Kodaikanal Observatory


The Kodaikanal Observatory is located at an altitude of 2343 m in the Palani range of hills in southern India.

Latitude : 10 13' 50''

Longitude : 77 28' 07''

Altitude : 2343m

Local Time : Indian Standard Time (IST) : IST = GMT + 05 30hrs

Reaching Kodaikanal
  • Air Connection
  • The nearest airport to the Kodaikanal Observatory is Madurai (130km from Kodaikanal Observatory), in the state of Tamil Nadu.

  • Rail Connection
  • The nearest railway station is Kodaikanal Road (80km from Kodaikanal observatory).

  • Road Connection
  • Kodaikanal Observatory is located 4km from Kodaikanal town and may be reached by road from Bangalore, via Salem and Dindigul and from Madurai via Kodaikanal road.

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Last updated on: February 20, 2024