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Cuddalore is a beautiful town located in the state of Tamil Nadu. This town is known for its natural beauty and beaches and which attract the tourists round the year. It is believed that Cuddalore got its name from the word Koodalur, which means confluence in Tamil. Cuddalore is the place where Penniyar, Kedilam and Parvanar rivers meet. Cuddalore is not a big city still it is connected to the nearby cities by a well mode of transport. Cuddalore is well connected to the nearby states and cities through rail and road though the town doesn’t have its own official airport. The nearest domestic airport is located in Pudducherry about 25km away from Cuddalore and international airport is located in Chennai which is about 200km away from the town. Let check some important features of public transport in the town of Cuddalore.
Railways in Cuddalore
Cuddalore has two active railway stations, namely, Cuddalore Port Junction (CUPJ) and Tiruppadirippuliyur (TDPR). These two stations serve with regular passenger and express trains to various cities such as Chennai, Madurai, Rameshwaram, Tirupati, Tiruchirappalli, Tirunelveli, Karaikal, Thanjavur, Pondicherry, Mumbai, Bangalore, Villupuram, Vridachalam, Bhubaneswar and so on. Tiruppadirippuliyur station is located near to Cuddalore bus stand. Cuddalore is connected by the main railway line Chennai- Villupuram- Maviladuthurai- Thanjavur- Tiruchirapalli. There is second railway line at Cuddalore Port Junction going to Salem via Vriddhachalam Junction. Now you can get daily passenger trains from Cuddalore to Tiruchirappalli and Vriddhachalam. There are four platforms at Cuddalore Port Junction and one stabling line for freight trains, while, Tiruppadirippuliyur station has only two platforms. You can easily get passenger and express trains from Cuddalore to various nearby cities. Now, computerized reservation service is easily available at both the stations, and you can go for parcel bookings at Cuddalore Port Junction. Thus, your journey can be easy and comfortable while travelling by train to Cuddalore.
Road Transport in Cuddalore
The town of Cuddalore is well connected to nearby cities anad states through roadways. NH 45A passes through Cuddalore which connects the town with Villuouram, Pondicherry, Chidambaram and Nagapattinam. There are three state highways which connect Cuddalore with rest of Tamil Nadu such as SH 9, SH 10, and SH 68. There are frequent buses available to and from Cuddalore to travel, which connect the town to the nearby cities such as Chennai, Trichy, Salem, Tiruvannamalai, Pondicherry, Coimbatore, Madurai, Palani, Chidambaram, Villupuram and Hosur. TNSTC operates regular short and long distance buses from Cuddalore to other nearby cities and states and makes your journey easy and convenient. Beside from this, SETC of Tamil Nadu and KSRTC of Karnataka buses ply in the town. There are some private operators which serve with the deluxe and luxury buses in the town. You can also travel by taxis in the town.