6 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

6 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

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6 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  8​h 30​min
1
Mahabalipuram
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Thanjavur
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
3
Rameswaram
— 1 night
train:  2​h 45​min
4
Madurai
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Singapore

2
nights
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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life 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.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Mahabalipuram trip planner .

Singapore, Singapore to Mahabalipuram is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Singapore to Mahabalipuram, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Singapore in December, Mahabalipuram is a bit cooler at night with lows of 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can drive to Thanjavur.

Things to do in Mahabalipuram

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Sea Shore Temple ©
Sea Shore Temple
Descent Of The Ganges ©
Descent Of The Ganges
India Seashell Museum ©
India Seashell Museum

1
night
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.
On the 13th (Fri), admire the landmark architecture of Gangaikonda Cholapuram, take in the spiritual surroundings of Seerkazhi, and then admire the striking features of Brihadeeshwara Temple.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Thanjavur road trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Mahabalipuram to Thanjavur takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and taxi; or take a train. In December in Thanjavur, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 25°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Rameswaram.

Things to do in Thanjavur

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Gangaikonda Cholapuram ©
Gangaikonda Cholapuram
Brihadeeshwara Temple ©
Brihadeeshwara Temple
Seerkazhi ©
Seerkazhi

1
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 14th (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple, snap pictures at Pamban bridge, then take in the views from Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Dhanushkodi Beach.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Rameswaram trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by car from Thanjavur to Rameswaram takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Madurai.

Things to do in Rameswaram

Beaches Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Dhanushkodi Beach ©
Dhanushkodi Beach
Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple ©
Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple
Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge ©
Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Aayiram Kaal Mandapam and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Madurai online travel route planner .

Traveling by train from Rameswaram to Madurai takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In December, daytime highs in Madurai are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Madurai

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Aayiram Kaal Mandapam ©
Aayiram Kaal Mandapam
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple ©
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple

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