Weekend Trip to Chidambaram, Tamil Nadu
Summer 22 to 37°C
Winter 19 to 32°C
Distance / Traveling Time
From Bangalore: 388 kilometers / 5 h ,55 m
Best Time To Visit
Finding its mention in Puranas and other mythological tales, Chidambaram is popular as the place that is home to one of the most ancient temples, which is dedicated to Lord Shiva. Also known as Thillai, this town was formerly a part of the forest area of the region. A visit to this town is a cultural as well as architectural delight. This town, every year, attracts a decent number of tourists from Bangalore during the weekends. Chidambaram is a well-known religious site. You can visit this beautiful town along with your loved ones and treat your eyes to the architectural beauties, sprinkled all around the landscape of the town.
How to Reach Chidambaram
The nearest airport to Chidambaram that have trains connected to Bangalore are Vridhachalam Junction (VRI) - 54 km away, Mayiladuturai Junction (MV) -41 km away and the Pondicherry railway station. You can board a train from Bangalore to any of these railway stations.
The nearest airport to Chidambaram is in Tiruchirappali, which is located at a distance of around 195 kms. The airports in Tiruchirappali and Bangalore are connected to each other through regular flights. From Tiruchirappali airport, taxi services are available to go to Chidambaram. The second nearest airport is the Chennai international airport, 211 km away.
Bangalore and Chidambaram are well-connected to each other by a good network of roads. You can rent a taxi or a car for a comfortable ride to Chidambaram from Bangalore. The other option is to ride a state-run or a private bus.