Tirupati to Chennai via Kanchipuram

#1 Sep 17th, 2010, 18:14
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Please let me know if this is practical:

I expect to visit Tirupati early 12.Oct. After darsanam I want to travel to Kanchipuram preferably by train. Is it possible to find a bus at Tirumalai (not Tirupati) to go directly to Kanchi?

If not, what are the departure times of trains from Tirupati to Kanchi in the afternoon of 12th?

Is it then practical to visit some temples at Kanchi on 12th afternoon and the remaining on 13th, AND leave Kanchi for Chennai by 1pm or so? I want to visit only the most important Vaishnava temples. Are there more than 5 - 7 of these?

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#2 Sep 17th, 2010, 18:28
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I dont know if there are direct buses from Tirupati to Kanchi. I would presume TN Transport Corporation would operate buses. If there are no direct buses, the best bet would be Tirupati-Vellore-Kanchi.

Tirupati to Vellore is not more than 2 hours and Vellore-Kanchi is less than an hour.
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There are direct buses from Tirupathi to Kanchipuram

Both Government and Private (Kannabiran Transport and Bharathi Velu Services)

Buses are available for every 30 - 45 minutes. So dont take this vellore route.

The best route would be Tirupathi, Thiruthani, Arakkonam, Kanchipuram

There are around 19 Vaishnava temples in and around kanchipuram. Although all are inside kanchipuram two or three temples are just 6 - 9 kms away from Kanchipuram town although you can reach them very easily. If you start visiting them from Day-1 by afternoon you can finish all the temples by the Day-2 afternoon.

1. Varadharaja Perumal Temple - Kanchipuram
2. Ashtabujakaram - Sri Adhikesava Perumal Temple
3. Tiruvekkaa - Sri Yathothkari Temple
4. Tiruththanka - Sri Deepa prakasa Perumal Temple
5. Tiruvelukkai - Sri Azhagiya Singar Temple
6. Neervalur - Sri Veetrirunda Lakshmi Narayana Perumal Temple
7. Tirukalvanoor - Sri Adi Varaha Swami Temple


8. Tiruoorakam - Sri Ulaganatha Swami Temple
9. Tiruneeragam - Sri Jagadeeshwarar Temple
10. Tirukaaragam - Sri Karunagara Perumal Temple
11. Tirukaarvaanam - Sri Tirukaarvarnar Temple

Temples 8 - 11 comes inside Sri Ulaganatha Swami Temple

12. Tiruparamechura Vinnagaram - Sri Vaikunda Perumal Temple
13. Tirupavalavannam - Sri Pavala Vanar Temple
14. Tirupaadagam - Sri Pandava Thoodar Temple
15. Tirunilaaththingalthundam - Sri Nilathingal Thundathan Perumal Temple
16. Tirupputkuzhi - Sri Vijaya Raghava Perumal Temple - Around 6 Kms from Kanchipuram
17. Parithiyur-Kalyana Varadharaja Perumal Temple
18. Sri Aadhi Kesava Perumal - Kooran [about 8 to 9 km from Kanchipuram]
19. Vamanar temple ( very near to Kamakshi Temple)


Do let me know if you need any more information.

With Warm Regards

B.S.Prasad
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@bsprasad, thanks for pointing out the easier route. Also, I didnt know there were 19 Vaishnavite temples in all. Storing it away for future use :-)

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Originally Posted by iseeking View Post If not, what are the departure times of trains from Tirupati to Kanchi in the afternoon of 12th?
##On every Wednesday and Sunday, there is a train from Tirupati to Kanchipuram. Please look at this:
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6351 NAGARCOIL EXP 17/09/2010 MUMBAI CST TUE SAT
1 CSTM MUMBAI CST 1 Source 12:05 0 1
25 TPTY TIRUPATI 1 10:45 12:00 01:15 1152 2
26 TRT TIRUTTANI 1 13:33 13:35 2:00 1200 2
27 AJJ ARAKKONAM 1 14:05 14:10 5:00 1233 2
28 CJ KANCHIPURAM 1 14:38 14:40 2:00 1262 2
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##Every day, there is a passenger train which departs from Tirupati at 4.25hrs. and arrives in Kanchipuram at 8.25hrs.
(110Kms.)
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Dear Mr Prasad

Thanks a lot for your detailed reply. I just could not have even thought of all those temples, and now I have the whole list.

Would you recommend taking an auto, as soon as we reach Kanchi, to go to each of these temples? Will the temples be open during the day? If the opening times vary then going round the city finding the temples one after another will not be the most practical way. Do you have a suggestion for making the most of my time?

I want to return to Chennai as early as possible on 13th.

Thanks again, sir.
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Thanks for the detailed train timings list. I now do not need to consult the railway time table.

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Dear iseeking,

My job ends, once I provide the Train Timings.:-)
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I have never visited Kanchi.
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If you go by the information provided by Mr.BS Prasad, it is certainly advisable to hire a taxi or an auto to visit all the temples, with final dropping in Kanchi Bus Stand to take your Bus to Chennai.
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[QUOTE=vsp27759;1045731]Dear iseeking,

My job ends, once I provide the Train Timings.:-)
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I have never visited Kanchi.
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Thanks Mr VSP Prasad

I was thinking along the same lines.

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Originally Posted by iseeking View Post Thanks Mr VSP Prasad. I was thinking along the same lines.
##In a lighter vein, either it should be "VSP" (OR) "VSPrasad",
but not "VSP Prasad".

##How do you know that I am also called VSP? Just curious!!!
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Mr VS Prasad, sorry for writing your name wrong. When I was keying in my reply I was too lazy to scroll up and double check the name. Why is it so hard to guess that someone name VS Prasad can be VSP? Of course, in my case, it was pure laziness to look up the name.

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Originally Posted by iseeking View Post మన్నించండి, క్షంతవ్యుడిని.
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##This is NOT required.:-)
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Originally Posted by iseeking View Post Would you recommend taking an auto, as soon as we reach Kanchi, to go to each of these temples? Will the temples be open during the day?
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Yes, Auto is highly recommended as you may find it difficult to locate the temples.

Yes, These vaishnava temples has some peculiar timings.Most of them closes somewhere around 12pm and opens again by 4 pm.

The auto drivers will have a very fair idea about this.
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Thanks Mr Prasad. Will visit some temples on 12th and some on 13th morning.

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