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How to Reach Tamil Nadu

Read about the best & quickest Tamil Nadu  transport routes, travel guide to save time & money.

Eleventh largest state by area, Tamil Nadu is a major travel destination in South India. The state of Tamil Nadu has a well-developed transportation system that provides road, rail, and air connectivity to all parts of the state. Its extensive road network links urban centres, agricultural towns, and rural areas with each other.

shows that the state has a dense rail and road network along with modern transportation infrastructure. The capital of Tamil Nadu, Chennai is well-connected by land and air. The metro city is a major gateway into South India for travellers. So, grab a map of Tamil Nadu

By Flight

Chennai International Airport (MAA), about 21 kilometres from city centre, is the fourth busiest airport in India. Domestic flights run from the Kamaraj Terminal, while international flights operate from the Anna Terminal. Air India, Jet Airways, IndiGo, SpiceJet, and Alliance Air are main domestic airlines operating from Chennai Airport. Direct flights to international destinations such as Sharjah, Mauritius, London, Dubai, Singapore, and Frankfurt are available from the airport in Chennai.

By Train

The train route in Tamil Nadu extends over a wide area. Headquartered in the capital city Chennai, the Southern Railway covers a large area in Tamil Nadu. Chennai Central is the main railway station in Tamil Nadu for trains departing north, whereas Chennai Egmore station serves as a hub for trains leaving south. The Nilgiri Mountain Railway, one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Tamil Nadu, connects the hill station of Ooty to Mettupalayam near Coimbatore city. Other major train stations in Tamil Nadu include Madurai, Katpadi, Salem, Tiruchirappalli, and Coimbatore Junction. Chennai is also served by a sub-urban railway network.

By Road

Road transport in Tamil Nadu is maintained by Tamil Nadu State Transport Corporation (TSTC) and State Express Transport Corporation. National Highway 47, NH 49, NH 208, and NH 220 run from Tamil Nadu into Kerala. NH 67, NH 207, and NH 209 connect Tamil Nadu with Karnataka. NH 205, NH 219, and NH 234 connect the state with Andhra Pradesh. The scenic East Coast Road (ECR) runs between Chennai to Cuddalore via Pondicherry.

By Airby roadby train
Mumbai to Tamil Nadu2.2 hrs36 hrs32.2 hrs
Delhi to Tamil Nadu1.5 hrs8 hrs6 hrs
Chennai to Tamil Nadu7 hrs40 hrs42 hrs
Kolkata to Tamil Nadu5.5 hrs10.56 hrs29 hrs

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