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How To Reach Tamil Nadu

Planning A Trip To Tamil Nadu? Here are some guidelines on how to reach Tamil Nadu
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Tamil Nadu lies on the southern most point of India. The state shares its borders with the states of Karnataka to the northwest, Kerala to the west, Andhra Pradesh to the north, Bay of Bengal to the east and surrounds the Union Territory of Pondicherry. Everything about Tamil Nadu gratifies the eager sightseer, be its social, cultural and art forms, its temples and heritage sites, the picturesque hill stations, and the beaches. The transport system of Tamil Nadu is so well organised that it’s easy to reach the state from any part of India and outside.


The easiest and fastest way to reach Tamil Nadu would be to travel by air. We’ll tell you how to reach the heritage rich state of Tamil Nadu.

By Air

By Air:  How To Reach Tamil Nadu
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Tamil Nadu has an extensive domestic flight network from major cities of the state to the rest of the country. There are domestic and International Airports at Chennai, Tiruchirapalli, Coimbatore and Madurai that serve flights to U.K, USA, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Dubai, Sharjah ,Malaysia et al. Cities like Thuthukudi (Tuticorin) and Salem have domestic airports. There are local buses, auto rickshaws and mobile app taxis to take you to your destination from the airport.

By Train

By Train:  How To Reach Tamil Nadu
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Tamil Nadu is a part of the Southern Railways and the state’s railways form an extensive web of intra state rail network through the length and breadth of the state. Also, the railways provide train services to all other parts of the country including West Bengal, New Delhi, Punjab, Jammu and Kashmir and Assam as well as to and from the neighbouring states of the south. It provides a unique experience travelling through to Tamil Nadu by train. It’s lovely to sit by the windows, watching the rolling countryside, the animals grazing on the plains, the groves of coconut and huge neem trees and far off temple gopuras (tower).

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By Road

By Road:  How To Reach Tamil Nadu
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Tamil Nadu’s road system encompasses about 1.70 lakh km. There are well organized inter and intra Government and private buses that travel through Tamil Nadu and to the neighbouring states of Kerala, Karnataka, Pondicherry and Andhra Pradesh. You have a wide choice of buses from air conditioned sleeper coaches, deluxe and semi-deluxe coaches to regular buses. There are well maintained National and State Highways in Tamil Nadu that make driving over to the state a very non-cumbersome process. You could also book call taxis or tourist taxis for travel.

Getting Around

Getting Around:  How To Reach Tamil Nadu
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All towns and cities of Tamil Nadu have their own government and private buses to travel within its precincts. With a local bus service you can get around within the state without effort. Otherwise you can find plenty of auto rickshaws, share autos and a number of mobile app taxis. Chennai city for instance, has a Chennai Metro Train system and EMU or Electric trains to serve the city and its suburbs.

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