Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Vakrakaali Amman & Chandramouleeswar Temple, Thiruvakkarai – Connectivity

Vakrakaali Amman & Chandramouleeswar Temple, Thiruvakkarai – Connectivity
Thiruvakkarai (79.65 N, 12.03 E) is about 137 kms from Chennai and about 16 kms from NH 45 (GST Road). While travelling from Chennai, about 2 kms from Tindivanam, there is an intersection at Kutteripattu. Take the left there. This road is called Mailam Road. You will find the Mailam Balasubramaniar Temple, 3 km down this road. Go further down the road. You will find the Vakrakaliamman temple arch about 10 kms from the Mailam temple. Turn right at this arch. Keep driving and you will reach the temple in about 3 kms.  
If you are travelling by Bus, there are several special buses from different parts of Tamilnadu to Thiruvakkarai on New Moon and Full Moon Days. On other days, one can travel upto Tindivanam and then take another bus upto Perumbakkam. There are several share autos that ply from Perumbakkam to the temple and back. If one is coming from Villupuram side, they can come via Thirukanur - Perumbakkam - Thiruvakkarai. Thiruvakkarai is about 30 kms from Pondicherry.
The devotee has to take the Tindivanam-Puducherry bus running through Mailam and get down at Perumbakkam stop. Thiruvakkarai temple is 7 km from this place. Bus facility is available from Tindivanam. Hiring a cab or auto would be very convenient. 
Nearest Railway Station: Tindivanam
Nearest Airport: Chennai & Pondicherry