6 days in Tamil Nadu & Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) Itinerary

6 days in Tamil Nadu & Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) Itinerary

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6 days in Tamil Nadu & Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) Itinerary

Start: Chennai
Drive:  2​h
1
Kanchipuram
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Mahabalipuram
— Few hours
Drive:  4​h
3
Chidambaram
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
4
Kumbakonam
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Thanjavur
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
6
Thiruvarur
— Few hours
Drive:  4​h 30​min
7
Rameswaram
— 1 day
Drive:  5​h
8
Tirunelveli
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
9
Tiruchendur
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 30​min
10
Kanyakumari
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
11
Nagercoil
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 15​min
12
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— Few hours
Drive:  4​h 30​min
13
Madurai
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
14
Namakkal
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
15
Erode
— Few hours
Drive:  5​h
16
Thiruvannamalai
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
17
Vellore
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 30​min
End: Chennai

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Kanchipuram

Kanchipuram ©
The busy town of Kanchipuram enjoys a reputation for its Hindu temples and handwoven silk saris.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamakshi Amman Temple, admire the landmark architecture of Sri Varadharaja Perumal Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vaikunta Perumal Temple, and finally don't miss a visit to Sri Vijayaraghava Perumal Thirukovil.

Plan a trip to Kanchipuram easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.

Chennai to Kanchipuram is an approximately 2-hour car ride. In August, daytime highs in Kanchipuram are 40°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Mahabalipuram.

Things to do in Kanchipuram

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Sri Varadharaja Perumal Temple ©
Sri Varadharaja Perumal Temple
Kamakshi Amman Temple ©
Kamakshi Amman Temple

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Sea Shore Temple as well as Monuments at Mahabalipuram. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sea Shore Temple and then delve into the distant past at Monuments at Mahabalipuram.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Mahabalipuram trip itinerary planning site .

Drive from Kanchipuram to Mahabalipuram in 2 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Mahabalipuram can reach 41°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Chidambaram.

Things to do in Mahabalipuram

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Sea Shore Temple ©
Sea Shore Temple
Monuments at Mahabalipuram ©
Monuments at Mahabalipuram

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Chidambaram

Chidambaram
Chidambaram is a town and municipality in Cuddalore district in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Find out how to plan Chidambaram trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Traveling by car from Mahabalipuram to Chidambaram takes 3.5 hours. You will have some time to spend on the 11th (Sun) before leaving for Kumbakonam.

Things to do in Chidambaram

Historic Sites Parks Nature

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Kumbakonam

Kumbakonam ©
A notable temple town, Kumbakonam harbors a wealth of Hindu buildings dedicated to Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Airavatesvara Temple and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Uppiliappan Temple.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Kumbakonam trip planning website .

You can drive from Chidambaram to Kumbakonam in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 42°C in August, and nighttime lows around 30°C. On the 11th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Thanjavur.

Things to do in Kumbakonam

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Uppiliappan Temple
Highlights from your plan
Uppiliappan Temple ©
Uppiliappan Temple
Airavatesvara Temple ©
Airavatesvara Temple

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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.
To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Thanjavur online road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Kumbakonam to Thanjavur takes 1.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Thanjavur are 42°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Thiruvarur.

Things to do in Thanjavur

Historic Sites Tours Parks

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Thiruvarur

Thiruvarur
Thiruvarur also spelt as Tiruvarur is a town and municipality in Tiruvarur district in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Thiruvarur online trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Thanjavur to Thiruvarur in 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel to Rameswaram.

Things to do in Thiruvarur

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

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Rameswaram

Rameswaram
A trip to Rameswaram on Pamban Island will take you across a long limestone shoal bridge with spectacular ocean scenery.
To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Rameswaram visit planner.

Getting from Thiruvarur to Rameswaram by car takes about 5 hours. On the 12th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Tirunelveli.

Things to do in Rameswaram

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

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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. Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ayikudi Murugan Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Lord Thirukuttralanathar, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kanthimathi-Nellaiyapper Temple.

Before you visit Tirunelveli, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by car from Rameswaram to Tirunelveli takes 4.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Tirunelveli can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel to Tiruchendur.

Things to do in Tirunelveli

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Kanthimathi-Nellaiyapper Temple ©
Kanthimathi-Nellaiyapper Temple

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Tiruchendur

Tiruchendur
Tiruchendur is a panchayat town at the southern tip of India, in the Thoothukudi district of Tamil Nadu. To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Tiruchendur trip builder site .

Traveling by car from Tirunelveli to Tiruchendur takes 1.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel to Kanyakumari.

Things to do in Tiruchendur

Historic Sites

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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.
To find more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Kanyakumari online day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Tiruchendur to Kanyakumari takes 2 hours. In August, daytime highs in Kanyakumari are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. You'll have a few hours on the 13th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Nagercoil.

Things to do in Kanyakumari

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

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Nagercoil

Nagercoil
Nagercoil is a town in the southernmost Indian state of Tamil Nadu and a municipality and administrative headquarters of Kanyakumari District. To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Nagercoil online trip builder .

You can drive from Kanyakumari to Nagercoil in an hour. August in Nagercoil sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. On the 13th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Nagercoil

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) ©
Situated among a collection of low hills that lead up to the coastline, state capital Thiruvananthapuram acts as a base for exploration of the southern tip of the country.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) tour itinerary builder app .

You can drive from Nagercoil to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 28°C. You'll have a few hours on the 13th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Madurai.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple

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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.
For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Madurai trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Madurai in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. August in Madurai sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel to Namakkal.

Things to do in Madurai

Historic Sites Tours Parks

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Namakkal

Namakkal ©
Namakkal or Namagiri is a town and a municipality in Namakkal district in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Namakkal Narasimha Temple and then make a trip to Anjaneya Temple.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Namakkal fast, fun, and easy.

Traveling by car from Madurai to Namakkal takes 3 hours. When traveling from Madurai in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Namakkal, with highs around 42°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Erode.

Things to do in Namakkal

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Anjaneya Temple ©
Anjaneya Temple

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Erode

Erode
Erode is a city in the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu once part of great Kongu Nadu. On the 14th (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Veeramaathi Amman Temple.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Erode vacation planner .

Drive from Namakkal to Erode in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel to Thiruvannamalai.

Things to do in Erode

Historic Sites

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Thiruvannamalai

Thiruvannamalai
To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Thiruvannamalai trip builder .

You can drive from Erode to Thiruvannamalai in 4.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Thiruvannamalai can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. You will have some time to spend on the 15th (Thu) before leaving for Vellore.

Things to do in Thiruvannamalai

Historic Sites Parks Tours

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Vellore

Vellore ©
An assortment of temples and a large historic fort generate a good deal of Vellore's tourism--as do the top hospitals of this dry, sunny city.
On the 15th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Nemili Sri Bala Peetam and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jalakandeswarar Temple.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Vellore trip itinerary maker app .

You can drive from Thiruvannamalai to Vellore in 2 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 30°C. On the 15th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Vellore

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Jalakandeswarar Temple ©
Jalakandeswarar Temple

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