# What is the distance btw Chennai and Thirunallar and which is the best route by road?

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From : Chennai, Tamil Nadu

To : Thirunallar, Karaikal, Pondicherry

Distance : 283.4 km Drive time: 8 hrs 16 min (approx.)

Route : Take NH 45 from Chennai all the way to Tindivanam, turn left and take NH 66. Turn right on Cuddalore Road, take NH 67 all the way through Chidambaram, Sirkali .. to Karaikal, Pondicherry. From here ask for directions to Thirunallar.

To : Thirunallar, Karaikal, Pondicherry

Distance : 283.4 km Drive time: 8 hrs 16 min (approx.)

Route : Take NH 45 from Chennai all the way to Tindivanam, turn left and take NH 66. Turn right on Cuddalore Road, take NH 67 all the way through Chidambaram, Sirkali .. to Karaikal, Pondicherry. From here ask for directions to Thirunallar.

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My friend, Mahua's directions are nearly accurate; but towards the end, she says ask directions for thirunallar.

I am sharing below the source from where you can for yourself get the route, print it and follow directions; you can also actually zoom in and see on a map the detailed maps:

http://www.mapmyindia.com type chennai and click on go and then click on from here and type destination and click on go - presto, you have the full map and directions on view.

When i did that, here is what i got:

Step 1. Start from Chennai, Tamil Nadu and head South on Pallavan Salai | Distance: 0.5 Km

Cross the following on your way:

Port of Chennai at 0.2 Km

***. Total : 0.5 Km

Step 2. Take the bridge | Distance: 0.2 Km

***. Total : 0.7 Km

Step 3. Bear right on Pallavan Salai | Distance: 0.4 Km

***. Total : 1.2 Km

Step 4. Bear right on Anna Salai | Distance: 3.5 Km

Cross the following on your way:

Narasingapuram at 0.2 Km

Chepauk at 0.2 Km

Pudupakkam at 0.7 Km

Komaliswaranpet at 0.8 Km

Thousand Lights East at 1.9 Km

Royapettah at 1.9 Km

Thousand Lights West at 3.0 Km

Gopalapuram at 3.2 Km

***. Total : 4.7 Km

Step 5. Take the Gemini Flyover and continue on Anna Salai | Distance: 4.5 Km

Cross the following on your way:

Thousand Lights at 0 m

Gopalapuram at 0 m

Parthasarathypuram at 0.2 Km

Thyagaraya Nagar at 0.2 Km

Teynampet at 1.7 Km

Nandanam at 2.1 Km

Alwarpet at 2.1 Km

CIT Nagar at 3.0 Km

Anna University at 3.2 Km

Suruiyammapet at 4.0 Km

***. Total : 9.3 Km

Step 6. Continue on Taluk Office Road | Distance: 0.6 Km

Cross the following on your way:

Anna University at 0 m

***. Total : 9.9 Km

Step 7. Take the bridge | Distance: 0.3 Km

***. Total : 10.2 Km

Step 8. Continue on Taluk Office Road | Distance: 39 m

***. Total : 10.3 Km

Step 9. Turn right on Anna Salai | Distance: 1.0 Km

Cross the following on your way:

Guindy at 0.5 Km

***. Total : 11.3 Km

Step 10. Take the bridge | Distance: 0.5 Km

Cross the following on your way:

SIDCO Industrial Estate at 0.2 Km

***. Total : 11.9 Km

Step 11. Continue on Anna Salai | Distance: 0.8 Km

Cross the following on your way:

Nandambakkam at 0.2 Km

Alandur at 0.2 Km

***. Total : 12.7 Km

Step 12. Continue on Great Southern Trunk Road (NH 45) | Distance: 4.9 Km

Cross the following on your way:

St Thomas Mount at 0 m

Alandur at 0 m

Meenambakkam at 1.5 Km

***. Total : 17.7 Km

Step 13. Take the flyover and continue on Great Southern Trunk Road (NH 45) | Distance: 5.1 Km

Cross the following on your way:

Tirusulam at 0 m

Pallavaram at 2.1 Km

Chromepet at 4.1 Km

***. Total : 22.8 Km

Step 14. Take the flyover and continue on Great Southern Trunk Road (NH 45) | Distance: 14.2 Km

Cross the following on your way:

Madras Export Processing Zone at 0 m

Chitlapakkam at 0.2 Km

Tambaram West at 2.1 Km

Peerkankaranai at 4.5 Km

Vandalur at 6.9 Km

Urapakkam at 8.6 Km

Kanchipuram at 12.6 Km

***. Total : 37.0 Km

Step 15. Continue on NH 45 | Distance: 87.2 Km

Cross the following on your way:

Nandivaram - Guduvancheri at 0 m

Singaperumalkoil at 8.0 Km

Maraimalainagar at 16.3 Km

Chengalpattu at 17.8 Km

Karunguzhi at 39.7 Km

Maduranthakam at 41.8 Km

Acharapakkam at 57.4 Km

Tindivanam at 83.7 Km

***. Total : 124.3 Km

Step 16. Turn left on NH 66 | Distance: 38.1 Km

Cross the following on your way:

Ozhukarai at 33.3 Km

***. Total : 162.4 Km

Step 17. Turn right on Anna Street | Distance: 1.9 Km

***. Total : 164.4 Km

Step 18. Enter the roundabout and take the second turn on South Blvd | Distance: 1.1 Km

***. Total : 165.6 Km

Step 19. Turn right on Cuddalore Road (NH 67) | Distance: 0.8 Km

***. Total : 166.4 Km

Step 20. Continue on NH 67 | Distance: 117.3 Km

Cross the following on your way:

Cuddalore at 15.2 Km

Vadalur at 17.8 Km

Chidambaram at 59.0 Km

Sirkali at 78.3 Km

Tharangambadi at 106.5 Km

***. Total : 283.8 Km

Step 21. End at Thirunallar, Karaikal, Pondicherry | Distance: 0 m

***. Total : 283.8 Km -
chennai to thirunallar is 325 km by this shortest route.

Chennai toVillupuram 160 k.m.

Villupuram Tirunamanallur 19.15 Km

Tirunamanallur Kiranur 13.83 Km

Kiranur Puvanur 10.1 Km

Puvanur Vriddhachalam 8.65 Km

Vriddhachalam Talanallur 9.74 Km

Talanallur Palaiyamkottai 15.17 Km

Palaiyamkottai Settiya 14.27 Km

Settiya Chidambaram 14.02 Km

Chidambaram Sirkazhi 19.94 Km

Sirkazhi Vaitheeswarankoil 2.34 Km

Vaitheeswarankoil iirukkadaiyur 16.19 Km

iirukkadaiyur Tirunallar 18.59 Km

Total Distance 323.8 Km .

and another route is chennai tindivanam vikravandi panruti vadalur setithatope chidambaram srikazhi vaithsweerankoil karaikal and thirunallar. this will be also near about 325 to 350 km. but road will be good as it is national highway -
The distance is around 270 to 290 kilo meters.

Best route is Chennai - Pondicherry - Chidambaram - Karaikal - Thirunallar.

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