7 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

7 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

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Make it your trip
Fly
1
Chennai
— 1 night
Drive
2
Mahabalipuram
— 2 nights
Fly
3
Tiruchirappalli
— 1 night
Drive
4
Rameswaram
— 1 night
Drive
5
Kanyakumari
— 1 night
Train to Thiruvananthapuram Central (TVC), Fly to Surat

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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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Audikesava Perumal Peyalvar Temple, then wander the streets of Fort St. George, then kick back and relax at Marina Beach, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kapaleeshwarar Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Mon): relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, kick back and relax at Breezy Beach, then kick back and relax at Besant Nagar Beach, and finally stop by Pure Pearls.

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Surat to Chennai is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Surat in February, plan for a bit warmer nights in Chennai, with lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Mahabalipuram.

Things to do in Chennai

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shore Temple and then kick back and relax at Wide Beach. On the 10th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Maritime Heritage Museum, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at The Madras Crocodile Bank Trust and Centre for Herpetology, then admire the striking features of Pancha Rathas, and finally delve into the distant past at Monuments at Mahabalipuram.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Mahabalipuram travel planning site.

Traveling by car from Chennai to Mahabalipuram takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. In February, daytime highs in Mahabalipuram are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to fly to Tiruchirappalli.

Things to do in Mahabalipuram

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Tiruchirappalli

— 1 night

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.
On the 11th (Thu), get outside with Grand Anaicut - Kallanai, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kaattu Azhagiya Singar Srirangam.

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Getting from Mahabalipuram to Tiruchirappalli by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in February, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can go by car to Rameswaram.

Things to do in Tiruchirappalli

Historic Sites · Outdoors

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 12th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple, enjoy the sand and surf at Dhanushkodi Beach Point, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ruined Temple/Church of Dhanushkodi.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Rameswaram travel site.

Traveling by car from Tiruchirappalli to Rameswaram takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can go by car to Kanyakumari.

Things to do in Rameswaram

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Kanyakumari

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Vivekananda Rock Memorial and then kick back and relax at Kanyakumari Beach.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Kanyakumari trip site.

Traveling by car from Rameswaram to Kanyakumari takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a train. In February, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kanyakumari

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

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.