Sholingur town is located in the Vellore district of Tamil Nadu,. Vellore is the district headquarters and is about 43 kms away from Sholingur. The nearest metro is Chennai, about 120 kms south-east. If one were to proceed to Bangalore from Chennaii via NH 4, about 25 kms from Kancheepuram, and just past the town of Kaveripakkam, there is a small road turning to the right, leading to Sholingur. The temple town is about a 30 kms detour from the main Chennai-Bangalore highway. A famous pilgrimage centre in the vicinity of Sholingur is Thiruttani, 25 kms away. ( home to Lord Murgua who is seated on a hill temple).

The nearest railway station is Sholingur along the western line, that goes via Arrakonam junction. There are several west and north-west bound trains that stop at Sholingur or the next nearest railway junction namely Arakkonam, about 26 kms away. There are regular bus services between Arakkonam-Sholingur.

An alternate road route from Chennai is via Thiruvallur, Thrutani, along the Chennai - Thirupathi - Chitoor route. Past Thirutanni one takes a detour to Sholingur. This is a preferred motor road, from Chennai, as there is less traffic and the roads are good. While coming from Bangalore, along NH 4, past Vellore there are sign boards that show Sholingur. A better route, while coming form Bangalore, is via Kolar - Chitoor - Thiruttani - Tiruvallur. There is a detour to Sholingur about 20 kms ahead of Thiruttani

Chennai (Meenambakkam) is the closest airport. There are several taxi and tourist car services who can help in quick transfer from the airport to Sholingur. If one were to arrive in Chennai after a long international flight, it is preferable to sojourn at Chennai before embarking on a car ride, that can take approx. 3 ½ - 4 hrs to Sholingur from Chennai airport. There are several good 3, 4 and 5 star hotels nearby the Chennai airport. ( Sholingur has one good motel for overnight stay. C.A.M. Motel

Devotees may contact any of the following agencies for their travel, stay and darshan arrangements. These agencies are in regular contact with the temple Devastanam authorities and with the Doddacharya office. They can help arrange for thirumanjams, ceremonies that need to be performed etc.

1. Doddacharya Kainkerya Sabha
#17/3 Pandavatheertham Road
Kondapalayam, Sholinghur 631 102,
Vellore district, Tamil Nadu
Tel : 04172 - 262693
Mobile :+91 9443115401

2. Ganesh Travels
35/1 P.C.O. Road, Egmore, Chennai 600 008
+ 91 - 44 - 28190202 / 28190303 / 28190404 / 28180505
Fax : + 91 44 28190990

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