What is the famous of Kodaikanal?
Kodaikanal is famous for its scenic beauty, rolling and misty hills, fruit orchards, retreating parks, Kodai lake, pine forests, beautiful waterfalls, handmade cholates, Hillview resorts, pleasant weather, amazing nature, adventurous activities, and a lot more things.
Which is the best time to visit Kodaikanal?
The best time to visit Kodaikanal is during the most intense summer months, between April and June. This does not mean that Kodaikanal loses allure during the rest of the year. The contrast of the heat in the plains with the refreshing coolness of the mountains seems to provide more respite during summer
Which is colder Ooty or Kodaikanal?
No, Kodaikanal is not colder as Ooty
Is Kodaikanal good for honeymoon?
One of the best hill towns in the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu, Kodaikanal is an ideal honeymoon destinations
How many days are required for Kodaikanal?
You can spend max 3 days to 4 days in Kodaikanal
Which tour package is best?
Honeymoon Packages are best for Kodaikanal trip

How To Reach Kodaikanal


Nearest Airport

Coimbatore     180 kms      (5 hrs drive)
Madurai          120 kms      (4 hrs drive)


Kodaikanal – By Train

Kodai Road is the nearest Railway station to reach Kodaikanal which is 80 kms and 3 hrs drive.


Station Train No. Train Name Departure Time Arrival Time Runs On
Bangalore to Kodai Road 6732 TUTICORIN EXP. 21.30 06.00 ALL DAYS
Chennai to Kodai Road 2637 PANDIAN EXP. 21.05 05.00 ALL DAYS
2693 PEARCITY EXP. 19.05 03.20 ALL DAYS
Coimbatore to Kodai Road 384SR CBE PASSENGER 07.10 01.30 ALL DAYS
Trichy to Kodai Road 2637 PANDIAN EXP. 03.00 05.00 ALL DAYS
2693 PEARCITY EXP. 01.20 03.20 ALL DAYS
6123 ANANTAPURI EXP. 01.05 03.00 ALL DAYS


Kodaikanal – By Road

Places Distance Route Map
Bangalore to Kodaikanal 480 kms Bangalore – Krishnagiri – Dharmapuri – Salem – Namakkal – Karur – Dindigul – Batlagundu – Kodai
Chennai to Kodaikanal 500 Kms Chennai – Villupuram – Trichy – Dindigul – Batlagundu – Kodai
Ooty to Kodaikanal 280 Kms Ooty – Mettupalayam – Coimbatore – Pollachi – Palani – Kodai
Munnar to Kodaikanal 180 kms Munnar – Theni – Periyakulam – Kodai
Munnar to Kodaikanal 180 kms Munnar – Udumalaipet – Palani – Kodai
Thekkady to Kodaikanal 120 kms Thekkady – Cumbum – Theni – Periyakulam – Kodai
Cochin to Kodaikanal 360 kms Cochin – Trichur – Palaghat – Pollachi – Palani – Kodai
Kanyakumari to Kodaikanal 400 Kms Kanyakumari – Tirunelveli – Madurai – Batlagundu – Kodai
Rameshwaram to Kodaikanal 300 kms Rameshwaram – Ramanathapuram – Paramagudi – Madurai – Batlagundu – Kodai
Madurai to Kodaikanal 120 kms Madurai – Batlagundu – Kodai
Trichy to Kodaikanal 200 kms Trichy – Dindigul – Batlagundu – Kodai


Kodaikanal – By Bus


From Bangalore By Bus

Direct Bus Service: KPNSharma and KSRTC buses leave Bangalore late evening and reaches Kodai next morning.

From Chennai By Bus

Direct Bus Service: KPN and Parveen travels leave Chennai late evening and reaches Kodai next morning.

From Ooty By Bus

There are private mini buses operating from Ooty to Kodaikanal which is irregular and takes 8 hrs. Kindly contact travel agents in Ooty for booking.

From Madurai By Bus

Private mini bus starts from Madurai every morning. Duration – 4 hrs. Also there are frequent public buses.

From Kerala

There are no direct buses from any part of Kerala to Kodaikanal. The only oaption is to hire a Taxi.