How to Reach Kodaikanal

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

  • Rail Connection
  • The nearest railway stations are Kodaikanal Road (80 km from Kodaikanal observatory) and Madurai (130 km from Kodaikanal Observatory).

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

Suggested modes of travel

Option 1: One can come to Bangalore, and take land transport to Kodaikanal, which will be mostly by Taxi or bus. This part of journey takes about 10 hrs, to travel from Bangalore to Kodaikanal.

Option 2: Alternatively, one can also reach Madurai. From Madurai it will take about 3 hrs to reach Kodaikanal by taxi or bus.

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