7 days in Hyderabad, Mahabalipuram & Thiruvannamalai Itinerary

7 days in Hyderabad, Mahabalipuram & Thiruvannamalai Itinerary

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7 days in Hyderabad, Mahabalipuram & Thiruvannamalai Itinerary

Start: Hyderabad
1
Hyderabad
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  5​h 30​min
2
Mahabalipuram
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Thiruvannamalai
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Hyderabad

2
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Hyderabad

Hyderabad ©
Teeming with history and heritage, Hyderabad draws visitors from all over the world with its old Indo-Islamic buildings, forts, and museums.
Kids will enjoy Ramoji Film City and Nehru Zoological Park. And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Golconda Fort, don't miss a visit to Charminar, see the interesting displays at Salar Jung Museum, and admire the landmark architecture of Ashtalakshmi Temple.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Hyderabad online trip itinerary builder .

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Hyderabad. In January, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) to allow time to travel to Mahabalipuram.

Things to do in Hyderabad

Historic Sites Theme Parks Parks
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Ramoji Film City ©
Ramoji Film City
Nehru Zoological Park ©
Nehru Zoological Park
Puri Jagannath Temple ©
Puri Jagannath Temple

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Mahabalipuram

Mahabalipuram ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): identify plant and animal life at The Madras Crocodile Bank Trust and Centre for Herpetology, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sea Shore Temple, and then make a trip to Pancha Rathas. On the 2nd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Arjuna's Penance, explore the ancient world of Monuments at Mahabalipuram, delve into the distant past at Krishna Mandapam, then see the interesting displays at DakshinaChitra Museum, and finally explore the ancient world of Tiger Cave.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Mahabalipuram route builder website .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Hyderabad to Mahabalipuram takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Hyderabad in January since evenings lows in Mahabalipuram dip to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can travel to Thiruvannamalai.

Things to do in Mahabalipuram

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

DakshinaChitra Museum
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Sea Shore Temple ©
Sea Shore Temple
Pancha Rathas ©
Pancha Rathas
Monuments at Mahabalipuram ©
Monuments at Mahabalipuram

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Thiruvannamalai

Thiruvannamalai ©
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Girivalam, Arunachaleswarar Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Arunachaleshwara Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Ramana Ashram, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Skandashramam, then take some stellar pictures from Annamalaiyar Temple View Point, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Varuna Lingam. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the awesome beauty at Parvathamalai Mountain.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Thiruvannamalai road trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Mahabalipuram to Thiruvannamalai takes 3 hours. While traveling from Mahabalipuram, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Thiruvannamalai, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Thiruvannamalai

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Tiruvannamalai
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Sri Ramana Ashram ©
Sri Ramana Ashram
Arunachaleshwara Temple ©
Arunachaleshwara Temple
Girivalam, Arunachaleswarar Temple ©

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