Please do NOT use google maps to get here. There are NO public roads leading to Karuna Dham since we are through the forest department land. Therefore you will get lost using any sat nav systems. Nearest location to us that you can use with Sat Nav is Prakashapurum which is approxunaltey 4km from Karuna Dham.


If you are travelling by car please call us to arrange parking. You many NOT drive all the way to Karuna Dham and may incur serious penalties from the Forest Department who are very regimented and strict about using protected forest land.

Please note that the access to Karuna is restricted to walking for 10 minutes from the drop off point. You will need to walk down with staff who will carry your luggage. When returning we can assist with a Jeep ride to the pickup point for Rs 200 per trip. There may also be some waiting for staff to walk up and meet you.

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Karuna Dham is located 13 km from Kodaikanal (the Princess of hillstations), a scenic off road drive through Pear Orchards and Natural Forests brings you to Karuna, which is situated on top of a valley overlooking the plains. At an altitude of 1700 mts, the climate is milder than cold Kodaikanal.

From Kodaikanal to Karuna Dham

By Jeep
The only way to reach Karuna directly is with a four wheel drive jeep. For Jeep transport to Karuna call 
 +91 9865151047. He will bring you to the Karuna for 500Rs from town. 

By Public Bus
This is a cheaper option, and should cost 10-20rs to Prakashapurum. From there to Karuna is 3Km walking rough road. It is NOT recommended to walk this if you are carrying heavy luggage.

By Car
If staying overnight your car may be parked in Shaktivel's white house which is just past Prakashapurum. Please call us for more details.

How to Reach Kodaikanal

By Train
Nearest stations are Madurai,Coimbatore,Kodai Road.

By Air
Nearest airports are: 
Madurai:             150Km
Coimbatore       250Km
Bangalore          600Km

By Bus
The best option from Bangalore or Chennai is a sleeper bus. Click here to book online.

There are many coach services and local busses to Kodaikanal. Please check with your local travel agent for details.