8 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

8 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

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8 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  6​h 30​min
1
Madurai
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Kanyakumari
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Rameswaram
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Tiruchirappalli
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
5
Chennai
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Kuala Lumpur

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 23rd (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Koodal Azhagar Temple and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Aayiram Kaal Mandapam. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Yoga Narasimhar Temple, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Madurai trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Madurai is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Madurai, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In November, daily temperatures in Madurai can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can go by car to Kanyakumari.

Things to do in Madurai

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple ©
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple
Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine ©
Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine
Aayiram Kaal Mandapam ©
Aayiram Kaal Mandapam

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.
On the 25th (Mon), kick back and relax at Sanguthurai Beach, make a trip to Vivekananda Rock Memorial, then enjoy the sand and surf at Kanyakumari Beach, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Jain Temple Kanyakumari.

To see maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Kanyakumari vacation planner.

Getting from Madurai to Kanyakumari by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Kanyakumari can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Rameswaram.

Things to do in Kanyakumari

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Vivekananda Rock Memorial ©
Vivekananda Rock Memorial
Kanyakumari Beach ©
Kanyakumari Beach
Jain Temple Kanyakumari ©
Jain Temple Kanyakumari

1
night
Rameswaram

Rameswaram ©
A trip to Rameswaram on Pamban Island will take you across a long limestone shoal bridge with spectacular ocean scenery.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple, then enjoy the sand and surf at Kunthu kal Beach, Rameswaram, then enjoy the sand and surf at Dhanushkodi Beach, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Kalam National Memorial.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Rameswaram road trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Kanyakumari to Rameswaram takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Tiruchirappalli.

Things to do in Rameswaram

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Dhanushkodi Beach ©
Dhanushkodi Beach
Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple ©
Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple
Kalam National Memorial ©
Kalam National Memorial

1
night
Tiruchirappalli

Tiruchirappalli ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Tiruchirapalli Rock Fort, then steep yourself in history at Jambukeswarar Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Rangam Ranga Nathar Temple.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Tiruchirappalli online vacation builder .

You can drive from Rameswaram to Tiruchirappalli in 4 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In November, daily temperatures in Tiruchirappalli can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to travel to Chennai.

Things to do in Tiruchirappalli

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple ©
Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple
Jambukeswarar Temple ©
Jambukeswarar Temple
Tiruchirapalli Rock Fort ©
Tiruchirapalli Rock Fort

3
nights
Chennai

Chennai ©
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 28th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Besant Nagar Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Marina Beach, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kapaleeshwarar Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Krishna Mandapam, then explore the ancient world of Monuments at Mahabalipuram, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sea Shore Temple.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Chennai vacation planning tool .

Fly from Tiruchirappalli to Chennai in 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. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Chennai

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Mahabalipuram
Highlights from your plan
Sea Shore Temple ©
Sea Shore Temple
Monuments at Mahabalipuram ©
Monuments at Mahabalipuram
Kapaleeshwarar Temple ©
Kapaleeshwarar Temple

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