33 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

33 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

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33 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

Start: Chennai
1
Chennai
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  3​h 45​min
2
Thanjavur
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Kumbakonam
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
4
Rameswaram
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
5
Kanyakumari
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Tirunelveli
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
7
Madurai
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
8
Kodaikanal
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
9
Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
10
Coimbatore
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
End: Chennai

3
nights
Chennai

Chennai ©
Chennai, a city hailed for its vibrant atmosphere and historic attractions, remains one of the most visited places in India.
Change things up with these side-trips from Chennai: Mahabalipuram (Mahishasuramardhini Mandapa, Sea Shore Temple, & more) and DakshinaChitra Museum (in Muttukadu). There's more to do: kick back and relax at Marina Beach and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shirdi Sai Baba Temple.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Chennai trip planner.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Chennai. In September, daily temperatures in Chennai can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel to Thanjavur.

Things to do in Chennai

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

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

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Thanjavur: Garbarakshambigai Temple (in Thirukkarugavur) and Tiruchirappalli (Rock Fort Temple, Jambukeswarar Temple, & more). There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Brihadeeshwara Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Seerkazhi, appreciate the history behind Thenkudi Thittai Sree Vashisteswarar Temple- Guru Stalam, and don't miss a visit to Thanjai Mamani Koil.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Thanjavur online trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Chennai to Thanjavur in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Thanjavur can reach 41°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can go by car to Kumbakonam.

Things to do in Thanjavur

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Tiruchirappalli, Garbarakshambigai Temple
Highlights from your plan
Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple ©
Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple
Brihadeeshwara Temple ©
Brihadeeshwara Temple

3
nights
Kumbakonam

Kumbakonam ©
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: Thiruvarur (Thyagarajaswamy Temple, Shree Saraswathi Temple Koothanur, & more). There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Airavatesvara Temple, don't miss a visit to Thiruvidaimarudur Mahalinga Swamy Temple, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Uppiliappan Temple.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Kumbakonam day trip tool .

Getting from Thanjavur to Kumbakonam by car takes about 1.5 hours. September in Kumbakonam sees daily highs of 41°C and lows of 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Rameswaram.

Things to do in Kumbakonam

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Thiruvarur, Uppiliappan Temple
Highlights from your plan
Airavatesvara Temple ©
Airavatesvara Temple
Kampaheswarar Temple ©
Kampaheswarar Temple
Patteeswaram Temple ©
Patteeswaram Temple

2
nights
Rameswaram

Rameswaram ©
A trip to Rameswaram on Pamban Island will take you across a long limestone shoal bridge with spectacular ocean scenery.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): take in the views from Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge, snap pictures at Pamban bridge, explore the different monuments and memorials at Kalam National Memorial, then stroll through Kunthu kal Beach, Rameswaram, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Wed): kick back and relax at Dhanushkodi Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Nambunayaki amman temple, and then identify plant and animal life at Water Bird Sanctuary.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Rameswaram online driving holiday planner .

Drive from Kumbakonam to Rameswaram in 5.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can drive to Kanyakumari.

Things to do in Rameswaram

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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 Nagaraja Temple (in Nagercoil) and Padmanabhapuram Palace (in Thuckalay). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Vivekananda Rock Memorial, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thanumalayan temple - Sthanumalayan Kovil, pause for some serene contemplation at St Xavier Church, and enjoy the sand and surf at Kanyakumari Beach.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Kanyakumari road trip app .

You can drive from Rameswaram to Kanyakumari in 5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In September in Kanyakumari, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can go by car to Tirunelveli.

Things to do in Kanyakumari

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Tirunelveli: Vanatirupathi (in Nagercoil), Arulmigu Subramaniya Swamy Temple (in Tiruchendur) and Sri Vaikuntam Temple (in Tuticorin). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kanthimathi-Nellaiyapper Temple, admire the sheer force of Shivamathungai Falls, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kappal Matha Church, and make a trip to Suyambulinga swamy temple.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Tirunelveli trip tool .

Traveling by car from Kanyakumari to Tirunelveli takes 1.5 hours. September in Tirunelveli sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to travel to Madurai.

Things to do in Tirunelveli

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Vanatirupathi, Sri Vaikuntam Temple, Arulmigu Subramaniya Swamy Temple
Highlights from your plan
Kanthimathi-Nellaiyapper Temple ©
Kanthimathi-Nellaiyapper Temple
Papanasanathar Temple ©
Papanasanathar Temple
Kappal Matha Church ©
Kappal Matha Church

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, see the interesting displays at Gandhi Memorial Museum, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and contemplate the long history of Sri Ramana Mandiram.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Madurai trip website .

You can drive from Tirunelveli to Madurai in 3 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Kodaikanal.

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
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, look for gifts at The Cocoa Bean, take in the pleasant sights at Coakers Walk, and walk around Bryant Park.

Start your trip to Kodaikanal by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

You can drive from Madurai to Kodaikanal in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. October in Kodaikanal sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow 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.
Explore Ooty (Udhagamandalam)'s surroundings by going to Moyar River (in Mudumalai) and Sim`s Park (in Coonoor). Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens, head outdoors with Glenmorgan, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Venkateshwara Perumal Temple, and appreciate the views at Mukurthi Dam.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Ooty (Udhagamandalam) trip itinerary maker app .

Drive from Kodaikanal to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. Traveling from Kodaikanal in October, things will get little chillier in Ooty (Udhagamandalam): highs are around 31°C and lows about 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to drive to Coimbatore.

Things to do in Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Sim`s Park, Moyar River
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Coimbatore: Bannari Amman Temple (in Bannari) and Vanabathrakali Amman Kovil (in Mettupalayam). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Dhyanalinga, appreciate the history behind Adiyogi Shiva, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Velliangiri Mountains.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Coimbatore trip builder tool .

Traveling by car from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) to Coimbatore takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can 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). Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Coimbatore

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Vanabathrakali Amman Kovil, Bannari Amman Temple
Highlights from your plan
Dhyanalinga ©
Dhyanalinga
Marudamalai Temple ©
Marudamalai Temple
Arulmigu Patteeswarar Swamy Temple ©

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