Bangalore to Kumbakonam Distance

Bangalore To Kumbakonam

(Kumbakonam To Bangalore)

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Total distance 406 km
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Kumbakonam is located at a distance of 406 km from Bangalore. The city temple of Kumbakonam is well-connected to Bangalore by roadways and railways. However, the best way to reach Kumbakonam is by car. The places covered during the journey are Bangalore-40 km->Hosur-51 km->Krishnagiri-47 km->Dharmapuri-66 km->Salem-59 km->Attur-81 km->Virudhachalam-69 km->Kumbakonam. Several Indian Oil, HP and BP petrol pumps along with a few restaurants and small coffee shops en route.

Transport options from Bangalore to Kumbakonam

Bangalore to Kumbakonam By Car: Take a car or hire a taxi from Bangalore to Kumbakonam, a journey of about 6 hours 38 minutes. The cost of the can ranges from INR 9 to INR 24 per kilometer, depending upon the type of car. Additionally, you will also have to pay toll tax. The shortest route with a good road stretch is Bangalore->Krishnagiri->Thiruvanannamalai->Villupuram->Neyveli->Kumbakonam. Suitable for families travelling with senior citizens and kids.

Bangalore to Kumbakonam By Bus: Take a direct bus from Bangalore to Kumbakonam, a journey of about 10 hours. You could take a bus to Chennai; a six hour bus ride from Chennai will land you in Kumbakonam. From the bus stop you can hire a taxi or an auto rickshaw to travel within the city. The journey is long and buses do not ply on all days. Not recommended.

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Vinod Nageshwaran

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Vinod Nageshwaran
6.5/7
Posted Sep 10, 2015 Sep 10, 2015
Mode of Transport:Car
We travelled by Tata Nano. We took the Bangalore - Salem - Chinna Salem - Virudhachalam - Kumbakonam route. Upto Chinna Salem the route is excellent. But after the bridge at Chinna Salem, the route is worst and lot of potholes. So we can try the Permabull route which is good.
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Aasha M

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Aasha M
5/7
Posted Jun 26, 2015 Jun 26, 2015
Mode of Transport:Bus
Bus journey was good. Since the trains are always full, we had no other choice. Bus was comfortable and seats were well-maintained. The staff were courteous. We had no problem, plenty of buses available from Bangalore. We were provided with water and clean blankets. Air conditioning was excellent.
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Bus operator: KSRTC
Bus Type:
  • A/C
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  • Comfortable seats
  • Blanket
  • Pillow
  • Newspaper
  • Water Bottle
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Subhramanian
4.5/7
Posted Jan 8, 2015 Jan 8, 2015
Mode of Transport:Train
We made the mistake of booking a sleeper class for our journey to Kumbakonam. The compartment was dirty with no lights, dirty toilets and no fan. Added to this passengers with non reserved tickets occupied the train causing nuisance to others. TT was nowhere to be seen and I heard one passenger proudly remarking that no one can ease them out even though she did not have a valid journey ticket. Genuine passengers are put to lot of hardship. Fortunately while returning we travelled by AC which was more comfortable and toilets were clean. The staff on duty was helpful.
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Train name (Train no): MYSORE EXPRESS (6231)
Tickets booked:
  • 60 days prior
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  • On-time
Boarding Station: Bangalore City Junction
 4.50/7
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Last Station: Kumbakonam
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Another Architectural marvel! One is transported to by gone era and left wondering how on earth such feat was accomplished in those days. The intricate carvings and murals leaves you spell bound. Unfortunately not much devotees come around to witness this marvel. The temple is under the control...more »
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Prasad Bhuvanagiri
5/7
Posted Dec 29, 2014 Dec 29, 2014
Mode of Transport:Taxi
It was a religious tour and we travelled form Bangalore to Kumbhakonam and the near by places. We were persons including the driver and we travelled in the morning. We started our journey and reached a place by name Tiruperumbadur, by night 8 pm. We now had the knowledge about the places in and around Kumbhakonam, with the help of google maps and we identified the route and travelled different places. It was very risky so it is better to engage driver at Kumbhakonam who knows the places and temples that has to be vistied.

Uttukadu,(Kalinga Narthana Krishna), Thirucherry Shiva Temple, Perumal Temple, Thirupampuram Raghu, Kethu-Kalasarpadosa Nivarana temple, Tirupambamaram - Maha siva Temple, Koothanoor (Saraswathi temple, Tirunageswaram Uppliappan Temple, Pirthyankaru Temple, Nachiniyar Koi, Thirunallur Shiva Temple (colour changing Lingam), Papanasanam 108 Sivalingams, Tanjavoor Bruhadeswara Alayam, Adi kumbheswara, Sriranganayaka Srirangangam.

It was a great experience, visiting all the temples that were constructed by Chola, Pandya Nayak King.
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Car Type:
  • SUV
This route has:
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Route Taken:AH 43/NH 7 and Salem - Namakkal - Trichy Rd
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Jothikumar
7/7
Posted Jul 21, 2014 Jul 21, 2014
Mode of Transport:Taxi
Its fantastic and a good experience in this route. Reaching up to Salem was great but from there onwards we should be very active in driving since there was lot of curves, deep curves etc. I am planning to visit this place again probably by the end of this year.
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Car Type:
  • Hatchback
This route has:
  • Petrol pumps
Route Taken:AH 43/NH 7 and Salem - Namakkal - Trichy Rd
Trip Includes:  Sivamurugan Hotel
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Bangalore to Kumbakonam By Train (296 Km)

Bangalore ––› Kumbakonam
By Train 296 Km
Bangalore to Kumbakonam by Train (296 Km)
Train No. Train Name Origin Dep. Arr. Days Of Run
Ban... Kum... M T W T F S S
16232 Mailaduturai Express Bangalore Cantt. 19:20 05:43 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
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Bangalore to Kumbakonam By Car/Taxi (296 Km)

Vehicle Approx. Fare/Km (Rs) Approx. Cost (Rs)
Tata Indica 8 2368
Toyota Qualis 9 2664
Chevrolet Tavera 9 2664
Tata Indica A/C 10 2960
Toyota Qualis A/C 10 2960
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  • Taxi
    • Total distance:296 km
    • Duration: 5 Hrs by car
    • Price:from Rs. 6 per km
  • Bus
    • Total distance:296 km
    • Duration: 5 Hrs by Bus
  • Flights
    • Total distance:296 km
    • Nearest Airport:Tiruchirapalli
  • Trains
    • Best trains to take:Mailaduturai Express (16232)
    • Last station:Kumbakonam
    • Total distance:296 km
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