Dindigul to Palani Train Timings via Oddanchatram
Posted on January 11th, 2013 at 10:59 AM and last modified on January 21st, 2013 at 7:48 pm.
After a gap of four years, pilgrims going to Palani had a comfortable and hassle-free train journey at an unimaginably cheaper fare as the Southern Railway introduced train services by operating its first passenger train (No.56774) to Palani, on the newly converted broad gauge line here.
After special pujas, the beautifully decorated train, comprising eight general second class coaches and two luggage-cum-brake van coaches, departed from Dindigul railway station at 1 p.m. It will halt at Akkaraipatti, Oddanchatram and Chatrapatti railway stations and reach Palani in one and half hours.
Three Trains a Day
To begin with, the Southern Railway will operate three trains a day from Dindigul and from Palani. First train (No.56772) will start from Dindigul at 5.15 a.m. and reach Palani at 6.45 a.m. Second train (No.56774) will depart at 1 p.m. and reach the temple town at 2.30 p.m. and the third train (No.56776) will leave Dindigul at 5.30 p.m., and reach Palani at 7 p.m.
On return journey, first train (No.56771) starts from Palani station at 8 a.m. and reaches Dindigul station at 9.30 a.m., second train (No.56773) leaves Palani at 3.15 a.m. and reaches Dindigul at 4.45 p.m., and third one (No.56775) departs from Palani at 7.45 p.m. and arrives at Dindigul at 9.30 p.m.
Train fare is very low when compared to whopping bus fares. Train fare to Akkaraipatti is Rs.2, Oddanchatram Rs.5, Chatrapatti Rs.7 and Palani Rs.10.