7 days in Tamil Nadu & Goa Itinerary

7 days in Tamil Nadu & Goa Itinerary

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7 days in Tamil Nadu & Goa Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru
bus + Fly:  3​h 15​min
1
Madurai
— Few hours
+2
Fly + foot + train:  2​h 45​min
2
Mahabalipuram
— 2 nights
taxi + bus:  1​h
3
Chennai
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  6​h
4
Goa
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Bengaluru

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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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple.

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

Bengaluru to Madurai is an approximately 3.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In August, Madurai is a bit warmer than Bengaluru - with highs of 38°C and lows of 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Mahabalipuram.

Things to do in Madurai

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple ©
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple

2
nights
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.
Kick 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 27th (Tue): explore the ancient world of Monuments at Mahabalipuram, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sea Shore Temple, and then identify plant and animal life at The Madras Crocodile Bank Trust and Centre for Herpetology.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Mahabalipuram trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Madurai to Mahabalipuram takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August in Mahabalipuram, expect temperatures between 41°C during the day and 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Chennai.

Things to do in Mahabalipuram

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

DakshinaChitra Museum
Highlights from your plan
DakshinaChitra Museum ©
DakshinaChitra Museum
Sea Shore Temple ©
Sea Shore Temple
Monuments at Mahabalipuram ©
Monuments at Mahabalipuram

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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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): take in the exciting artwork at M.Rm.Rm. Cultural Foundation, then see the interesting displays at Vivekananda House- Multimedia Cultural Museum, then kick back and relax at Marina Beach, and finally look for gifts at Sri Kumaran Shopping Centre.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Chennai vacation tool .

Traveling by combination of taxi and bus from Mahabalipuram to Chennai takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. August in Chennai sees daily highs of 41°C and lows of 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Goa.

Things to do in Chennai

Beaches Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Marina Beach ©
Marina Beach

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nights
Goa

Goa ©
On India's western coastline, the former Portuguese colony of Goa tells a visibly different story than the rest of India.
Let the collections at Sheek Emporium and Museum in Goa | San Thome Museum Goa capture your imagination. Family-friendly places like Palolem Beach and Baga Beach will thrill your kids. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Agonda Beach, hit the bull's-eye at Milsim Goa Paintball, and identify plant and animal life at Animal Shelter Agonda.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Goa trip website .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Chennai to Goa takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, taxi, and train; or drive. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Chennai in August: highs in Goa hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Goa

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Palolem Beach ©
Palolem Beach
Agonda Beach ©
Agonda Beach
Baga Beach ©
Baga Beach

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