60 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

60 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

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Taxi to Chittagong, Fly to Chennai
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Chennai
— 10 nights
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Mahabalipuram
— 6 nights
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Auroville
— 1 night
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Tiruchirappalli
— 5 nights
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Madurai
— 5 nights
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Rameswaram
— 4 nights
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Kanyakumari
— 7 nights
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Kodaikanal
— 6 nights
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Coimbatore
— 7 nights
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Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
— 8 nights
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Chennai

— 10 nights

Detroit of South Asia

Chennai, a city hailed for its vibrant atmosphere and historic attractions, remains one of the most visited places in India.
You'll get in some beach time at Marina Beach and Besant Nagar Beach. Museum-lovers will appreciate Live Art Museum and Chennai Rail Museum. There's much more to do: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, stroll through Chennai Turtle Walk, examine the collection at Dr MGR Memorial House, and take in the exciting artwork at Achalam Art Gallery.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Chennai route planner.

Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh to Chennai is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of taxi and flight. You can also do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus, car, and train. You'll gain 0.5 hours traveling from Cox's Bazar to Chennai due to the time zone difference. In June, daytime highs in Chennai are 43°C, while nighttime lows are 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Mahabalipuram.

Things to do in Chennai

Museums · Shopping · Wildlife · Parks

Mahabalipuram

— 6 nights
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. The structures showcase the decoration and form of early Dravidian architecture, and their distinctive designs, striking coloration, and scale still create an evocative atmosphere when studied closely and when seen as a whole.
Get a sense of the local culture at DakshinaChitra Museum and Lighthouse Heritage Museum. Museum-lovers will appreciate Maritime Heritage Museum and India Seashell Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Mahabalipuram: Kanchipuram (Sri Ashtabuja Perumal Temple, Sri Vaikuntha Perumal Temple (Parameshwara Vinnagaram), &more). And it doesn't end there: discover the deep blue sea with Salty Bone Divers, don't miss a visit to Tiger Cave, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shore Temple, and contemplate the long history of Pulikundram Sri Lakshmi Narayan Temple.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Mahabalipuram online vacation planner.

You can drive from Chennai to Mahabalipuram in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. In June, daytime highs in Mahabalipuram are 43°C, while nighttime lows are 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to drive to Auroville.

Things to do in Mahabalipuram

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Svaram and then stroll through Sadhana Forest.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Auroville travel planning website.

Traveling by car from Mahabalipuram to Auroville takes 2 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel to Tiruchirappalli.

Things to do in Auroville

Wildlife · Parks · Shopping · Museums

Tiruchirappalli

— 5 nights

Rockfort City

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.
Appreciate the collections at Railway Heritage Centre cum Railway Museum and Anna Science Centre Planetarium. Get a sense of the local culture at Thanjavur Royal Palace and Art Gallery and Government Museum. Explore Tiruchirappalli's surroundings by going to Thanjavur (Brihadeeswara Temple, Sree Moolai Anjaneya Temple, &more) and Museum(அருங்காட்சியகம்) (in Pudukkottai). There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Moksha Tours, pause for some serene contemplation at Tiruchirapalli Rock Fort, and head outdoors with Grand Anaicut - Kallanai.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Tiruchirappalli trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Auroville to Tiruchirappalli takes 4 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 43°C, and evening lows to 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can drive to Madurai.

Things to do in Tiruchirappalli

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Madurai

— 5 nights

Athens of the East

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Kannathal Temple and Tirupparankunram. Gandhi Memorial Museum and Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's still lots to do: surround yourself with nature on Chella Tours, take in the spiritual surroundings of Thiruparankundram Murugan Temple, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Idaikattur Church, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Madurai route maker tool.

Traveling by car from Tiruchirappalli to Madurai takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a train. When traveling from Tiruchirappalli in June, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Madurai: temperatures range from 40°C by day to 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can drive to Rameswaram.

Things to do in Madurai

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Rameswaram

— 4 nights
A trip to Rameswaram on Pamban Island will take you across a long limestone shoal bridge with spectacular ocean scenery.
Popular historic sites such as Agnitheertham and Sugreevar Temple are in your itinerary. Escape the urban bustle at Dhanushkodi Beach Point and Ariyaman Beach. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam House, look for gifts at Kalam Sea Shell Mart, make a trip to Ramar Padam, and enjoy the sand and surf at Kunthu kal Beach, Rameswaram.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Rameswaram trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Madurai to Rameswaram in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Kanyakumari.

Things to do in Rameswaram

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Kanyakumari

— 7 nights

Cape Comorin

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 Kanyakumari Wax Museum and Marungoor Murugan Temple. Your inner history buff will appreciate Padmanabhapuram Palace and Shirdhi Sai Baba Temple, Kanyakumari. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kanyakumari: Colachel War Memorial (in Colachel), Koonthankulam Bird Sanctuary (in Koonthakulam) and Muttom Beach (in Muttom). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Kanyakumari Beach, stroll through Thengapattinam Beach, admire the sheer force of Kaalikesam Waterfalls, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Bhagavathy Amman Temple.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Kanyakumari trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Rameswaram to Kanyakumari takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Kanyakumari are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Kodaikanal.

Things to do in Kanyakumari

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kodaikanal

— 6 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.
Get some historical perspective at Dolmen Circle and Kuzhanthai Velappar Temple. Get in touch with nature at Kodaikanal Lake and Perumal Peak. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kodaikanal: Dindigul (Sirumalai Reserved Forest & Kamarajar Lake). There's lots more to do: delve into the lush surroundings at Pine Forest, get great views at Pillar Rocks, take a memorable drive along Silent Valley View Point, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Palani.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Kodaikanal trip builder tool.

Getting from Kanyakumari to Kodaikanal by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of train, flight, and taxi. Traveling from Kanyakumari in July, you will find days in Kodaikanal are a bit warmer (40°C), and nights are about the same (30°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Coimbatore.

Things to do in Kodaikanal

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Coimbatore

— 7 nights

Manchester of India

Known throughout the country as a major industrial city, Coimbatore possesses a welcoming atmosphere and a growing cosmopolitanism.
Gedee Car Museum and Kasthuri Sreenivasan Trust Art Gallery and Textile Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Step out of the city life by going to Indira Gandhi Wildlife Sanctuary and National Park and Kovai Kutralam Water Falls. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at G.D. Naidu Industrial Exhibition, take in the spiritual surroundings of Marudamalai Temple, pause for some serene contemplation at Infant Jesus Church, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Coimbatore trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Kodaikanal to Coimbatore takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In July, Coimbatore is a bit cooler than Kodaikanal - with highs of 37°C and lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to take a bus to Ooty (Udhagamandalam).

Things to do in Coimbatore

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

— 8 nights

Queen of Hill Stations

Tea gardens and eucalyptus trees scent the air of the fields surrounding Ooty, a popular summer tourism destination up in the hills.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Elk Hill Murugan Temple and CSI St Thomas Church. Appreciate the collections at Tea Museum and Wax Planet. Step out of Ooty (Udhagamandalam) with an excursion to Moyar River in Mudumalai--about 1h 40 min away. There's still lots to do: take in the awesome beauty at Doddabetta Peak, look for all kinds of wild species at Mudumalai National Park, explore the activities along Pykara Lake, and admire the sheer force of Pykara Water Falls.

Make your Ooty (Udhagamandalam) itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Take a bus from Coimbatore to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. While traveling from Coimbatore, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Ooty (Udhagamandalam), ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

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.