4 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

4 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

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4 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

Start: Kolkata (Calcutta)
+3
Fly + foot + train + taxi:  5​h 30​min
1
Mahabalipuram
— 2 nights
+2
taxi + train + Fly:  3​h
2
Madurai
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Tiruchirappalli
— Few hours
taxi + Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Kolkata (Calcutta)

2
nights
Mahabalipuram

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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): make a trip to Arjuna's Penance and then make a trip to Pancha Rathas.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Mahabalipuram day trip tool .

Kolkata (Calcutta) to Mahabalipuram is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight, train, and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 42°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Madurai.

Things to do in Mahabalipuram

Historic Sites
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Monuments at Mahabalipuram ©
Monuments at Mahabalipuram
Sea Shore Temple ©
Sea Shore Temple
Varaha Cave Temple ©
Varaha Cave Temple

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): step into the grandiose world of Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Meenakshi Temple.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Madurai trip planner .

Getting from Mahabalipuram to Madurai by combination of taxi, train, and flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 41°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to drive to Tiruchirappalli.

Things to do in Madurai

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Sri Meenakshi Temple ©
Sri Meenakshi Temple
Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal ©
Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal

few
hours
Tiruchirappalli

Tiruchirappalli
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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Rangam Ranga Nathar Temple and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Tiruchirappalli day trip website .

Traveling by car from Madurai to Tiruchirappalli takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Madurai in April: highs in Tiruchirappalli hover around 46°C, while lows dip to 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tiruchirappalli

Historic Sites

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