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Srikalahasti is a holy town in Chittoor district of Andhra Pradesh. The Srikalahasti Temple here is one of the most important Shiva Temples of Southern India. It is one of the Panchabootha Sthalams, which means that it celebrates Lord Shiva as the incarnation of the primary elements (Fire, Space, Water, Earth and Air). Srikalahasti is also famous for Kalamkari paintings. Kalamkari is the art of painting with vegetable paints. If you are planning on visiting the interesting town of Srikalahasti from Chennai, here’s how you can reach it. Also Read - Road Trip: Here's How You Can Reach Kodaikanal From Chennai by Road
The distance between Chennai and Srikalahasti is 112.7 km and it can be covered in 2.5 to 3.5 hours depending on the route taken and the flow of traffic. There are 3 routes that one can choose from to reach Srikalahasti from Chennai by road. The shortest route includes driving through NH 5. An alternate route goes via Tirupathi Road. The third route which is the longest one includes traveling via Tiruvallur-Uthukottai Road. Also Read - Road Trip: Here's How You Can Reach Pulicat From Chennai by Road
Both TNSRTC and APSRTC buses operate between Chennai and Srikalahasti during daytime as well as nighttime.