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Driving Direction to Thanjavur

Driving Direction from Bengaluru (Bangalore) to Thanjavur

Distance: 395 km
Driving Time: 8.00 hours

The best road to travel from Bangalore to Thanjavur is via Dharmapuri, Salem, Namakkal and Trichy.
Start early from Bangalore and move out of the city through Hosur Road, move onto Bangalore Elevated Tollway and shift to NH 7.
Drive on NH 7 and after three roundabouts you will pass by the Kamalam hospital to your right, you need to drive on for another 41 kms, before you cross Seelanickenpatty bypass and turn slightly left towards the Salem Road.
Take a break from driving at Salem as this place has several good eating joints, clean washrooms and petrol pumps.
After refreshing yourself and refuelling your car in Salem move out of the town and take State Highway 25.
Keep driving on SH 25 for about 42 kms and take a left turn to get onto SH 71.
Cover a few kilometres and turn to NH 67, where you will pass by Jeeyapuram, on your right side, drive for about 32 kms and take Trichy-Chennai Trunk Road.
Drive for about 5 kms on this Trunk Road and take the third exit from the roundabout to move onto NH 227, where you will pass by Thalakaddu on your right.
The next turn comes after 22 kms, when you shift to SH 22, drive for about 8 kms and shift to SH 27.
Continue on SH 27 for about 7 kms and shift to NH 45C, where you will pass by a petrol pump, halt here to take a break, use washrooms or get your car tank refuelled.
Restart you journey and drive till the next turn which will come on your right hand side at Anna Salai.
From Anna Salai follow the sign boards to reach Thanjavur.

Driving Direction from Chennai to Thanjavur

Distance: 310 km
Driving Time: 7.00 hours

From Chennai to Thanjavur the best route is NH 32 and NH 36.
Try and start early from Chennai to avoid rush hour and make sure to keep water and pack some light lunch for your journey as you may not get very good restaurants on your way.
On this route the roads up to Tindivanama are quite good; however, there are some bad stretches between Tindivanam and Kumbakonam.
To drive out of Chennai take the Anna Salai Road and head towards NH 32, in between you will pass by two petrol pumps where you may halt to fill up your car tank for the journey ahead.
Drive for 7 kms on NH 32 and you will come across a few restaurants, where you can stop for a quick bite, in case you have not packed light snacks.
Continue on the Grand Southern Trunk Road and after driving for a short distance slip onto NH 45, drive for another few metres to hit NH 32.
Keep looking for the sign boards and stay on NH 32 for about 23 kms, you will pass by a petrol pump on your left, halt here to refuel your car if needed or to use clean washroom, you may also grab a quick bite in any of the roadside eateries.
Continue driving on NH 32 for another 43 kms and go through Tiruchi - Chennai Road/ NH45, continue driving for about 18 kms and get onto Nagapattinam - Chennai Highway, again drive for approximately 20 kms and follow the sign board to get back onto NH 32.
Drive on NH 32 for 12 kms and gslip onto NH 132, drive for 28 kms and turn left onto NH 36, you will go through a roundabout and pass by Panankateesvarar Temple on your left hand side, keep driving straight for another 22 kms and watch out for a sign board to take the Chennai Road, followed by NH 36.
Continue driving o NH 36 for about 78 kms and you will pass by a petrol pump on your right, stop here to refuel your can tank or to get a car check done.
From the petrol pump turn left to stay on NH 36 and drive on this road for 62 kms, turn right at Anna Vegetable Market onto Anna Salai and drive on till you reach Thanjavur.

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