How to go to Melvenpakkam ??
This temple is approximately 84 kms from Koyambedu and 67 Kms from Tambaram.
If you are commuting by bus from Chennai Koyambedu, please board the bus bound for Arcot and get down at Baluchetty Chaththitram bus stop and again board a bus bound to Panapakkam (every 25 minutes) and get down at Check Post Stopping. From there, every 10th minute, you will get a share auto to drop you in the temple. (or) you can board straight buses from Koyambedu. Bus Numbers: 150 and 107, both bound to Panapakkam and get down at Panapakkam and catch a share auto to the temple.(It takes 3 hours from Chennai).
Also, you can come to Kanchipuram and catch a bus bound to Panapakkam via Damal and get down at Check post stopping and catch a share auto to the temple.
People coming from Chennai, can board the electric train bound to Thirumalpur, via Chinglepet, get down at Thirumalpur, go to Panapakkam from there and catch a share auto to Melvenpakkam.(but this travel will be very tedious from Thirumalpur to Panapakkam, though the distance is just 9 Kms)
This temple is situated at 17 Kms from Kanchipuram in the Madras - Bangaluru Highway, towards Vellore. Any bus bound to Panapakkam, via DAMAL, can be boarded and you have to get down at Check post and take a share auto. T3, T3A, T3B, T49, 150, MBD and Balaji are the bus routes plying between Kanchipuram and Panapakkam.
This temple is 49 Kms away from Vellore (via, Arcot, Ranipet, Walaja, Kaveripakkam and Ocheri). You can board the bus bound to Panapakkam, get down there and catch a share auto to the temple.
Devotees coming from Bangaluru, Coimbatore, Salem etc, by train, can get down at Arakonam Railway Junction and board a bus to Panapakkam (24 Kms) and from there, catch a share auto to the temple.
Plenty of buses from Kanchipuram, Vellore and Arakkonam.
Travelling by Car from Chennai:
This temple is just 4.5 Kms away from the Madras - Bangaluru National Highway.
From Koyambedu or Tambaram , you have to come to Sriperumpudur.
Sriperumpudur - Sunguvar Chaththiram - Kanchipuram Flyover (Vellai Gate) - ( 9 Kms) Baluchetty Chaththiram - (3 Kms) Damal - (4 Kms) and Right turn to Panapakkam. A Board depicting the name Melvenpakkam sree Lakshmi Narayana Peumal Sannadhi will be visible under the blinking orange light, exactly 3 Kms from Damal, kept in the highways. Take a right turn and within one km, you will find a big banyan tree to your left and from there, take the right turn, that is opposite to the tree. There also you will find the name board. From here, it is just 3.4 Kms, into the villages along the paddy fields and the third village is Melvenpakkam. You will find this small temple, fully encroached, behind a huge water tank. Enjoy your ride down to the village.
Travelling by Car from Vellore:
From Vellore, come on the national highway via Arcot, Ranipet, Walaja, Kaveripakkam, Ocheri and approximately 8 Kms from Ocheri and 1.8 kms from Perumpulipakkam (where you will see a big Kalaignar Samaththuvapuram arch) you will find the Name board of our temple below the blinking orange light and you have to take a left turn and within 1/2 km, you will find a big banyan tree to your left and from there, take the right turn, that is opposite to the tree. There also you will find the name board. From here, it is just 3.4 Kms, into the villages along the paddy fields and the third village is Melvenpakkam. You will find this small temple, fully encroached, behind a huge water tank. Enjoy your ride down to the village.