Kattappana - Transportation - How To Reach

How To Reach

  • From Thiruvananthapuram: 213 K.M.s

Thiruvananthapuram -> Kottarakkara -> Adoor -> Pathanamthitta -> Ranni -> Erumeli -> Pulikkunnu -> Mundakkayam -> Kuttikkanam -> Elappara -> Kattappana

  • From Kochi 130 K.M.s

Kochi -> Maradu -> Thrippunithura -> Kolenchery -> Muvattupuzha -> Thodupuzha -> Idukki -> Kattappana

The nearest airport is at Nedumbassery (125 km away) near Cochin. An airport at nearby Anakkara (25 km from Kattappana) is being planned by the Government of Kerala and Idukki District Administration.

The town has no rail connectivity. Nearest railway stations are Kottayam (104 km) and Ernakulam /Aluva (120 km). Theni (70 km away) in Tamil Nadu also has a railway station that connects it to Madurai, 140 km from Kattappana.

People rely mainly on bus routes which run through the town. Kattappana is accessible from Ernakulam (via Moovattupuzha, Thodupuzha, Idukki), from Kottayam (via Mundakayam, Kuttikanam), from Madurai (via Theni, Cumbum) and from Kumili and from Munnar (via Puliyanmala on Munnar-Kumili highway). There are buses to Kattappana from Kottayam, Ernakulam, Thodupuzha, Idukki and Kumili/Thekkady.

NH 220 Kollam - Theni branches off to Kattappana at Kuttikkanam / Peermedu or at Kumili. The State Highways that pass through Kattappana are:
SH 33: Thodupuzha - Kumily SH 43- Moovattupuzha - Theni SH 41- Ernakulam - Thekkadi.

Other highways that can lead to Kattappana are:
SH 19- Munnar - Kumili SH 42- Kottayam- Cumbum

To relieve traffic congestion, a new bus stand and traffic routing plans have been in effect since May 2011.

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