Saturday, October 14, 2017

Kalahasteeswara Swamy Temple, Sri Kalahasthi – Connectivity

Kalahasteeswara Swamy Temple, Sri Kalahasthi – Connectivity
Srikalahasthi is a holy town in Chittoor District of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. Srikalahasthi is located at 13°45N 79°42E on the banks of river Swarnamukhi. Kalahasti Town is easily accessible by Air, Rail and Bus. Srikalahasthi is located at about 37 Kms from Tirupati, 98 Kms from Nellore, 58 Kms from Gudur, 27 Kms from Renigunta, 28 Kms from Naidupeta, 39 Kms from Sullurupeta, 15 Kms from Yerpadu, 38 Kms from Gudimallam, 46 Kms from Tada, 74 Kms from Gummudipoondi, 50 Kms from Nagalapuram and 116 Kms from Chennai.
By Road:
The Temple is located at about 550 meters from Kalahasthi Bus Station. Andhra Pradesh State owned Bus services APSRTC operates buses from TirupatiChittoor and Nellore. The state government runs Non-Stop bus service to this place from Tirupati. The pilgrims have the facility of Bus services to almost all the places of Tamilnadu, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh. On the other hand, the pilgrims may hire affordable private taxis to cover all the places of Tirupati, Tirumala, Sri Kalahasti and Kanipakam to save time. The local transport is by taxis or autorickshaws and city buses. Shuttle buses between Tirupathi and Srikalahasthi run every 10 mins.
Andhra Pradesh State Owned Bus services (APSRTC) are available from Tirupati central bus station, at a frequency of 10 minutes and other tour operators provide religious tour package visits to the temple in Srikalahasthi from the City centre at Tirupati. Taxicabs are also available from Tirupati. There are many such state-owned buses that are available from the nearby town like Vijayawada, Tirupati, Bangalore, Chennai and Nellore. The Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation is operating number of buses from the city. Bus facilities are available from Tirupathi, Renigunta, Kancheepuram and Thiruthani.
By Train:
Srikalahasthi Railway Station is located on Gudur-Katpadi Branch line section of Guntakal (GTL) Division of the South-Central Railway (SCR). Kalahasti Railway Station is located at about 4 Kms from the Temple. The temple runs a free Bus service from the station to the temple for the sake of pilgrims. People from Chennai may get down at Renigunta Junction or Naidupeta or Sullurpeta or Gudur Junction and reach the temple by bus which is only less than one hour drive from these stations.
By Air:
Tirupathi Airport is the Nearest Airport. There are daily services from Hyderabad, Madurai, Chennai, Bangalore, New Delhi and Visakhapatnam to this Air Port which is only about 26 kms from Sri Kalahasti. Taxis are available to connect to the temple directly to Kalahasti. It is only 2 hours of drive from Chennai International Airport. Chennai International Airport is located at about 135 Kms from Srikalahasthi.