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Mumbai To Kodaikanal Guide

DistanceBy AirBy RoadBy TrainBy Sea
Mumbai to KodaikanalN/AN/A23.0 hours30.0 hoursN/A

Mumbai, the business capital of India, is one of the busiest cities of India. Just like Delhi, people of Mumbai are also on a hunt for a tranquil retreat to take a break from their busy life schedules. Kodaikanal is one of the best places to visit for the people of Mumbai, looking for calm, and peaceful trips. Located approximately 1,456 kilometers away from Mumbai, Kodaikanal can be reached easily via various means of transport. From airways to roadways, and from buses to trains, there are numerous means to travel from Mumbai to Kodaikanal.

Here’s a gist on how to reach Kodaikanal from Mumbai:

Mumbai to Kodaikanal by Air

The city of Kodaikanal does not have its own airport but one can fly to the nearest airports to the city such as Trichy (150 kilometers), Madurai (120 kilometers), and Coimbatore (175 kilometers) airports. Traveling from Mumbai to Kodaikanal by flight is the best and the most effective means of transport. There are numerous direct flights operated by airlines like Jet Airways, SpiceJet, and Air India which fly to Kodaikanal on a daily basis. Travelers can also save on their budget by booking connecting flights which are cheaper as compared to direct flights.

Mumbai to Kodaikanal by Train

The city of Kodaikanal is connected to most of the parts of the country via railways. The Kodai road railway station serves as a major hub for all rail connections to Kodaikanal. There is only one direct Mumbai to Kodaikanal train, the Nagarcoil Express , which operates three days a week, on Thursdays, Fridays, and Sundays. One can also find connecting trains from Mumbai to Kodaikanal to get more options available for traveling by train. Owing to the large Mumbai to Kodaikanal distance, these trains take approximately 10 to 12 hours to reach Kodaikanal.  Even though train journeys are quite long, but they are more budget friendly as compared to flights.

Mumbai to Kodaikanal by Road

Not many travelers prefer to travel from Mumbai to Kodaikanal by road due to the large distance, and a large amount of time required to cover that distance. But if one has ample time, and loves to go one long drives, he/she can definitely embark on this picturesque road journey.

Road journeys to Kodaikanal are best enjoyed from cities like Chennai, Hyderabad, Ooty, and Bangalore which are not too far away, and also the route is quite scenic.

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