The airport nearest to Kodaikanal is Madurai, about 120 kilometres away. Others in line include the Trichy airport and the Coimbatore airport, 150 kilometres and 175 kilometres away, respectively. From the airport, you can easily get a bus to Kodaikanal.
Many tourists take the rail route and get down at Kodai Road, which is about 100 kilometres away from the main town. From here, you can get a taxi. Being the only mode of transportation from Kodai Road to Kodaikanal, taxi rates are not all that negotiable.
Kodaikanal is easily accessible by road from Chennai (439 kilometres) and Bangalore (305 kilometres). It’s only about 3.5 hours away from Madurai. But if you decide to drive just make sure your fuel tank is full because there are very limited gas stations on the way.
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