10 days in India Itinerary

10 days in India Itinerary

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10 days in India Itinerary

Start: Tiruchirappalli
Drive:  4​h
1
Kolli Hills
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Namakkal
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
3
Tiruchirappalli
— 1 night
train:  1​h
4
Thanjavur
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Velankanni
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Chidambaram
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
7
Pondicherry
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
8
Kanchipuram
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
9
Chennai
— 3 nights
End: Chennai

2
nights
Kolli Hills

Kolli Hills ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Masila Falls as well as Arpaleeshwar Temple.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Kolli Hills road trip planner.

Tiruchirappalli to Kolli Hills is an approximately 4-hour car ride. Expect a daytime high around 42°C in August, and nighttime lows around 30°C. On the 24th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Namakkal.

Things to do in Kolli Hills

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Namakkal, Masila Falls
Highlights from your plan
Agaya Gangai Waterfalls ©
Agaya Gangai Waterfalls
Seeku Parai View Point ©
Seeku Parai View Point
Ettukai Amman Temple ©
Ettukai Amman Temple

few
hours
Namakkal

Namakkal
Namakkal or Namagiri is a town and a municipality in Namakkal district in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Namakkal holiday maker app .

You can drive from Kolli Hills to Namakkal in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 42°C in August, and nighttime lows around 30°C. On the 24th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Tiruchirappalli.

Things to do in Namakkal

Historic Sites Parks Nature

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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): make a trip to Ayyanar Temple and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Lourdes Church .

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Tiruchirappalli trip planner .

Traveling by car from Namakkal to Tiruchirappalli takes 2 hours. August in Tiruchirappalli sees daily highs of 42°C and lows of 30°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 25th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Thanjavur.

Things to do in Tiruchirappalli

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Ayyanar Temple ©
Ayyanar Temple

few
hours
Thanjavur

Thanjavur ©
A bastion of South Indian culture and heritage, Thanjavur entrances visitors from all over the world with its architecture, distinct art style, and the Great Living Chola Temples, landmarks of the city and a World Heritage Site.
On the 25th (Sun), admire the striking features of Brihadeeshwara Temple, then admire the masterpieces at Thanjavur Royal Palace and Art Gallery, and then get lost in a book at The Serfoji Sarasvati Mahal Library.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Thanjavur holiday planning website .

Take a train from Tiruchirappalli to Thanjavur in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 42°C in August, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Velankanni.

Things to do in Thanjavur

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Brihadeeshwara Temple ©
Brihadeeshwara Temple
Thanjavur Royal Palace and Art Gallery ©

1
night
Velankanni

Velankanni
To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Velankanni trip planner.

Getting from Thanjavur to Velankanni by car takes about 2.5 hours. On the 26th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Chidambaram.

Things to do in Velankanni

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

few
hours
Chidambaram

Chidambaram ©
Chidambaram is a town and municipality in Cuddalore district in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. On the 26th (Mon), explore the activities along Pitchavaram Backwater, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thillai Kali Amman Temple, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chidambaram Nataraja Temple.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Chidambaram trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Velankanni to Chidambaram in 2.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can go by car to Pondicherry.

Things to do in Chidambaram

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Chidambaram Nataraja Temple
Highlights from your plan
Chidambaram Nataraja Temple ©
Chidambaram Nataraja Temple
Thillai Kali Amman Temple ©
Thillai Kali Amman Temple

2
nights
Pondicherry

Pondicherry ©
South Indian spiritualism meets French chic in Pondicherry, an interesting, unusual, and international destination on the Bay of Bengal.
For maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Pondicherry trip planner .

Getting from Chidambaram to Pondicherry by car takes about 2 hours. You will have some time to spend on the 28th (Wed) before leaving for Kanchipuram.

Things to do in Pondicherry

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Seaside Promenade ©
Seaside Promenade
Serenity Beach ©
Serenity Beach

few
hours
Kanchipuram

Kanchipuram ©
The busy town of Kanchipuram enjoys a reputation for its Hindu temples and handwoven silk saris.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): admire the striking features of Sri Varadharaja Perumal Temple and then don't miss a visit to Kamakshi Amman Temple.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Kanchipuram trip simple and quick.

Traveling by car from Pondicherry to Kanchipuram takes 3 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Kanchipuram can reach 40°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Chennai.

Things to do in Kanchipuram

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Sri Varadharaja Perumal Temple ©
Sri Varadharaja Perumal Temple
Kamakshi Amman Temple ©
Kamakshi 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Mahabalipuram (Mahishasuramardhini Mandapa, Sea Shore Temple, & more). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kapaleeshwarar Temple and take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Thome Church.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Chennai day trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Kanchipuram to Chennai takes 2 hours. In August in Chennai, expect temperatures between 41°C during the day and 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Chennai

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Mahabalipuram, Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams
Highlights from your plan
Sea Shore Temple ©
Sea Shore Temple
Pancha Rathas ©
Pancha Rathas
Monuments at Mahabalipuram ©
Monuments at Mahabalipuram

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