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How to Reach Kodaikanal

Perched at a height of around 7200 feet, Kodaikanal is a popular hill resort of south India. Cool weather, misty rolling hills, green valleys and wooded forests encapsulating Kodaikanal are treats to the eyes of visitors. Some popular sightseeing spots like Kodai Lake, Bryant Park, Bear Shola Falls and Coaker's Walk are worthy of a visit. Kodaikanal's proximity to Madurai, Chennai, Coimbatore and Bangalore made it easily accessible by road, rail and air.
How to Reach Kodaikanal by Air
Located around 120 km away, Madurai Airport serves as the nearest airport to Kodaikanal. Daily flights from Chennai, Bangalore, Trichy and Mumbai arrive here. On arrival at the airport, passengers can board a cab or local train to reach Kodaikanal. Flights till Trichy and Coimbatore can also be availed to reach Kodaikanal.
How to Reach Kodaikanal by Road
Kodaikanal is connected by road with important towns like Madurai, Palani, Theni, Dindigul, Thiruchirappalli, Kumuli, Bangalore, Coimbatore and Chennai. Regular bus services at frequent intervals are available from these cities. State and private operators run buses in this route. Cabs or private cars serve as alternative for road trip to Kodaikanal.
How to Reach Kodaikanal by Rail
Kodai Road, situated around 80 km away from the main town of Kodaikanal, is the nearest railway station. Mostly trains from Madurai and Trichy run to Kodai Road. Another nearest and important station is Coimbatore Railway Station, which withstands the arrival and departure of all major trains connecting important Indian cities. 

How to reach Kodaikanal by Air

Madurai airport is situated at distance of about 120 km from Kodaikanal and is the nearest airport to the city. Coimbatore is another major airport which is situated at a distance of about 170 km from this beautiful place. People can find regular flights to Bangalore, Delhi, Mumbai, Pune and other cities from any of these airports.

How to reach Kodaikanal by Rail

Situated between Dindigul and Madurai, Kodai railway station is the nearest railway station from Kodaikanal. Coimbatore junction is another major railway station that operates trains for several other major cities in India. You can easily reach this railway station by taking a taxi or auto rickshaw from Kodaikanal.

How to reach Kodaikanal by Road

How to reach Kodaikanal is one of the common questions that come in the mind of the travellers but there is no need to worry as Kodaikanal has regular buses to Madurai(122 km), Palani (62 km), Dindigul (70 km), Thiruchirapalli (198 km), Bangalore (465 km) and Coimbatore (177 km). Private taxi facilities are also available for various places of this beautiful hill station.

Quick Info

  • Attractions

    Hill Station
  • Altitude

    2133 m
  • STD Code

  • Best Season

    September to May
  • State/Code


    Tamil, English
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