8 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

8 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tamil Nadu trip planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Chennai
— 1 day
Fly
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Tiruchirappalli
— 1 night
Drive
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Velankanni
— 1 night
Drive
4
Rameswaram
— 3 nights
Drive
5
Coimbatore
— 2 nights
Fly

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Chennai

— 1 day

Detroit of South Asia

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 8th (Thu): take a stroll through Pondy Bazaar, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Parthasarathy Temple, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Marundeeswarar Temple.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Chennai day trip planning site.

New Delhi to Chennai is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from New Delhi in April, Chennai is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel to Tiruchirappalli.

Things to do in Chennai

Shopping · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Arulmigu Mariamman Temple, contemplate the long history of Pundarikakshan Perumal Temple, then contemplate the long history of Jambukeswarar Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Lourdes Church .

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Tiruchirappalli trip maker app.

Traveling by flight from Chennai to Tiruchirappalli takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In April, plan for daily highs up to 45°C, and evening lows to 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Velankanni.

Things to do in Tiruchirappalli

Historic Sites

Velankanni

— 1 night
On the 10th (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of Our Lady of Good Health, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Morning Star Church for Our Lady of Vailankanni, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of our Lady of Velankanni.

To find where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Velankanni tour builder site.

Getting from Tiruchirappalli to Velankanni by car takes about 3.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel to Rameswaram.

Things to do in Velankanni

Historic Sites

Rameswaram

— 3 nights
A trip to Rameswaram on Pamban Island will take you across a long limestone shoal bridge with spectacular ocean scenery.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Hanuman Temple and Villoondi Tirtham. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Adam's Bridge and Agnitheertham. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Ariyaman Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sugreevar Temple, take in the views from Pamban bridge, and don't miss a visit to Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Memorial.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Rameswaram trip maker app.

Traveling by car from Velankanni to Rameswaram takes 5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can drive to Coimbatore.

Things to do in Rameswaram

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Coimbatore

— 2 nights

Manchester of India

Known throughout the country as a major industrial city, Coimbatore possesses a welcoming atmosphere and a growing cosmopolitanism.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Arulmigu Patteeswarar Swamy Temple, appreciate the history behind Adiyogi Shiva, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Marudamalai Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Gedee Car Museum, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eachanari Vinayagar Temple, and finally take some stellar pictures from Dharmalingeshwarar Temple.

Make your Coimbatore itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Drive from Rameswaram to Coimbatore in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. In April, daytime highs in Coimbatore are 43°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Coimbatore

Historic Sites · Spas · Museums

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.