15 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

15 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

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Fly to Chennai International Airport, Drive to Thiruvannamalai
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Thiruvannamalai
— 1 night
Drive
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Kumbakonam
— 2 nights
Drive
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Velankanni
— 1 night
Drive
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Rameswaram
— 4 nights
Drive
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Kanyakumari
— 4 nights
Drive
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Madurai
— 2 nights
Fly

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Thiruvannamalai

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Girivalam, Arunachaleswarar Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Arunachaleshwara Temple, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Ramana Ashram.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Thiruvannamalai trip planner.

Ranchi to Thiruvannamalai is an approximately 10-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Ranchi in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Thiruvannamalai, with lows of 26°C. On the 13th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Kumbakonam.

Things to do in Thiruvannamalai

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kumbakonam

— 2 nights
A notable temple town, Kumbakonam harbors a wealth of Hindu buildings dedicated to Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Suriyanar Koil, pause for some photo ops at Gangaikonda Cholapuram, then admire the striking features of Airavatesvara Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Adi Kumbeswarar Temple. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mahamaham tank, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sarangapani Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Arulmigu Swaminatha Swami Temple, Swamimalai, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uppiliappan Temple.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Kumbakonam journey planner.

Traveling by car from Thiruvannamalai to Kumbakonam takes 4 hours. When traveling from Thiruvannamalai in March, plan for a bit warmer days in Kumbakonam, with highs around 42°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can go by car to Velankanni.

Things to do in Kumbakonam

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Velankanni

— 1 night
On the 16th (Tue), pause for some serene contemplation at Morning Star Church for Our Lady of Vailankanni and then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of our Lady of Velankanni.

For ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Velankanni route planner.

You can drive from Kumbakonam to Velankanni in 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Rameswaram.

Things to do in Velankanni

Historic Sites

Rameswaram

— 4 nights
A trip to Rameswaram on Pamban Island will take you across a long limestone shoal bridge with spectacular ocean scenery.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Hanuman Temple and Nambunayaki amman temple. Relax by the water at Ariyaman Beach and Kunthu kal Beach, Rameswaram. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Ruined Temple/Church of Dhanushkodi, tour the pleasant surroundings at Agnitheertham, take in the views from Pamban bridge, and kick back and relax at Dhanushkodi Beach Point.

To see ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Rameswaram road trip planner.

Drive from Velankanni to Rameswaram in 5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can go by car to Kanyakumari.

Things to do in Rameswaram

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Kanyakumari

— 4 nights

Cape Comorin

Located at the most southerly point of mainland India, Kanyakumari has long attracted pilgrims and those keen to see the end of the road.
Step off the beaten path and head to Sunset View Point and Sanguthurai Beach. Visit Sothavilai Beach and Kanyakumari Beach for some beach relaxation. Venture out of the city with trips to Nagaraja Temple (in Nagercoil) and Muttom Beach (in Muttom). There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Our Lady of Ransom Church, steep yourself in history at Vattakottai Fort, take in the spiritual surroundings of Bhagavathy Amman Temple, and look for all kinds of wild species at Kaalikesam Waterfalls.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Kanyakumari trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Rameswaram to Kanyakumari takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a train. March in Kanyakumari sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Madurai.

Things to do in Kanyakumari

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Madurai

— 2 nights

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.
On the 24th (Wed), stop by Prema Vilas, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Cathedral Church, and then see the interesting displays at Gandhi Memorial Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal, take in the spiritual surroundings of Koodal Azhagar Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Aayiram Kaal Mandapam, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Pazhamudhir Solai, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Madurai route planner.

You can drive from Kanyakumari to Madurai in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Madurai are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Madurai

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · Shopping

Tamil Nadu travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Bodies of Water · Beaches
Land of Tamils
Home to a Tamil population that speaks one of the world's oldest languages, the state of Tamil Nadu appeals to tourists with its many Hindu temples, beach resorts, charming hill stations, and World Heritage Sites. Several major civilizations have thrived in this area over the last 2,000 years, including the famous Chola, Chera, Pallava, and Pandya. Today, a trip to Tamil Nadu reveals its unique heritage blending elements of all the cultures that lived and died here, leaving their mark on the area's cuisine, music, religious traditions, and literature. In an ancient land steeped in history, state capital Chennai serves as a modern and convenient tourist base, providing great shopping, dining, and entertainment options.