I saw this beautiful golden temple, on a tv show called, Oh My Gold! and looked it up on the internet. It is so lovely.
Enjoy the videos till you can make a trip.
Source : ”How to reach Sripuram Golden Mahalakshmi Temple? Location, Distance, Route & contact details: ( Katpadi Longitude 79 Deg. 8′ East, Latitude 12 Deg. North 59′ )
Whatsoever may the cause, the Temple location, its surroundings and the peaceful atmosphere are the added attractions for the visitors and it is sure worth to visit this place once. The Maha Laksmi Temple is now an attraction even for the tourists and pilgrimage. This temple is located at Thirumalaikodi; Katpadi is the nearest Railway station in the Chennai-Bangalore route of Southern Railway. How to reach Sripuram? It takes about 3 and half hours drive from Chennai, in the Chennai – Bangalore road. It is in the National Highways NH46 that connects Chennai – Bangalore (Bangaluru) and in NH4 from Ranipet to Bangalore. From Katpadi, one can reach by state owned bus to Sripuram which takes about 15 minutes drive or less. Or, one can reach Thirumalaikodi by bus from Vellore to Anicut / Odugathur route. The State run buses ply via Thirumalaikodi in this route. From Tirupati (Tirupathi) to Katpadi, there are shuttle train services available upto Katpadi or Jolarpettai (Jolarpet Passenger) or one can travel by train from Tirupathi (Tirupati) by Kanyakumari Express from Tirupati to Katpadi which takes less than 3 hours journey. Direct bus services available from all major points to Vellore from Chennai, Chittoor, Bangalore, Kanchipuram, Kanyakumari, Tirupathi & Thiruvannamalai – all being major Temple towns and picnic spots. Vellore is well connected by road with all the southern states viz. Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala & Pondicherry. The approximate distance from each major station to Vellore is listed below for the convenience of the visitors:
Chennai – Vellore about 150 kms (Via Sriperumpudur, Sunkuwar Chathram, Kaveripakkam, Wallajahpet, Ranipet, Arcot, Ratnagari – or Arcot by-pass from Ranipet) – 3 and half hours drive from Chennai.
Bangalore – Vellore (via Hosur) – 220 kms (On national highway routes – NH7 > via - Hosur Road – Electronic City – Attibele(NH7) – Hosur – Kamandoddi – Shoolagiri- Melumalai – Kurubarapalli – Krishnagiri > NH46> – Bargur – Vaniyambadi – Ambur – Pallikondaj – Vellore. – around 4 hours drive)
Kanchipuram – Vellore – 58 kms
Tirupathi – Katpadi – 95 kms
Ranipet – Vellore – 26 kms (via Arcot bypass – highways 22 kms)
Hyderabad – Vellore – 510 kms
Mysore – Vellore – 270 kms
Thiruvannamalai – Vellore – 85 kms
Vellore – Sripuram Sri Mahalakshmi Golden Temple – 8 KM
While traveling through National Highways, you will find many toll gates where you need to pay toll fee at different locations, for private cars, taxis, vans etc toll fee ranging from Rs.38 up to 65 and for busses and trucks the charges are still more. (valid for entry-exit 24 hours only). For the benefit of the visitors, I give the route map from Katpadi to Sripuram, supplied by the Temple at the bottom of this page. “
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