10 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

10 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

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10 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  4​h 30​min
1
Coimbatore
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Tiruchirappalli
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Madurai
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
4
Rameswaram
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
5
Kanyakumari
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h 30​min
6
Chennai
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: New Delhi

few
hours
Coimbatore

Coimbatore ©
Known throughout the country as a major industrial city, Coimbatore possesses a welcoming atmosphere and a growing cosmopolitanism.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Ramar Temple.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Coimbatore trip itinerary maker tool .

New Delhi to Coimbatore is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. When traveling from New Delhi in December, plan for a bit warmer days in Coimbatore, with highs around 35°C, while nights are much warmer with lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can drive to Tiruchirappalli.

Things to do in Coimbatore

#Historic Sites
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Ramar Temple ©
Ramar Temple

1
night
Tiruchirappalli

Tiruchirappalli ©
Located in the center of the state, the ancient city of Tiruchirappalli--or Trichy/Tiruchi as it is more commonly known--remains rich in Tamil culture.
On the 17th (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple and then contemplate the long history of Jambukeswarar Temple.

To see where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Tiruchirappalli vacation planning site .

Drive from Coimbatore to Tiruchirappalli in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Tiruchirappalli can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Madurai.

Things to do in Tiruchirappalli

#Historic Sites
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Jambukeswarar Temple ©
Jambukeswarar Temple

1
night
Madurai

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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pazhamudhir Solai, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Meenakshi Temple.

For photos and tourist information, refer to the Madurai road trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Tiruchirappalli to Madurai takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In December, daily temperatures in Madurai can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can drive to Rameswaram.

Things to do in Madurai

#Historic Sites
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Sri Meenakshi Temple ©
Sri Meenakshi Temple
Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine ©
Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine
Pazhamudhir Solai ©
Pazhamudhir Solai

2
nights
Rameswaram

Rameswaram ©
A trip to Rameswaram on Pamban Island will take you across a long limestone shoal bridge with spectacular ocean scenery.
On the 19th (Wed), identify plant and animal life at Water Bird Sanctuary, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ruined Temple/Church of Dhanushkodi, then enjoy the sand and surf at Dhanushkodi Beach, and finally stroll the grounds of Kalam National Memorial. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Agnitheertham, then kick back and relax at Kunthu kal Beach, Rameswaram, and then examine the collection at Former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam House.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Rameswaram online trip itinerary maker .

Drive from Madurai to Rameswaram in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Kanyakumari.

Things to do in Rameswaram

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors
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Dhanushkodi Beach ©
Dhanushkodi Beach
Agnitheertham ©
Agnitheertham
Ruined Temple/Church of Dhanushkodi ©

2
nights
Kanyakumari

Kanyakumari ©
Located at the most southerly point of mainland India, Kanyakumari has long attracted pilgrims and those keen to see the end of the road.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Muttom Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Thanumalayan temple - Sthanumalayan Kovil, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kanyakumari Beach. On the 22nd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Vivekananda Rock Memorial, take in the spiritual surroundings of Bhagavathy Amman Temple, then kick back and relax at Sanguthurai Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Sothavilai Beach.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Kanyakumari trip planner .

Getting from Rameswaram to Kanyakumari by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in December, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Chennai.

Things to do in Kanyakumari

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Muttom Beach
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Kanyakumari Beach ©
Kanyakumari Beach
Bhagavathy Amman Temple ©
Bhagavathy Amman Temple

3
nights
Chennai

Chennai ©
Chennai, a city hailed for its vibrant atmosphere and historic attractions, remains one of the most visited places in India.
Get a sense of the local culture at Sri Parthasarathy Temple and Ananthaa Padmanabha Swaamy Temple. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Kapaleeshwar Temple and San Thome Church. When in Chennai, make a side trip to see Covelong Beach in Covelong, approximately 1h 20 min away. There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at The Madras Crocodile Bank Trust and Centre for Herpetology, kick back and relax at Marina Beach, browse the different shops at Express Avenue Mall, and hunt for treasures at T Nagar, Ranganathan Street.

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Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Kanyakumari to Chennai takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in December, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Chennai

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Covelong Beach
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Marina Beach ©
Marina Beach
Sri Parthasarathy Temple ©
Sri Parthasarathy Temple

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