30 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

30 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

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Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
— 2 nights
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Chennai
— 4 nights
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Mahabalipuram
— 2 nights
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Auroville
— 1 night
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Kumbakonam
— 3 nights
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Thanjavur
— 2 nights
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Tiruchirappalli
— 3 nights
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Madurai
— 2 nights
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Rameswaram
— 4 nights
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Kanyakumari
— 3 nights
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Kodaikanal
— 3 nights
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Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

Queen of Hill Stations

Tea gardens and eucalyptus trees scent the air of the fields surrounding Ooty, a popular summer tourism destination up in the hills.
Ooty (Udhagamandalam) is known for nature, parks, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Government Botanical Garden, contemplate the waterfront views at Pykara Lake, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Doddabetta Peak, and make a trip to Wenlock Downs 9th Mile Shooting Point.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Ooty (Udhagamandalam) trip planning website.

Salem to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) is an approximately 5-hour car ride. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in November, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Chennai.

Things to do in Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Pykara Lake ©
Water Body
Pykara Lake
4.2
Doddabetta Peak ©
Mountain
Doddabetta Peak
3.7

4
nights
Chennai

Detroit of South Asia

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, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kapaleeshwarar Temple, make a trip to Sri Thiagarajarswamy Temple, kick back and relax at Marina Beach, and find something for the whole family at VGP Snow Kingdom.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Chennai trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) to Chennai takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in November, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Mahabalipuram.

Things to do in Chennai

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Parks
Highlights from your trip
Kapaleeshwarar Temple ©
Religious Site
Kapaleeshwarar Temple
4.6
Marina Beach ©
Beach
Marina Beach
3.4
VGP Snow Kingdom ©
Theme Park
VGP Snow Kingdom
4.6

2
nights
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.
On the 8th (Sun), take an in-depth tour of Maritime Heritage Museum, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at The Madras Crocodile Bank Trust and Centre for Herpetology, then don't miss a visit to Pancha Rathas, and finally examine the collection at India Seashell Museum. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Nakula Sahadeva Ratha, take in the spiritual surroundings of Shore Temple, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monuments at Mahabalipuram.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Mahabalipuram holiday builder app.

Traveling by car from Chennai to Mahabalipuram takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. In November, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can go by car to Auroville.

Things to do in Mahabalipuram

Historic Sites · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks
Highlights from your trip
Shore Temple ©
Religious Site
Shore Temple
4.4
Pancha Rathas ©
Architectural Building
Pancha Rathas
4.6

1
night
Auroville

City of Dawn

Founded in 1968 by a Frenchwoman known locally as "The Mother," Auroville represented a kind of anarchist social experiment, where spirituality and communal living were supposed to override the importance of money.
On the 10th (Tue), make a trip to Matrimandir, look for all kinds of wild species at Sadhana Forest, and then admire the masterpieces at Svaram.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Auroville trip itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Mahabalipuram to Auroville in 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to Kumbakonam.

Things to do in Auroville

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Shopping
Highlights from your trip
Sadhana Forest ©
Must see
Sadhana Forest
4.9
Matrimandir ©
Architectural Building
Matrimandir
3.7
Svaram ©
Art Museum
Svaram
5.0

3
nights
Kumbakonam

A notable temple town, Kumbakonam harbors a wealth of Hindu buildings dedicated to Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva.
Kumbakonam is known for historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Airavatesvara Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uppiliappan Temple, and don't miss a visit to Thiruvidaimarudur Mahalinga Swamy Temple.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Kumbakonam trip planner.

Drive from Auroville to Kumbakonam in 3.5 hours. In November in Kumbakonam, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 27°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Thanjavur.

Things to do in Kumbakonam

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
Airavatesvara Temple ©
World heritage site
Airavatesvara Temple
4.8
Patteeswaram Temple ©
Religious Site
Patteeswaram Temple
5.0
Uppiliappan Temple ©
Religious Site
Uppiliappan Temple
4.7

2
nights
Thanjavur

Rice Bowl of Tamil Nadu

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 14th (Sat), explore the world behind art at Thanjavur Royal Palace and Art Gallery, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sree Moolai Anjaneya Temple, then admire the striking features of Brihadeeswara Temple, and finally don't miss a visit to Thanjai Mamani Koil. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mercury Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Ramalingaswami Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Garbarakshambigai Temple, and finally appreciate the history behind Thenkudi Thittai Sree Vashisteswarar Temple- Guru Stalam.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Thanjavur trip itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Kumbakonam to Thanjavur in 1.5 hours. In November, daytime highs in Thanjavur are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Tiruchirappalli.

Things to do in Thanjavur

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
Brihadeeswara Temple ©
Architectural Building
Brihadeeswara Temple
4.9
Garbarakshambigai Temple ©
Religious Site
Garbarakshambigai Temple
5.0

3
nights
Tiruchirappalli

Rockfort City

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.
Tiruchirappalli is known for historic sites, nature, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple, get outside with Grand Anaicut - Kallanai, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Joseph's Church, and see human ingenuity at work at Kallanai.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Tiruchirappalli trip itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Thanjavur to Tiruchirappalli in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Tiruchirappalli can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Madurai.

Things to do in Tiruchirappalli

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Tours
Highlights from your trip
Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple ©
Religious Site
Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple
4.5
Kallanai ©
Dam
Kallanai
4.6
Grand Anaicut - Kallanai
Outdoor Activity
Grand Anaicut - Kallanai
5.0

2
nights
Madurai

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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Yoga Narasimhar Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Aayiram Kaal Mandapam, then take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Immaiyil Nanmai Tharuvar Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Kalamegaperumal Temple, then buy something for everyone on your list at Majesty Cine Mall, then look for gifts at Prema Vilas, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Madurai journey planning site.

You can drive from Tiruchirappalli to Madurai in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Rameswaram.

Things to do in Madurai

Historic Sites · Shopping · Tours · Spas
Highlights from your trip
Aayiram Kaal Mandapam ©
Religious Site
Aayiram Kaal Mandapam
4.5
©
Walking tour
Walking tours
4.9

4
nights
Rameswaram

A trip to Rameswaram on Pamban Island will take you across a long limestone shoal bridge with spectacular ocean scenery.
Rameswaram is known for historic sites, beaches, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Dhanushkodi Beach Point, take in the views from Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge, contemplate the waterfront views at Villoondi Tirtham, and take a tour by water with Holy Island Water Sports Rental Services.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Rameswaram journey site.

Traveling by car from Madurai to Rameswaram takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Kanyakumari.

Things to do in Rameswaram

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches
Highlights from your trip

3
nights
Kanyakumari

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Padmanabhapuram Palace in Thuckalay (about 58 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Vivekananda Rock Memorial, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kanyakumari Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Bhagavathy Amman Temple, and pause for some photo ops at Thiruvalluvar Statue.

For photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Kanyakumari trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Rameswaram to Kanyakumari in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a train. In November in Kanyakumari, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can go by car to Kodaikanal.

Things to do in Kanyakumari

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

3
nights
Kodaikanal

Princess of Hill Stations

A cool and relaxing hill station, Kodaikanal has long attracted visitors up to its privileged position in the Western Ghats.
Kodaikanal is known for nature, parks, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Kodaikanal Lake, stroll around Bryant Park, get great views at Pillar Rocks, and go for a walk through Coakers Walk.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Kodaikanal journey builder site.

Getting from Kanyakumari to Kodaikanal by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of train, flight, and taxi. In November, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kodaikanal

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Shopping
Highlights from your trip
Kodaikanal Lake ©
Water Body
Kodaikanal Lake
4.2
Coakers Walk ©
Scenic Walking Area
Coakers Walk
4.0
Berijam Lake ©
Water Body
Berijam Lake
3.8

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