5 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

5 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tamil Nadu visit planner

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Velankanni
— 1 night
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Thanjavur
— 1 night
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Dindigul
— 1 night
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Sivaganga
— 1 night
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Velankanni

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of Our Lady of Good Health and then pause for some serene contemplation at Morning Star Church for Our Lady of Vailankanni.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Velankanni online route planner.

Chennai to Velankanni is an approximately 7-hour car ride. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Thanjavur.

Things to do in Velankanni

Historic Sites

Thanjavur

— 1 night

Rice Bowl of Tamil Nadu

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.
On the 17th (Sun), admire the striking features of Brihadeeswara Temple.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Thanjavur online trip maker.

Getting from Velankanni to Thanjavur by car takes about 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in January, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can travel to Dindigul.

Things to do in Thanjavur

Historic Sites · Museums

Dindigul

— 1 night
Dindigul is a city in the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Thadikombu Sri Sownthara Raja Perumal Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Palani Murugan Temple, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Kottai Mariamman Kovil.

For photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Dindigul trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Thanjavur to Dindigul takes 3 hours. In January, daytime highs in Dindigul are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel to Sivaganga.

Things to do in Dindigul

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Sivaganga

— 1 night
Sivaganga is the headquarters of the Sivaganga district in the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu. On the 20th (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kalaiyar Kovil Temple and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Athmanathaswamy Temple.

To see photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Sivaganga route planner.

Getting from Dindigul to Sivaganga by car takes about 2.5 hours. January in Sivaganga sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sivaganga

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

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.