The distance between these two cities is around 870Kms, and can be reached in approximately 14hrs 30min.Bus travel is a popular travel option between these two cities, and many buses ply between Madikeri and Chennai. Sea Bird Tourist is a major operator along this route. The first Sea Bird Tourist bus starts at 03:00 PM, and you can easily access buses till 03:00 PM. The lowest fare for these buses starts from Rs.950, and the maximum fare is around Rs.950.
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Situated in Karnataka, Madikeri is a hill station and a famous tourist destination. There are numerous tourist spots in this hill town such as Raja Seat, Madikeri Fort and Omkareshwara Temple. Raja Seat, a square shaped mantapa in brick was a preferred spot for relaxation and recreation right from the time of the Rajas and thus named so. The place commands a fine view of the cliffs and valleys around. Another must visit place is the Madikeri fort which was constructed by Mudduraja in the late 17th century. The fort was renovated many times later by rulers like Tipu Sultan, Doddavira Rajendra, British and Lingarajendra Wodeyar II and now houses a prison. Situated at the heart of the town, Omkareshwara temple was constructed in 1820 by king Lingarajendra. The origin of River Kaveri is situated at Talkaveri not far from Madikeri. A temple dedicated to Kaveri Amman is found here.
Chennai, earlier known as Madras or Madarasapatinam, is the capital city of Tamil Nadu. Chennai is located along the Coromandel Coast in the eastern coast of India, off the Bay of Bengal. It is a renowned centre of culture and heritage. Chennai is also an important centre of education and is home to many famous academic institutions. Chennai is a well-known centre of Carnatic music, and it has a lively theatre backdrop as well. It is famous for housing several illustrious Bharata Natyam (traditional dance form of Tamil Nadu) schools and academies. The Tamil film industry, the second largest film industry in India, is based in Chennai. Chennai is well connected with other important cities of India and abroad. The most popular means of travel to Chennai is roadways and there are many bus services available to various towns like Coimbatore, Pondicherry, Mahabalipuram, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Kochi and Tiruvananthapuram among others.