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kde

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international airport
« on: June 01, 2010, 01:40:56 PM »
Can anyone say where the closest international airport is to the ashram?
From the airport are there rail links? 
I'd rather use the train than taxi.
And it'll be a lotta fun finding the right train lol :)

 

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Re: international airport
« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2010, 01:48:32 PM »
Opps sorry, I should have read more threads before posting. Chennai International Airport would be best.

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Re: international airport
« Reply #2 on: June 01, 2010, 03:05:07 PM »

Dear kde,

Chennai International airport is the best.  Though Bangalore
International airport is also of the same distance from T'malai.
But from Chennai airport one gets almost daily share taxis or
single taxi, to take you to T'malai ashram in 5 hours.  If you
travel singly, you may have to pay Rs 1000/- (200 kms).  If
you keep the same taxi for return on next day, it might work
less than the double. Train journey is okay but a little longish.
You have to get down at Tindivanam and change train.  I am also
told that T'malai Railway station is dysfunctional for some time,
since they are making the rails as broad gauge from metre gauge.

Arunachala Siva.   

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Re: international airport
« Reply #3 on: June 01, 2010, 07:51:18 PM »
Thanks Subramanian.R,

I'm a long way off yet, but just trying to get an idea. I will try to visit in December.
 
The taxi sounds like the best idea and not expensive, exchange rates for you. I hope the driver is friendly cuz thats a long drive. I used to be a taxi driver so we can talk about that.  :) 

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Re: international airport
« Reply #4 on: June 02, 2010, 09:16:44 AM »
Dear Subramanian R

You are well out of date with your information. The taxi fare from Chennai is about Rs.2100 one way (with A/C) and it takes 3.5 hours by road in modern cars.

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Re: international airport
« Reply #5 on: June 02, 2010, 11:28:45 PM »
Thanks Graham, that still seems like a more than fair price.