6 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

6 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tamil Nadu trip planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Chennai
— 1 night
Drive
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Auroville
— 1 night
Drive
3
Chidambaram
— 1 night
Drive
4
Kodaikanal
— 2 nights
Taxi to Madurai, Fly to Singapore Changi

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Chennai

— 1 night

Detroit of South Asia

Chennai, a city hailed for its vibrant atmosphere and historic attractions, remains one of the most visited places in India.
On the 26th (Sat), enjoy the sand and surf at Marina Beach. On your second day here, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kapaleeshwarar Temple, stroll through Besant Nagar Beach, and then get a dose of the wild on Innovision Events & Excursions.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Chennai driving holiday planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Chennai is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2.5 hours traveling from Singapore to Chennai. Expect little chillier evenings in Chennai when traveling from Singapore in December, with lows around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Auroville.

Things to do in Chennai

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Auroville

— 1 night

City of Dawn

Founded in 1968 by a Frenchwoman known locally as "The Mother," Auroville represented a kind of anarchist social experiment, where spirituality and communal living were supposed to override the importance of money.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): admire the striking features of Matrimandir and then look for all kinds of wild species at Sadhana Forest.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Auroville road trip site.

Getting from Chennai to Auroville by car takes about 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to drive to Chidambaram.

Things to do in Auroville

Parks · Wildlife

Chidambaram

— 1 night
Chidambaram is a town and municipality in Cuddalore district in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Start off your visit on the 29th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Pichavaram Mangrove Forest.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Chidambaram trip planner.

You can drive from Auroville to Chidambaram in 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Kodaikanal.

Things to do in Chidambaram

Parks · Wildlife
Highlights from your trip

Kodaikanal

— 2 nights

Princess of Hill Stations

A cool and relaxing hill station, Kodaikanal has long attracted visitors up to its privileged position in the Western Ghats.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Wed): cruise along Silent Valley View Point, take a peaceful walk through Pine Forest, and then explore the activities along Kodaikanal Lake.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Kodaikanal tour planner.

You can drive from Chidambaram to Kodaikanal in 7.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Kodaikanal are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. You will have some time to spend on the 31st (Thu) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Kodaikanal

Parks · Nature · Scenic Drive · Outdoors

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.