11 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

11 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

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11 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  5​h
1
Madurai
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Kanyakumari
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Rameswaram
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Velankanni
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
5
Kumbakonam
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
6
Mahabalipuram
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h
End: New Delhi

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.
On the 20th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Meenakshi Temple. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pazhamudhir Solai, see the interesting displays at Gandhi Memorial Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Aayiram Kaal Mandapam, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Koodal Azhagar Temple.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Madurai travel route planner.

New Delhi to Madurai is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from New Delhi in December: highs in Madurai hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Kanyakumari.

Things to do in Madurai

Historic Sites Museums
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Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple ©
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple
Pazhamudhir Solai ©
Pazhamudhir Solai
Koodal Azhagar Temple ©
Koodal Azhagar Temple

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): make a trip to Vivekananda Rock Memorial, take in the spiritual surroundings of Bhagavathy Amman Temple, then kick back and relax at Muttom Beach, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Thanumalayan temple - Sthanumalayan Kovil. On the next day, stroll through Sothavilai Beach, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Shirdhi Sai Baba Temple, Kanyakumari, then enjoy the sand and surf at Kanyakumari Beach, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady of Ransom Church.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Kanyakumari tour planner.

Getting from Madurai to Kanyakumari by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Kanyakumari are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can drive to Rameswaram.

Things to do in Kanyakumari

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Muttom Beach
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Sothavilai Beach ©
Sothavilai Beach
Our Lady of Ransom Church ©
Our Lady of Ransom Church
Kanyakumari Beach ©
Kanyakumari Beach

3
nights
Rameswaram

Rameswaram ©
A trip to Rameswaram on Pamban Island will take you across a long limestone shoal bridge with spectacular ocean scenery.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Adam's Bridge and Kunthu kal Beach, Rameswaram. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple and Kalam National Memorial. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Dhanushkodi Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nambunayaki amman temple, see the interesting displays at Former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam House, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Ariyaman Beach.

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Getting from Kanyakumari to Rameswaram by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel to Velankanni.

Things to do in Rameswaram

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Kalam National Memorial ©
Kalam National Memorial
Adam's Bridge ©
Adam's Bridge
Dhanushkodi Beach ©
Dhanushkodi Beach

1
night
Velankanni

Velankanni ©
Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of Our Lady of Good Health, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Morning Star Church for Our Lady of Vailankanni, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of our Lady of Velankanni, and finally explore the galleries of Faith.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Velankanni tour website .

Getting from Rameswaram to Velankanni by car takes about 5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel to Kumbakonam.

Things to do in Velankanni

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
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1
night
Kumbakonam

Kumbakonam ©
A notable temple town, Kumbakonam harbors a wealth of Hindu buildings dedicated to Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Sarangapani Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Adi Kumbeswarar Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Airavatesvara Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Arulmigu Swaminatha Swami Temple, Swamimalai, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Uppiliappan Temple.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Kumbakonam tour builder tool .

Traveling by car from Velankanni to Kumbakonam takes 2 hours. In December, daytime highs in Kumbakonam are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Mahabalipuram.

Things to do in Kumbakonam

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Uppiliappan Temple
Highlights from your plan
Sarangapani Temple ©
Sarangapani Temple
Uppiliappan Temple ©
Uppiliappan Temple
Adi Kumbeswarar Temple ©
Adi Kumbeswarar Temple

1
night
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 29th (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sea Shore Temple, then admire the striking features of Mahishasuramardhini Mandapa, then get engrossed in the history at Maritime Heritage Museum, and finally examine the collection at India Seashell Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ganesh Ratha Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Varaha Cave Temple, explore the ancient world of Raya Gopura, then don't miss a visit to Arjuna's Penance, then appreciate the history behind Descent Of The Ganges, and finally delve into the distant past at Krishna Mandapam.

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Traveling by car from Kumbakonam to Mahabalipuram takes 5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Mahabalipuram

Historic Sites Museums
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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