Chennai to Thekkady

   Chennai to Thekkady Road Distance 569 km
   Chennai to Thekkady Aerial Distance 510 km
  Chennai to Thekkady Travel Time 9 hours 9 mins

How to reach Thekkady from Chennai

Thekkady is just around 572 kms from Chennai and is easily accessible in a flight, train, bus or taxis. There are several ways to reach Thekkady from Chennai. On the downside, there are no airports in Thekkady. Therefore,it is not possible to take a direct flight from Chennai to Thekkady. However, the nearest airports are in Madurai and Cochin which are more or less at the same distance from Thekkady. Other than that, you can travel in a combination of trains and buses or even opt for a road trip in case you are looking for a little thrill and adventure. Have a look at the details of travel options given below.

Knowing The Details

1. Chennai to Thekkady in Flight and Car
2. Chennai to Thekkady in Train and Car
3. Popular Routes to Thekkady
4. Popular Routes from Chennai
5. Places to Visit in Thekkady
6. Hotels in Thekkady

1. Chennai to Thekkady in Flight and Car

Chennai Airport
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Option 1: Chennai to Madurai to Thekkady

The aerial distance between Chennai to Madurai Airport is 422 kms and there are several flights that fly on the route. You can take either of them to reach Madurai.

Departure Airport: Chennai International Airport
Arrival Airport: Madurai International Airport
Approx. Ticket Fares: 2074
Approx. Time Taken: 1 hour and 30 minutes

There are no direct buses available that can take you to Thekkady. The total distance between Madurai and Thekkady is 139 km and you can hire a cab or a taxi to take you to Thekkady that will take around 3 to 4 hours.

Option 2: Chennai to Cochin to Thekkady

Another option is to take a flight to Cochin International Airport. The aerial distance between Chennai and Cochin is around 590 kms. Again, there are several flights available on the route.

Departure Airport: Chennai International Airport
Arrival Station: Cochin International Airport
Approx. Ticket Fares: 2474
Approx. Time Taken: 1 hour and 25 minutes

Again, there are no direct buses or trains available from Cochin to Thekkady. You can hire an Indica or any other taxi to reach Thekkady in 3 to 4 hours with a distance of 158 kms.

2. Chennai to Thekkady in Train and Car

Chennai Railway Station
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The nearest railway station to Thekkady is in Kottayam which is at a distance of around 114 kms. There are a few direct trains available on the route. Here’s listing the details.

Option 1:

Train Name: Trivandrum Mail (12623)
Boarding Station: Chennai CTL
Deboarding Station: Kottayam
Frequency of Trains: All Days
Approximate Train Duration: 12 hours 22 minutes
Approx train Fare: INR 435

Option 2:

Train Name: Trivandrum Exp (12695)
Boarding Station: MGR Chennai CTL
Deboarding Station: Kottayam
Frequency of Trains: All Days
Approximate Train Duration: 12 hours 52 minutes
Approx train Fare: INR 435

Option 3:

Train Name: KRBA TVC Exp (22647)
Boarding Station: MGR Chennai CTL
Deboarding Station: Kottayam
Frequency of Trains: Thu & Sun
Approximate Train Duration: 13 hours 37 minutes
Approx train Fare: INR 435

Option 4:

Train Name: Trivandrum Exp (12697)
Boarding Station: MGR Chennai CTL
Deboarding Station: Kottayam
Frequency of Trains: Sun Only
Approximate Train Duration: 11 hours 55 minutes
Approx train Fare: INR 430

Option 5:

Train Name: Aronai Exp (12508)
Boarding Station: MGR Chennai CTL
Deboarding Station: Kottayam
Frequency of Trains: Sun Only
Approximate Train Duration: 14 hours 12 minutes
Approx train Fare: INR 435

Again there are no direct buses from Kottayam to Thekkady. So after you deboard at Kottayam, the best option will be to hire a taxi or a cab to reach Thekkady. The distance of 107 kms can be covered in around 3 hours.

Popular Routes to Thekkady

Important Routes Time Taken Distance
Chennai to Thekkady 9 hours 9 mins 569 km
Bangalore to Thekkady 8 hours 15 mins 508 km
Mumbai to Thekkady 21 hours 47 mins 1,495 km
Hyderabad to Thekkady 16 hours 10 mins 1,076 km
Delhi to Thekkady 1 day 15 hours 2,674 km
Pune to Thekkady 19 hours 47 mins 1,352 km

Popular Routes from Chennai

Important Routes Time Taken Distance
Chennai to Pondicherry 3 hours 13 mins 170 km
Chennai to Tirupati 3 hours 13 mins 135 km
Chennai to Bangalore 5 hours 45 mins 346 km
Chennai to Wayanad 10 hours 43 mins 612 km
Chennai to Shirdi 21 hours 13 mins 1,364 km
Chennai to Ooty 9 hours 27 mins 558 km

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