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How to Reach Kanchipuram

How to Reach Kanchipuram by Air

The closest airport to Kanchipuram is the Chennai Airport, with domestic connections to all the major cities in India. Chennai is also well connected to the important cities of Tamil Nadu. Some international airlines also fly into Chennai.

How to Reach Kanchipuram by Rail

Kanchipuram can be reached via Chengalpattu Railway Station on the Chengalpattu - Arakkonam line. Daily passenger train service between Chennai and Kanchipuram - # 173 Chennai Beach Kanchipuram Passenger departs Chennai’s Tambaram Stn at 17:55hrs arrives at Kanchipuram at 20:10hrs.

How to Reach Kanchipuram by Bus

Most travellers and tourists prefer the road to Kanchipuram – its certainly more practical than the rail ride from Chennai. The distance is negligible (2 hrs) and the road is in good shape. Frequent bus connections also make it convenient to travel by road. Bus services are privately owned or operated by the government. Guided tours are available at travel/tour operators in Chennai.

Getting Around Kanchipuram

To get around within Kanchipuram you can use cycle rickshaws, auto rickshaws or roadways buses. All fares should be negotiated in advance. Cycles can be rented from cycle shops near the city bus stand.

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