7 days in Bengaluru & Tamil Nadu Itinerary

7 days in Bengaluru & Tamil Nadu Itinerary

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7 days in Bengaluru & Tamil Nadu Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru
1
Bengaluru
— 1 night
+2
taxi + Fly + train:  2​h
2
Chennai
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  3​h 45​min
3
Thanjavur
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
4
Rameswaram
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
5
Madurai
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  1​h 45​min
End: Bengaluru

1
night
Bengaluru

Bengaluru ©
Flourishing development and a bustling IT industry transformed Bangalore into a vibrant metropolis, but the city preserves its numerous historic and cultural sights.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at ISKCON Temple Bangalore and then identify plant and animal life at Bannerghatta National Park. On the 23rd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: wander the streets of Commercial Street, get curious at Visvesvaraya Industrial and Technological Museum, and then get a taste of the local shopping with UB City.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Bengaluru trip website .

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Bengaluru. In December, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Chennai.

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UB City ©
UB City
ISKCON Temple Bangalore ©
ISKCON Temple Bangalore
Bannerghatta National Park ©
Bannerghatta National Park

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Chennai

Chennai ©
Chennai, a city hailed for its vibrant atmosphere and historic attractions, remains one of the most visited places in India.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): examine the collection at Subramanya Bharathi Museum, then enjoy the sand and surf at Marina Beach, then see the interesting displays at Vivekananda House- Multimedia Cultural Museum, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Express Avenue Mall. Keep things going the next day: stop by Cane and Bamboo, kick back and relax at Besant Nagar Beach, and then look for all kinds of wild species at The Madras Crocodile Bank Trust and Centre for Herpetology.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Chennai trip planner .

Getting from Bengaluru to Chennai by combination of taxi, flight, and train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Bengaluru in December, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Chennai, with lows around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Thanjavur.

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Marina Beach ©
Marina Beach
Besant Nagar Beach ©
Besant Nagar Beach

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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 26th (Wed), admire the landmark architecture of Brihadeeshwara Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Seerkazhi, take in the spiritual surroundings of Naganathaswamy Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mercury Temple, and finally explore the world behind art at Thanjavur Royal Palace and Art Gallery.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Thanjavur day trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Chennai to Thanjavur in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can go by car to Rameswaram.

Things to do in Thanjavur

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Brihadeeshwara Temple ©
Brihadeeshwara Temple

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Rameswaram

Rameswaram ©
A trip to Rameswaram on Pamban Island will take you across a long limestone shoal bridge with spectacular ocean scenery.
On the 27th (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple, then kick back and relax at Kunthu kal Beach, Rameswaram, and then kick back and relax at Dhanushkodi Beach.

For reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Rameswaram online trip itinerary planner .

Drive from Thanjavur to Rameswaram in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Madurai.

Things to do in Rameswaram

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Dhanushkodi Beach ©
Dhanushkodi Beach
Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple ©
Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple

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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 28th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Yoga Narasimhar Temple, see the interesting displays at Gandhi Memorial Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Meenakshi Temple, and finally look for gifts at Prema Vilas.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Madurai trip itinerary builder app .

You can drive from Rameswaram to Madurai in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. In December, daily temperatures in Madurai can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Madurai

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Sri Meenakshi Temple ©
Sri Meenakshi Temple
Gandhi Memorial Museum ©
Gandhi Memorial Museum
Prema Vilas ©
Prema Vilas

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