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Weekend Getaways from Kumbakonam

Kumbakonam is a religious city of artistic grandeur, situated in the state of Tamil Nadu. The city is known for its beautiful ancient temples and cultural heritage having enormous temples in and around the town. But if you have already explored this city and and want to spend some relaxed time with your family, then you should plan for the weekend getaways from Kumbakonam. There are many beautiful places around the city of Kumbakonam to spend a weekend with your family, friends and partner. Some of the nearest places to spend your weekend getaways from Kumbakonam are Poompuhar, Thanjavur, Nagapattinam, Chidambaram, Trichy, Darasuram, Chennai and many more.


TranquebarPoompuhar is a located in Nagapattinam District of Tamil Nadu and is about 10 km away from the town of Kumbakonam. It is a beautiful place Cauvery River meets the sea. You would definitely enjoy your weekend while visiting here as there are some beautiful historical places such as Masilamani Nathar Kovil, Silappathikara Art Gallery, Town Gateway, Danish Governor Bungalow and Poompuhar Beach which add to the beauty of the town.

How to Reach Poompuhar

You can easily travel by road transport from Kumbakonam to Pumpoohar and it takes half an hour to reach there.

Hotels in Poompuhar

  • Ramalingam Hotel
  • Poompuhar Tour Home
  • Mookambigai Residency Hotel
  • Hotel Sadhabishegam


Thanjavur is located about 40 km away from the town of Kumbakonam and it is a perfect place to spend a weekend. There are some beautiful historical and religious places in Thanjavur to enjoy such as Brahadeshwara Temple, Thanjavur Maratha Palace, Saraswathy Mahal Library, Rajaraja Chola Art Gallery, Schwartz Church and many more where you can witness the proof of history. 

How to Reach Thanjavur

You can easily travel by road or rail transport to Thanjavur. It is an hour journey to reach there by road transport. So the best option is bus or taxi.

Hotels in Thanjavur

  • Star Residency
  • Tamil Nadu Hotel
  • L A Residency
  • Gnanam Hotel
  • Hotel, Victoria Hotel
  • Oriental Towers Hotel
  • Ideal River View Resort
  • Lion City Hotel
  • Hotel Ramnath

NagapattinamWeekend getaways from Kumbakonam

Nagapattinam is another place where you can enjoy your weekend. It was a famous port and trading centre during Cholas Dynasty. It is located about 65 km away from Kumbakonam. The major attractions in Nagapattinam are Soundararaja Perumal Temple, Nellukadai Mariamman Temple, Kayarohanaswamy Temple, Arumugaswamy Temple and Kodikkarai Wildlife Sanctuary which you can enjoy in weekends. 

How to Reach Nagapattinam

It takes 1 hour 15 minutes to reach Nagapattinam from Kumbakonam by road transport. Trains are also available from Kumbakonam so you can also travel by trains.

Hotels in Nagapattinam

  • Sea Horse Hotel
  • Hotel Golden Sand`
  • VPN Lodge
  • Hotel Sri Akshardham
  • Hotel New Tamil Nadu
  • Kumar Lodge
  • Sri Balaji Lodge
  • Mangala Heritage Home


ChidambaramChidambaram is a famous temple town in the state of Tamil Nadu and known for the Dravidian Architecture. It is the best place to spend the weekend if you want some peace. You can enjoy filter coffee in the town with the ringing bells of the temples. It is located about 75 km away from the town of Kumbakonam. The major attractions in Chidambaram are Nataraja Temple, Kalahasthi Nathar Temple, Annamalai University, Kanchi Ekambareswara Temple, Thiruvanaikaval Jambukeswara Temple and some more temples located in and around the town.

How to Reach Chidambaram

You can travel by both rail and road transport to reach Chidambaram. It is hardly 2 hours journey from Kumbakonam to Chidambaram.

Hotels in Chidambaram

  • Saradharm Hotel
  • Grand Palace Stay
  • Akshaya Hotel
  • RK Residency
  • Apollo Lodge
  • The Grand Park
  • Saba Lodge
  • Nataraja Residency
  • Royal Plaza Hotel

CuddaloreTourist places near Kumbakonam

Cuddalore is a beautiful tourist spot in the state of Tamil Nadu which is known for its natural beauty and mesmerizing beaches. It is located about 110 km away from the town of Kumbakonam. Cuddalore is a perfect weekend getaway from Kumbakonam where you can enjoy various beach sports. Some of the attractions of Cuddalore are Pataleeshwarar Temple, Tiruvaheendirapuram Temple, Mangalapureeswarar Temple, Silver Beach, Fort St. David, Garden House and many more. 

How to Reach Cuddalore

It is a 2 hours journey to travel from Kumbakonam to Cuddalore by road. But you can also travel by trains.

Hotels in Cuddalore

  • Hotel Durai
  • Hotel KTR
  • Hotel Suriyapriya
  • Arcot Woodlands Hotel
  • Hotel Sarvana

MaduraiWeekend Getaways from Madurai

If you want to go little far from Kumbakonam to spend your weekend with your partner, friends and family, then, there are some more options for you. You can visit the city of Madurai the second largest city of Tamil Nadu. The Gandhi Museum, Koodal Azhagar Temple, Kazimar Big Mosque, Thirumalai Nayakkar Palace, Vandiyur Mariamman Teppaakulam, Thiruparankundram, Pazhamudircholai, Alagar Kovil, Vaigai Dam and Athisayam Theme Park are attractsions not to be missed in Madurai

How to reach Madurai

Madurai is located about 220 km away from Kumbakonam and it is a 4 hours journey by road transport. Buses and Trains are available in the town to travel from Kumbakonam to Madurai.

Hotels in Madurai

There are hundreds of hotels in Madurai with all the modern amenities and best services where you can stay to enjoy your weekend. Some of the best hotels in Madurai are mentioned below.
  • MR International
  • Star Residency
  • Madurai Residency
  • The Hotel Nook
  • Tamil Nadu Hotel
  • GRT Regency
  • Supreme Hotel
  • Vaani Villa
  • Royal Court Hotel
  • Duke Hotel


You can also visit  Chennai, the capital of Tamil Nadu which has its own charm despite being a metropolis. If nothing else, a walk on the Marina beach in the evening can be extremely relaxing.  There are temples, amusement parks, beaches, shopping malls and many more things in Chennai to enjoy during weekend.

How to Reach Chennai

Chennai is about 275 km away from Kumbakonam. You can travel by road and rail transport. It takes about 5 hours to reach Chennai from Kumbakonam.

Hotels in Chennai

Chennai is a largest city where more than 700 hotels are located with modern amenities. Some of the best hotels in Chennai are
  • Emerald Hotel
  • Jade Beach Resort
  • Savera Hotel
  • Green Park
  • Residency Towers
  • Chennai Deluxe
  • Le Royal Meridien
  • GRT Grand
  • Taj Coromandel
  • Radisson Blu
  • Vivanta By Taj
  • The Park
  • Hyatt Regency
  • ITC Grand Chola
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