8 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

8 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

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8 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

Start: Hyderabad
Drive:  5​h 30​min
1
Mahabalipuram
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Kanchipuram
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Tiruvannamalai
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 30​min
4
Rameswaram
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
5
Kanyakumari
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Madurai
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
7
Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  3​h 15​min
End: Hyderabad

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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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): admire the striking features of Pancha Rathas.

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

Hyderabad to Mahabalipuram is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Mahabalipuram when traveling from Hyderabad in November, with lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can drive to Kanchipuram.

Things to do in Mahabalipuram

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Sea Shore Temple ©
Sea Shore Temple
Pancha Rathas ©
Pancha Rathas
Monuments at Mahabalipuram ©
Monuments at Mahabalipuram

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Kanchipuram

Kanchipuram ©
The busy town of Kanchipuram enjoys a reputation for its Hindu temples and handwoven silk saris.
On the 14th (Thu), don't miss a visit to Sri Prasanna Venkatesa Perumaal, take in the spiritual surroundings of Thennanagur Perumaal Temple, then steep yourself in history at Ekambareshvara Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kailasanathar Temple.

For ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Kanchipuram trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Mahabalipuram to Kanchipuram in 2 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Kanchipuram can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Tiruvannamalai.

Things to do in Kanchipuram

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Ekambareswarar Temple ©
Ekambareswarar Temple
Kailasanathar Temple ©
Kailasanathar Temple

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Tiruvannamalai

Tiruvannamalai ©
Tiruvannamalai is a city in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. On the 15th (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Girivalam, Arunachaleswarar Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Arunachaleshwara Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Ramana Ashram, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Skandashramam.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Tiruvannamalai trip planner .

You can drive from Kanchipuram to Tiruvannamalai in 3 hours. Traveling from Kanchipuram in November, expect nights in Tiruvannamalai to be about the same, around 25°C, while days are slightly colder, around 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Rameswaram.

Things to do in Tiruvannamalai

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Thiruvannamalai
Highlights from your plan
Sri Ramana Ashram ©
Sri Ramana Ashram
Girivalam, Arunachaleswarar Temple ©
Girivalam, Arunachaleswarar Temple
Arunachaleshwara Temple ©
Arunachaleshwara Temple

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Rameswaram

Rameswaram ©
A trip to Rameswaram on Pamban Island will take you across a long limestone shoal bridge with spectacular ocean scenery.
On the 16th (Sat), take in the views from Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge, take in the views from Pamban bridge, then stroll the grounds of Kalam National Memorial, then enjoy the sand and surf at Dhanushkodi Beach, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Rameswaram travel route planner .

Getting from Tiruvannamalai to Rameswaram by car takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to drive to Kanyakumari.

Things to do in Rameswaram

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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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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.
On the 17th (Sun), pause for some serene contemplation at St Xavier Church, make a trip to Thiruvalluvar Statue, then make a trip to Vivekananda Rock Memorial, then kick back and relax at Kanyakumari Beach, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thanumalayan temple - Sthanumalayan Kovil.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Kanyakumari trip maker .

You can drive from Rameswaram to Kanyakumari in 5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In November, daily temperatures in Kanyakumari can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Madurai.

Things to do in Kanyakumari

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

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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 18th (Mon): examine the collection at Gandhi Memorial Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Yoga Narasimhar Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Aayiram Kaal Mandapam.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Madurai travel route planner .

Traveling by car from Kanyakumari to Madurai takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in November, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Ooty (Udhagamandalam).

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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Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

Ooty (Udhagamandalam) ©
Tea gardens and eucalyptus trees scent the air of the fields surrounding Ooty, a popular summer tourism destination up in the hills.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): explore the activities along Ooty Lake, then admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens, and then take in the awesome beauty at Doddabetta Peak.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Ooty (Udhagamandalam) online trip builder .

You can drive from Madurai to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of train and bus. In November, daytime highs in Ooty (Udhagamandalam) are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Botanical Gardens ©
Botanical Gardens
Doddabetta Peak ©
Doddabetta Peak
Ooty Lake ©
Ooty Lake

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