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There are 3 ways to get from Kodaikānāl to Ottapalam by train, taxi or car

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  1. Take the train from Palani to Ottappalam

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  1. Take a taxi from Kodaikānāl to Ottapalam


  1. Drive from Kodaikānāl to Ottapalam

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The cheapest way to get from Kodaikānāl to Ottapalam is to train which costs ₹750 - ₹1,600 and takes 5h 43m.

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The quickest way to get from Kodaikānāl to Ottapalam is to taxi which costs ₹4,500 - ₹5,500 and takes 4h 24m.

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The distance between Kodaikānāl and Ottapalam is 135 km. The road distance is 205.2 km.

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The best way to get from Kodaikānāl to Ottapalam without a car is to train which takes 5h 43m and costs ₹750 - ₹1,600.

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It takes approximately 5h 43m to get from Kodaikānāl to Ottapalam, including transfers.

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Yes, the driving distance between Kodaikānāl to Ottapalam is 205 km. It takes approximately 4h 24m to drive from Kodaikānāl to Ottapalam.

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Map of how to get from Kodaikānāl to Ottapalam.
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  • Distance: 135.3 km
  • Duration: 5h 43m

What companies run services between Kodaikānāl, India and Ottapalam, India?

Indian Railways operates a train from Palani to Ottappalam once daily. Tickets cost ₹130 - ₹800 and the journey takes 3h 33m.

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Indian Railways

India’s national rail operator runs passenger and freight trains on both long-distance and suburban routes across the country, from slower multi-stop to faster and more comfortable services. It’s a practical and affordable way to explore the country. Advance ticket bookings usually open 120 days before the date of the journey for Indian nationals; 365 days for international travellers. You’ll be allocated a seat or berth when you book and choose your class of travel.

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Train from Palani to Ottappalam
Ave. Duration
3h 33m
Once daily
Estimated price
₹130 - ₹800
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Sleeper Class
₹130 - ₹180
Third AC (3A)
₹440 - ₹550
Second AC (2A)
₹600 - ₹800
Other operators
Taxi from Kodaikānāl to Ottapalam
Ave. Duration
4h 24m
Estimated price
₹4,500 - ₹5,500

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