60 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

60 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

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60 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

Start: Chennai
Fly:  3​h
1
Tiruchirappalli
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Madurai
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Kodaikanal
— 6 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
Coimbatore
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
— 9 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Yercaud
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
7
Thiruvannamalai
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
8
Kumbakonam
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
9
Velankanni
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
10
Rameswaram
— 5 nights
Drive:  5​h
11
Kanyakumari
— 6 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  4​h 30​min
12
Chennai
— 10 nights
End: Chennai

2
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.
Visiting Rock Fort Temple and Grand Anaicut - Kallanai will get you outdoors. Explore hidden gems such as Jambukeswarar Temple and Erunbeeswarer Temple. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tiruchirappalli: Thanjavur (Thanjai Mamani Koil & Brihadeeshwara Temple). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St John's Church, admire the landmark architecture of Rockfort Temple, and don't miss a visit to Ayyanar Temple.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Tiruchirappalli road trip app .

Chennai to Tiruchirappalli is an approximately 3-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also take a train; or drive. In February, daily temperatures in Tiruchirappalli can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to drive to Madurai.

Things to do in Tiruchirappalli

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Thanjavur, Rockfort Temple
Highlights from your plan
Jambukeswarar Temple ©
Jambukeswarar Temple
Rock Fort Temple ©
Rock Fort Temple
Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple ©
Sri Ranganathaswamy 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.
Visit Sri Meenakshi Temple and Aayiram Kaal Mandapam for their historical value. Visiting Samanar Hills and Kutladampatti Falls will get you outdoors. When in Madurai, make a side trip to see Dindigul Fort in Dindigul, approximately 1h 45 min away. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, make a trip to Kalamegaperumal Temple, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Madurai travel route planning tool .

Traveling by car from Tiruchirappalli to Madurai takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and taxi. While traveling from Tiruchirappalli, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Madurai, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can drive to Kodaikanal.

Things to do in Madurai

Historic Sites Tours Parks

Side Trip

Dindigul Fort
Highlights from your plan
Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine ©
Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple ©
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple
Aayiram Kaal Mandapam ©
Aayiram Kaal Mandapam

6
nights
Kodaikanal

Kodaikanal ©
A cool and relaxing hill station, Kodaikanal has long attracted visitors up to its privileged position in the Western Ghats.
Take a break from the city and head to Kodaikanal Lake and Mannavanur Lake. Popular historic sites such as Palani Murugan Temple and Kurinji Andavar Temple are in your itinerary. Go for a jaunt from Kodaikanal to Palani to see Palani Hills about 1h 55 min away. There's much more to do: head outdoors with Dolphin's Nose, delve into the lush surroundings at Pine Forest, contemplate the waterfront views at Berijam Lake, and take in the dramatic scenery at Kumbakkarai Falls.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Kodaikanal day trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Madurai to Kodaikanal takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. March in Kodaikanal sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Coimbatore.

Things to do in Kodaikanal

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Palani, Kumbakkarai Falls
Highlights from your plan
Palani Murugan Temple ©
Palani Murugan Temple
Dolphin's Nose ©
Dolphin's Nose
Palani ©
Palani

7
nights
Coimbatore

Coimbatore ©
Known throughout the country as a major industrial city, Coimbatore possesses a welcoming atmosphere and a growing cosmopolitanism.
Get some historical perspective at Dhyanalinga Temple and Eachanari Vinayagar Temple. Get outdoors at Kovai Kutralam Falls and Monkey Falls. Go for a jaunt from Coimbatore to Pollachi to see Arivu Thirukovil about 1h 55 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Marudamalai Temple, get great views at Dharmalingeshwarar Temple, examine the collection at Gedee Car Museum, and pause for some photo ops at Adiyogi Shiva.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Coimbatore online travel route planner .

You can drive from Kodaikanal to Coimbatore in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In March in Coimbatore, expect temperatures between 41°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to drive to Ooty (Udhagamandalam).

Things to do in Coimbatore

Historic Sites Theme Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Arivu Thirukovil
Highlights from your plan
Marudamalai Temple ©
Marudamalai Temple
Arulmigu Patteeswarar Swamy Temple ©
Eachanari Vinayagar Temple ©
Eachanari Vinayagar Temple

9
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.
Popular historic sites such as St. Stephen's Church and All Saints Church are in your itinerary. Holy Trinity Church and M&N Chocolate Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ooty (Udhagamandalam): Needle Rock View Point (in Gudalur), Kodanad View Point (in Kotagiri) and Moyar River (in Mudumalai). Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Upper Bhavani Lake, take in the awesome beauty at Doddabetta Peak, admire the verdant scenery at Ketti Valley View, and get outside with Glenmorgan.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Ooty (Udhagamandalam) journey planning tool .

Traveling by car from Coimbatore to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. March in Ooty (Udhagamandalam) sees daily highs of 41°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Yercaud.

Things to do in Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Coonoor, Kodanad View Point, Moyar River, Needle Rock View Point
Highlights from your plan
Upper Bhavani Lake ©
Upper Bhavani Lake
St. Stephen's Church
St. Stephen's Church
Mudumalai National Park ©
Mudumalai National Park

3
nights
Yercaud

Yercaud ©
The hill station of Yercaud sits among a rolling range of forested hills, and thrives in a climate that has benefitted the biodiversity of the landscape, and the productivity of the town's agricultural industry.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at 32-km Loop Road and Deer Park. Visiting Yercaud and Big Lake will get you outdoors. Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Trinity Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shevaroy Temple, admire all the interesting features of Montfort School, and take in the dramatic scenery at Kiliyur Falls.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Yercaud online tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) to Yercaud takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of bus and train. March in Yercaud sees daily highs of 41°C and lows of 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to travel to Thiruvannamalai.

Things to do in Yercaud

Parks Nature Scenic Drive
Highlights from your plan
Kiliyur Falls ©
Kiliyur Falls
32-km Loop Road ©
32-km Loop Road
Shevaroy Temple ©
Shevaroy Temple

2
nights
Thiruvannamalai

Thiruvannamalai ©
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Ramana Ashram, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Skandashramam, then explore the fascinating underground world of Virupaksha Cave, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Arunachaleshwara Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Girivalam, Arunachaleswarar Temple. On your second day here, browse for treasures at Mystical India, then make a splash at Apsara - The Swimming Pool, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Arunachala Mountain.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Thiruvannamalai visit planning site .

Explore your travel options from Yercaud to Thiruvannamalai with the Route module. While traveling from Yercaud, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Thiruvannamalai, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can travel to Kumbakonam.

Things to do in Thiruvannamalai

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tiruvannamalai
Highlights from your plan
Sri Ramana Ashram ©
Sri Ramana Ashram
Arunachaleshwara Temple ©
Arunachaleshwara Temple
Girivalam, Arunachaleswarar Temple ©

2
nights
Kumbakonam

Kumbakonam ©
A notable temple town, Kumbakonam harbors a wealth of Hindu buildings dedicated to Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Adi Kumbeswarar Temple, admire the striking features of Airavatesvara Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Patteeswaram Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Arulmigu Swaminatha Swami Temple, Swamimalai, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sarangapani Temple. On the 2nd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kathiramangalam Vana Durga Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Pancha Varneswarar Temple, Thirunallur, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mahamaham tank, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uppiliappan Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Suriyanar Koil, and finally admire the striking features of Sri Vittal Rukmini Samsthan.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Kumbakonam trip itinerary website .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Thiruvannamalai to Kumbakonam. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Thiruvannamalai in March: highs in Kumbakonam hover around 42°C, while lows dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Velankanni.

Things to do in Kumbakonam

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Uppiliappan Temple
Highlights from your plan
Adi Kumbeswarar Temple ©
Adi Kumbeswarar Temple
Patteeswaram Temple ©
Patteeswaram Temple
Sarangapani Temple ©
Sarangapani Temple

2
nights
Velankanni

Velankanni ©
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): kick back and relax at Velankanni Beach, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica of Our Lady of Good Health, then pause for some serene contemplation at Morning Star Church for Our Lady of Vailankanni, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of our Lady of Velankanni. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Thu): pause for some photo ops at Tsunami Memorial Pillar, take in the spiritual surroundings of Soundararaja Perumal Temple, then enjoy the sand and surf at Nagore Beach, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sikkal Singaravelar Temple.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Velankanni trip itinerary planning site .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Kumbakonam to Velankanni. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Rameswaram.

Things to do in Velankanni

Parks Beaches Historic Sites

Side Trips

Nagapattinam, Nagore Beach
Highlights from your plan

5
nights
Rameswaram

Rameswaram ©
A trip to Rameswaram on Pamban Island will take you across a long limestone shoal bridge with spectacular ocean scenery.
Escape the urban bustle at Kunthu kal Beach, Rameswaram and Dhanushkodi Beach. Popular historic sites such as Villoondi Tirtham and Nambunayaki amman temple are in your itinerary. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Ariyaman Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Hanuman Temple, explore the striking landscape at Adam's Bridge, and explore the activities along Agnitheertham.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Rameswaram trip maker site .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Velankanni to Rameswaram. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Kanyakumari.

Things to do in Rameswaram

Parks Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trip

Lakshmana Teertham
Highlights from your plan
Dhanushkodi Beach ©
Dhanushkodi Beach
Kalam National Memorial ©
Kalam National Memorial
Villoondi Tirtham ©
Villoondi Tirtham

6
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Thanumalayan temple - Sthanumalayan Kovil and Bhagavathy Amman Temple. Step off the beaten path and head to Muttom Beach and Thengapattanam beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Tirunelveli (Suyambulinga swamy temple & Kappal Matha Church) and Nagaraja Temple (in Nagercoil). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Kanyakumari Beach, make a trip to Mandaikkadu Devi Temple, tour the pleasant surroundings at Sothavilai Beach, and identify plant and animal life at Kaalikesam Waterfalls.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Kanyakumari trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Rameswaram to Kanyakumari in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel to Chennai.

Things to do in Kanyakumari

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Tirunelveli, Muttom Beach, Nagaraja Temple
Highlights from your plan
Muttom Beach ©
Muttom Beach
Nagaraja Temple ©
Nagaraja Temple

10
nights
Chennai

Chennai ©
Chennai, a city hailed for its vibrant atmosphere and historic attractions, remains one of the most visited places in India.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Sea Shore Temple and Varaha Cave Temple. Popular historic sites such as San Thome Church and Monuments at Mahabalipuram are in your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to Dutch Cemetery (in Pulicat), Mahabalipuram (Mahabalipuram Beach, Descent Of The Ganges, & more) and Covelong Beach (in Covelong). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Marina Beach, wander the streets of Mylapore, look for all kinds of wild species at The Madras Crocodile Bank Trust and Centre for Herpetology, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Parthasarathy Temple.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Chennai trip maker app .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Kanyakumari to Chennai in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. When traveling from Kanyakumari in April, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Chennai: temperatures range from 42°C by day to 30°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Chennai

Parks Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Mahabalipuram, Pulicat Lake, Dutch Cemetery, Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams, Covelong Beach
Highlights from your plan
Covelong Beach ©
Covelong Beach
Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams ©
Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams
Vadapalani Murugan Temple ©
Vadapalani Murugan Temple

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