25 days in India Itinerary

25 days in India Itinerary

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25 days in India Itinerary

Start: Chennai
1
Chennai
— 2 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
2
Tirupati
— 1 night
train:  3​h 30​min
3
Chennai
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Kanchipuram
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Thiruthani
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Chennai
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
7
Thiruvannamalai
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h
8
Chennai
— 1 night
train:  5​h
9
Tiruchirappalli
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
10
Kumbakonam
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 30​min
11
Tiruchirappalli
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
12
Tuticorin
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
13
Palani
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 30​min
14
Madurai
— Few hours
train:  2​h 45​min
15
Rameswaram
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 30​min
16
Tuticorin
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
17
Tirunelveli
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
18
Tiruchendur
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h
19
Tuticorin
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
20
Kanyakumari
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
21
Tuticorin
— 3 nights
train:  4​h 30​min
22
Chennai
— 2 nights
End: Chennai

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Chennai

Chennai
Chennai, a city hailed for its vibrant atmosphere and historic attractions, remains one of the most visited places in India.
Chennai is known for historic sites, beaches, shopping, nightlife, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Breezy Beach.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Chennai day trip app .

If you are flying in from Canada, the closest major airport is Chennai International Airport. December in Chennai sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can take a train to Tirupati.

Things to do in Chennai

Outdoors Beaches Parks

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night
Tirupati

Tirupati
Being a major pilgrimage spot at the foot of the Seshachalam hills, Tirupati tourism revolves around Hindu temples and vast nature reserves.
To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Tirupati journey planner.

Traveling by train from Chennai to Tirupati takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. On the 29th (Sun), you're off toChennai.

Things to do in Tirupati

Historic Sites Parks Nature

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Chennai

Chennai ©
Do some cultural sightseeing at Sea Shore Temple and DakshinaChitra Museum. Explore Chennai further: stroll through Elliot's Beach.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Chennai road trip site .

Getting from Tirupati to Chennai by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive. You'll set off for Kanchipuram on the 1st (Wed).

Things to do in Chennai

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

DakshinaChitra Museum, Sea Shore Temple
Highlights from your plan
Sea Shore Temple ©
Sea Shore Temple
DakshinaChitra Museum ©
DakshinaChitra Museum
Elliot's Beach ©
Elliot's Beach

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Kanchipuram

Kanchipuram ©
The busy town of Kanchipuram enjoys a reputation for its Hindu temples and handwoven silk saris.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): admire the striking features of Sri Varadharaja Perumal Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ekambareswarar Temple, make a trip to Sri Vijayaraghava Perumal Thirukovil, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kailasanathar Temple, then admire the landmark architecture of Sri Varadharaja Perumal Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kanchi Mahaswami Satabdhi Mani Mandapam. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Mount Carmel Church, then delve into the lush surroundings at Vedanthangal Bird Sanctuary, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Vaikuntha Perumal Temple (Parameshwara Vinnagaram), and finally make a trip to Kamakshi Amman Temple.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Kanchipuram trip planner .

You can drive from Chennai to Kanchipuram in 2 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Thiruvannamalai.

Things to do in Kanchipuram

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Sri Varadharaja Perumal Temple ©
Sri Varadharaja Perumal Temple
Ekambareswarar Temple ©
Ekambareswarar Temple
Sri Vijayaraghava Perumal Thirukovil ©

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Thiruthani

Thiruthani
To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Thiruthani driving holiday planner .

Getting from Kanchipuram to Thiruthani by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Kanchipuram in January: highs in Thiruthani hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 22°C. You will leave for Chennai on the 1st (Wed).

Things to do in Thiruthani

Historic Sites

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Chennai

Chennai ©
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Audikesava Perumal Peyalvar Temple, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at The Madras Crocodile Bank Trust and Centre for Herpetology, don't miss a visit to Krishna's Butter Ball, then take a stroll through Mylapore, then see the interesting displays at India Seashell Museum, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Mahishasuramardhini Mandapa.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Chennai visit planning app .

Traveling by car from Thiruthani to Chennai takes 2.5 hours. When traveling from Thiruthani in January, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Chennai: temperatures range from 35°C by day to 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel to Thiruvannamalai.

Things to do in Chennai

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Mahabalipuram
Highlights from your plan
Monuments at Mahabalipuram ©
Monuments at Mahabalipuram
Besant Nagar Beach ©
Besant Nagar Beach

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Thiruvannamalai

Thiruvannamalai ©
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Arunachaleshwara Temple, Head underground at Virupaksha Cave, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Ramana Ashram.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Thiruvannamalai trip planning site .

Drive from Chennai to Thiruvannamalai in 4 hours. Traveling from Chennai in January, expect nights in Thiruvannamalai to be about the same, around 22°C, while days are little chillier, around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Chennai.

Things to do in Thiruvannamalai

Historic Sites Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Sri Ramana Ashram ©
Sri Ramana Ashram
Arunachaleshwara Temple ©
Arunachaleshwara Temple
Virupaksha Cave ©
Virupaksha Cave

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Chennai

Chennai ©
On the 4th (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Vadapalani Murugan Temple and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kalikambal Temple.

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Drive from Thiruvannamalai to Chennai in 4 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Thiruvannamalai in January: highs in Chennai hover around 35°C, while lows dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to Tiruchirappalli.

Things to do in Chennai

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Vadapalani Murugan Temple ©
Vadapalani Murugan Temple
Kalikambal Temple ©
Kalikambal Temple

1
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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.
For maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Tiruchirappalli trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Chennai to Tiruchirappalli takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In January, daily temperatures in Tiruchirappalli can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. You will leave for Kumbakonam on the 5th (Sun).

Things to do in Tiruchirappalli

Historic Sites Parks Museums

1
day
Kumbakonam

Kumbakonam ©
A notable temple town, Kumbakonam harbors a wealth of Hindu buildings dedicated to Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva.
On the 5th (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of Adi Kumbeswarar Temple, admire the landmark architecture of Airavatesvara Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mahapratyangira Devi Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Uppiliappan Temple.

Plan trip to Kumbakonam with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by car from Tiruchirappalli to Kumbakonam takes 2.5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Kumbakonam can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can go by car to Tiruchirappalli.

Things to do in Kumbakonam

Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

1
night
Tiruchirappalli

Tiruchirappalli
To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Tiruchirappalli journey planning website .

Drive from Kumbakonam to Tiruchirappalli in 2.5 hours. You will leave for Tuticorin on the 6th (Mon).

Things to do in Tiruchirappalli

Historic Sites Parks Museums

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Tuticorin

Tuticorin ©
Tuticorin is known for historic sites and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Ettaiyapuram Palace.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Tuticorin road trip planner .

Getting from Tiruchirappalli to Tuticorin by car takes about 4.5 hours. You'll set off for Palani on the 10th (Fri).

Things to do in Tuticorin

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Ettaiyapuram Palace ©
Ettaiyapuram Palace

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Palani

Palani ©
Palani is a town and a municipality in Dindigul district, Tamil Nadu, located about 100km north-west of Madurai, 100km South-east of Coimbatore, and 60km west of Dindigul. On the 10th (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Palani Murugan Temple.

To find reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Palani holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Tuticorin to Palani takes 4.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Palani are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Madurai.

Things to do in Palani

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Palani Murugan Temple ©
Palani Murugan Temple

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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 23rd (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Aayiram Kaal Mandapam, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple. Keep things going the next day: pause for some photo ops at Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Koodal Azhagar Temple, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pazhamudhir Solai.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Madurai trip maker app .

Getting from Kumbakonam to Madurai by car takes about 4.5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Madurai can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. On the 25th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Kanyakumari.

Things to do in Madurai

Historic Sites Tours Parks

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Rameswaram

Rameswaram
A trip to Rameswaram on Pamban Island will take you across a long limestone shoal bridge with spectacular ocean scenery.
To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Rameswaram travel route planning app .

Getting from Madurai to Rameswaram by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. You'll set off for Tuticorin on the 11th (Sat).

Things to do in Rameswaram

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

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Tuticorin

Tuticorin
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): kick back and relax at Manapad Beach and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Vaikuntam Temple.

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Drive from Rameswaram to Tuticorin in 3.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to Tirunelveli.

Things to do in Tuticorin

Historic Sites Outdoors Beaches

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Tirunelveli

Tirunelveli ©
Tirunelveli ), also known as Nellai and historically descended in the form of a hedge and roof to save the paddy crop of a devotee. Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kanthimathi-Nellaiyapper Temple.

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You can drive from Tuticorin to Tirunelveli in an hour. In January, daytime highs in Tirunelveli are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to Tiruchendur.

Things to do in Tirunelveli

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Kanthimathi-Nellaiyapper Temple ©
Kanthimathi-Nellaiyapper Temple

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hours
Tiruchendur

Tiruchendur
Tiruchendur is a panchayat town at the southern tip of India, in the Thoothukudi district of Tamil Nadu. For photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Tiruchendur trip itinerary planning site .

Drive from Tirunelveli to Tiruchendur in 1.5 hours. On the 12th (Sun), you're off toTuticorin.

Things to do in Tiruchendur

Historic Sites

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Tuticorin

Tuticorin ©
Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Ettaiyapuram Palace.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Tuticorin vacation planner .

Drive from Tiruchendur to Tuticorin in an hour. On the 14th (Tue), you'll travel to Kanyakumari.

Things to do in Tuticorin

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Ettaiyapuram Palace ©
Ettaiyapuram Palace

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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.
On the 25th (Sat), take some stellar pictures from Sunset View Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Sun): admire the striking features of Padmanabhapuram Palace and then kick back and relax at Kanyakumari Beach.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Kanyakumari route maker site .

Drive from Madurai to Kanyakumari in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January in Kanyakumari, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 27°C at night. You'll set off for home on the 28th (Tue).

Things to do in Kanyakumari

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

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Tuticorin

Tuticorin
See even more of Tuticorin: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Srinivasa Perumal Temple.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Tuticorin trip builder app .

You can drive from Kanyakumari to Tuticorin in 2 hours. You will leave for Chennai on the 17th (Fri).

Things to do in Tuticorin

Historic Sites

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Chennai

Chennai ©
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): stroll through Marina Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kapaleeshwarar Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Parthasarathy Temple, and finally explore the striking landscape of Anna Nagar Tower Park.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Chennai trip planning site .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Tuticorin to Chennai. On the 19th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Chennai

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Anna Nagar Tower Park ©
Anna Nagar Tower Park
Marina Beach ©
Marina Beach
Kapaleeshwarar Temple ©
Kapaleeshwarar Temple

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