Karmelaram Railway Station

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Recently I found out that the nearest railway station for all travelers to Kerala from Kundalahalli is the small station located at just 10 kms from Brookefields. I used to always take the Bangalore Cantonment Station, especially when traveling on Intercity Express. One of my friends suggested this station, and I thought will try this, as you can avoid the complete traffic till Bangalore Cantonment Station.

Karmelaram, also referred to as Carmelaram, lies between Bellandur and Sarjapur. If you are travelling through ORR, you can take a left turn just after the Unwind Island and travel straight, till you reach an intersection, where you have to take left. The popular landmark here is a tree in the middle of the road which acts as a divider. Travel straight for another 2 kms, and take a right turn. Just 100 mts away is the station. Alternate route will be to reach the end of ORR near Iblur junction, take left towards Wipro, pass through the Marble stone shops and then you can see a board on your left.

Karmelaram is a small station, with just two tracks. There is no markings where the coaches are going to stop, so you have to take a pretty big guess.  The station is pretty clean and has got ample parking space. Autorickshaws are also available. Currently, Bangalore-Ernakulam Intercity express and Bangalore-Cannannore Express stops here for a minute.

 

 

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7 comments

  1. santhosh Post author

    Some of the major trains which stops at Karmelaram
    12677 – Bangalore – Ernakulam 6:46AM
    16232 – Mysore – Mayiladuthurai Express 19:42
    16732 – Mysore – Tuticorin Express 21:59
    16527 – Yeshwantpur – Cannanore Express 20:44(Wed & Sat)

    Trains towards Bangalore
    Bangalore Ernakulam Intercity 18:47
    Mayiladuthurai Mysore Express 04:30
    Tuticorin Mysore Express 05:15
    Cannanore Yeshwanthpur Express 05:46

    1. santhosh Post author

      @Arun – No. Still Bangalore – Ernakulam Intercity, Yeshwantpur – Kannur Express stops. I am sure of this, as I had been to the station to receive someone comingon this train

  2. Vignesh

    How is the bus connectivity ? how frequent are the buses and are there any auto rick available outside the station ?

  3. santhosh Post author

    @Vignesh – Buses which goes to Sarjapur through Karmelaram pass through the station. I have seen lots of auto rickshaws there. 1 Km you can reach the Sarjapur main road, from where, you can get lots of buses.

  4. Abhilash

    hi Santhosh,

    Is there parking space for bikes in Carmelaram station and is ti safe? and is there parking space for bikes in Cantonment station?

    1. santhosh Post author

      @Abilash – There is no marked parking space in Carmelaram. You have lots of vacant space to park your bike, but overnight or long term parking is not possible. And I feel it is not safe for long term parking there.

      Cantonment Station has a very good parking space. And you can park their overnight also. It is just opposite to the station, the entrance from Cunningham Road – Mahaveer Jain Hospital – Nandidurga Road.

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