Chennai to Thanjavur

Chennai to Thanjavur distance is 322 kms and its takes approx 7 hrs by road. Out of the 8 reviews shared by travellers, 8% prefer Bus, 46% prefer Train, 46% prefer Car or Cab respectively.

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S.BASKARA RAO

Chennai

"Journey to Thanjavur"

6/7
Posted 23 Jul

Travelled by: Car

Travelled as: Couple

The main tourist attractions in Thanjavur includes Brihadeeshwara temple, palace and Saraswathi Mahal Library, Siva Ganga garden, Art gallery, Sangeetha Mahal, Schwartz church and Ragavendra Temple. The city of Tanjore is piled up of a number of temples. Of all the temples the Brihadeeswara temple is the best. It was built during the tenth century by the then Chola ruler. The architecture and built of the temple is extremely beautiful and reflects upon the rich and varied heritage. There is a small garden in the temple’s backyard. The Saraboji palace has a beautiful architecture and there is a library inside it which holds many a rare manuscripts. Mostly these manuscripts are written in Tamil or in Sanskrit. The palace also boasts of many paintings depicting the various cities in ...Read More

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Subramani

Bangalore

"Road is very good"

6.5/7
Posted 11 Nov

Travelled by: Car

Travelled as: Family

You can do a trip to Thanjavur by car. But if you could break the journey at Pondicherry and Trichy, it will be good. You can see mahabalipuram on the way. Puducherry is a great place to visit. Take a good car and better to have two drivers. Road is very good.

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Thirugnanam

Chennai

"A nice journey"

6/7
Posted 3 Nov

Travelled by: Car

Travelled as: Family

We travelled by car all the way from Chennai and for onward, we took Kumbakonam route where the road is not wide and proper at places. Return we selected NH45 directly via perambalur which was very comfortable. There are many restaurants en-route and according to individual choice it can be selected as there are many popular restaurants belongs to popular chains.

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Mahalakshmi

Chennai

"Good journey"

6.5/7
Posted 31 May

Travelled by: Train

Travelled as: Family

It was just a overnight journey and the sleep quality was good and peaceful. Though the train was late, we reached the end station on time as it made up during the running. We travelled in the Third AC compartment, the toilets were neat and clean. I don't think food is available in the train. So you need to complete your dinner and then board the train.

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venkat

Bangalore

"Bumpy and narrow roads"

4.5/7
Posted 26 Mar

Travelled by: Bus

Travelled as: Family

The bus route from Chennai to Thanjavur is very bumpy and rough. Roads are very narrow at many places. Bus service is also not so good with lot of dust, leftovers could be seen. At few places the bus stops for coffee breaks. The places where they halt were not hygienic. Bad smells. Bus operator is well known for punctuality but delay occurs due to wrong announcements.

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Journey Overview

Thanjavur is situated at a distance of 336 km from Chennai. Famous as the 'Rice Bowl' of India and also noted for its coconut production and vegetation, Thanjavur is well connected to Chennai by road, rail and air. However, the best way to reach Thanjavur from Chennai is by road, a journey of around 7 hours by car. The places covered between Chennai and Thanjavur are Chennai - 70 km -> Pudupattinam - 74 km -> Kottakuppam - 25 km -> Cuddalore - 45 km -> Bhuvanagiri - 53 km -> Jayankondam - 69 km -> Thanjavur. There are several petrol pumps of Hindustan Petroleum and ATMs on the way. Furthermore, many restaurants like Ruchira Drive In and Karaikudi Chettinadu are present on the route.

Transport options from Chennai to Thanjavur

Chennai to Thanjavur By Car: Hire a cab or rent a car to drive down to Thanjavur, which takes around 7 hours. This mode is ideal for group travel or for travelling with senior citizens and kids. Approximate cost of cab per kilometre ranges from INR 8 to 30, depending upon the type of car hired.

Return: Thanjavur to Chennai

Travel by Car/Taxi

Vehicle Approx. Fare/Km (Rs) Approx. Cost (Rs)
Tata Indica A/C 11 3102
Toyota Qualis 11 3102
Hyundai Santro A/C 12 3384
Mahindra Scopio A/C 12 3384
Chevrolet Tavera A/C 13 3666
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Travel by Train

Bsb Rmm Express (14260) Origin: Varanasi Junction
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10:50 17:00
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Mannai Exp (16179) Origin: Chennai Egmore
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22:00 04:35
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Rameswaram Express (16701) Origin: Chennai Egmore
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21:40 03:38
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Tiruchendur Express (16735) Origin: Chennai Egmore
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16:05 22:15
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Trichy Express (16853) Origin: Chennai Egmore
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08:15 14:43
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Top Sightseeing in Thanjavur

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Recommended for Family Vacation

"Gangaikonda Cholapuram was built during medieval India and was erected as the capital of t... Read More - S.BASKARA RAO

Recommended for Culture & Heritage

"At the temple office itself Mr Vinoth, a guide for Rs 400, was arranged to explain in Engl... Read More - Saranya

Recommended for Pilgrimage

"This was an awesome architectural proof of 12th century. Most of the sculptures are single... Read More - Rathi

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Star Residency

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MMD Residency

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5.7/7
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PL.A.Residency -Thanjavur

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Rank based on 213 hotel reviews

 2886, Srinivasampillai Road, Opp.PLA...

5.3/7
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