From Bangalore, we need to take Hosur road, then drive up to Salem and from there better to take Attur- Virudachalam road, the to Kumbakonam. This route has less traffic and is about 400 kms. Usual Trichy- tanjore route has more traffic and is about 450 kms from Bnagalore, The route from salem- Attur- Virudachalam - Kumbakonam has a good road and has quite a number of restorants. If we leave Bangalore by 6. 30 am, we can have a good Breakfast at Adyar Anand Bhavan on the way and can reach Kumbakonam for Lunch
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.
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.
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.
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 »
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.
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.