Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Travel Details


    Kodai is connected by road with all important towns. Regular bus services are available from Kodaikanal to Madurai, Palani, Dindigul, KodaiRoad, Batalagundu, Thirunelveli, Kanyakumari, Tiruchirappalli, Kumuli, Erode, Chennai, Bangalore, Thirupur and Coimbatore.


     Kodai Road Railway Station (80 Kms) and Palani Railway Station (64 Kms) from Kodai. Regular Trains are available from kodairoad to all major towns and Cities.


      Airport at Madurai (121 Kms) and Coimbatore (265 Kms) are avilable, the shortest way is Madurai to Kodai.


(Approximate Distance.)
Bangalore490 KmsBodi105 Kms
Chennai500 KmsCoimbatore175 Kms
Cochin310 KmsCourtallam247 Kms
Cumbum130 KmsDindigul101 Kms
Erode190 KmsHogenakal330 Kms
Kanchipuram440 KmsKanyakumari355 Kms
Karaikudi225 KmsMadurai120 Kms
Mettur Dam290 KmsMunnar170 Kms
Nagoor Dargah323 KmsOoty270 Kms
Palani60 KmsPeriyakulam75 Kms
Pondicherry415 KmsRameshwaram294 Kms
Sathyamangalam225 KmsSalem230 Kms
Srivilliputhur170 KmsSuruli Falls137 Kms
Thekkady163 KmsTheni95 Kms
Tiruchendur330 KmsThirunelveli285 Kms
Thiruvanamalai394 KmsTrichy205 Kms
Thanjavur233 KmsTirupathi558 Kms
Velankanni356 KmsYercaud260 Kms


(Included Govt Transport Only.)




07.00 AM
07.20 AM (Air Bus)
08.00 AM
08.30 AM
09.50 AM
10.50 AM
12.00 PM
01.00 PM
01.30 PM
02.00 PM
02.15 PM
02.50 PM
03.20 PM
04.40 PM
06.20 AM
10.10 AM
12.20 PM
01.40 PM
02.40 PM
03.40 PM
05.40 PM
06.00 PM
06.30 PM
Dindigul, Manaparai, VadaMadurai
01.40 PM
03.40 PM
05.40 PM
06.00 PM
VelankanniBatlagundu,Sempatti, Dindigul, Manaparai, VadaMadurai, Trichy, Tanjore, Nagapattinam06.00 PM
BangaloreBatlagundu,Sempatti, Dindigul, Karur, Salem, Hosur05.30 PM (Air Bus)
ChennaiBatlagundu,Sempatti, Dindigul, Manaparai, VadaMadurai, Trichy, Vilupuram,Thindivanam,Sengalpattu06.30 PM (Air Bus)
NagarKovilBatlagundu, Madurai, Virudhunagar,Thirunalveli05.15 PM
RameshwaramBatlagundu, Madurai, Manamadurai,Ramanathapuram07.30 AM
KaraikudiBatlagundu, Sempatti, Dindigul12.20 PM
02.40 PM
KumulyBatlagundu, Periyakulam, Theni, Cumbum02.20 PM
BodiGhat Road,Periyakulam, Theni02.10 PM
BatalagunduGhat Road10.40 AM
11.20 AM
07.00 PM
07.40 PM
08.00 PM
09.00 PM
CoimbatorePalani, Tharapuram,
Udumalai Pettai
08.40 AM
04.30 PM
PalaniPerumalmalai06.05 AM
07.50 AM
8.30 AM
10.30 AM
12.00 PM
01.00 PM
01.40 PM
3.15 PM
3.45 PM
4.30 PM
7.30 PM

Saturday, June 12, 2010


1. Kodaikanal - dolphins' nose - vallagavi - kumbakkarai (8kms) it takes 5 to 6 hours.
The return trip would be very rough and the hiking need strong physique.

2. Kodai - Thopi thooki parai - periyur - periyakulam - roughly 5 hours and 19 km trek
includes steep rise and one can have a glimpse of Guar. Coffee plantations are in

3. Kodai - vilpatty - ganesapuram - puliamarathope - palani - a 6 ½ hours trek
of 16 kms distance takes you to vilpatty village and from there, a zig zag step
path runs along the river Palar . Elephants may cross. Be alert.

4. Kukkal - kudiraiyar Dam - A difficult 13 kms long trek route takes 5
hours for a trained trekker. Water falls, sholas and decidious forests will
arouse interest. Better take a guide.

5. Pallangi - poruthalur Dam - A 5 hours trek covering 14 kms runs through
sholas, teak forests and plantations. It is advisable to have a guide.

6. Leving (Pambar) Stream A short walk from Kodaikanal. For a longer
stretch, go up to Pambar falls.

7. Dolphins Nose - A two-hour trek.

8. Mount Perumal : the up hill task from Perumal Malai village will
take you to 2234 meters altitude. Up & down trek will be 3-½ hours duration.

9. Pig valley - pallangi - kodai : Orchards small sholas, rushing streams,
rice fields, and the Pallangi village will enthuse the visitors.

10. Vembadi Peak : it gives you a magnificent view of Berjim Lake, Vandaravu
range, Mannavanur Sheep farm, pumbarai village etc. Trekking to this 2466 meter
peak, second highest in the palani hills is normally a full day affair.

11. Gundur Valley: a days's trip. Wattle forests, sholas, Gudar River and the
falls will arouse interest. Excellent picnic spot.

12. Kukkal caves Poomparai 8 km trek takes 2 hours. In Kodaikanal hills, trout
streams are pulavachiyar and Kolanar. Carp fishing is recommended in Kodai Lake.
Director of Fisheries, Observatory Road, issues fishing license for a free


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