Tickets in Chennai (Madras)

Andaman Shipping Office Ticketing Counter

Passenger ships sail from George Town harbour direct to Port Blair in the Andaman Islands once or twice a month. There's no set schedule, so call for departure dates. The Andaman Shipping Office Ticketing Counter...

Bus in Kodaikanal (Kodai)

Raja's Tours & Travels

Runs 20-seat minibuses with push-back seats to Ooty (₹500, eight hours, 7.30pm), along with overnight AC sleeper and semisleeper buses to Chennai (₹800 to ₹1200, 12 hours, 6.30pm) and Bengaluru (₹700 to ₹1000, 12...

Train in Chennai (Madras)

Advanced Computerised Reservation Office

On the 1st floor in a separate 11-storey building just west of the main Central station building, with an incredibly helpful Foreign Tourist Cell. Take photocopies of your passport photo and visa pages. Go to...

Taxi in Madurai

Taxi Stand

There's a fixed-rate taxi stand out the front of Madurai Junction train station, with fare boards (one day around Madurai ₹1400 to ₹1800)

Bicycle Hire in Puducherry (Pondicherry)

Bicycle & Motorbike Hire

There are numerous options to rent a set of wheels along Mission St, near the intersection with Vysial St.

Bus Station in Chennai (Madras)


Most government buses operate from the large but surprisingly orderly CMBT, 6km west of the centre.

Bus Station in Madurai

New Bus Stand

Most government buses arrive at and depart from the New Bus Stand, 4km northeast of the old city.

Bus Station in Puducherry (Pondicherry)

Bus Stand

Puducherry's bus station is 2km west of the French Quarter.