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About Tambaram Railway Station

Tambaram Railway Station (TBM), in Tambaram, is situated on the Chennai Beach – Tambaram section, 6 km from Tambaram city center (a Chennai suburb). It is a part of the Southern Railway network as well as the Chennai Suburban Railway. Tambaram TBM railway station is being developed to function as the third terminal serving the city of Chennai, after Chennai Central and Egmore. Many long-distance express trains pass through here and halt here. It has a daily footfall of around 2 lakh passengers.

TBM railway station has been upgraded in many ways, since it was declared as the third terminal to decongest Chennai Central railway terminus. Clean and litter-free platforms, escalators and over-bridges connecting the eastern and western ends, CCTV cameras, water facilities, and food plazas via IRCTC are some of the measures that have been undertaken.

Trains Departing from Tambaram to Other Stations

Currently, three trains originate at the Tambaram TBM railway station. The Tambaram-Villipuram 56859 Passenger runs regularly, while the Dibrugarh Weekly Express 15929 and the Guwahati Express 15629 have started trial runs from here since August 7th, 2017. The station has 9 platforms, with platforms 1-4 being used by suburban electric trains between Chengalpattu and Chennai Beach and 5-9 used by express trains and other suburban trains. Nearly 280 suburban electric trains and more than 25 express trains pass through this fast-growing railway hub. Trains that halt here are 76 in number.

Trains to Top Pilgrimage Sites:

Kannyakumari Express 12665, from Kolkata to Kanyakumari, connects TBM railway station to Kolkata, where you can visit the famous Kali Ghat temple. The Tamil Nadu Sampark Kranti (12652), from Delhi, links Tambaram TBM railway station to Madurai, with its famed Madurai Meenakshi temple. Take the Pune Express 06801 from Tambaram railway station to visit the vibrant city of Pune, which is famous for Dagadusheth Halwai Ganapati Temple. Board the Mq Bhagat Ki Kothi express 16864 and alight at Jodhpur, which has some of Rajasthan’s most famous temples like Chamundaji Temple, Udai Mandir, Kunj Bihari Temple, and Baba Ramdeo Temple.

Trains to Metros Cities:

There are more than 30 trains to Chennai that halt at Tambaram TBM railway station. Also, 2 weekly trains to Delhi, 1 weekly train to Mumbai, I daily express train to Bangalore, and 2 weekly and bi-weekly trains to Kolkata halt at Tambaram Railway Station.

Popular Trains:

The Tamil Nadu Sampark Kranti 12652 is a superfast train connecting Delhi with Madurai, via Tambaram TBM railway station. It is clean and well-maintained, with both onboard and e-catering services. The Karaikal Lokmanyatilak Express 11018 is a weekly train linking Tambaram to Mumbai. It is known for its punctual service. Howrah Tiruchchirapali Express 12663 is a well-maintained train. The Guruvayur Chennai Express 16128 is a convenient train with good seat availability.

The Tamil Nadu Sampark Kranti connects Tambaram TBM railway station to Delhi (NZM)
The Karaikal Lokmanyatilak Express (11018) links the TBM railway station to Mumbai.
The Howrah Tiruchchirapali Express 12663 connects the Tambaram railway station to Kolkata.
The Guruvayur Chennai Express 16128 connects the TBM railway station to Guruvayur, in Kerala.

Popular Places Near Tambaram Railway Station

Tambaram TBM railway station is situated at Tambaram, a suburb of Chennai. While there are umpteen places for sight-seeing in the city of Chennai, Tambaram too has a few noteworthy places. There are temples such as Om Sri Skandasramam, Sarguneshwarar Temple, and Sri Sundaravaratharaja Perumal Temple that one can visit. Skandasramam is a peaceful temple complex with a meditation hall. There is also the Kishkinta Theme Park, an amusement park with variety rides, a fantasy land, boating lake, and a theatre. Nature enthusiasts can visit Nanmangalam Reserve Forest or the Pallikaranai Marsh Reserve Forest.

FAQS

How many inter-state stations are there in Tambaram?
Tambaram, a suburb of Chennai, has only one inter-state railway station - Tambaram TBM railway station.
What are the names and codes of different stations in Tambaram?
The station at Tambaram is: Tambaram Railway Station – TBM
What are the top train routes from Tambaram station?
Tambaram station to Chennai is the top train route from here.
Which city has maximum trains connecting it to Tambaram station?
Chennai has the maximum number of trains connecting it to Tambaram Railway Station.
Which is the fastest train originating from Tambaram?
Tambaram - Guwahati Express is the fastest train originating from Tambaram.
Which train originating from Tambaram covers the longest route?
The 15929 Tambaram-Dibrugarh Weekly Express covers the longest route.
How many trains originate from Tambaram?
A total of four trains originate from Tambaram station. Around 76 trains halt at this station.
Does Tambaram have flight connectivity?
No. However, the Chennai Meenambakkam Airport is only 11 km away from the Tambaram railway station. FAQs

Q. How do I get to Sri Sundara Varadaraja Perumal Temple from Tambaram Railway Station (TBM)?
A. You can get to Sri Sundara Varadaraja Perumal Temple by buses or taxis.

Q. How can I get to Vandalur from Selaiyur?
A. You can take taxi, rickshaw, train, or bus service for traveling to Vandalur from Selaiyur.

Q. What is the best means to travel to Tambaram TBM Railway Station from Vikruthamala?
A. Buses and taxis are the best means to travel from Vikruthamala to Tambaram Railway Station (TBM).

Q. Are there buses from Bangalore to Tambaram Railway Station (TBM)?
A. Yes. There are various tourist and deluxe buses available for traveling from Bangalore to Tambaram TBM Railway Station.

Q. Can I get a taxi/bus to Chennai from Tambaram TBM Railway Station?
A. Yes. You can avail taxi/bus/train service from Tambaram Railway Station (TBM) to Chennai.

Q. Is there local train/metro connectivity from Tambaram Railway Station (TBM)?
A. Yes. There is local train service from Tambaram TBM Railway Station.

Q. How long will it take me to get to Kanchipuram from Tambaram Railway Station (TBM)?
A. It takes about 1 hour and 30 minutes to reach Kanchipuram from Tambaram TBM Railway Station.

Q. What all transport is available from Tambaram Railway Station (TBM) in Tirupati?
A. Bus, taxi, train, and rickshaw services are the best means of transport available from Tambaram TBM Railway Station.

Q. What is the best means to get to Nanmangalam Reserve Forest from the Tambaram Railway Station (TBM)?
A. You can travel from Tambaram TBM Railway Station to Nanmangalam Reserve Forest by taxi, rickshaw, bus, or train.

Q. How do I get to Om Sri Skandasramam Temple from Tambaram TBM Railway Station?
A. You can avail a taxi, rickshaw, or a bus to travel to Om Sri Skandasramam Temple from Tambaram railway station (TBM).

Q. Which is the best place for kids in Tambaram?
A. MGM Dizzy World amusement park (25 km from Tambaram) is a good place in Chennai for kids.

Q. What is the best time of the day to visit the Pallikaranai Marsh Reserve Forest?
A. The best times to visit Pallikaranai Marsh Reserve Forest would be early mornings and during the sunset.

Q. What is the local food of Tambaram that one should try?
A. Some of the must-try local delicacies of Tambaram include Pongal (rice dish), Poori with chana masala, dosas, Idlis and vada, meals, varieties of fried snacks, Kuzhi Paniyaram (dumplings), Chettinad Chicken, and Biryani.

Q. What are some recommended restaurants in Tambaram?
A. Balaji Bhavan, Sezhiyan Fast Food, Navaratna, Kuku’s Kitchen, Taamapuram Multi Cuisine Restaurant, Salem RR Hotel Restaurant, Tarts, and Maharaja Golden Snacks are some of the top restaurants in Tambaram.

Q. Are there tourist buses for a sightseeing tour of Tambaram?
A. Yes. There are tours and travels that provide tourist buses for sightseeing around Tambaram.

Q. What are the must-see places in Tamil Nadu?
A. Bandipur National Park, Anamalai Tiger Reserve, Marina Beach, Mudumalai National Park, Ramanathaswamy Temple, Hogenakkal Falls, Kolli Hills, Pamban Bridge, and Kodaikanal Lake are some of the must-see places in Tamil Nadu.

Q. Where is Sri Sundaravaratharaja Perumal Temple located?
A. Sri Sundaravaratharaja Perumal Temple is located at about 12 km from Tambaram, in a village called Nallur.

Q. What is the best time to visit Nanmangalam Reserve Forest?
A. It is best to visit the Nanmangalam Reserve Forest early in the morning, when there are higher chances of spotting birds.

Q. What are some popular attractions to explore in Tambaram?
A. Om Sri Skandasramam Temple, Nanmangalam Reserve Forest, Kishkinta Theme Park, Pallikaranai Marsh Reserve Forest, Sri Sundaravaratharaja Perumal Temple, and Madambakkam are some of the popular attractions in Tambaram.

Q. How far is Om Sri Skandasramam Temple from Tambaram Railway Station (TBM)?
A. Om Sri Skandasramam Temple is located at about 7 km from Tambaram TBM Railway Station.

Q. Which 3-star hotel would you recommend within 10 km of Tambaram TBM Railway Station in Andhra Pradesh?
A. Hotel Grand Palace and The Retreat Hotel are some good 3-star hotels near Tambaram Railway Station (TBM).

Q. Which are some good family hotels near the Tambaram TBM Railway Station?
A. Raj Residency Chrompet is a good family hotel near Tambaram Railway Station (TBM).

Q. Are there any good hotels around Pallikaranai Marsh Reserve Forest?
A. Yes. Zone by The Park ORR Chennai, The Gateway Hotel IT Expressway, and Lotels Hotel are some good hotels near Pallikaranai Marsh Reserve Forest.

Q. What are some cheap/budget hotels within 10 km from Nanmangalam Reserve Forest?
A. Hotel Le Repose, Century Garden, and Buhari Royale Boutique Hotel are some cheap/budget hotels within 10 km from Nanmangalam Reserve Forest.

Q. Would you recommend Raj Residency Chrompet as a good option to stay with family?
A. Yes. Raj Residency Chrompet is a recommended place to stay with family.

Q. Name some good hotels to stay near Om Sri Skandasramam.
A. Sky Residency, Kek Annexure, and Hotel Sun Shine are some good hotels near Om Sri Skandasramam.

Q. Is there any cheap hotel near Tambaram TBM Railway Station?
A. Yes. Some of the cheap hotels near Tambaram TBM Railway Station include Marsan Lodge, Hotel Mars Deluxe, Pragati Service Apartment, and Kek Annexure.

Q. What are some budget hotels near Tambaram Railway Station (TBM)?
A. The Retreat Hotel, Hotel Le Repose, Hotel Grand Parkway, and Shivaji Residency are some of the budget hotels near Tambaram Railway Station (TBM).

Q. Which are the best 5-star hotels within 20 km from Tambaram Railway Station (TBM) in Chennai?
A. Radisson Blu Hotel GRT, The Raintree Anna Salai, MGM Beach Resort, ITC grand Chola, Hyatt Regency Chennai, and Park Hyatt Chennai are the best 5-star hotels near Tambaram TBM Railway Station.

Q. What are the most popular hotels near Tambaram Railway Station (TBM)?
A. The most popular hotels near Tambaram TBM Railway Station include OYO 8062 Raj Residency Chrompet, Jai Palace, Hotel Grand Parkway, Mahalakshmi Residency, and Sikara Service Apartment.