60 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

60 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

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60 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

Start: Coimbatore
Fly:  2​h 45​min
1
Chennai
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Kanchipuram
— 5 nights
Drive:  6​h
3
Nagapattinam
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Kumbakonam
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Tiruchirappalli
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h
6
Madurai
— 5 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
7
Rameswaram
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
8
Kanyakumari
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
9
Tirunelveli
— 5 nights
Drive:  5​h
10
Kodaikanal
— 5 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
11
Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
12
Coimbatore
— 7 nights
End: Coimbatore

5
nights
Chennai

Chennai ©
Chennai, a city hailed for its vibrant atmosphere and historic attractions, remains one of the most visited places in India.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Chennai: DakshinaChitra Museum (in Muttukadu) and Mahabalipuram (Sea Shore Temple, Mahishasuramardini Cave, & more). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Marina Beach, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, take a stroll through Fort St. George, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Thome Church.

To see other places to visit and more tourist information, go to the Chennai trip itinerary builder tool .

Coimbatore to Chennai is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in Chennai are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can 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

5
nights
Kanchipuram

Kanchipuram ©
The busy town of Kanchipuram enjoys a reputation for its Hindu temples and handwoven silk saris.
Get out of town with these interesting Kanchipuram side-trips: Vellore (Sripuram Golden Temple, Jalakandeswarar Temple, & more), Bhairava Temple (in Chengalpattu) and Adi Kesava Perumal Temple (in Sriperumbudur). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Ekambareshvara Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Arulmigu Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple, don't miss a visit to Kamakshi Amman Temple, and admire the landmark architecture of Sri Varadharaja Perumal Temple.

Make your Kanchipuram itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Drive from Chennai to Kanchipuram in 2 hours. In October, daytime highs in Kanchipuram are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel to Nagapattinam.

Things to do in Kanchipuram

Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Vellore, Bhairava Temple, Arulmigu Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple, Thiruthani Murugan Temple, Adi Kesava Perumal Temple
Highlights from your plan
Ekambareswarar Temple ©
Ekambareswarar Temple
Kailasanathar Temple ©
Kailasanathar Temple
Sripuram Golden Temple ©
Sripuram Golden Temple

2
nights
Nagapattinam

Nagapattinam ©
Nagapattinam is a town in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu and the administrative headquarters of Nagapattinam District. On the 12th (Sat), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Zion Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Soundararaja Perumal Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Goddess Abhirami Shrine, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Yoga Narasimha Swamy Temple, then appreciate the history behind Nataraja of Konerirajapuram, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sikkal Singaravelar Temple. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Mayuranathaswamy Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sattainathar Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Srivanchiyam Vanchinathaswamy Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Thyagarajaswamy Temple.

For more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Nagapattinam vacation planning tool .

You can drive from Kanchipuram to Nagapattinam in 6.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Kumbakonam.

Things to do in Nagapattinam

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Thiruvarur
Highlights from your plan
Sattainathar Temple ©
Sattainathar Temple
Nataraja of Konerirajapuram ©
Nataraja of Konerirajapuram
Soundararaja Perumal Temple ©
Soundararaja Perumal Temple

5
nights
Kumbakonam

Kumbakonam ©
A notable temple town, Kumbakonam harbors a wealth of Hindu buildings dedicated to Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva.
Change things up with these side-trips from Kumbakonam: Chidambaram (Tirunallurpperumanam Temple & Pitchavaram Backwater), Garbarakshambigai Temple (in Thirukkarugavur) and Thanjavur (Thenkudi Thittai Sree Vashisteswarar Temple- Guru Stalam, Gangaikonda Cholapuram, & more). There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Airavatesvara Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pongu Sani Temple, Thirukolikadu Road, Keeralathur, Tamil Nadu, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of our Lady of Velankanni, and don't miss a visit to Thiruvidaimarudur Mahalinga Swamy Temple.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Kumbakonam trip planner .

You can drive from Nagapattinam to Kumbakonam in 2 hours. In October, daytime highs in Kumbakonam are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Tiruchirappalli.

Things to do in Kumbakonam

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

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

5
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tiruchirappalli: Karur (Pasupathieswarer Temple & Pugazhimalai Shree Arupadai Murugan Temple) and Thanjavur (Brihadeeshwara Temple, Thanjavur Royal Palace and Art Gallery, & more). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple, explore the striking landscape at Rock Fort Temple, get outside with Grand Anaicut - Kallanai, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tiruchirapalli Rock Fort.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Tiruchirappalli visit planner.

You can drive from Kumbakonam to Tiruchirappalli in 2.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Tiruchirappalli can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Madurai.

Things to do in Tiruchirappalli

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Thanjavur, Karur, Rockfort Temple
Highlights from your plan
Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple ©
Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple
Brihadeeshwara Temple ©
Brihadeeshwara Temple
Rock Fort Temple ©
Rock Fort Temple

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 Madurai's surroundings by going to Kannathal Temple (in Nattarasankottai), Karpagavinayagar Temple (in Karaikudi) and Andal Renga Mannar Temple (in Srivilliputhur). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple and gain a rich perspective with a tour of cultural highlights.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Madurai attractions planner .

You can drive from Tiruchirappalli to Madurai in 2 hours. Another option is to take a train. October in Madurai sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Rameswaram.

Things to do in Madurai

Historic Sites Tours Museums

Side Trips

Sivakasi, Karpagavinayagar Temple, Kannathal Temple, Andal Renga Mannar Temple, Palani Murugan Temple
Highlights from your plan
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple ©
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple
Walking tours
Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine ©
Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine

4
nights
Rameswaram

Rameswaram ©
A trip to Rameswaram on Pamban Island will take you across a long limestone shoal bridge with spectacular ocean scenery.
Change things up with these side-trips from Rameswaram: Ramanathapuram (Five-Faced Hanuman Temple, Ramakrishna Math, Ramanathapuram, & more) and Navagraha Temple (in Devipattinam). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple, stroll the grounds of Kalam National Memorial, snap pictures at Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge, and kick back and relax at Kunthu kal Beach, Rameswaram.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Rameswaram trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by train from Madurai to Rameswaram takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to go by car to Kanyakumari.

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
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Kanyakumari side-trips: Padmanabhapuram Palace (in Thuckalay), Nagaraja Temple (in Nagercoil) and Courtallam (Chithira Sabai Temple, Thiru Kutrala Natha Swamy Temple, & more). There's much more to do: make a trip to Vivekananda Rock Memorial, appreciate the history behind Thiruvalluvar Statue, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ayya Vaikundar Nizhal Thangal, and enjoy the sand and surf at Kanyakumari Beach.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Kanyakumari online visit planner .

You can drive from Rameswaram to Kanyakumari in 5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In November in Kanyakumari, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Tirunelveli.

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

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. Venture out of the city with trips to Tuticorin (Our Lady of Snows Basilica, Sri Vaikuntam Temple, & more), Courtalla NangaiKoil Temple (in Courtallam) and Tiruchendur (Arulmigu Subramaniya Swamy Temple & Manapadu Holy Cross Church). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kanthimathi-Nellaiyapper Temple, admire the sheer force of Shivamathungai Falls, and make a trip to Suyambulinga swamy temple.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Tirunelveli online trip planner .

Traveling by car from Kanyakumari to Tirunelveli takes 1.5 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Tirunelveli can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Kodaikanal.

Things to do in Tirunelveli

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Tuticorin, Tiruchendur, Sri Tenkasi Kasi Viswanathar Temple, Arulmigu Karkuvel Ayyanar Temple, Courtalla NangaiKoil Temple
Highlights from your plan
Kanthimathi-Nellaiyapper Temple ©
Kanthimathi-Nellaiyapper Temple
Manapadu Holy Cross Church ©
Manapadu Holy Cross Church
Venkatachalapathy Temple ©
Venkatachalapathy Temple

5
nights
Kodaikanal

Kodaikanal ©
A cool and relaxing hill station, Kodaikanal has long attracted visitors up to its privileged position in the Western Ghats.
Change things up with these side-trips from Kodaikanal: Palani (Periyanayaki Amman Temple & Thiru Avinankudi Temple) and Amanalingeshwarar Temple (in Udumalpet). Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Kodaikanal Lake, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Lutheran Church, go for a walk through Coakers Walk, and admire the natural beauty at Bryant Park.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Kodaikanal day trip planner .

Getting from Tirunelveli to Kodaikanal by car takes about 5 hours. November in Kodaikanal sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 27°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can go by car to Ooty (Udhagamandalam).

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

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ooty (Udhagamandalam): Sim`s Park (in Coonoor) and Moyar River (in Mudumalai). Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens, admire the verdant scenery at Mukurthi Dam, explore the activities along Avalanche Lake, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Doddabetta Peak.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Ooty (Udhagamandalam) trip planner.

You can drive from Kodaikanal to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. In November, daytime highs in Ooty (Udhagamandalam) are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to drive to Coimbatore.

Things to do in Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Wenlock Downs 9th Mile Shooting Point, Moyar River, Sim`s Park
Highlights from your plan
Botanical Gardens ©
Botanical Gardens
Doddabetta Peak ©
Doddabetta Peak
Pykara Lake ©
Pykara Lake

7
nights
Coimbatore

Coimbatore ©
Known throughout the country as a major industrial city, Coimbatore possesses a welcoming atmosphere and a growing cosmopolitanism.
Get out of town with these interesting Coimbatore side-trips: Bannari Amman Temple (in Bannari), Vanabathrakali Amman Kovil (in Mettupalayam) and Tiruppur (Sri Tirumuruganathawami Temple & Uttukuli Murugan Temple). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Dhyanalinga, appreciate the history behind Narayana Kavi Memorial, and see the interesting displays at Gedee Car Museum.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Coimbatore trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can drive from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) to Coimbatore in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Coimbatore

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trips

Tiruppur, Annamalaiyar Temple View Point, Bannari Amman Temple, Vanabathrakali Amman Kovil
Highlights from your plan
Dhyanalinga ©
Dhyanalinga
Marudamalai Temple ©
Marudamalai Temple
Arulmigu Patteeswarar Swamy Temple ©
Arulmigu Patteeswarar Swamy Temple

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