30 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

30 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

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30 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru
Fly + taxi:  4​h 15​min
1
Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Coimbatore
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Palani
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Madurai
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Kanyakumari
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
6
Rameswaram
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
7
Kumbakonam
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
8
Tiruchirappalli
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + foot + train:  4​h
9
Mahabalipuram
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Bengaluru

3
nights
Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

Ooty (Udhagamandalam) ©
Tea gardens and eucalyptus trees scent the air of the fields surrounding Ooty, a popular summer tourism destination up in the hills.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ooty (Udhagamandalam): Moyar River (in Mudumalai) and Vanabathrakali Amman Kovil (in Mettupalayam). And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens, explore the activities along Pykara Lake, stop by Higginbotham's Bookstore, and appreciate the views at Mukurthi Dam.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Ooty (Udhagamandalam) online holiday builder .

Bengaluru to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Bengaluru in July, you will find days in Ooty (Udhagamandalam) are little chillier (30°C), and nights are about the same (23°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Coimbatore.

Things to do in Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Moyar River, Vanabathrakali Amman Kovil
Highlights from your plan
Botanical Gardens ©
Botanical Gardens
Doddabetta Peak ©
Doddabetta Peak
Pykara Lake ©
Pykara Lake

4
nights
Coimbatore

Coimbatore ©
Known throughout the country as a major industrial city, Coimbatore possesses a welcoming atmosphere and a growing cosmopolitanism.
Change things up with a short trip to Sri Tirumuruganathawami Temple in Tiruppur (about 1h 35 min away). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dhyanalinga Temple, pause for some serene contemplation at Lourdes Forane Church, and pause for some photo ops at Narayana Kavi Memorial.

For maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Coimbatore online attractions planner .

Traveling by car from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) to Coimbatore takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Coimbatore, with highs around 37°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Palani.

Things to do in Coimbatore

Historic Sites Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Sri Tirumuruganathawami Temple
Highlights from your plan
Arulmigu Patteeswarar Swamy Temple ©
Dhyanalinga ©
Dhyanalinga
Marudamalai Temple ©
Marudamalai Temple

3
nights
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. Get out of town with these interesting Palani side-trips: Kodaikanal (Dolmen Circle, The Cocoa Bean, & more) and Amanalingeshwarar Temple (in Udumalpet). There's more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Periyanayaki Amman Temple.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Palani trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from Coimbatore to Palani takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in July, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can go by car to Madurai.

Things to do in Palani

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kodaikanal, Amanalingeshwarar Temple
Highlights from your plan
Kodaikanal Lake ©
Kodaikanal Lake
Pine Forest ©
Pine Forest
Thiru Avinankudi Temple ©
Thiru Avinankudi Temple

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 with an excursion to Sri Sowmiya Narayana Perumal in Sivaganga--about 1h 30 min away. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple, make a trip to Agricultural College and Research Institute, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Idaikattur Church, and contemplate the long history of Sri Ramana Mandiram.

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You can drive from Palani to Madurai in 2.5 hours. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Palani in July since evenings lows in Madurai dip to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Kanyakumari.

Things to do in Madurai

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Sri Sowmiya Narayana Perumal
Highlights from your plan
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple ©
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple
Sri Ramana Mandiram ©
Sri Ramana Mandiram
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple ©
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Xavier Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ayya Vaikundar Nizhal Thangal, don't miss a visit to Vivekananda Rock Memorial, then appreciate the history behind Thiruvalluvar Statue, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Marungoor Murugan Temple, and finally don't miss a visit to Thollavilai Narayana Swamy Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Adi Keshava Perumal Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Jain Temple Kanyakumari, then enjoy the sand and surf at Kanyakumari Beach, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Peer Mohammed Appa Dargha.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Kanyakumari trip planner .

You can drive from Madurai to Kanyakumari in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Madurai in July, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Kanyakumari: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can go by car to Rameswaram.

Things to do in Kanyakumari

Historic Sites Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Peer Mohammed Appa Dargha ©
Peer Mohammed Appa Dargha
Vivekananda Rock Memorial ©
Vivekananda Rock Memorial
Kanyakumari Beach ©
Kanyakumari Beach

3
nights
Rameswaram

Rameswaram ©
A trip to Rameswaram on Pamban Island will take you across a long limestone shoal bridge with spectacular ocean scenery.
Change things up with these side-trips from Rameswaram: Ramanathapuram (Five-Faced Hanuman Temple & Ramakrishna Math, Ramanathapuram). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple, examine the collection at Former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam House, tour the pleasant surroundings at Dhanushkodi Beach, and identify plant and animal life at Water Bird Sanctuary.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Rameswaram trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Kanyakumari to Rameswaram takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Kumbakonam.

Things to do in Rameswaram

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Ramanathapuram
Highlights from your plan
Dhanushkodi Beach ©
Dhanushkodi Beach
Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple ©
Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple
Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge ©
Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge

4
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 these side-trips from Kumbakonam: Thanjavur (Sri Ramalingaswami Temple, Seerkazhi, & more), Velankanni (Pongu Sani Temple, Thirukolikadu Road, Keeralathur, Tamil Nadu & Church of our Lady of Velankanni) and Garbarakshambigai Temple (in Thirukkarugavur). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Airavatesvara Temple, explore the activities along Pitchavaram Backwater, and make a trip to Thiruvidaimarudur Mahalinga Swamy Temple.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Kumbakonam trip site .

Drive from Rameswaram to Kumbakonam in 5.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 42°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can drive to Tiruchirappalli.

Things to do in Kumbakonam

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Thanjavur, Velankanni, Chidambaram, Thyagarajaswamy Temple, Garbarakshambigai Temple
Highlights from your plan
Airavatesvara Temple ©
Airavatesvara Temple
Kampaheswarar Temple ©
Kampaheswarar Temple
Patteeswaram Temple ©
Patteeswaram Temple

4
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tiruchirappalli: Thanjavur (Brihadeeshwara Temple, Thiruvalanchuzhi, & more). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Joseph's Church, don't miss a visit to Sri Ayyappan Temple, and get outside with Grand Anaicut - Kallanai.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Tiruchirappalli tour itinerary maker site .

Traveling by car from Kumbakonam to Tiruchirappalli takes 2.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Tiruchirappalli can reach 42°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel to Mahabalipuram.

Things to do in Tiruchirappalli

Historic Sites Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Thanjavur
Highlights from your plan
Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple ©
Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple
Brihadeeshwara Temple ©
Brihadeeshwara Temple
Tiruchirapalli Rock Fort ©
Tiruchirapalli Rock Fort

3
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.
Explore Mahabalipuram's surroundings by going to DakshinaChitra Museum (in Muttukadu), Bhairava Temple (in Chengalpattu) and Sri Prasanna Venkatesa Perumaal (in Kanchipuram). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sea Shore Temple, explore the ancient world of Tiger Cave, look for all kinds of wild species at The Madras Crocodile Bank Trust and Centre for Herpetology, and admire the landmark architecture of Pancha Rathas.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Mahabalipuram trip builder app .

You can do a combination of flight and train from Tiruchirappalli to Mahabalipuram in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 41°C in August, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Mahabalipuram

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

DakshinaChitra Museum, Bhairava Temple, Sri Prasanna Venkatesa Perumaal
Highlights from your plan
Sea Shore Temple ©
Sea Shore Temple
Pancha Rathas ©
Pancha Rathas

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