Chennai to Kottayam distance is approximately 705Kms by road. With a total of 1, redBus offers options to choose from 1 operators for Chennai to Kottayam route. Kallada Travels (Suresh Kallada) are the major operators of Chennai to Kottayam route. Chennai to Kottayam bus timings vary with different operator, it takes around 11hrs 45min to 11hrs 45min to complete this journey depending on the operator, type of bus and traffic conditions. Buses from Chennai to Kottayam are available from 08:15 PM to 08:15 PM. Minimum Chennai to Kottayam bus fare is Rs.0 and maximum being Rs.1400, lowest fares provided by redBus depending on the operator you choose and the type of bus.
Travelling from Chennai to Kottayam can be comfortable and easy as there are many types of buses available for travellers. Different type of buses are available in this route like Volvo A/C Multi-Axle Semisleeper. Now that redbus has tied up with many operators, booking tickets from Chennai to Kottayam has become very easy.
Chennai, earlier known as Madras or Madarasapatinam, is the capital city of Tamil Nadu. Chennai is located along the Coromandel Coast in the eastern coast of India, off the Bay of Bengal. It is a renowned centre of culture and heritage. Chennai is also an important centre of education and is home to many famous academic institutions. Chennai is a well-known centre of Carnatic music, and it has a lively theatre backdrop as well. It is famous for housing several illustrious Bharata Natyam (traditional dance form of Tamil Nadu) schools and academies. The Tamil film industry, the second largest film industry in India, is based in Chennai. Chennai is well connected with other important cities of India and abroad. The most popular means of travel to Chennai is roadways and there are many bus services available to various towns like Coimbatore, Pondicherry, Mahabalipuram, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Kochi and Tiruvananthapuram among others.
Kottayam is one of the major cities in Kerala. It is an important trading centre of spices and commercial crops, particularly rubber. Kottayam is situated in the basins of the Meenachil River and the Vembanad backwaters. The name Kottayam was derived from the words kotta (fort) and akam (inside), which together means "the inside of the fort". It is home to the print media of Kerala, and pioneer in modern education. Kottayam is the first municipality to attain cent percent literacy in India. The city is popularly called "Akshara Nagari (City of Alphabets) due to its contributions to Malayalam print media and literature. Kottayam played its part in the social and national movements for the uplift of people. The famous Vaikom Satyagraha in 1924 against untouchability led by Mahatma Gandhi took place in Vaikom near Kottayam. It marked the revival of the social and economic status of the depressed classes.
Service provided by redBus was excellent. But the journey was horrible. Bus was not departured from the scheduled point, Conveyance arranged by the operator for 15km was inadiquate, Bus was delayed by 1:45 hrs for departure but coudnt make it up on running due to rain. Bus was crossing the western ghats at the time scheduled to be at Kottayam. Proper refreshmemt facility or bathroom was not provided to the passengers by the operators. Bus was stopped at a petrol pump and the staff asked the ladies to avail the toilet facility there and added that the bus will not stop anywhere else as it was already late. No one could use that unclean toilet and returned to the bus. My air ticket to Chennai cost Rs.1850/- and Kallada cost Rs.1480/-. After paying so high ticket charge, many pf the passengers were seen vomiting on the way from Kumily to Kottayam in the morning. My children used 6 plastic bags for vomiting. We were all totally tired on reaching Kottayam. None of the passengers or their contacts will book a ticket again in the whole life. Very bad.
Very Bad time management. But otherwise everything was good. But time is at times very important especially if we have to go to office in the morning.
Awesome experience. Surprising that you guys are punctual to start at the right time even in that terrific traffic
back seat journey is a burden.Driving is rough.