8 days in Tamil Nadu & Tirupati Itinerary

8 days in Tamil Nadu & Tirupati Itinerary

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8 days in Tamil Nadu & Tirupati Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly + taxi:  7​h 30​min
1
Kodaikanal
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
2
Kanyakumari
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Rameswaram
— 1 night
train:  2​h 45​min
4
Madurai
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 45​min
5
Chennai
— 1 night
bus + taxi:  1​h
6
Mahabalipuram
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
7
Tirupati
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h
End: New Delhi

1
night
Kodaikanal

Kodaikanal ©
A cool and relaxing hill station, Kodaikanal has long attracted visitors up to its privileged position in the Western Ghats.
On the 11th (Mon), take some stellar pictures from Pillar Rocks, take in the pleasant sights at Coakers Walk, then explore the activities along Kodaikanal Lake, and finally look for gifts at The Cocoa Bean.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Kodaikanal tour itinerary builder site .

New Delhi to Kodaikanal is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight, train, and taxi; or drive. Traveling from New Delhi in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Kodaikanal, with lows of 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Kanyakumari.

Things to do in Kodaikanal

Nature Parks Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Kodaikanal Lake ©
Kodaikanal Lake
Pillar Rocks ©
Pillar Rocks

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at St Xavier Church, appreciate the history behind Thiruvalluvar Statue, then make a trip to Vivekananda Rock Memorial, then enjoy the sand and surf at Kanyakumari Beach, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Thanumalayan temple - Sthanumalayan Kovil.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Kanyakumari trip app .

You can drive from Kodaikanal to Kanyakumari in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In November, daytime highs in Kanyakumari are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Rameswaram.

Things to do in Kanyakumari

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Kanyakumari Beach ©
Kanyakumari Beach
Vivekananda Rock Memorial ©
Vivekananda Rock Memorial
Thiruvalluvar Statue ©
Thiruvalluvar Statue

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 13th (Wed), snap pictures at Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge, snap pictures at Pamban bridge, then stroll the grounds of Kalam National Memorial, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Dhanushkodi Beach, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Rameswaram driving holiday planner .

Getting from Kanyakumari to Rameswaram by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Madurai.

Things to do in Rameswaram

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Dhanushkodi Beach ©
Dhanushkodi Beach
Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple ©
Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple
Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge ©
Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): examine the collection at Gandhi Memorial Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Aayiram Kaal Mandapam, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Yoga Narasimhar Temple.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Madurai trip builder website .

Traveling by train from Rameswaram to Madurai takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in November, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel to Chennai.

Things to do in Madurai

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple ©
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple
Gandhi Memorial Museum
Gandhi Memorial Museum
Aayiram Kaal Mandapam ©
Aayiram Kaal Mandapam

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): examine the collection at Vivekananda House- Multimedia Cultural Museum, kick back and relax at Marina Beach, then admire the natural beauty at The Theosophical Society, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kapaleeshwarar Temple.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Chennai attractions planner .

Traveling by flight from Madurai to Chennai takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in November, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel to Mahabalipuram.

Things to do in Chennai

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Marina Beach ©
Marina Beach
Kapaleeshwarar Temple ©
Kapaleeshwarar Temple
The Theosophical Society ©
The Theosophical Society

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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 16th (Sat), admire the striking features of Pancha Rathas, don't miss a visit to Arjuna's Penance, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sea Shore Temple.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Mahabalipuram online travel planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and taxi from Chennai to Mahabalipuram takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. In November, daily temperatures in Mahabalipuram can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Tirupati.

Things to do in Mahabalipuram

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Sea Shore Temple ©
Sea Shore Temple
Pancha Rathas ©
Pancha Rathas
Arjuna's Penance ©
Arjuna's Penance

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night
Tirupati

Tirupati ©
Being a major pilgrimage spot at the foot of the Seshachalam hills, Tirupati tourism revolves around Hindu temples and vast nature reserves.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Kalyana Venkateswaraswami Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Padmavathi Ammavari Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Suryanarayana Swamy Vari Temple, then steep yourself in history at Tirumala Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Varahaswami Temple.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Tirupati itinerary maker .

Getting from Mahabalipuram to Tirupati by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tirupati

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Tirumala Temple ©
Tirumala Temple
Sri Padmavathi Ammavari Temple ©
Sri Padmavathi Ammavari Temple
Sri Kalyana Venkateswaraswami Temple ©

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