6 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

6 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

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Fly to Chennai International Airport, Drive to Kanchipuram
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Kanchipuram
— 1 day
Drive
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Mahabalipuram
— 1 night
Drive
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Chennai
— 1 night
Fly
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Madurai
— 1 night
Drive
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Rameswaram
— 1 night
Drive
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Kanyakumari
— 1 night
Train to Thiruvananthapuram Central, Fly to Indore

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Kanchipuram

The busy town of Kanchipuram enjoys a reputation for its Hindu temples and handwoven silk saris.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kachabeshwarar Temple and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kailasanathar Temple.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Kanchipuram trip itinerary maker app.

Indore to Kanchipuram is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Indore in November since evenings lows in Kanchipuram dip to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can go by car to Mahabalipuram.

Things to do in Kanchipuram

Historic Sites

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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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): admire the striking features of Pancha Rathas, then get to know the resident critters at The Madras Crocodile Bank Trust and Centre for Herpetology, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shore Temple.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Mahabalipuram trip builder website.

You can drive from Kanchipuram to Mahabalipuram in 2 hours. In November, daytime highs in Mahabalipuram are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can drive to Chennai.

Things to do in Mahabalipuram

Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

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Chennai

Detroit of South Asia

Chennai, a city hailed for its vibrant atmosphere and historic attractions, remains one of the most visited places in India.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): take a stroll through Fort St. George, then kick back and relax at Marina Beach, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Thome Church, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kapaleeshwarar Temple.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Chennai itinerary planner.

You can drive from Mahabalipuram to Chennai in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. November in Chennai sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to Madurai.

Things to do in Chennai

Historic Sites · Beaches · Parks · Outdoors

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Madurai

Athens of the East

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.
You've now added Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple to your itinerary. On the 30th (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tirupparankunram, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Aayiram Kaal Mandapam, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Yoga Narasimhar Temple.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Madurai road trip site.

Getting from Chennai to Madurai by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In November, daily temperatures in Madurai can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can go by car to Rameswaram.

Things to do in Madurai

Historic Sites · Tours

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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 1st (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple, kick back and relax at Dhanushkodi Beach Point, then take in the views from Pamban bridge, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Kalam National Memorial.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Rameswaram tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Madurai to Rameswaram in 3 hours. Another option is to take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Kanyakumari.

Things to do in Rameswaram

Historic Sites · Beaches · Parks · Outdoors

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Kanyakumari

Cape Comorin

Located at the most southerly point of mainland India, Kanyakumari has long attracted pilgrims and those keen to see the end of the road.
On the 2nd (Wed), don't miss a visit to Thiruvalluvar Statue and then don't miss a visit to Vivekananda Rock Memorial.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Kanyakumari trip maker app.

Traveling by car from Rameswaram to Kanyakumari takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

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.