7 days in Tamil Nadu & Goa Itinerary

7 days in Tamil Nadu & Goa Itinerary

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Make it your trip
Fly
1
Madurai
Fly
2
Mahabalipuram
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Chennai
— 1 night
Fly
4
Goa
— 3 nights
Fly

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Madurai

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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Madurai sightseeing site.

Bengaluru to Madurai is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also take a bus; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Bengaluru in August, with highs in Madurai at 38°C and lows at 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Mahabalipuram.

Things to do in Madurai

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

Mahabalipuram

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Maritime Heritage Museum, examine the collection at India Seashell Museum, then examine the collection at DakshinaChitra Museum, and finally stop by Apollo Books. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the ancient world of Monuments at Mahabalipuram and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Shore Temple.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Mahabalipuram journey builder tool.

Getting from Madurai to Mahabalipuram by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. In August, daytime highs in Mahabalipuram are 41°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Chennai.

Things to do in Mahabalipuram

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Chennai

— 1 night

Detroit of South Asia

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 28th (Wed): view the masterpieces at M.Rm.Rm. Cultural Foundation, then examine the collection at Vivekananda House- Multimedia Cultural Museum, then kick back and relax at Marina Beach, and finally stop by Sri Kumaran Shopping Centre.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Chennai online visit planner.

Traveling by car from Mahabalipuram to Chennai takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. Expect a daytime high around 41°C in August, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can fly to Goa.

Things to do in Chennai

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Shopping

Goa

— 3 nights
On India's western coastline, the former Portuguese colony of Goa tells a visibly different story than the rest of India.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Baga Beach and Palolem Beach. Get in touch with nature at Agonda Beach and Animal Shelter Agonda. There's lots more to do: look for gifts at Sheek Emporium, examine the collection at Museum in Goa | San Thome Museum Goa, and get your game on at Milsim Goa Paintball.

To see photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Goa tour itinerary planning website.

Traveling by flight from Chennai to Goa takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Chennai in August, plan for slightly colder days in Goa, with highs around 34°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Goa

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Shopping

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.