7 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

7 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

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7 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

Start: San Diego
Fly:  27​h
1
Chennai
— 1 day
Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Madurai
— 1 night
train:  2​h 45​min
3
Rameswaram
— 1 night
+2
train + taxi + Fly:  7​h
4
Mahabalipuram
— 2 nights
Fly:  29​h
End: San Diego

1
day
Chennai

Chennai ©
Chennai, a city hailed for its vibrant atmosphere and historic attractions, remains one of the most visited places in India.
On the 24th (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams, enjoy the sand and surf at Marina Beach, and then see the interesting displays at Vivekananda House- Multimedia Cultural Museum.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Chennai road trip site .

San Diego, USA to Chennai is an approximately 27-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from San Diego to Chennai is 13 hours. Traveling from San Diego in July, expect Chennai to be somewhat warmer, temps between 97°F and 79°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel to Madurai.

Things to do in Chennai

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Marina Beach ©
Marina Beach
Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams ©
Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams

1
night
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.
On the 25th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple, then examine the collection at Gandhi Memorial Museum, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Madurai holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Chennai to Madurai takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Madurai are 94°F, while nighttime lows are 79°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Rameswaram.

Things to do in Madurai

Historic Sites Museums
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Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple ©
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple
Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine ©
Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine
Gandhi Memorial Museum
Gandhi Memorial Museum

1
night
Rameswaram

Rameswaram ©
A trip to Rameswaram on Pamban Island will take you across a long limestone shoal bridge with spectacular ocean scenery.
On the 26th (Fri), take in the views from Pamban bridge, examine the collection at Former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam House, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Dhanushkodi Beach.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Rameswaram trip planner .

Take a train from Madurai to Rameswaram in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to travel to Mahabalipuram.

Things to do in Rameswaram

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple ©
Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple
Dhanushkodi Beach ©
Dhanushkodi Beach
Pamban bridge ©
Pamban bridge

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.
On the 27th (Sat), examine the collection at DakshinaChitra Museum, then identify plant and animal life at The Madras Crocodile Bank Trust and Centre for Herpetology, then examine the collection at India Seashell Museum, and finally delve into the distant past at Monuments at Mahabalipuram.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Mahabalipuram day trip planning app .

Do a combination of train and flight from Rameswaram to Mahabalipuram in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Mahabalipuram can reach 97°F, while at night they dip to 79°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Mahabalipuram

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

DakshinaChitra Museum
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DakshinaChitra Museum ©
DakshinaChitra Museum
Monuments at Mahabalipuram ©
Monuments at Mahabalipuram

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