How to Reach Thirukarugavur Temple:
Route to this temple:
Thirukarugavur is situated 6 kms south of Papanasam, a town in between Thanjavur - Kumbakonam main road. Devotees from Southern (Kaniyakumari, Madurai, Theni etc) and western parts (Trichy, Salem, Coimbatore etc) of the state have to reach Thanjavur and from there to Papanasam which is 25 kms from Thanjavur and then to Thirukarukavur 6kms from Papanasam.
Devotees from Northern (Chennai, Thiruvannamalai, Cuddalore, Sethiathoppe etc) and eastern parts of Tamil Nadu (Mayiladuthurai, Karaikal etc) have to reach Kumbakonam and from there to Papanasam which is 15 kms from Kumbakonam and from there to Thirukarukavur.
Devotees from Nagapattinam, Vedaranyam and Orathanadu areas are advised to reach Saliyamangalam in Thiruvarur - Thanjavur road and from there to Thirukarukavur.
Devotees from Bengaluru, have to reach Salem, Trichy, Thanjavur and from there to Thirukarukavur. (Train facilities are available.They stop at Papanasam station.)
If you are to travel by bus:From Thanjavur : Town Bus Number 24, 34, 16, 44.
From Kumbakonam: Town Bus Number 11 and 29.
Several buses are plying between Papanasam and Saliyamangalam at 30 minutes interval.
If you are to travel by train:
Most of the trains have a stop at Papanasam railway station. The railway station is situated adjacent to bus stand. Devotees can avail this service.
If you are to travel by owned or hired vehicle:
We have detailed the route above. Thirukarukavur is situated in the following co-ordinates (10.86N, 79.27E). Smart Phone users may utilize this information. Apart from that various auto rickshaws and share autos are available from Papanasam Bus stop. Auto fare costs around Rs.60 to Rs.80 while share auto cost around Rs.5 to Rs.10.