3 days trip to Kodaikanal

    It was a pleasurable experience on our hassle free trip to Kodaikanal! We would surely prefer Travel Triangle for our next holiday trips!

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    Ravi Thakker

    Mumbai

    Ravi's 7 days trip to Kodaikanal

    There were some initial hitches with my bookings as the agreed itenary were sold out once the payment was made but post that it was a smooth ride with Carlo travels. Only recommendation would be to be more careful and confirm about property avialbility before final bookings. A special mention for the cab service that they had provided 'South Tourism'. They were absolutely professional, disciplined and had a amazing fleet. Our driver Mr.Sridhar was very nice, he had hands on knowledge of all roads and and was very courteous. Would recommend Carlo travels to provide services from South Tourism to all their clients.

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

     

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

     

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

     

     

     

     

     

     

    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.

     

     

    The distance between Bangalore and kodaikanal is 462 kilometers and can be covered in 8 to 10 hours easily. It is safe to drive from Bangalore to Kodaikanal. 

     

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