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How to reach kodaikanal

How to reach Kodaikanal By Air
Nearest Airport to kodaikanal 

Madurai (IXM) 

  • Location ----------The airport is located about 12km from the madurai railway station
  • Type --------------Domestic Airport
  • Distance ---------120 km 


  • Location --------- It is on National highway and 5Km south of the City center
  • Type -------------- International Airport
  • Distance ---------- 198 km

Coimbatore (CJB)

  • Location  ---------- It is located at peelamedu, about 13km from the heart of the city 
  • Type --------------- International Airport
  • Distance ----------- 177 km

Bengaluru (BLR)

  • Location --------- It is 4km south of devanahalli and 40km from the central dist bangalore 
  • Type -------------- International Airport
  • Distance ---------- 498Km

Chennai (MAA)

  • Location --------- It is located in meenambakkam
  • Type -------------- International Airport
  • Distance ---------- 507Km
How to reach Kodaikanal By Rail
Nearest Railway station to Kodaikanal
  • Kodaikanal Road Railway station (KQN)

Location :Lying between dindigul and madurai 

Distance :80 km

  • Coimbatore railway station 

The major rail head - Connecting :Delhi ,Kolkata,Chennai,Bangalore...

How to reach kodaikanal By Bus
Nearest Bus service
  • Batalagudu,Madurai ,Dindiguk,Bangalore,chennai,coimatore,kanyakumari and Trichy

  • Bangalore : 

Bangalore – Krishnagiri – Dharmapuri – Salem – Namakkal – Karur – Dindigul – Batlagundu – Kodaikanal

  • Chennai :
Chennai - Villupuram – Trichy – Dindigul – Batlagundu – Kodaikanal

  • Ooty :
Ooty – Mettupalayam – Coimbatore – Pollachi – Palani – Kodaikanal

  • Munnar :
Munnar – Bodi mett – Bodi - Theni – Periyakulam – Kodai OR Munnar – Chinnar - Udumalaipet – Palani – Kodaikanal

  • Cochin : 
Cochin – Trichur – Palaghat – Pollachi – Palani – Kodaikanal

Travel GUIDE

  Journey to Kodaikanal In olden days

Travelers going to kodaikanal starting their journey at ammainayakkanur vilage traveled 50Km in 12 to 14 hours by bullock cart up to krishnamma nayak thope.

In 1854 ,an improved 16Km bridle path was built from krishnamma nayak thope 

In 1875, the Indian railway extended its line from Chennai to tirunelveli  and a train station named Kodaikanal Road was built near ammaianayakkanur village to facilitate visits to kodaikanal.

Many started at dindigul and began their climb to kodaikanal from periyakulam 

In 1878, The path from top was extended and later completed up to kodaikanal

Engineer Major G.c Law was deputed to study and submit a plan to build a motorable road to the hills.

In 1914 road completed and opened for public traffic in 1916

With only 2 hairpin turns Ghat Road to Kodaikanal

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