7 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

7 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tamil Nadu travel planner

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Tiruchirappalli
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Thanjavur
— 1 night
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Rameswaram
— 1 night
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Thiruchendur
— 1 day
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Kanyakumari
— 2 nights
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Madurai
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Kodaikanal
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Tiruchirappalli

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple as well as Jambukeswarar Temple. On the 6th (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jambukeswarar Temple.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Tiruchirappalli trip itinerary maker app.

Bengaluru to Tiruchirappalli is an approximately 5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or drive; or take a bus. In March, Tiruchirappalli is a bit warmer than Bengaluru - with highs of 42°C and lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Thanjavur.

Things to do in Tiruchirappalli

Historic Sites

Thanjavur

— 1 night

Rice Bowl of Tamil Nadu

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 6th (Sat), admire the landmark architecture of Brihadeeswara Temple.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Thanjavur trip itinerary site.

Getting from Tiruchirappalli to Thanjavur by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 42°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Rameswaram.

Things to do in Thanjavur

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

Rameswaram

— 1 night
A trip to Rameswaram on Pamban Island will take you across a long limestone shoal bridge with spectacular ocean scenery.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple and then enjoy the sand and surf at Dhanushkodi Beach Point.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Rameswaram trip itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Thanjavur to Rameswaram in 4 hours. Another option is to take a train. You will have some time to spend on the 8th (Mon) before leaving for Thiruchendur.

Things to do in Rameswaram

Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites · Parks

Thiruchendur

— 1 day
Tiruchendur is a panchayat town at the southern tip of India, in the Thoothukudi district of Tamil Nadu. Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thiruchendur Murugan Temple.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Thiruchendur trip planner.

You can drive from Rameswaram to Thiruchendur in 4.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can go by car to Kanyakumari.

Things to do in Thiruchendur

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

Kanyakumari

— 2 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.
Thanumalayan temple - Sthanumalayan Kovil has been added to your itinerary.

To find maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Kanyakumari online holiday planner.

Getting from Thiruchendur to Kanyakumari by car takes about 2 hours. In March in Kanyakumari, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 29°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 10th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Madurai.

Things to do in Kanyakumari

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks

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.
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Madurai trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Kanyakumari to Madurai takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Kodaikanal.

Things to do in Madurai

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

Kodaikanal

— 2 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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Silent Valley View Point, Dolphin's Nose, Pillar Rocks, and other attractions.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Kodaikanal itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Madurai to Kodaikanal by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kodaikanal

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trip

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.