How to Reach Kumbakonam

It being one of the important tourist destination in the Southern India and a part of the much sought after district of Thanjavur, Kumbakonam is conveniently linked with the rest of the country with numerous options of transport. A well-developed road network, numerous rail routes and a major railhead in the town itself, and proximity to two of the major airport of Peninsular India makes it easier for tourists to plan their trip down to Kumbakonam, hassle free. The modes vary in the time taken and the fares, thus making it easier for people to choose the best option suiting their needs.

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Most frequently searched routes to Kumbakonam

Route Name Distance Time
Chennai to Kumbakonam 283 km 5 hours 27 mins
Bangalore to Kumbakonam 409 km 6 hours 50 mins
Hyderabad to Kumbakonam 976 km 14 hours 45 mins

How to reach Kumbakonam by flight

Being a part of the Thanjavur district, the nearest airport to the city of Kumbakonam is the Trichy or the Tiruchirappalli Airport, located at a distance of 96 km from Kumbakonam. The second nearest airport is the Pondicherry Airport, located at a distance of 110 km. Regular buses ply down to Kumbakonam and Thanjavur from Trichy, which takes about an average of 2 hours to cover this distance. There are also numerous options for one to reach Kumbakonam from Pondicherry, with a road distance of km 130 km, and a time distance of approximately 3 hours. Avail the regular bus service or book up a taxi to reach down to Kumbakonam.

Nearest Airport: Madurai Airport (IXM) - 189 kms from Kumbakonam

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Tentative return flight prices to Madurai Airport (IXM) from major cities in India.

Starting city Return price (approx)
Mumbai ₹ 26,473 Non-stop View
New Delhi ₹ 37,791 Non-stop View
Bengaluru ₹ 5,318 Non-stop View
Chennai ₹ 4,208 Non-stop View
Hyderabad ₹ 7,446 Non-stop View
Kolkata ₹ 11,296 View

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How to reach Kumbakonam by road

With NH36 passing through the territory of the district, Kumbakonam is bestowed upon with a wide array of roads connecting it conveniently to various other cities. The road network is dense and thus comfortable for one to undertake a road trip down to Kumbakonam. Regular buses are available for nearby cities, including Pondicherry and Trichy. Taxi services pretty much cover a large area over the peninsula and present the tourists with some options to plan their trip down to Kumbakonam.

How to reach Kumbakonam by train

Being one of the major railhead itself, many trains from nearby areas ply down to Kumbakonam. Frequent trains from Bangalore, Chennai, Tiruchirapalli, and various other cities come down to Kumbakonam, thus ensuring better connectivity to the city. Trains are a convenient mode of transport, and cheaper on the pocket, hence it is preferred by some tourists traveling to their destinations. The better connectivity of Kumbakonam through railways ensures better tourism for the place.

Local transport in Kumbakonam

Commuting is fairly easy in the city with many autorickshaws plying all the time. The autorickshaws can be also be hired for a full day but that will cost a little more. There are also state buses plying which can get you to different locations. Or you can hire a taxi for a full day round trip.

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