14 days in India Itinerary

14 days in India Itinerary

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14 days in India Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  6​h 30​min
1
Madurai
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Thanjavur
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Kumbakonam
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Namakkal
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Tiruchirappalli
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: Kuala Lumpur


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3
nights
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.
Step out of Madurai to go to Palani and see Palani Murugan Temple, which is approximately 1h 45 min away. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple, gain insight with a tour of cultural highlights, see the interesting displays at Gandhi Memorial Museum, and pause for some photo ops at Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal.

To see other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Madurai journey builder site .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Madurai is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Malaysia Time to India Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Kuala Lumpur in December: highs in Madurai hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to drive to Thanjavur.

Things to do in Madurai

Historic Sites Tours Museums

Side Trip

Palani Murugan Temple
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Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple ©
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple
Gandhi Memorial Museum
Gandhi Memorial Museum
Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal ©
Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal

2
nights
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.
On the 18th (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Gangaikonda Cholapuram, explore the world behind art at Thanjavur Royal Palace and Art Gallery, and then admire the landmark architecture of Brihadeeshwara Temple. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Swami Malai Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Garbarakshambigai Temple, then steep yourself in history at Thenkudi Thittai Sree Vashisteswarar Temple- Guru Stalam, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mercury Temple, and finally make a trip to Thanjai Mamani Koil.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Thanjavur online tour planner .

You can drive from Madurai to Thanjavur in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December in Thanjavur, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Kumbakonam.

Things to do in Thanjavur

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Garbarakshambigai Temple
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Brihadeeshwara Temple ©
Brihadeeshwara Temple
Gangaikonda Cholapuram ©
Gangaikonda Cholapuram

3
nights
Kumbakonam

Kumbakonam ©
A notable temple town, Kumbakonam harbors a wealth of Hindu buildings dedicated to Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva.
Change things up with a short trip to Thyagarajaswamy Temple in Thiruvarur (about 1h 10 min away). The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Airavatesvara Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suriyanar Koil, and don't miss a visit to Thiruvidaimarudur Mahalinga Swamy Temple.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Kumbakonam trip planning website .

You can drive from Thanjavur to Kumbakonam in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in December, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Namakkal.

Things to do in Kumbakonam

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Thyagarajaswamy Temple, Uppiliappan Temple
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Airavatesvara Temple ©
Airavatesvara Temple
Adi Kumbeswarar Temple ©
Adi Kumbeswarar Temple
Uppiliappan Temple ©
Uppiliappan Temple

2
nights
Namakkal

Namakkal ©
Namakkal or Namagiri is a town and a municipality in Namakkal district in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. On the 23rd (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Ettukai Amman Temple, get great views at Seeku Parai View Point, take in the spiritual surroundings of Koolippatti Murugan Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Namakkal Narasimha Temple, and finally don't miss a visit to Anjaneya Temple. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Kalyana Prasanna Venkatramana Perumal Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thathagiri Murugan Temple, then explore the fascinating underground world of Siddhar Caves, and finally take some stellar pictures from Selur View Point.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Namakkal online day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Kumbakonam to Namakkal takes 4 hours. In December, daytime highs in Namakkal are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to drive to Tiruchirappalli.

Things to do in Namakkal

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Thathagiri Murugan Temple ©
Thathagiri Murugan Temple
Anjaneya Temple ©
Anjaneya Temple
Seeku Parai View Point ©
Seeku Parai View Point

3
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 25th (Fri), see human ingenuity at work at Kallanai, steep yourself in history at Jambukeswarar Temple, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Sri Ayyappan Temple, admire the landmark architecture of Rockfort Temple, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Rock Fort Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Rangam Ranga Nathar Temple.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Tiruchirappalli journey builder tool .

Traveling by car from Namakkal to Tiruchirappalli takes 2 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tiruchirappalli

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Rockfort Temple
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Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple ©
Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple
Rock Fort Temple ©
Rock Fort Temple
Jambukeswarar Temple ©
Jambukeswarar Temple

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