5 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

5 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

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5 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru
bus + Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
Tiruchirappalli
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Rameswaram
— 1 night
train:  2​h 45​min
3
Madurai
— 1 night
+2
Fly + foot + train:  2​h 45​min
4
Mahabalipuram
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Bengaluru

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple.

To see reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Tiruchirappalli day trip website .

Bengaluru to Tiruchirappalli is an approximately 3.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Bengaluru in April, things will get somewhat warmer in Tiruchirappalli: highs are around 45°C and lows about 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to drive to Rameswaram.

Things to do in Tiruchirappalli

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple ©
Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple

1
night
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 9th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Dhanushkodi Beach, then stroll the grounds of Kalam National Memorial, then enjoy the sand and surf at Kunthu kal Beach, Rameswaram, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Rameswaram attractions planner .

Getting from Tiruchirappalli to Rameswaram by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Madurai.

Things to do in Rameswaram

Outdoors Beaches Parks
Highlights from your plan
Dhanushkodi Beach ©
Dhanushkodi Beach
Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple ©
Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple
Kalam National Memorial ©
Kalam National Memorial

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 10th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Yoga Narasimhar Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Aayiram Kaal Mandapam, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Koodal Azhagar Temple.

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Traveling by train from Rameswaram to Madurai takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In April, plan for daily highs up to 41°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to Mahabalipuram.

Things to do in Madurai

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple ©
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple
Aayiram Kaal Mandapam ©
Aayiram Kaal Mandapam
Koodal Azhagar Temple ©
Koodal Azhagar Temple

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.
On the 11th (Sat), examine the collection at DakshinaChitra Museum and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sea Shore Temple. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at The Madras Crocodile Bank Trust and Centre for Herpetology, Head underground at Mahishasuramardini Cave, delve into the distant past at Monuments at Mahabalipuram, then delve into the distant past at Krishna Mandapam, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Varaha Cave Temple.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Mahabalipuram trip itinerary planner .

Do a combination of flight and train from Madurai to Mahabalipuram in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In April, daily temperatures in Mahabalipuram can reach 42°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Mahabalipuram

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

DakshinaChitra Museum
Highlights from your plan
DakshinaChitra Museum ©
DakshinaChitra Museum
Sea Shore Temple ©
Sea Shore Temple
Monuments at Mahabalipuram ©
Monuments at Mahabalipuram

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