32 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

32 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

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32 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  4​h 30​min
1
Chennai
— 4 nights
Fly + taxi:  3​h 45​min
2
Thanjavur
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Madurai
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
4
Rameswaram
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
5
Kanyakumari
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Tirunelveli
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
7
Kodaikanal
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
8
Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
9
Coimbatore
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
End: Mumbai

4
nights
Chennai

Chennai ©
Chennai, a city hailed for its vibrant atmosphere and historic attractions, remains one of the most visited places in India.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Chennai: DakshinaChitra Museum (in Muttukadu) and Mahabalipuram (The Madras Crocodile Bank Trust and Centre for Herpetology, Mahishasuramardini Cave, & more). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Marina Beach, take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Thome Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Parthasarathy Temple, and stop by Pure Pearls.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Chennai trip planner.

Mumbai to Chennai is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In September in Chennai, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Thanjavur.

Things to do in Chennai

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Mahabalipuram, DakshinaChitra Museum
Highlights from your plan
Sea Shore Temple ©
Sea Shore Temple
Marina Beach ©
Marina Beach
Kapaleeshwarar Temple ©
Kapaleeshwarar Temple

4
nights
Thanjavur

Thanjavur ©
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Thanjavur: Tiruchirappalli (Jambukeswarar Temple, Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple, & more), Garbarakshambigai Temple (in Thirukkarugavur) and Thyagarajaswamy Temple (in Thiruvarur). There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Brihadeeshwara Temple, pause for some photo ops at Gangaikonda Cholapuram, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Ramalingaswami Temple, and make a trip to Thanjai Mamani Koil.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Thanjavur trip itinerary builder site .

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Chennai to Thanjavur in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 41°C in September, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can drive to Madurai.

Things to do in Thanjavur

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Tiruchirappalli, Thyagarajaswamy Temple, Garbarakshambigai Temple, Airavatesvara Temple
Highlights from your plan
Brihadeeshwara Temple ©
Brihadeeshwara Temple
Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple ©
Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple
Airavatesvara Temple ©
Airavatesvara 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.
Madurai is known for historic sites, museums, shopping, nature, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple, examine the collection at Gandhi Memorial Museum, and gain insight with a tour of cultural highlights.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Madurai itinerary planning website .

You can drive from Thanjavur to Madurai in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. While traveling from Thanjavur, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Madurai, ranging from highs of 38°C to lows of 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Rameswaram.

Things to do in Madurai

Historic Sites Tours Museums
Highlights from your plan
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple ©
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple
Walking tours
Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine ©
Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine

3
nights
Rameswaram

Rameswaram ©
A trip to Rameswaram on Pamban Island will take you across a long limestone shoal bridge with spectacular ocean scenery.
Step out of Rameswaram with an excursion to Five-Faced Hanuman Temple in Ramanathapuram--about 1h 10 min away. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple, kick back and relax at Kunthu kal Beach, Rameswaram, explore the different monuments and memorials at Kalam National Memorial, and examine the collection at Former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam House.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Rameswaram itinerary builder site .

Take a train from Madurai to Rameswaram in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to drive to Kanyakumari.

Things to do in Rameswaram

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Five-Faced Hanuman Temple
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

3
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Padmanabhapuram Palace (in Thuckalay) and Nagaraja Temple (in Nagercoil). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Vivekananda Rock Memorial, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Marungoor Murugan Temple, kick back and relax at Kanyakumari Beach, and pause for some photo ops at Thiruvalluvar Statue.

To find maps and other tourist information, you can read our Kanyakumari trip maker website .

Drive from Rameswaram to Kanyakumari in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Kanyakumari can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Tirunelveli.

Things to do in Kanyakumari

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Padmanabhapuram Palace, Nagaraja Temple
Highlights from your plan
Padmanabhapuram Palace ©
Padmanabhapuram Palace
Vivekananda Rock Memorial ©
Vivekananda Rock Memorial
Kanyakumari Beach ©
Kanyakumari Beach

3
nights
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. Explore Tirunelveli's surroundings by going to Thiruchendur Murugan Temple (in Thiruchendur), Vanatirupathi (in Nagercoil) and Sri Vaikuntam Temple (in Tuticorin). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kanthimathi-Nellaiyapper Temple, admire the engineering at Manimuthar And Papanasam Dams, and admire the sheer force of Courtallam Falls.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Tirunelveli trip maker app .

Getting from Kanyakumari to Tirunelveli by car takes about 1.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Tirunelveli are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel to Kodaikanal.

Things to do in Tirunelveli

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Sri Vaikuntam Temple, Vanatirupathi, Thiruchendur Murugan Temple, Courtallam Falls
Highlights from your plan
Agasthiyar Falls ©
Agasthiyar Falls
Kanthimathi-Nellaiyapper Temple ©
Kanthimathi-Nellaiyapper Temple
Thiruchendur Murugan Temple ©
Thiruchendur Murugan Temple

3
nights
Kodaikanal

Kodaikanal ©
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, historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Kodaikanal Lake, get great views at Pillar Rocks, take in nature's colorful creations at Bryant Park, and look for gifts at The Cocoa Bean.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Kodaikanal tour builder app .

Traveling by car from Tirunelveli to Kodaikanal takes 5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Kodaikanal can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Ooty (Udhagamandalam).

Things to do in Kodaikanal

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Kodaikanal Lake ©
Kodaikanal Lake
Pine Forest ©
Pine Forest
Pillar Rocks ©
Pillar Rocks

4
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.
When in Ooty (Udhagamandalam), make a side trip to see Sim`s Park in Coonoor, approximately 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens, take in the awesome beauty at Doddabetta Peak, take some stellar pictures from Shooting Point, and admire the sheer force of Pykara Water Falls.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Ooty (Udhagamandalam) holiday planner .

Getting from Kodaikanal to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Kodaikanal in October: high temperatures in Ooty (Udhagamandalam) hover around 31°C and lows are around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Coimbatore.

Things to do in Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Coonoor, Wenlock Downs 9th Mile Shooting Point
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Coimbatore: Bannari Amman Temple (in Bannari), Vanabathrakali Amman Kovil (in Mettupalayam) and Malampuzha Garden and Dam (in Palakkad). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Dhyanalinga, pause for some photo ops at Narayana Kavi Memorial, get out on two wheels at Triumph Expeditions, and browse the different shops at Brookefields Mall.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Coimbatore sightseeing planning site .

Getting from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) to Coimbatore by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) in October, you will find days in Coimbatore are somewhat warmer (37°C), and nights are about the same (26°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Coimbatore

Historic Sites Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Malampuzha Garden and Dam, Bannari Amman Temple, Vanabathrakali Amman Kovil
Highlights from your plan
Marudamalai Temple ©
Marudamalai Temple
Malampuzha Garden and Dam ©
Malampuzha Garden and Dam
Dhyanalinga ©
Dhyanalinga

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