4 days in Kanchipuram District & Palakkad Itinerary

4 days in Kanchipuram District & Palakkad Itinerary

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Make it your trip
— 2 nights
Drive to Chennai International Airport, Fly to Coimbatore International Airport, Drive to Palakkad
— 1 night



— 2 nights
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. The structures showcase the decoration and form of early Dravidian architecture, and their distinctive designs, striking coloration, and scale still create an evocative atmosphere when studied closely and when seen as a whole.
Let the collections at DakshinaChitra Museum and India Seashell Museum capture your imagination. Get some historical perspective at Monuments at Mahabalipuram and Raya Gopura. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Shore Temple, take an in-depth tour of Maritime Heritage Museum, steep yourself in history at Nakula Sahadeva Ratha, and admire the landmark architecture of Pancha Rathas.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Mahabalipuram driving holiday website.

Kochi (Cochin) to Mahabalipuram is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also fly; or drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect little chillier evenings in Mahabalipuram when traveling from Kochi (Cochin) in February, with lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Palakkad.

Things to do in Mahabalipuram

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches

Side Trip


— 1 night

Gateway of Kerala

A trip to Palakkad takes you to an area known for being fertile, rich in animals and plant life, and surrounded by a superlative landscape.
On the 18th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Kalpathy Temple.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Palakkad planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Mahabalipuram to Palakkad. February in Palakkad sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Palakkad

Historic Sites

Kanchipuram District travel guide

Sacred & Religious Sites · Ruins · Landmarks
Kanchipuram district is a district in the northeast of the state of Tamil Nadu in India. In Early Days Chengalpattu is called as the District. In Later Kanchipuram is considered as a District. It is bounded in the west by Vellore District and Thiruvannamalai District, in the north by Tiruvallur District and Chennai District, in the south by Viluppuram District and in the east by the Bay of Bengal. It lies between 11° 00' to 12° 00' latitudes and 77° 28' to 78° 50' longitudes. The district has a total geographical area of 4432km2 and coastline of 57km. The town of Kanchipuram is the district headquarters. The Chennai International Airport is located in Tirusulam in Kanchipuram district now under Greater Chennai Corporation Limit. In 2011, Kancheepuram district had a population of 3,998,252, with a sex-ratio of 986 females for every 1,000 males.The district produces over 15,000 engineering graduates every year, same as Gujarat state.HistoryThe history of Kanchi can be traced back to several centuries BCE. The place finds its name in Patanjali's Mahabhashya, written in the 2nd century BC. Manimekalai, the famous Tamil classic, and Perumpanattu Padai, a great Tamil poetical work, vividly describe Kanchipuram city, as it was at the beginning of the Christian era.