How to reach Thapovanam
 
SRI GNANANANDA TAPOVANAM is located on the northern bank of the river South Pennar, 3 km from Tirukoilur, on the Tirukoilur - Tiruvannamalai highway.Quite a number of buses from Madras, Bangalore, Trichy, Salem, Tiruvannamalai, Pondicherry, Chidambaram, Cuddalore and Villupuram touch Tirukoilur from where one can go to Tapovanam by taxi, bus or "jutka" (horse - cart)Traveling by train, one has to alight at Tirukoilur (Villupuram - Tiruvannamlai Meter - Guage line) and take a taxi / Autorickshaw / 'jutka'(horse cart) to Tapovamam 4 km away.

From City (Town) Distance (in Km) Approx. Travel time(Bus/Train)
Chennai (Madras) 200 4 hours 30 min
Villupuram 45 1 hours
Pondicherry 75 2 hours
Chennai (Madras) 200 4 hours 30 min
Tiruchirapalli 175 4 hours
Tiruvannamalai 35 50 min
Cuddalore 85 3 hours
Vellore 90 3 hours
Bangalore 220 5 hours
Salem 140 3 hours

Directions to get to Thapovanam from various places:
From City (Town) Via Transport Info
Chennai (Madras) Chengalput, Maduranthakam, Thindivanam, Villuppuram, Mambalapattu, Mogaiyur, Tapovanam Regular buses ply between Chennai - to - Tirukoilur (via Villuppuram). Alight at Thirikoilur Take a town bus/Autorickshaw/Jutka (horse - cart) to Tapovanam.
Also, Point - to - Point buses ply between Chennai - to - Villupuram.Take a bus from Villupuram - to - Tirukoilur. Alight at Thirikoilur Take a town bus/Autorickshaw/ Jutka (horse-cart) to Tapovanam.
Also, Point - to - Point buses ply between Chennai - to - Tiruvannamalai. Take bus fromTiruvannamalai - to - Tirukoilyur (via Veraiyur), alight at Tapovanam.
Bangalore Hosur, Krishnagiri, Oothangarai, Thiruvannamalai, Verayur, Tapovanam Direct buses ply between Bangalore - to - Tiruvannamalai, Tiruvannamali - to - Tirukoilur (via veraiyur) Alight at Tapovanam (3 km before Tirukoilur) Direct buses ply between Bangalore - to - Villupuram (via Tirukoilur) Alight at Tapovanam OR Alight at TirukoilurTake town bus/Autorickshaw/ Jutka (horse-cart) to Tapovanam
Pondicherry Valavanur, Villuppuram, Mambalapattu, Mogaiyur, Tapovanam Direct buses ply between Pondicherry - to - Villupuram (via valavanur) Villuppuram-to-Tirukoilur (via Mambalapattu and Mugaiyur) Alight at TirukoilurTake town bus/Autorickshaw/ Jutka (horse-cart) to Tapovanam
Vellore Polur, Thiruvannamalai, Verayur, Tapovanam Direct buses ply betweenVellore - to - Tiruvannamalai And from Tiruvannamali - to - Tirukoilur (via Veraiyur) Alight at Tapovanam OR Alight at TirukoilurTake town bus/Autorickshaw/ Jutka (horse - cart) to Tapovanam
Cuddalore Panrutti, Madapattu, Thirukovilur, Tapovanam Direct buses ply betweenCuddalore - to - Tirukoilur Alight at TirukoilurTake town bus/Autorickshaw/ Jutka (horse - cart) to Tapovanam
Tiruchirapalli Perumbalur, Ulundurpettai, Madapattu, Thirukovilur, Tapovanam Direct buses ply betweenTiruchirapalli-to-Tiruvannamali/Vellore (via Tirukoilur) Alight at Thapovanam ORAlight at TirukoilurTake town bus/Autorickshaw/Jutka (horse-cart) to Tapovanam
Salem Attur, Kallakurichi, Tirukoilur, Tapovanam Direct buses ply betweenSalem - to - Tirukoilur. Alight at TirukoilurTake town bus/Autorickshaw/ Jutka (horse - cart) to Tapovanam

ROUTE MAP FOR REACHING TAPOVANAM
This route map will help you in reaching Gnananandha Tapovanam from various places
Sri Gnananandha Tapovanam is located 3 K.M. from Tirukoilur on the Tirukoilur to Tiruvannamalai bus route
From Chennai
BY TRAIN: Chennai to Villupuram. From Villupuram to TiruKoilur (Tirukoilur is situated in Villupuram to Tirupati train route) Tapovanam is situated 5 KM from Tirukoilut Railway Station. Distance xxxxx KM
By Bus: Chennai to Villupuram ; Villupuram - Mambazhapattu - Tirukoilur - Tapovanam Distance xxxxx KM
By Car: Chennai to Villupuram ; Villupuram - Mambazhapattu - Tirukoilur - Tapovanam Distance xxxxx KM
 
From Madurai
BY TRAIN: Madurai - Trichy - Villupuram - Tirukoilur From Tirukoilur to Tapovanam by Bus/auto Distance xxxxx KM
By Bus: Madurai - Trichy - Ulundurpet - Madapattu - Tirukoilur Distance xxxxx KM
By Car: Madurai - Trichy - Veppur - Aasanur - Elavanasurkottai - Via Byepass Thapovanam Distance xxxxx KM
 
From Bangalore :
BY TRAIN: Bangalore - Tirukoilur Distance xxxxx KM
By Bus: Bangalore - Krishnagiri - Uthankarai - Chengam - Tiruvannamalai - Tapovanam Distance xxxxx KM
By Car: Bangalore - Krishnagiri - Uthankarai - Chengam - Tiruvannamalai - Tapovanam Distance xxxxx KM
 
From Coimbatore:
BY TRAIN: Coimbatore - Salem - Katpadi - Tiruvannamalai - Tirukoilur Coimbatore - Erode - Trichy - Villupuram - Tirukoilur
By Bus:Coimbatore - Salem - Kallakurichi - Thiagadurgam - Tirukoilur - Tapovanam
By Car: Coimbatore - Salem - Kallakurichi - Thiagadurgam - Tapovanam ( take Tirukoilur bye pass Road)
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