10 days in India Itinerary

10 days in India Itinerary

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10 days in India Itinerary

Start: Tiruchirappalli
Drive:  2​h
1
Madurai
— 1 night
bus:  4​h
2
Thanjavur
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Karaikal
— Few hours
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Thiruvannamalai
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
5
Tirupati
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Chennai
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
7
Tiruchirappalli
— 1 night
End: Tiruchirappalli

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 2nd (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine, then examine the collection at Gandhi Memorial Museum, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pazhamudhir Solai.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Madurai route planner.

Tiruchirappalli to Madurai is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a train. When traveling from Tiruchirappalli in March, plan for little chillier days in Madurai, with highs around 38°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Thanjavur.

Things to do in Madurai

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple ©
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple
Pazhamudhir Solai ©
Pazhamudhir Solai
Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine ©
Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine

1
night
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.
Make your Thanjavur itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can drive from Madurai to Thanjavur in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Madurai in March, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Thanjavur: temperatures range from 42°C by day to 28°C at night. You'll set off for Karaikal on the 4th (Wed).

Things to do in Thanjavur

Historic Sites Parks Museums

few
hours
Karaikal

Karaikal ©
Karaikal is a major port city of east coast of India and a municipality in Karaikal district in the Union Territory of Puducherry, India. On the 4th (Wed), enjoy the sand and surf at Karaikal Beach and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Saniswaran Temple.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Karaikal trip planning site .

You can drive from Thanjavur to Karaikal in 3 hours. On the 4th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Thiruvannamalai.

Things to do in Karaikal

Outdoors Beaches Parks
Highlights from your plan
Karaikal Beach ©
Karaikal Beach

1
night
Thiruvannamalai

Thiruvannamalai ©
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Ramana Ashram, take in the spiritual surroundings of Girivalam, Arunachaleswarar Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Arunachaleshwara Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Agini Lingam.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Thiruvannamalai road trip website .

You can drive from Karaikal to Thiruvannamalai in 5 hours. March in Thiruvannamalai sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel to Tirupati.

Things to do in Thiruvannamalai

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tiruvannamalai
Highlights from your plan
Arunachaleshwara Temple ©
Arunachaleshwara Temple
Girivalam, Arunachaleswarar Temple ©
Sri Ramana Ashram ©
Sri Ramana Ashram

1
night
Tirupati

Tirupati ©
Being a major pilgrimage spot at the foot of the Seshachalam hills, Tirupati tourism revolves around Hindu temples and vast nature reserves.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Padmavathi Ammavari Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Kalyana Venkateswaraswami Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Bedi Anjaneyaswami Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Varahaswami Temple.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Tirupati online travel route planner .

Traveling by car from Thiruvannamalai to Tirupati takes 5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Chennai.

Things to do in Tirupati

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Sri Varahaswami Temple ©
Sri Varahaswami Temple
Sri Padmavathi Ammavari Temple ©
Sri Padmavathi Ammavari Temple
Sri Kalyana Venkateswaraswami 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.
Bring the kids along to Marina Beach and Besant Nagar Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Chennai: Mahabalipuram (The Madras Crocodile Bank Trust and Centre for Herpetology, Arjuna's Penance, & more). There's more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kapaleeshwarar Temple.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Chennai trip itinerary website .

You can take a train from Tirupati to Chennai in 3.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In March in Chennai, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Tiruchirappalli.

Things to do in Chennai

Historic Sites Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Mahabalipuram
Highlights from your plan
Sea Shore Temple ©
Sea Shore Temple
Marina Beach ©
Marina Beach
Besant Nagar Beach ©
Besant Nagar Beach

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 10th (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Brahmapureeswarar Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple, and then don't miss a visit to Sri Ayyappan Temple.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Tiruchirappalli road trip tool .

Fly from Chennai to Tiruchirappalli in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. March in Tiruchirappalli sees daily highs of 42°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tiruchirappalli

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Brahmapureeswarar Temple ©
Brahmapureeswarar Temple
Sri Ayyappan Temple ©
Sri Ayyappan Temple
Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple ©
Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple

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