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Old 19th June 2007, 21:44   #1
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Is it possible to Cover Kodaikanal and Munnar in a Single Day from Madurai. If yes, Please tell me the route plan. Thanks in Advance
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Hyderabadi,

Search for madurai kodai* and you will get quite a few threads!

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It is possible to drive through both, but not enough to spend time!

Madurai-Usilampatti 36-Andipatti 23-Theni 17-Bodinaikanaur 16-Bodimedu 27-Poopara 11-Munnar 33

Munnar-Poopara 33-Bodimedu 11-Bodinaikanur 27-Theni 16-Periyakulam 16-Before vathalagundu 18-Kodaikanal 53

or alternatively,
Munnar-Marayoor-Udumalaipet 90-Palani 35-Kodaikanal 65

KOdaikanal-Before Vathalgundu 53-Vathalagundu 7-Madurai 50

or alternatively,
Kodaikanal-Palani 65-Ottanchatram 29-Sembatti 29-Madurai 53

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Thank you for the Information. I heard there is road from Kodaikanal to Munnar through Mattupatti (Rajmalai National Forest). Is the road is closed or do I need to take permission from forest dept to travel...
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There was a direct road from Kodaikanal to Munnar (90 kms) via Berijam Lake and Top Station, but it is closed nowadays to deter illegal logging and ganja cultivation. You will not get permission to travel on this road which in any case is also dug up - I have done it in the good old days (1988) in a bike when it was a jungle path.
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Is that top slip or top station ???? i have done the kodai munnar road in 1998, the road was bad but the forest was great. we camped the night there & took our time reaching munnar. You have to take the permission from the forest folks for that which i managed. Fantastic forest reserve & yes there is a lot of restriction entering this place, i think it is closed permanently now.
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Top Station is 30 kms from Munnar via Mattupetty and Kundale. Top Slip is near Pollachi in TN (near Coimbatore), a Wild Life Sanctuary, around 40 kms from Pollachi via Anamalai and Srthumadai. Beyond Top Slip is Parambikulam in Kerala, all great tusker, bison and boar country.

The Munnar-Kodai road is permanently closed.

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