How to Reach Tanjore

Tanjore is a place cloaked in mystique and mystery. Located in Tamil Nadu in southern India the city was once the capital of the powerful Chola rulers. Today Tanjore is a small town that attracts tourists from all over the world. One of the most famous monuments of Tanjore is the Brihadeshwara Temple or the big temple and it is considered to be one of the most beautiful Shiva temples in India. In this article, we shall discuss how to reach Tanjore. There are many options to reach Tanjore like by air, by road as well as by train to reach Tanjore.

By Air By Air

Although Tanjore does not have an airport of its own, the town is well connected to nearby cities having domestic as well as international airports. The nearest international airport from Tanjore is the Tiruchirapalli International Airport which is located in the city of Tiruchirappalli or Trichy. One of the busiest airports in the state of Tamil Nadu, Trichy Airport is well connected with various Indian cities like Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Delhi, Mumbai, and Kolkata.

Many international carriers like Air India, Sri Lankan Airlines, Tiger Air and Air India Express ply their trade between Trichy and other international destinations like Singapore, Colombo, Dubai, and Kuala Lumpur.

By Road By Road

Tanjore is well connected with other nearby South Indian cities via bus route. The most well-connected City to Tanjore via bus is the capital of Tamil Nadu, Chennai. Various private, as well as government buses, run on the busy route of Chennai – Tanjore.

The bus operators offer AC luxury as well as non AC buses to the commuters. The cities of Coimbatore, Trivandrum, Hyderabad, and Bangalore are also well connected with Tanjore. The road condition is good and you can expect a memorable journey when you travel from these cities to Tanjore as the sights of lush green paddy fields will greet you on the way.

By Rai By Rail

Tanjore is well connected to rest of India via a robust train network. There are direct trains to Tanjore from cities like Mumbai, Goa, Chennai, and Bangalore. Tanjore Junction is situated at a distance of 2 km from the city center. While the Tiruchirapalli is the nearest major railhead which is the major stopover on the Thiruvananthapuram Chennai route. Board the train for any of the railway stations and you can avail the taxi for Tanjore from the respective places.

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