7 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

7 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

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7 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

Start: Chennai
1
Chennai
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
2
Mahabalipuram
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Kanchipuram
— Few hours
Drive:  5​h 30​min
4
Kumbakonam
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Thanjavur
— Few hours
Drive:  4​h
6
Rameswaram
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
7
Thiruchendur
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
8
Kanyakumari
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
9
Madurai
— Few hours
End: Madurai

1
night
Chennai

Chennai ©
Chennai, a city hailed for its vibrant atmosphere and historic attractions, remains one of the most visited places in India.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Marina Beach, Kapaleeshwarar Temple and Government Museum. On the 23rd (Sun), examine the collection at Government Museum, then steep yourself in history at Kapaleeshwarar Temple, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Marina Beach.

To see other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Chennai day trip planning tool .

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Chennai. In December, daily temperatures in Chennai can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. You'll have a few hours on the 24th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Mahabalipuram.

Things to do in Chennai

Beaches Museums Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Marina Beach ©
Marina Beach
Kapaleeshwarar Temple ©
Kapaleeshwarar Temple
Government Museum ©
Government Museum

1
night
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.
You've added Pancha Pandava Cave, Arjuna's Penance, Pancha Rathas, and other attractions to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): admire the striking features of Pancha Rathas, Head underground at Pancha Pandava Cave, make a trip to Arjuna's Penance, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sea Shore Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Varaha Cave Temple, and finally explore the ancient world of Monuments at Mahabalipuram.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Mahabalipuram travel itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Chennai to Mahabalipuram takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. In December in Mahabalipuram, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 25°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 25th (Tue) before leaving for Kanchipuram.

Things to do in Mahabalipuram

Historic Sites Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Monuments at Mahabalipuram ©
Monuments at Mahabalipuram
Sea Shore Temple ©
Sea Shore Temple
Varaha Cave Temple ©
Varaha Cave Temple

few
hours
Kanchipuram

Kanchipuram ©
The busy town of Kanchipuram enjoys a reputation for its Hindu temples and handwoven silk saris.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Kailasanathar Temple as well as Kamakshi Amman Temple. Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamakshi Amman Temple and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kailasanathar Temple.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Kanchipuram online tour planner .

Getting from Mahabalipuram to Kanchipuram by car takes about 2 hours. In December in Kanchipuram, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Kumbakonam.

Things to do in Kanchipuram

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Kailasanathar Temple ©
Kailasanathar Temple
Kamakshi Amman Temple ©
Kamakshi Amman Temple

1
night
Kumbakonam

Kumbakonam ©
A notable temple town, Kumbakonam harbors a wealth of Hindu buildings dedicated to Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva.
Airavatesvara Temple has been added to your itinerary.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Kumbakonam driving holiday website .

You can drive from Kanchipuram to Kumbakonam in 5 hours. December in Kumbakonam sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 25°C at night. On the 26th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Thanjavur.

Things to do in Kumbakonam

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Airavatesvara Temple ©
Airavatesvara Temple

few
hours
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Thanjavur Royal Palace and Art Gallery as well as Brihadeeshwara Temple.

For photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Thanjavur travel route planner .

Traveling by car from Kumbakonam to Thanjavur takes 1.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 25°C. On the 26th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Rameswaram.

Things to do in Thanjavur

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Thanjavur Royal Palace and Art Gallery ©
Brihadeeshwara Temple ©
Brihadeeshwara Temple

1
night
Rameswaram

Rameswaram ©
A trip to Rameswaram on Pamban Island will take you across a long limestone shoal bridge with spectacular ocean scenery.
You've added Dhanushkodi Beach, Pamban bridge, Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 26th (Wed), explore the activities along Agnitheertham.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Rameswaram itinerary builder tool .

You can drive from Thanjavur to Rameswaram in 4 hours. Another option is to do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Thiruchendur.

Things to do in Rameswaram

Historic Sites Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple ©
Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple
Dhanushkodi Beach ©
Dhanushkodi Beach
Pamban bridge ©
Pamban bridge

1
night
Thiruchendur

Thiruchendur
You've now added Arulmigu Subramaniya Swamy Temple to your itinerary.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Thiruchendur trip itinerary tool .

Getting from Rameswaram to Thiruchendur by car takes about 4.5 hours. You will have some time to spend on the 28th (Fri) before leaving for Kanyakumari.

Things to do in Thiruchendur

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Arulmigu Subramaniya Swamy Temple

1
night
Kanyakumari

Kanyakumari ©
Located at the most southerly point of mainland India, Kanyakumari has long attracted pilgrims and those keen to see the end of the road.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Vivekananda Rock Memorial, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Bhagavathy Amman Temple, and then get great views at Sunset View Point.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Kanyakumari trip planner .

Traveling by car from Thiruchendur to Kanyakumari takes 2 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. You will have some time to spend on the 29th (Sat) before leaving for Madurai.

Things to do in Kanyakumari

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks
Highlights from your plan
Vivekananda Rock Memorial ©
Vivekananda Rock Memorial
Bhagavathy Amman Temple ©
Bhagavathy Amman Temple
Sunset View Point ©
Sunset View Point

few
hours
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Sri Meenakshi Temple as well as Jute Cottage. On the 29th (Sat), stop by Jute Cottage and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Meenakshi Temple.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Madurai trip simple and quick.

You can drive from Kanyakumari to Madurai in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Madurai

Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple ©
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple
Jute Cottage ©
Jute Cottage

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