Coimbatore and Karaikal are located at a distance of 495Kms from each other. Karaikal can be reached in about 8hrs 15min.Hindusthan Travels is one of the major bus operators that runs buses between Coimbatore and Karaikal and they have 1 buses along this route. The first bus starts from 09:15 PM and you can catch buses till 09:15 PM. Minimum fare for bus travel along this route is Rs.664, and the maximum fare is close to Rs.664.
You can now book online tickets from Coimbatore to Karaikal at redBus.in at affordable prices.
Coimbatore, also called as Kovai by the locals, is the second biggest city of Tamil Nadu. A major industrial hub, Coimbatore is often called the "Manchester of South India" because of the large number of textile mills operating from here. It is one of the major textile manufacturing centres of Tamil Nadu as well as India. Other important industries of Coimbatore include software services, education and healthcare services among others. Coimbatore was under the reign of dynasties like the Cheras, the Cholas, the later Pandyas, Vijayanagar Empire and the Madurai Nayaks, to list a few. They all contributed towards the distinctive culture and history of the city. Coimbatore is well connected with all the major towns and cities of India by road, rail or airways. There are many buses connecting it with other important cities like Chennai, Madurai, Ooty, Kodaikanal, Puducherry, Kochi, Bangalore, Tirupati, Hyderabad, Thiruvananthapuram and many more.
Karaikal is a modest coastal town, which was at one time a part of French India. Along with the other erstwhile French territories of Pondicherry, Yanam, and Mahé, Karaikal constitute the Union Territory of Pondicherry. Karaikal is bounded on the North and South by Nagapattinam district, on the west by Tiruvarur district and on the East by the Bay of Bengal. Karaikal is located 132 km south of Pondicherry, and 158 km east of Trichy. It is famous for its rich cultural heritage. Karaikal, also called Karikal or Karaikkal, is a leading port along the Eastern Coast of India. Easliy accessible from all parts of Tamil Nadu, Karaikal has many tourist attractions like Ammayar Temple, Karaikal Grand Masjid, Karaikal Beach, The Temple of Lord Saturn, Aayiram Kaliamman Temple, Karaikal Port, Church of Our Lady of Angels, Abhirami Amman temple and Lord Singaravelavar temple, Church of Basilica of Our Lady of Good Health, Nagore Thouheed Mosque and Tranquebar among others.
With so many stops at odd hours, no conductor to announce the arrival. This issue to be sorted out if the driver is provided with microphone for announcement.
One of the bus staffs went to see a doctor during the travel for which the bus had to wait 20 mins!!!! Highly irregular
Personally I suggest Hindustan and on this journey the behavior of the staff is so poor..he is always shouting and does not know how to behave with passenge.driver attitude was good and the co worker needs to change is attitude..
Staff was courteous but the linens werent fresh as advertised. There was a charging point but it wasnt working. When asked about it, the staff just affirmed that it doesnt work.