12 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

12 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

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12 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  5​h 15​min
1
Madurai
— 1 night
train:  3​h
2
Rameswaram
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Velankanni
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Kumbakonam
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
5
Tiruvannamalai
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
6
Mahabalipuram
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  2​h 15​min
7
Coimbatore
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​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 10th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Aayiram Kaal Mandapam and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Meenakshi Temple. On the 11th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at Prema Vilas, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Koodal Azhagar Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Yoga Narasimhar Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pazhamudhir Solai, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Madurai holiday planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Madurai is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, taxi, and train; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Singapore to Madurai is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Singapore in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Madurai, with lows of 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can drive to Rameswaram.

Things to do in Madurai

Historic Sites Shopping
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Aayiram Kaal Mandapam ©
Aayiram Kaal Mandapam
Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine ©
Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple ©
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple

1
night
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 12th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple, stop by Kalam Sea Shell Mart, see the interesting displays at Former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam House, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Kalam National Memorial, then snap pictures at Pamban bridge, and finally explore the activities along Villoondi Tirtham.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Rameswaram online sightseeing planner .

You can drive from Madurai to Rameswaram in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can travel to Velankanni.

Things to do in Rameswaram

Historic Sites Parks Shopping
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Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple ©
Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple
Kalam National Memorial ©
Kalam National Memorial
Villoondi Tirtham ©
Villoondi Tirtham

1
night
Velankanni

Velankanni ©
Start off your visit on the 13th (Wed): browse for treasures at Faith, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of our Lady of Velankanni, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Morning Star Church for Our Lady of Vailankanni, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica of Our Lady of Good Health.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Velankanni trip itinerary planning tool .

You can drive from Rameswaram to Velankanni in 5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can travel to Kumbakonam.

Things to do in Velankanni

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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2
nights
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 14th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gangaikonda Cholapuram, take in the spiritual surroundings of Suriyanar Koil, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Uppiliappan Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thiru Nandipura Vinnagaram Temple, and finally steep yourself in history at Arulmigu Naganathaswamy Temple Thirunageswaram. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sarangapani Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Arulmigu Swaminatha Swami Temple, Swamimalai, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Patteeswaram Temple, then admire the landmark architecture of Airavatesvara Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Adi Kumbeswarar Temple.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Kumbakonam trip itinerary planning app .

You can drive from Velankanni to Kumbakonam in 2 hours. In February, daytime highs in Kumbakonam are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can travel to Tiruvannamalai.

Things to do in Kumbakonam

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Uppiliappan Temple, Gangaikonda Cholapuram
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Gangaikonda Cholapuram ©
Gangaikonda Cholapuram
Patteeswaram Temple ©
Patteeswaram Temple
Adi Kumbeswarar Temple ©
Adi Kumbeswarar Temple

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night
Tiruvannamalai

Tiruvannamalai ©
Tiruvannamalai is a city in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Girivalam, Arunachaleswarar Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Arunachaleshwara Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Skandashramam, then browse for treasures at Mystical India, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Ramana Ashram.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Tiruvannamalai trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Kumbakonam to Tiruvannamalai in 4 hours. When traveling from Kumbakonam in February, plan for slightly colder days in Tiruvannamalai, with highs around 32°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can travel to Mahabalipuram.

Things to do in Tiruvannamalai

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

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

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): look for gifts at Apollo Books, then delve into the distant past at Monuments at Mahabalipuram, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sea Shore Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at India Seashell Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ganesh Ratha Temple, don't miss a visit to Arjuna's Penance, then contemplate the long history of Krishna Mandapam, then pause for some photo ops at Descent Of The Ganges, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Varaha Cave Temple.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Mahabalipuram holiday builder tool .

Getting from Tiruvannamalai to Mahabalipuram by car takes about 3 hours. When traveling from Tiruvannamalai in February, plan for a bit warmer days in Mahabalipuram, with highs around 36°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can travel to Coimbatore.

Things to do in Mahabalipuram

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
Highlights from your plan
Sea Shore Temple ©
Sea Shore Temple
Ganesh Ratha Temple ©
Ganesh Ratha Temple
Descent Of The Ganges ©
Descent Of The Ganges

3
nights
Coimbatore

Coimbatore ©
Known throughout the country as a major industrial city, Coimbatore possesses a welcoming atmosphere and a growing cosmopolitanism.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Marudhamalai Hill Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Marudamalai Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Arulmigu Patteeswarar Swamy Temple, and finally browse the different shops at Brookefields Mall. On the 20th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Infant Jesus Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eachanari Vinayagar Temple, then take in the exciting artwork at Kasthuri Sreenivasan Trust Art Gallery and Textile Museum, and finally browse the different shops at Prozone Mall.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Coimbatore online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Mahabalipuram to Coimbatore takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in February, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Coimbatore

Shopping Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Marudamalai Temple ©
Marudamalai Temple
Arulmigu Patteeswarar Swamy Temple ©
Eachanari Vinayagar Temple ©
Eachanari Vinayagar Temple

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