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.
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.
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.
It’s 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.
The SRS bus service to Kumbakonam was good. The bus reached the destination on time and without any hassle. The journey was comfortable for both the ways. The bus stopped at few places for tea and snacks, and it was pretty good indeed. I had a good time.
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