Chennai to Kumbakonam Distance

Chennai To Kumbakonam

(Kumbakonam To Chennai)

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Total distance 272 km
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The distance between Chennai and Kumbakonam is around 300 km. It takes almost 6 hours, to reach Kumbakonam from Chennai, by car. THough there are many routes, the best route to Kumbakonam, is to take the NH45 till Ulundurpet(bypass), then take the SH69 to Virudachalam, later, the SH141/140 via Andimadam to Jayankonam, turn left to Gangaikonda Cholapuram and then, along the NH45C till Kumbakonam. The road is good for most of the distance, except for the area near Varudachalam, where driving in top gear can be impossible.

Transport options from Chennai to Kumbakonam

Chennai to Kumbakonam By Car: Hire a cab or rent a car from Chennai to drive down to Kumbakonam, which takes around 6 hours. Cab charges around INR12 to INR25 per kilometre, depending upon the type of the car. It is a suitable option for families and group travellers.

Chennai to Kumbakonam By Bus: Take a direct bus from Chennai to Kumbakonam, which takes around 6 hours. The Kumbakonam Bus Terminus is located in the city centre. Ideal for backpackers and individual travellers.

Chennai to Kumbakonam By Train: Take a direct train from Chennai Central to Kumbakonam, which takes around 6 hours. Kumbakonam Railway Station is located around 2 km away from the city centre. Recommended for seniors, families and kids as this option is comfortable and economical.

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Narayanan S

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  • Lives in Chennai
  • 22 Reviews
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Narayanan S
4/7
Posted 6 days ago Jul 25, 2015
Mode of Transport:Train
The train leaves around 8 in the morning and reaches Kumbakonam around 2 Pm. It stops at 10 Stations in between - This should not deter us if we choose an A/c 2 tier or A/c first class we can travel horizontally. The train kept the timing and food was sold inside the compartment by vendors.
The train was reasonably clean.
Train name (Train no): Trichy Express (16853)
Tickets booked:
  • 30 days prior
This train has:
  • Veg. Food
  • On-time
  • Clean toilets
Boarding Station: Chennai Egmore
 5.00/7
This station has
  • Food available for purchase
  • Accomodation
  • Books/Newspaper to buy
  • Prepaid auto/taxi
Last Station: Tiruchchirappalli Junction
 3.50/7
This station has
  • Food available for purchase
  • Accomodation
  • Books/Newspaper to buy
  • Medical facility
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Rahavan

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Rahavan
4/7
Posted 3 weeks ago Jul 13, 2015
Mode of Transport:Car
After the main Highway up-to Vikravaandi, we took detour towards Panruti, Vadalur, Sethiathoppu to Kumabakonam. The road after the bridge up-to the diversion point is horrendous. Hundreds of dippers are ruining the roads. In addition, the climate was too hot and dehydrating. Couldn't find any good eateries beyond Vikravaandi.
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Car Type:
  • Sedan
Route Taken:National Highway 45 and NH 45C
Trip Includes:  Le Garden
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Rajesh Narayanan

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Rajesh Narayanan
1.9/7
Posted 2 months ago Jun 12, 2015
Mode of Transport:Bus
I have experienced a very poor punctuality from Rathimeena Travels last night. The bus expected to arrive at boarding point Pallavaram at 11. 15 Pm but it arrived at very late at 12. 05 Am. Also there was no response from travels when we tried calling them to know about the status. Both mobile numbers and land-line were switched off..

Really it was a frustrating moment to wait for 1 hr. Where none bothered to update the passengers about the delay.
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Bus operator: Rathimeena Travels
Bus Type:
  • Non-AC
This bus has:
  • Comfortable seats
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Srikhanth

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Srikhanth
4.5/7
Posted 3 months ago May 13, 2015
Mode of Transport:Car
Certain roads were narrow so we have to go slow, which takes long time to travel. Must always ask for guide to a knowledge person or else you will be diverted because after certain point there are many routes to Kumbakonam so should ask for good road route.
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Car Type:
  • SUV
This route has:
  • Petrol pumps
  • Food/Dhabas
  • Clear Signages
Route Taken:NH 45C
Trip Includes:  Hotel Green Park
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Nagarajan C p

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Nagarajan C p
6/7
Posted 3 months ago Apr 28, 2015
Mode of Transport:Train
The journey started from Chennai to alight at Kumbakonam. It’s nice to have boarding time by 10.45 Pm and get down by 4. 05 Am at Kumbakonam, so that can plan for early morning visits to temple starting by 6.30 Am. Travelled in S6 Coach which was a new coach with Indian and Wesern toilets which was clean and water filled tanks. Also, its a Bio-toilet, so a next feature of toilet facility in the coach we travelled with. Berths were convenient to get deep sleep within the travel time. Overall, pick this train No 22623 for travelling to Kumbakonam and Thanjavoor to reach early morning and plan for religious travels.
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Train name (Train no): Madurai Express (22623)
Tickets booked:
  • 60 days prior
This train has:
  • On-time
  • Clean toilets
Boarding Station: Chennai Egmore
 5.00/7
This station has
  • Food available for purchase
  • Accomodation
  • Books/Newspaper to buy
  • Medical facility
  • Prepaid auto/taxi
Last Station: Kumbakonam
 5.00/7
This station has
  • Food available for purchase
  • Accomodation
  • Books/Newspaper to buy
  • Prepaid auto/taxi
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The deities here are Shiva is worshipped as Adi Kumbeswarar, and is represented by the lingam. His consort Parvati is depicted as Mangalambigai Amman. Its believed that, the town named Kumbakonam derived from this temple, since a Mythical pot (Kumbha) of the Hindu god Brahma that contained the...more »
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Chennai to Kumbakonam By Train (252 Km)

Chennai ––› Kumbakonam
By Train 252 Km
Chennai to Kumbakonam by Train (252 Km)
Train No. Train Name Origin Dep. Arr. Days Of Run
Che... Kum... M T W T F S S
14260 Bsb Rmm Express Chennai Egmore 10:50 16:25 N N N N N N Y
16179 Mannai Exp Chennai Egmore 22:00 03:23 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
16701 Rameswaram Express Chennai Egmore 21:40 03:04 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
16735 Tiruchendur Express Chennai Egmore 16:05 21:39 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
16853 Trichy Express Chennai Egmore 08:15 14:09 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
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Chennai to Kumbakonam By Car/Taxi (252 Km)

Vehicle Approx. Fare/Km (Rs) Approx. Cost (Rs)
Tata Indica A/C 11 2772
Toyota Qualis 11 2772
Hyundai Santro A/C 12 3024
Mahindra Scopio A/C 12 3024
Chevrolet Tavera A/C 13 3276
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  • Taxi
    • Total distance:252 km
    • Duration: 4 Hrs by car
    • Price:from Rs. 9 per km
  • Bus
    • Total distance:252 km
    • Duration: 4 Hrs by Bus
  • Trains
    • Best trains to take:Bsb Rmm Express (14260), Bbs Rmm Express (18496)
    • Last station:Kumbakonam
    • Total distance:252 km
  • Flights
    • Total distance:252 km
    • Nearest Airport:Tiruchirapalli
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    • Hotel reviews: 995
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