4 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

4 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

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4 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

London
Fly:  16​h 45​min
Madurai
— Few hours
Fly + taxi:  2​h 15​min
Mahabalipuram
— 2 nights
Fly:  15​h
London

1
day
Madurai

One of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world, Madurai sits on the banks of the River Vaigai and serves as a center of Tamil culture.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Meenakshi Temple.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Madurai vacation builder.

London, UK to Madurai is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to India Standard Time is 5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel to Mahabalipuram.

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Historic Sites
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Sri Meenakshi Temple
Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal

2
days
Mahabalipuram

Once an important sea port city in the ancient Pallava kingdom, Mahabalipuram today draws in visitors with UNESCO-listed monuments and temples carved out of rock during the 7th and 8th centuries CE.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Arjuna's Penance, pause for some photo ops at Descent Of The Ganges, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Varaha Cave Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Group of Monuments at Mahabalipuram, and finally delve into the distant past at Sea Shore Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the striking features of Pancha Rathas and then look for all kinds of wild species at Madras Crocodile Bank.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Mahabalipuram custom trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Madurai to Mahabalipuram takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. In January, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Mahabalipuram

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Madras Crocodile Bank
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Sea Shore Temple
Varaha Cave Temple

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