11 days in Kollam & Tamil Nadu Itinerary

11 days in Kollam & Tamil Nadu Itinerary

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Kollam
— 1 night
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Mahabalipuram
— 2 nights
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Chennai
— 4 nights
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Madurai
— 1 night
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Rameswaram
— 2 nights

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Kollam

Kollam
The bustling old port city of Kollam has long stood as a center of international trade and mercantilism, and the center of town continues the tradition with its lively scenes of commerce.
To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Kollam online itinerary maker.

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Kollam is an approximately 2-hour car ride. In November, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. On the 11th (Wed), you're off to Mahabalipuram.

Things to do in Kollam

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Tours

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shore Temple and then explore the ancient world of Monuments at Mahabalipuram. On your second day here, explore the ancient world of Tiger Cave, examine the collection at DakshinaChitra Museum, and then glide peacefully along the water with Bay of Life Surf & SUP.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Mahabalipuram itinerary maker.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Kollam to Mahabalipuram. November in Mahabalipuram sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to drive to Chennai.

Things to do in Mahabalipuram

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

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DakshinaChitra Museum ©
DakshinaChitra Museum
Shore Temple ©
Shore Temple
Monuments at Mahabalipuram ©
Monuments at Mahabalipuram

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Chennai

Chennai ©

Detroit of South Asia

Chennai, a city hailed for its vibrant atmosphere and historic attractions, remains one of the most visited places in India.
Step out of the city life by going to Tent N Trek and Besant Nagar Beach. Head to Express Avenue Mall and Cane and Bamboofor some retail therapy. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Marina Beach, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Parthasarathy Temple, and get a taste of the local shopping with Pondy Bazaar.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Chennai trip maker website.

You can drive from Mahabalipuram to Chennai in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In November, daily temperatures in Chennai can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel to Madurai.

Things to do in Chennai

Outdoors · Shopping · Parks · Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Tent N Trek ©
Tent N Trek
Marina Beach ©
Marina Beach
Kapaleeshwarar Temple ©
Kapaleeshwarar Temple

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Madurai

Madurai ©

Athens of the East

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 18th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Aayiram Kaal Mandapam, buy something for everyone on your list at Majesty Cine Mall, then examine the collection at Gandhi Memorial Museum, and finally look for gifts at Prema Vilas.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Madurai road trip website.

Getting from Chennai to Madurai by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In November, daytime highs in Madurai are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Rameswaram.

Things to do in Madurai

Shopping · Historic Sites · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Prema Vilas ©
Prema Vilas
Gandhi Memorial Museum ©
Gandhi Memorial Museum
Aayiram Kaal Mandapam ©
Aayiram Kaal Mandapam

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Rameswaram

Rameswaram ©
A trip to Rameswaram on Pamban Island will take you across a long limestone shoal bridge with spectacular ocean scenery.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Dhanushkodi Beach Point, identify plant and animal life at Water Bird Sanctuary, and then look for gifts at Kalam Sea Shell Mart. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple, then stroll the grounds of Kalam National Memorial, then kick back and relax at Kunthu kal Beach, Rameswaram, and finally examine the collection at Former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam House.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Rameswaram trip planning site.

You can drive from Madurai to Rameswaram in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Rameswaram

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Water Bird Sanctuary ©
Water Bird Sanctuary
Dhanushkodi Beach Point ©
Dhanushkodi Beach Point
Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple ©
Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple

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