Directions & Lodging (Coordinates: 13°5’18″N 79°25’20″E)

How can you get here?

1. Chennai Central to Arakkonam Junction (68 KM)1.

There are other local trains that shuttle between Chennai & Arakkonam. Fares can vary greatly between trains! If you are traveling with family, please check the fares and train timings before booking your tickets. A small difference of 30-60 minutes can save you hundreds of rupees!
From Arakkonam, catch a bus (29 KM, Rs. 15) and get down at Kondapalayam on Arakkonam-Walajah Highway. Autos will charge Rs.10 from Kondapalayam to the foot of the Periya Malai (big hill). One can take another auto for Rs.10 from the foot of the Periya Malai to the foot of the Chinna Malai (small hill) or walk the 1/2 km distance. Alternately take an Auto/taxi which will take you to foot of either temple or choultry/hotel. (Auto/taxi = Rs. 250-300)
A few Fast Passengers/Express trains are only listed here. Visit Indian Railway official sites for updated information.

For same day seva at both temples

Kovai Express (06:15 Dep, 07:13 Arr)
Sapthagiri Express (06:25 Dep, 07:28 Arr)
Brindavan Express (07:50 Dep, 08:53 Arr)

For next day seva at both temples

Mumbai Express (11:55 Dep, 12:53 Arr)
Bangalore Express (13:35 Dep, 14:38 Arr)
Sanghamitra Express (14:00 Dep, 15:03 Arr)
Lalbagh Express (15:35 Dep, 16:38 Arr)

2. Chennai Central to Sholinghur Station

(many trains stop at this station, please check Indian Railways official sites for updated information)

A number of share autos from the North of the station will take you to Kondapalayam in 30 minutes (a distance of 16KM)

Option 1:Arakkonam Route

(From T-Nagar = 131 KM)
Poonamalee high road
Chennai – Bangalore highway NH4
Vellai gate (Kanchipuram Outer)
Take right turn towards Arakkonam road
Cross the Arakkonam Railway flyover
Take left turn on Chittoor Road SH54
Sholinghur (16 KM)

Option 2: Kaveripakkam Route

(From T-Nagar = 125 KM)
Poonamalee high road
Chennai – Bangalore highway NH4
Rt on Kaveripakkam (Police station)
Sholinghur (27 KM)

Option 3: Tiruttani Route

(From T-Nagar = 125 KM)
Poonamalee high road
Chennai- Tirupathi highway NH205
Travel till Tiruttani Railway Station
Take road on left to Vellore via Chittoor SH54
Sholinghur (42 KM)

Options: Bus Route

1.Koyambedu to Walajah (72 KM)
    a.Walajah to Sholinghur
  b.Auto to Kondapalayam or to foot of temples
3.Walajah to Arakkonam (get down at Kondapalayam)
4.Chennai to Tiruttani

From Bangalore

From Bangalore SBC (Main) station
Only a few fast passenger/express trains are listed here. Visit Indian Railway official sites for updated schedules and fares. Fares can vary greatly between trains! If you are traveling with family, please check the fares and train timings before booking your tickets. A difference of 60-90 minutes can save you hundreds of rupees!

From Arakkonam, catch a bus (29 KM, Rs. 15) and get down at Kondapalayam on Arakkonam-Walajah Highway. Autos will charge Rs.10 from Kondapalayam to the foot of the Periya Malai (big hill). One can take another auto for Rs.10 from the foot of the Periya Malai to the foot of the Chinna Malai (small hill) or walk the 1/2 km distance. Alternately take an Auto/taxi which will take you to foot of either temple or choultry/hotel. (Auto/taxi = Rs. 250-300)

Lalbagh Express (Dep 6:40, Arr 10:43)
Bangalore Chennai Intercity Express (Dep 8:00, Arr 12:58)
Brindavan Express (Dep 15:10, Arr 19:33)
Bangalore Chennai Mail (Dep 22:40, Arr 02:58)
Mysore Chennai Kaveri Express (Dep 23:45, Arr 05:23)

Left at Hosur Road
NH7 Bangalore-Krishnagiri Highway
Left NH46 Krishnagiri-Walajapet Highway
Rt. at Krishnagiri Trunk Road
Rt. NH4 Ranipet-Vellore-Chennai
Slight Left at SH108
Slight left towards SH128
Sholinghur

Where to stay:

We have listed a few places & people who may help you find decent accommodation and also help with Temple rituals/poojas but request you to call and confirm before coming. In due course, we hope to update our site with detailed list of approved lodging facilities. SGKBK Samajam also hopes to be able to provide accommodation for few pilgrims once the building is ready for occupation.

The Devasthanam also has several A/C and Non A/C cottages. Please contact temple authorities at 04172 262225 for more information. You can also visit their website www.sholinghurnarasimhar.com for complete list of choultries and lodges serving the devotees.

Kondapalayam/Foot hills

Name Contact  Person MobileEmail
Gokulaa Lakshmi TrustMrs. D. Lakshmi99529 567270yoganrsimha@yahoo.com
C-A-M MotelMr. Athimoolam04172 262498
04172 262898
 
Doddacharya Kainkerya SabhaKKC. Rajaswamy94431 15401
04172 262693
info@doddacharya.org
Revoor Namberumal Chetty Chatram   

Contact us 

Registered Office: 20/3B Swamy Apartments, CRR phase III, Ganpatraj Nagar Road, Virugambakkam
Chennai 600092, Tamil Nadu, India.

044-23770072

srinath4@yahoo.com

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