Salem to Kodaikanal

Salem to Kodaikanal distance is 244 kms and its takes approx 6 hrs by road. Out of the 4 reviews shared by travellers, 43% prefer Bus, 57% prefer Car or Cab respectively.

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5.6/7
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Rajenan

"Travel by car as it helps to visit and see different places"

6/7
Posted 12 Nov

Travelled by: Car

Travelled as: Couple

While returning I came via Palani route. It was good hills station. My over all experience to visit this place is really good and I recommend this place to visit. Advise is come by a car because there is lot places to view in different stops. About the road condition its good.

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Rajenan

"Travelling by car helps us to visit different places"

5.5/7
Posted 12 Nov

Travelled by: Car

Travelled as: Couple

While returning I came via Palani route. It was good hills station. My over all experience to visit this place is really good and I recommend this place to visit. An advice come by a car because there is lot places to view in different stops. About road condition it is good.

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ARAVIND

Bangalore

"Nice experience in terms of journey and comfortability"

5.5/7
Posted 25 Feb

Travelled by: Bus

Travelled as: Couple

First of all it is a pleasant journey to my one of the favourite destination of all time, that is too with Kallada is a nice experience in terms of journey and of course comfortability. The place was very nice and can be a good spot for couples who are newly married. There are many place for sightseeing and we had lots of fun.

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Mohanavel

Salem

"Easy to book online"

6.3/7
Posted 3 Dec

Travelled by: Bus

Travelled as: Family

Night time is best. Sleeper is best. The provided pillow bed sheet was good in condition. Bus was fully A/C for sleeper coach. Good driver. Space for luggage is good. Bus was also in good condition. Ticket is used by mobile ticket. Easy to book online. Overall nice trip.

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manikandan

"A nice night journey"

4.5/7
Posted 31 Oct

Travelled by: Bus

Travelled as: Group

It was a night journey. My friends and I reached Batlagundu around 5.45 am. Up to that we experienced a warm breeze and we all were sleeping. As soon as the bus started climbing the mountains, we all started enjoying the chill cool climate and the fresh air around us.Our mind was relaxed by enjoying the beauty of nature.

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Journey Overview

This is how you reach Kodaikanal from Salem. Everything you need to know about reaching Kodaikanal from Salem. Just take the 244 kms long and beautiful road from Salem to Kodaikanal. There are multiple ways to reach Kodaikanal from Salem including roadways. Majority of people prefer to go from Salem to Kodaikanal by car.

Transport options from Salem to Kodaikanal

Salem to Kodaikanal By Bus: Given that a lot of buses operate between these cities, travellers have flexibility to choose from various timings. Now, if you are wondering about bus types that would suit you, do not worry at all ! You can choose from a wide variety like A/C Sleeper (2+1), Non A/C Sleeper, Volvo A/C Multi-Axle Semi-sleeper, Volvo A/C Multi-Axle Semi-sleeper. APR Travels, TNSTC, AVK Travels are the major operators of Salem to Kodaikanal route. Hurry up! Check the availability of bus tickets for Kodaikanal from city Salem. Plenty of government and private buses travel between Salem and Kodaikanal. On an average, Salem to Kodaikanal travel time is 5 hours.

Salem to Kodaikanal By Train: To travel by train from Salem to Kodaikanal, check the train schedule and availability now. Board train from Salem to Kodaikanal, a journey of about 5 hours. Kodaikanal Road is the nearest railway station. It is about 46 kms from Madurai airport.

Salem to Kodaikanal By Car: If you wish to travel from Salem to Kodaikanal by road instead, find the complete guide about taxis from Salem to Kodaikanal. Take a car or hire a taxi from Salem to Kodaikanal. If you're travelling with your family, hiring the car is a better idea. The basic price for hiring a car starts at INR 5 and varies according your choice of the car. The company will not pay the toll tax.

Salem to Kodaikanal By Flight: Check availability of flights from Salem to Kodaikanal. There are direct flights available to Kodaikanal from Salem. It takes 1 hour to reach by flight. You can conveniently book prepaid cabs from the airport to reach your destination in Kodaikanal. Madurai airport is the nearest airport near Kodaikanal. It is about 79 kms from Madurai airport to Kodaikanal.


Reviewer Bala Murugan says "We travel from Palani to Kodaikanal road. The road is somehow damaged in few areas but..."
Return: Kodaikanal to Salem

Travel by Car/Taxi

Vehicle Approx. Fare/Km (Rs) Approx. Cost (Rs)
Tata Indica A/C 11 1914
Hyundai Santro A/C 12 2088
Chevrolet Tavera A/C 13 2262
Mahindra Xylo A/C 13 2262
Tata Indigo A/C 14 2436
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Travel by Train

Himsagar Exp (16318) Origin: Jammu Tawi
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06:40 13:45
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Nagarcoil Express (16339) Origin: Mumbai CST
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15:45 20:14
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Navyug Express (16688) Origin: Jammu Tawi
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11:45 18:23
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Tuticorin Express (16732) Origin: Mysore Junction
Departure Arrival
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02:10 06:33
MON, TUE, WED, THU, FRI, SAT, SUN
Nagercoil Express (12689) Origin: Chennai Central
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23:15 05:25
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Recommended for Family Vacation

"While the very beautiful Kodai Lake is a favourite destination, surprisingly it is not nat... Read More - Amitra

Recommended for Hills

"we visited this place with our family whole with the tourist package...when we see the "pi... Read More - vijaya

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"To Enlighten the inner self of any one one, nature plays a great role. And this Valley Vie... Read More - Rizwanuddin

Recommended for Relaxing

"It is a good view point located little away from the regular access points. Easy to tre... Read More - Jose

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