6 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

6 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

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6 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  5​h
1
Madurai
— Few hours
train:  3​h
2
Rameswaram
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Kanyakumari
— 1 night
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Chennai
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: New Delhi

few
hours
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 21st (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Meenakshi Temple.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Madurai online journey planner .

New Delhi to Madurai is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. While traveling from New Delhi, expect a bit warmer days and much warmer nights in Madurai, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can drive to Rameswaram.

Things to do in Madurai

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple ©
Madurai Meenakshi Amman 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 22nd (Sat): see the interesting displays at Former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam House, take in the spiritual surroundings of Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Rama Tirtham (Gandamadana), then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ruined Temple/Church of Dhanushkodi, and finally stroll through Dhanushkodi Beach.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Rameswaram travel planning app .

Drive from Madurai to Rameswaram in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to drive to Kanyakumari.

Things to do in Rameswaram

Historic Sites Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple ©
Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple
Dhanushkodi Beach ©
Dhanushkodi Beach
Ruined Temple/Church of Dhanushkodi ©

1
night
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.
On the 23rd (Sun), make a trip to Vivekananda Rock Memorial, pause for some photo ops at Thiruvalluvar Statue, then enjoy the sand and surf at Kanyakumari Beach, then steep yourself in history at Vattakottai Fort, and finally see the interesting displays at Kanyakumari Wax Museum.

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Drive from Rameswaram to Kanyakumari in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in December, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Chennai.

Things to do in Kanyakumari

Beaches Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Vivekananda Rock Memorial ©
Vivekananda Rock Memorial
Kanyakumari Beach ©
Kanyakumari Beach
Thiruvalluvar Statue ©
Thiruvalluvar Statue

3
nights
Chennai

Chennai ©
Chennai, a city hailed for its vibrant atmosphere and historic attractions, remains one of the most visited places in India.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Kapaleeshwar Temple and San Thome Church. We've included these beaches for you: Marina Beach and Besant Nagar Beach. Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at The Madras Crocodile Bank Trust and Centre for Herpetology, admire the majestic nature at Anna Nagar Tower Park, admire the landmark architecture of Chennai Central Railway Station, and pause for some photo ops at Victory War Memorial.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Chennai day trip tool .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Kanyakumari to Chennai takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Chennai

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

The Madras Crocodile Bank Trust and Centre for Herpetology
Highlights from your plan
Marina Beach ©
Marina Beach
Kapaleeshwarar Temple ©
Kapaleeshwarar Temple

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