7 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

7 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

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7 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru
taxi + Fly:  1​h 45​min
Madurai
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
Rameswaram
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
Kanyakumari
— 1 night
+4
train + taxi + Fly + train + taxi:  6​h
Mahabalipuram
— 3 nights
+2
taxi + train + Fly:  3​h
End: Bengaluru

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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): explore the historical opulence of Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Cathedral Church, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Meenakshi Temple.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Madurai trip planner .

Bengaluru to Madurai is an approximately 2-hour combination of taxi and flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can drive to Rameswaram.

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#Historic Sites
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Sri Meenakshi Temple ©
Sri Meenakshi Temple
Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal ©
Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal
St. Mary's Cathedral Church ©
St. Mary's Cathedral Church

1
night
Rameswaram

Rameswaram ©
A trip to Rameswaram on Pamban Island will take you across a long limestone shoal bridge with spectacular ocean scenery.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Dhanushkodi Beach, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ramanathaswamy Temple, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Lakshmana Teertham.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Rameswaram journey planner.

Traveling by car from Madurai to Rameswaram takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can go by car to Kanyakumari.

Things to do in Rameswaram

#Beaches, #Outdoors, #Parks

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Lakshmana Teertham
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Dhanushkodi Beach ©
Dhanushkodi Beach
Ramanathaswamy Temple ©
Ramanathaswamy Temple
Lakshmana Teertham ©
Lakshmana Teertham

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): get great views at Sunset View Point and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kanyakumari Beach.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Kanyakumari trip planner .

Getting from Rameswaram to Kanyakumari by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. March in Kanyakumari sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Mahabalipuram.

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Vivekananda Rock Memorial ©
Vivekananda Rock Memorial
Kanyakumari Beach ©
Kanyakumari Beach
Thiruvalluvar Statue ©
Thiruvalluvar Statue

3
nights
Mahabalipuram

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.
Sea Shore Temple and Kapaleeshwar Temple are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Monuments at Mahabalipuram and Varaha Cave Temple will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Mahabalipuram: Chennai (Madras) (Besant Nagar Beach, Elliot's Beach, & more). There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at The Madras Crocodile Bank Trust and Centre for Herpetology, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ganesh Ratha Temple, don't miss a visit to Arjuna's Penance, and contemplate the long history of Descent Of The Ganges.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Mahabalipuram tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Kanyakumari to Mahabalipuram by combination of train, flight, and taxi takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in March, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Mahabalipuram

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Beaches

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Chennai (Madras)
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Marina Beach ©
Marina Beach
Sea Shore Temple ©
Sea Shore Temple
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Monuments at Mahabalipuram

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