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How to Reach Kodaikanal

The quaint little hill station of Kodaikanal is beautifully nestled in the southern crest of the upper Palani Hills in Tamil Nadu. One of the finest tourist places in Tamil Nadu, Kodaikanal lies at about 213 meters above sea level, and is easily accessible from other cities within the state as well as from other parts of India. Before you plan your tour to Kodaikanal, you must be well informed about how to reach Kodaikanal.

By Air:

 The nearest airport to Kodaikanal is at Madurai, about 120 km away. The airport is well connected with major destinations, especially Chennai. The other airport near Kodaikanal is Coimbatore Airport, at about 175 km.

By Rail:

The nearest railhead is Kodai Road Railway Station, at a distance of 80 km from Kodaikanal. Many Passenger trains pass through Kodairoad station.

By Road:

 Kodaikanal is connected by road with important cities of South India like Chennai (520km), Ooty (264km), Trichy (197km), Coimbatore (175km), Kumili (160km), and Madurai (120km). Regular bus services are available from Madurai, Palani, Kodaikanal Road, Theni, Dindigul, Tiruchirapalli, Kumuli (Thekkady) and Coimbatore. Additional buses ply during the peak seasons. But hiring a car is the most comfortable way to reach Kodaikanal.

Taxis, vans and luxury buses are available for local transportation in Kodaikanal. Mountain bikes and ordinary bicycles can also be rented for trekking around. There are no auto-rickshaws in Kodaikanal.