6 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

6 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

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6 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

Start: Mangalore
Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
Madurai
— Few hours
train:  2​h 45​min
2
Rameswaram
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
3
Kumbakonam
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
4
Mahabalipuram
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  2​h 30​min
End: Mangalore

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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.
On the 9th (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Madurai trip maker tool .

Mangalore to Madurai is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In July, Madurai is somewhat warmer than Mangalore - with highs of 40°C and lows of 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can take a train to Rameswaram.

Things to do in Madurai

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple ©
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple

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night
Rameswaram

Rameswaram ©
A trip to Rameswaram on Pamban Island will take you across a long limestone shoal bridge with spectacular ocean scenery.
On the 10th (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kunthu kal Beach, Rameswaram, then stroll the grounds of Kalam National Memorial, and finally kick back and relax at Dhanushkodi Beach.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Rameswaram vacation planner.

Getting from Madurai to Rameswaram by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel to Kumbakonam.

Things to do in Rameswaram

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Dhanushkodi Beach ©
Dhanushkodi Beach
Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple ©
Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple
Kalam National Memorial ©
Kalam National Memorial

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Kumbakonam

Kumbakonam ©
A notable temple town, Kumbakonam harbors a wealth of Hindu buildings dedicated to Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva.
On the 11th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Garbarakshambigai Temple, admire the striking features of Airavatesvara Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kampaheswarar Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dhenupureeswarar Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Mahapratyangira Devi Temple. On the 12th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Arulmigu Swaminatha Swami Temple, Swamimalai, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Swami Malai Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Ramalingaswami Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Patteeswaram Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ramaswamy Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ramaswamy Temple.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Kumbakonam online tour planner .

Getting from Rameswaram to Kumbakonam by car takes about 5.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Kumbakonam can reach 43°C, while at night they dip to 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can travel to Mahabalipuram.

Things to do in Kumbakonam

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Thanjavur, Garbarakshambigai Temple
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Airavatesvara Temple ©
Airavatesvara Temple
Patteeswaram Temple ©
Patteeswaram Temple
Garbarakshambigai Temple ©
Garbarakshambigai 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.
On the 13th (Sat), look for all kinds of wild species at The Madras Crocodile Bank Trust and Centre for Herpetology, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sea Shore Temple, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Monuments at Mahabalipuram. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Covelong Beach, Head underground at Mahishasuramardini Cave, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Varaha Cave Temple, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Vedagiriswarar Temple.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Mahabalipuram itinerary maker website .

Drive from Kumbakonam to Mahabalipuram in 5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Mahabalipuram are 42°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Mahabalipuram

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Vedagiriswarar Temple, Covelong Beach
Highlights from your plan
Monuments at Mahabalipuram ©
Monuments at Mahabalipuram
Sea Shore Temple ©
Sea Shore Temple
Varaha Cave Temple ©
Varaha Cave Temple

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