10 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

10 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

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10 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  5​h 15​min
1
Madurai
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Kanyakumari
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Rameswaram
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Tiruchirappalli
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + foot + train:  4​h
5
Mahabalipuram
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: Singapore

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 2nd (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Koodal Azhagar Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pazhamudhir Solai, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Aayiram Kaal Mandapam, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Yoga Narasimhar Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Madurai road trip planning tool .

Singapore, Singapore to Madurai is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Singapore to Madurai, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Singapore in December since evenings lows in Madurai dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to drive to Kanyakumari.

Things to do in Madurai

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple ©
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple
Pazhamudhir Solai ©
Pazhamudhir Solai
Aayiram Kaal Mandapam ©
Aayiram Kaal Mandapam

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 4th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bhagavathy Amman Temple, make a trip to Thiruvalluvar Statue, then make a trip to Vivekananda Rock Memorial, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Thanumalayan temple - Sthanumalayan Kovil, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Kanyakumari Beach.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Kanyakumari trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by car from Madurai to Kanyakumari takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. December in Kanyakumari sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Rameswaram.

Things to do in Kanyakumari

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Vivekananda Rock Memorial ©
Vivekananda Rock Memorial
Kanyakumari Beach ©
Kanyakumari Beach

2
nights
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 5th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Water Bird Sanctuary, explore the different monuments and memorials at Kalam National Memorial, snap pictures at Pamban bridge, then snap pictures at Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple. On your second day here, kick back and relax at Dhanushkodi Beach and then explore the striking landscape at Adam's Bridge.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Rameswaram driving holiday planner .

You can drive from Kanyakumari to Rameswaram in 5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Tiruchirappalli.

Things to do in Rameswaram

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Kalam National Memorial ©
Kalam National Memorial
Adam's Bridge ©
Adam's Bridge
Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple ©
Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple

2
nights
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 7th (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Rangam Ranga Nathar Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jambukeswarar Temple, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Tiruchirapalli Rock Fort. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Joseph's Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Fort Temple, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Azhagia Manavalar Perumal.

To find photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Tiruchirappalli trip planner.

You can drive from Rameswaram to Tiruchirappalli in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Tiruchirappalli can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel to Mahabalipuram.

Things to do in Tiruchirappalli

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Jambukeswarar Temple ©
Jambukeswarar Temple
Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple ©
Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple
Rock Fort Temple ©
Rock Fort Temple

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.
On the 9th (Mon), appreciate the extensive heritage of Vedagiriswarar Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sea Shore Temple, then explore the ancient world of Monuments at Mahabalipuram, and finally delve into the distant past at Krishna Mandapam. On the next day, examine the collection at India Seashell Museum, admire the striking features of Pancha Rathas, don't miss a visit to Krishna's Butter Ball, pause for some photo ops at Descent Of The Ganges, then make a trip to Arjuna's Penance, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Varaha Cave Temple.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Mahabalipuram sightseeing tool .

Getting from Tiruchirappalli to Mahabalipuram by combination of flight and train takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In December in Mahabalipuram, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Mahabalipuram

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Vedagiriswarar Temple
Highlights from your plan
Sea Shore Temple ©
Sea Shore Temple
Descent Of The Ganges ©
Descent Of The Ganges
India Seashell Museum ©
India Seashell Museum

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