By train it takes between 14 hours 35 minutes and 16 hours 50 minutes to complete the 906 km journey from Thiruvananthapuram (also known as Trivandrum) to Chennai depending upon which train you take. The train services listed below all depart from Thiruvananthapuram Central Station and arrive in Chennai at Chennai Central Railway Station.
Train Times to Chennai
There are 7 train services from Thiruvananthapuram to Chennai Central Station, only 2 of which operate every day of the week.
- Fastest Train: The fastest train from Thiruvananthapuram to Chennai Central Station is the Thiruvananthapuram Central – Chennai Central SUPER AC Express (Train #22208) departing at 21:25.
- Slowest Train: The slowest trains from Thiruvananthapuram to Chennai Central Station are Trains #22646, #22648, #12512 all departing at 06:15 on different days of the week.
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Location of Thiruvananthapuram Railway Station
Thiruvananthapuram Central Station is 7.5 km by road from the Madre De Deus Church.
Location of Chennai Central Railway Station
Chennai Central Railway Station is 4.8 km by road from Sri Parthasarathy Temple.
About Sri Ramakrishna Math
Ramakrishna Math is a large Hindu monastic order for men headquartered in Chennai. The order was established by Sri Ramakrishna who was venerated as the ‘Saint of Bengal’ by Hindu devotees and is considered one of the most important figures in the Bengali Hindu tradition. The Ramakrishna Math Temple in Chennai was the first permanent centre of the order and it was established in 1897 by Swami Ramakrishnananda, one of the disciples of Sri Ramakrishna who has already died by that point in time.
Ramakrishna Math was established not only as place of worship but more importantly as a charitable institution which now operates a vast network of educational institutions as well as providing charitable assistance during times of famine, flood and cyclone from its inception in 1897 through to 2010. The Ramakrishna Math also operates a large medical programme treating over 200,000 patients on site each year, over 10,000 patients a years through it mobile medical unit and countless more the eye clinics it operates in villages around Chennai. The order also has a colony of around 300 lepers which it treats, along with a training programme for nurses from rural areas which has had over 1,200 graduates since its creation in 2004. Sri Ramakrishna Math Temple is located at 31, Ramakrishna Math Road, Mylapore, Chennai and is open to visitors of all faiths from 05:00 to 11:45 and 15:00 to 21:00 every day of the year. Donations are not necessary but put to good use when received.