Kodaikanal Road railway station

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Kodai road is a railway station in Tamil Nadu state, India, lying between Dindigul and Madurai at 10°10′45″N 77°54′34″E / 10.17917°N 77.90944°E / 10.17917; 77.90944. It is formally listed as Kodaikanal Road (railway station code KQN).


History[edit]

In 1875, the Great Southern India Railway Co. extended its line from Chennai to Tirunelveli and a train station named Kodai Road was built near Ammaianayakkanur village, to facilitate visits to the then new hill station of Kodaikanal.[1] It has been operated by the Southern Railway Zone of the Indian Railway since 1951.

Transfer point[edit]

Kodai Road continues to serve as the rail to bus transfer point for passengers going to the now popular tourist destination of Kodaikanal, about 2 hours distant via the SH-156 Ghat Road. It also serves the nearby village of Kolinchipatti. This village is famous for flowers. Among the approximately 30 trains per day that serve Kodai Road is the Pandian Express, which runs between Chennai Egmore and Madurai.

Business hub[edit]

This station is also a business hub with retail shops open for 24 hours day. It is on the National Highway 7, which is heavily used by lorry traffic.

Nearby is Mariamman Temple with a uniqueness being the Deity (Shakti) is in Suyambu form. The temple is famous for its Panguni festival which lasts for 15 days. in this festival celebrated by Different Community Pillai(Mudaliar-Some other Sub division), Mukulathor(Kallar - Maravar-Agarmudiar), Konar, Chettiar, Schedule Caste also. It is a great function for all the castes; per day one Caste doing the arrangements. Final 3 day common for all Maavilaku, Manjal neeral aadal, Urimaram, Theichatti, Paalkudam, Pongal, Kidavettu. Every day Muthu Marriamman will come in different Charat with different Costume.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Kodaikanal Department Of Municipal Administration And Water Supply, Historical Moments Archived 24 March 2009 at the Wayback Machine., 2005