Any city’s level of development can be realized in its transport system. Good roads and connectivity with other cities and states play a huge role in development and progress of a city. Tanjore being as very important regional center of Tamil Nadu has very good transport facility be it road, rail or airway. It is connected to all major cities in its vicinity by these routes which make this city easily accessible. Being one of the thirteen maritime cities of Tamil Nadu sea way is also available.
Roads in Tanjore
There are four national highways that make way through the city. These are as follows:
NH-67: Nagapattinam – Tiruvarur – Tanjore – Tiruchirappalli – Karur – Coimbatore – Ooty
NH-45C: Tanjore – Kumbakonam – Neyveli – Panruti – Vikkravandi NH-45
NH-226: Tanjore – Pudukottai – Tirupattur – Sivagangai – Manamadurai
NH-226 Extn: Tanjore – Ariyalur – Perambalur NH-45
There is intensive road network that is spread across the city and connects all places with in the city and as well as connects the city with every major city in its vicinity. Smooth roads make commutation to any place easy and free of hassle. The road network connects all important cities like Cheanni, Coimbatore, Tiruchirapalli, Madurai, Mysore, Ooty, Ernakulum and Tirunelveli.
Buses are quite frequent to these cities. Presently there are four bus terminuses in the city that provide to and fro service of buses to these cities these bus terminus are:
New Bus Stand (near Raja Serfoji College).
Old Bus Stand (near Anna Statue).
Town Bus Stand (opp. Jos alukkas jewellery shop).
SETC Bus Stand (behind city bus stand).
Vallam Bus Stand
There are government and private buses running across the city providing strength to public transport. There are mini buses also that ply between various locations of the city available at old and new bus stand.
Tanjore railway junction is a very important point in southern railways. 20 Railway stations connect the city with all major points within Tamil Nadu and outside. Tanjore is easily reachable by trains from other parts of the country and Salem.
There are some weekly trains also available to the city which connect Tanjore to the following places:
The main railway stations in the city are:
Mariamann Koil Station
Airways in Tanjore:
It was during early 1990s when Tanjore was connected to Chennai via Vayudoot flight service but service was halted because of poor keep. The nearest air port is at about 50 Kms which is Tiruchirapalli International Airport. Air force has set up an Air Force Station at Tanjore which stations very famous sukoi jets.