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There are 4 ways to get from Palani to Kadakkal by train, bus, taxi or car

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Train  •  10h 6m

  1. Take the train from Palani to Varkala 16344

3 alternative options

Bus  •  10h 56m

  1. Take the bus from Palani to Trivandrum 783Ud

Taxi  •  5h 1m

  1. Take a taxi from Palani to Kadakkal 316.1 km

Drive  •  5h 1m

  1. Drive from Palani to Kadakkal 316.1 km

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The cheapest way to get from Palani to Kadakkal is to train which costs ₹800 - ₹2,000 and takes 10h 6m.

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The fastest way to get from Palani to Kadakkal is to taxi. Taking this option will cost ₹5,000 - ₹6,500 and takes 5h 1m.

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The distance between Palani and Kadakkal is 192 km. The road distance is 316.1 km.

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The best way to get from Palani to Kadakkal without a car is to train which takes 10h 6m and costs ₹800 - ₹2,000.

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It takes approximately 10h 6m to get from Palani to Kadakkal, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Palani to Kadakkal is to train which takes 10h 6m and costs ₹800 - ₹2,000. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs ₹1,500 - ₹2,000 and takes 10h 56m.

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Yes, the driving distance between Palani to Kadakkal is 316 km. It takes approximately 5h 1m to drive from Palani to Kadakkal.

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There are two+ hotels available in Kadakkal. Prices start at ₹7,500 per night.

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  • Distance: 191.7 km
  • Duration: 10h 6m

What companies run services between Palani, India and Kadakkal, India?

Indian Railways operates a train from Palani to Varkala once daily. Tickets cost ₹250 - ₹1,300 and the journey takes 9h 37m. Alternatively, SETC operates a bus from Palani to Trivandrum once daily. Tickets cost ₹650 - ₹900 and the journey takes 10h 12m.

Train operators
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.

Contact Details
Website
indianrail.gov.in
Train from Palani to Varkala
Ave. Duration
9h 37m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
₹250 - ₹1,300
Website
irctc.co.in
Book at
12go.asia
Sleeper Class
₹250 - ₹320
Third AC (3A)
₹700 - ₹900
Second AC (2A)
₹1,000 - ₹1,300
Bus operators
SETC
Phone
9513508001
Email
commercial@tnstc.in
Website
tnstc.in
Bus from Palani to Trivandrum
Ave. Duration
10h 12m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
₹650 - ₹900
Schedules at
tnstc.in
Other operators
Taxi from Palani to Kadakkal
Ave. Duration
5h 1m
Estimated price
₹5,000 - ₹6,500

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