State Highway 156 (Tamil Nadu)

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State Highway 156
Laws ghat road in the early 1900s
Route information
Maintained by Highways and Minor Ports Department
Length: 56 km (35 mi)
Major junctions
From: Batlagundu
To: Kodaikanal
Districts: Dindigul district
Highway system

The Kodaikanal Ghat Road has been designated by the Tamil Nadu State Highway Department as SH-156. It begins at 10°9′10″N 77°41′30″E / 10.15278°N 77.69167°E / 10.15278; 77.69167 on the Grand Southern Trunk Road (NH-45), about 8 kilometres (5.0 mi) west of Batlagundu and ends at Kodaikanal with a length of 56.8 kilometres (35.3 mi).[1]

Toll House on the Kodai Ghat Road.

The Road is tolled by the Kodaikanal Municipality.[2]


The road was strengthened at a cost of 60 million in 2009.[3] A retention wall was later built due to a landslide.[4]

The Road was used as an alternative when the Adukkam-Periakulam and Adukkam-Perumalmalai ghat roads were shut due to excessive damage.[5]

In 2010, the road was completely blocked after a major landslide occurred due to heavy rainfall.[6]


In 2011, four people were killed when a car plunged into a gorge.[7]


  1. ^ List of Roads, 2009, TNDE Highways-Dindigul division
  2. ^ "Second season slowly picking up in Kodaikanal". The Hindu. 30 August 2010. Retrieved 19 June 2012. 
  3. ^ "Rs. 6 cr. for strengthening Kodaikanal-Batlagundu Ghat Road". The Hindu. 21 June 2009. Retrieved 15 July 2012. 
  4. ^ "Kodaikanal ghat road to be thrown open today". Dindigul: The Hindu. 28 October 2009. Retrieved 15 July 2012. 
  5. ^ "Extensive damage to ghat roads". Dindigul: The Hindu. 19 November 2009. Retrieved 15 July 2012. 
  6. ^ "Kodaikanal cut off from plains". Kodaikanal: The Hindu. 24 November 2010. Retrieved 15 July 2012. 
  7. ^ "Four killed and one child injured as car falls into gorge". Kodaikanal: The Hindu. 24 April 2011. Retrieved 15 July 2012.