16 days in Chennai & Nagapattinam District Itinerary

16 days in Chennai & Nagapattinam District Itinerary

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Chennai
— 9 nights
Drive
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Mayiladuthurai
— 2 nights
Drive
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Velankanni
— 4 nights
Drive to Tiruchirappalli International Airport, Fly to Singapore

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Chennai

— 9 nights

Detroit of South Asia

Chennai, a city hailed for its vibrant atmosphere and historic attractions, remains one of the most visited places in India.
Venture out of the city with trips to Mahabalipuram (Raya Gopura, Monuments at Mahabalipuram, &more) and DakshinaChitra Museum (in Muttukadu). There's still lots to do: stroll through Marina Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Parthasarathy Temple, pause for some serene contemplation at San Thome Church, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Chennai online trip itinerary builder.

Singapore, Singapore to Chennai is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll gain 2.5 hours traveling from Singapore to Chennai due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Singapore in June, plan for a bit warmer days in Chennai, with highs around 43°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to travel to Mayiladuthurai.

Things to do in Chennai

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping · Outdoors

Side Trips

Mayiladuthurai

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Annan Perumal Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sattainathar Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Swetharanyeswarar Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Nanmadhia Perumal Temple. On the next day, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ananthamangalam Shree Veerapathira Dhasapuja Anchaneyar Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Arulmigu Abhirami Udanurai Amirthakadeshwarar Swamy Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Vaitheeswaran Koil, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Parimala Ranganathar Temple.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Mayiladuthurai day trip app.

You can drive from Chennai to Mayiladuthurai in 6.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel to Velankanni.

Things to do in Mayiladuthurai

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Velankanni

— 4 nights
Venture out of the city with trips to Nagapattinam (Akshyalingaswamy Temple & Soundararaja Perumal Temple).

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Velankanni travel route planner.

Drive from Mayiladuthurai to Velankanni in 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Velankanni

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nagapattinam District travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Churches · Beaches
Nagapattinam district is a coastal district of Tamil Nadu state in southern India. Nagapattinam district was carved out by bifurcating the erstwhile composite Thanjavur district on October 19, 1991. The town of Nagapattinam is the district headquarters. As of 2011, the district had a population of 1,616,450 with a sex-ratio of 1,025 females for every 1,000 males. It is the only discontiguous district in Tamil NaduEtymologyNagapattinam is derived from Nagar, referring to people from Sri Lanka who settled here, and pattinam referring to town. The town was also called Cholakula Vallipattinam during the Chola period, when it was one of the important ports. Ptolemy refers to Nagapattinam as Nikam and mentions it as one of the most important trade centres of the ancient Tamil country. This view is doubtful as there is no contemporary evidence to prove the existence of the town as a metropolis in the name of "Nikama" or "Nikam". Nagapattinam was referred to by early writers and the Portuguese as "the city of Coromandel". Appar and Tirugnanasambandar, the 7th-century saint poets refer to the city as Nagai in their verses in Tevaram. The town was originally called "Nagai"; the word Pattinam was attached during the Chola era when the town emerged as an important port.

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