60 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

60 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

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60 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  3​h 45​min
1
Coimbatore
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
— 6 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
3
Kodaikanal
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Madurai
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Tirunelveli
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Kanyakumari
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
7
Rameswaram
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
8
Kumbakonam
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
9
Tiruchirappalli
— 6 nights
Fly:  3​h
10
Chennai
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h
11
Kanchipuram
— 6 nights
Drive + Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Mumbai

5
nights
Coimbatore

Coimbatore ©
Known throughout the country as a major industrial city, Coimbatore possesses a welcoming atmosphere and a growing cosmopolitanism.
Venture out of the city with trips to Bannari Amman Temple (in Bannari), Vanabathrakali Amman Kovil (in Mettupalayam) and Sri Tirumuruganathawami Temple (in Tiruppur). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dhyanalinga, pause for some photo ops at Narayana Kavi Memorial, and take in the awesome beauty at Velliangiri Mountains.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Coimbatore tour itinerary app .

Mumbai to Coimbatore is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or drive. In August, daily temperatures in Coimbatore can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can drive to Ooty (Udhagamandalam).

Things to do in Coimbatore

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Vanabathrakali Amman Kovil, Bannari Amman Temple, Sri Tirumuruganathawami Temple
Highlights from your plan
Dhyanalinga ©
Dhyanalinga
Marudamalai Temple ©
Marudamalai Temple
Arulmigu Patteeswarar Swamy Temple ©

6
nights
Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

Ooty (Udhagamandalam) ©
Tea gardens and eucalyptus trees scent the air of the fields surrounding Ooty, a popular summer tourism destination up in the hills.
Explore Ooty (Udhagamandalam)'s surroundings by going to Sim`s Park (in Coonoor), Needle Rock View Point (in Gudalur) and Kodanad View Point (in Kotagiri). Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens, explore the activities along Upper Bhavani Lake, admire the sheer force of Pykara Water Falls, and look for gifts at Higginbotham's Bookstore.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Ooty (Udhagamandalam) trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Coimbatore to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Ooty (Udhagamandalam) are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to drive to Kodaikanal.

Things to do in Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Coonoor, Kodanad View Point, Needle Rock View Point
Highlights from your plan
Botanical Gardens ©
Botanical Gardens
Doddabetta Peak ©
Doddabetta Peak
Pykara Lake ©
Pykara Lake

5
nights
Kodaikanal

Kodaikanal ©
A cool and relaxing hill station, Kodaikanal has long attracted visitors up to its privileged position in the Western Ghats.
Venture out of the city with trips to Palani (Periyanayaki Amman Temple & Thiru Avinankudi Temple) and Amanalingeshwarar Temple (in Udumalpet). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Kodaikanal Lake, go for a walk through Coakers Walk, take in nature's colorful creations at Bryant Park, and get great views at Pillar Rocks.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Kodaikanal trip itinerary planning site .

Getting from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) to Kodaikanal by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. August in Kodaikanal sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can drive to Madurai.

Things to do in Kodaikanal

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Palani, Amanalingeshwarar Temple
Highlights from your plan
Kodaikanal Lake ©
Kodaikanal Lake
Pine Forest ©
Pine Forest
Pillar Rocks ©
Pillar Rocks

5
nights
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Madurai: Palani Murugan Temple (in Palani), Karpagavinayagar Temple (in Karaikudi) and Sri Kottai Mariamman Kovil (in Dindigul). There's more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Madurai online vacation planner .

Drive from Kodaikanal to Madurai in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. In August, daily temperatures in Madurai can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel to Tirunelveli.

Things to do in Madurai

Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Sivakasi, Andal Renga Mannar Temple, Palani Murugan Temple, Sri Kottai Mariamman Kovil, Karpagavinayagar Temple
Highlights from your plan
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple ©
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple
Walking tours
Palani Murugan Temple ©
Palani Murugan Temple

5
nights
Tirunelveli

Tirunelveli ©
Tirunelveli ), also known as Nellai and historically descended in the form of a hedge and roof to save the paddy crop of a devotee. Change things up with these side-trips from Tirunelveli: Sri Tenkasi Kasi Viswanathar Temple (in Tenkasi), Tiruchendur (Manapadu Holy Cross Church & Arulmigu Subramaniya Swamy Temple) and Tuticorin (Manapad Beach & Sri Vaikuntam Temple). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kanthimathi-Nellaiyapper Temple, don't miss a visit to Suyambulinga swamy temple, and admire the sheer force of Shivamathungai Falls.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Tirunelveli trip planning website .

Getting from Madurai to Tirunelveli by car takes about 3 hours. When traveling from Madurai in September, plan for slightly colder days in Tirunelveli, with highs around 35°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Kanyakumari.

Things to do in Tirunelveli

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Tuticorin, Tiruchendur, Vanatirupathi, Sri Tenkasi Kasi Viswanathar Temple
Highlights from your plan
Kanthimathi-Nellaiyapper Temple ©
Kanthimathi-Nellaiyapper Temple
Papanasanathar Temple ©
Papanasanathar Temple
Venkatachalapathy Temple ©
Venkatachalapathy Temple

5
nights
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kanyakumari: Padmanabhapuram Palace (in Thuckalay), Courtallam (Chithira Sabai Temple, Thiru Kutrala Natha Swamy Temple, & more) and Nagaraja Temple (in Nagercoil). The adventure continues: make a trip to Vivekananda Rock Memorial, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thanumalayan temple - Sthanumalayan Kovil, kick back and relax at Kanyakumari Beach, and pause for some photo ops at Thiruvalluvar Statue.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Kanyakumari attractions planning app .

Traveling by car from Tirunelveli to Kanyakumari takes 1.5 hours. In September in Kanyakumari, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can drive to Rameswaram.

Things to do in Kanyakumari

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Courtallam, Padmanabhapuram Palace, Nagaraja Temple
Highlights from your plan
Padmanabhapuram Palace ©
Padmanabhapuram Palace
Vivekananda Rock Memorial ©
Vivekananda Rock Memorial
Kanyakumari Beach ©
Kanyakumari Beach

4
nights
Rameswaram

Rameswaram ©
A trip to Rameswaram on Pamban Island will take you across a long limestone shoal bridge with spectacular ocean scenery.
Explore Rameswaram's surroundings by going to Ramanathapuram (Five-Faced Hanuman Temple, Ramakrishna Math, Ramanathapuram, & more) and Navagraha Temple (in Devipattinam). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple, enjoy the sand and surf at Kunthu kal Beach, Rameswaram, stroll through Dhanushkodi Beach, and stroll the grounds of Kalam National Memorial.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Rameswaram travel planner .

Drive from Kanyakumari to Rameswaram in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to Kumbakonam.

Things to do in Rameswaram

Parks Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Ramanathapuram, Navagraha Temple
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

5
nights
Kumbakonam

Kumbakonam ©
A notable temple town, Kumbakonam harbors a wealth of Hindu buildings dedicated to Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva.
Get out of town with these interesting Kumbakonam side-trips: Velankanni (Pongu Sani Temple, Thirukolikadu Road, Keeralathur, Tamil Nadu & Church of our Lady of Velankanni), Garbarakshambigai Temple (in Thirukkarugavur) and Thanjavur (Thenkudi Thittai Sree Vashisteswarar Temple- Guru Stalam & Gangaikonda Cholapuram). The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Airavatesvara Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Dhenupureeswarar Temple, contemplate the waterfront views at Pitchavaram Backwater, and appreciate the history behind Nataraja of Konerirajapuram.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Kumbakonam trip itinerary planning tool .

You can drive from Rameswaram to Kumbakonam in 5.5 hours. In September in Kumbakonam, expect temperatures between 41°C during the day and 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Tiruchirappalli.

Things to do in Kumbakonam

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Nagapattinam, Chidambaram, Thanjavur, Velankanni, Garbarakshambigai Temple
Highlights from your plan
Airavatesvara Temple ©
Airavatesvara Temple
Church of our Lady of Velankanni ©
Church of our Lady of Velankanni
Garbarakshambigai Temple ©
Garbarakshambigai Temple

6
nights
Tiruchirappalli

Tiruchirappalli ©
Located in the center of the state, the ancient city of Tiruchirappalli--or Trichy/Tiruchi as it is more commonly known--remains rich in Tamil culture.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tiruchirappalli: Pasupathieswarer Temple (in Karur), Koppudai Nayaki Amman Temple (in Karaikudi) and Thanjavur (Brihadeeshwara Temple, Mercury Temple, & more). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple, steep yourself in history at Jambukeswarar Temple, take in the dramatic scenery at Puliyancholai Falls, and head outdoors with Grand Anaicut - Kallanai.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Tiruchirappalli online trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Kumbakonam to Tiruchirappalli by car takes about 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 42°C in September, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Chennai.

Things to do in Tiruchirappalli

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Thanjavur, Pasupathieswarer Temple, Koppudai Nayaki Amman Temple, Rockfort Temple
Highlights from your plan
Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple ©
Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple
Brihadeeshwara Temple ©
Brihadeeshwara Temple
Rock Fort Temple ©
Rock Fort Temple

7
nights
Chennai

Chennai ©
Chennai, a city hailed for its vibrant atmosphere and historic attractions, remains one of the most visited places in India.
Venture out of the city with trips to DakshinaChitra Museum (in Muttukadu) and Mahabalipuram (Krishna's Butter Ball, Sea Shore Temple, & more). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Marina Beach, admire the striking features of San Thome Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kapaleeshwarar Temple, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Besant Nagar Beach.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Chennai day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Tiruchirappalli to Chennai takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Chennai can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Kanchipuram.

Things to do in Chennai

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Mahabalipuram, DakshinaChitra Museum
Highlights from your plan
Sea Shore Temple ©
Sea Shore Temple
Marina Beach ©
Marina Beach
Pancha Rathas ©
Pancha Rathas

6
nights
Kanchipuram

Kanchipuram ©
The busy town of Kanchipuram enjoys a reputation for its Hindu temples and handwoven silk saris.
Change things up with these side-trips from Kanchipuram: Bhairava Temple (in Chengalpattu), Vedagiriswarar Temple (in Thirukalukundram) and Vellore (Jalakandeswarar Temple, Sripuram Golden Temple, & more). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Thennanagur Perumaal Temple, admire the striking features of Sri Varadharaja Perumal Temple, don't miss a visit to Kamakshi Amman Temple, and steep yourself in history at Ekambareshvara Temple.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Kanchipuram driving holiday app .

Traveling by car from Chennai to Kanchipuram takes 2 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Kanchipuram can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kanchipuram

Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Vellore, Sriperumbudur, Thiruthani Murugan Temple, Arulmigu Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple, Bhairava Temple
Highlights from your plan
Ekambareshvara Temple ©
Ekambareshvara Temple
Kailasanathar Temple ©
Kailasanathar Temple
Sri Varadharaja Perumal Temple ©
Sri Varadharaja Perumal Temple

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