32 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

32 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tamil Nadu trip planner

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Make it your trip
Fly to Tiruchirappalli International Airport, Drive to Kumbakonam
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Kumbakonam
— 18 nights
Drive
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Thirunageswaram
— 1 night
Drive
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Thirukadaiyur
— 3 nights
Drive
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Chidambaram
— 6 nights
Drive
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Sirkazhi
— 1 night
Drive
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Swamimalai
— 2 nights
Drive to Tiruchirappalli International Airport, Fly to New Delhi

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Kumbakonam

— 18 nights
A notable temple town, Kumbakonam harbors a wealth of Hindu buildings dedicated to Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva.
Get out of town with these interesting Kumbakonam side-trips: Velankanni (Velankanni Beach, Basilica of Our Lady of Good Health, &more), Kallanai (in Tiruchirappalli) and Thanjavur (Sri Ramalingaswami Temple, Brihadeeswara Temple, &more). And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Airavatesvara Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Arulmigu Swaminatha Swami Temple, Swamimalai, and don't miss a visit to Thiruvidaimarudur Mahalinga Swamy Temple.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Kumbakonam fast, fun, and easy.

New Delhi to Kumbakonam is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from New Delhi in February: high temperatures in Kumbakonam hover around 39°C and lows are around 24°C. On the 15th (Mon), you'll travel to Thirunageswaram.

Things to do in Kumbakonam

Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips

Thirunageswaram

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uppiliappan Temple.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Thirunageswaram trip planning tool.

Thirunageswaram is just a stone's throw from Kumbakonam. Expect a daytime high around 42°C in March, and nighttime lows around 28°C. You'll set off for Thirukadaiyur on the 16th (Tue).

Things to do in Thirunageswaram

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

Thirukadaiyur

— 3 nights
Go for a jaunt from Thirukadaiyur to Thiruvarur to see Koothanur Maha Saraswathi Temple about 1h 5 min away.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Thirukadaiyur online journey maker.

Getting from Thirunageswaram to Thirukadaiyur by car takes about 2 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel to Chidambaram.

Things to do in Thirukadaiyur

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Chidambaram

— 6 nights
Chidambaram is a town and municipality in Cuddalore district in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Get out of town with these interesting Chidambaram side-trips: Cuddalore (Pichavaram, Silver Beach, &more) and Nagapattinam (Sattainathar Temple & Vaitheeswaran Kovil Shrine to Mars). The adventure continues: stroll through Pichavaram Mangrove Forest, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chidambaram Nataraja Temple, explore the activities along Pitchavaram Backwater, and deepen your understanding at Annamalai University.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Chidambaram online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Thirukadaiyur to Chidambaram takes 1.5 hours. On the 25th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Sirkazhi.

Things to do in Chidambaram

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Sirkazhi

— 1 night
On the 26th (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Annan Perumal Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Swetharanyeswarar Temple, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vaitheeswaran Koil.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Sirkazhi online travel route planner.

Drive from Chidambaram to Sirkazhi in an hour. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel to Swamimalai.

Things to do in Sirkazhi

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Swamimalai

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Palaivananathar Temple and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Garbarakshambigai Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Swamimalai Murugan Temple.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Swamimalai vacation maker app.

Traveling by car from Sirkazhi to Swamimalai takes 2 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Swamimalai can reach 42°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. On the 28th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Swamimalai

Historic Sites

Side Trips

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.