8 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

8 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

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8 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

Start: Pune
Fly:  3​h 15​min
1
Chennai
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
2
Madurai
— 1 night
train:  2​h 45​min
3
Rameswaram
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Kanyakumari
— 1 night
+2
train + taxi + Fly:  7​h
End: Pune

3
nights
Chennai

Chennai ©
Chennai, a city hailed for its vibrant atmosphere and historic attractions, remains one of the most visited places in India.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Marina Beach and Besant Nagar Beach. Kids will enjoy The Madras Crocodile Bank Trust and Centre for Herpetology and India Seashell Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Chennai: Mahabalipuram (Monuments at Mahabalipuram & Sea Shore Temple) and DakshinaChitra Museum (in Muttukadu). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kapaleeshwarar Temple and admire the landmark architecture of San Thome Church.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Chennai trip planner .

Pune to Chennai is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In December, daytime highs in Chennai are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to Madurai.

Things to do in Chennai

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Mahabalipuram, DakshinaChitra Museum
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DakshinaChitra Museum ©
DakshinaChitra Museum
Marina Beach ©
Marina Beach
Sea Shore Temple ©
Sea Shore Temple

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 26th (Thu), examine the collection at Gandhi Memorial Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thiruparankundram Murugan Temple.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Madurai tour itinerary planning website .

Fly from Chennai to Madurai in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In December in Madurai, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Rameswaram.

Things to do in Madurai

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Thiruparankundram Murugan Temple
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Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple ©
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple
Thiruparankundram Murugan Temple ©
Thiruparankundram Murugan Temple
Gandhi Memorial Museum
Gandhi Memorial Museum

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 27th (Fri): snap pictures at Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge, kick back and relax at Dhanushkodi Beach, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple, and finally see the interesting displays at Former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam House.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Rameswaram trip itinerary site .

You can take a train from Madurai to Rameswaram in 3 hours. Another option is to drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can drive to Kanyakumari.

Things to do in Rameswaram

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors
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Dhanushkodi Beach ©
Dhanushkodi Beach
Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple ©
Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple
Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge ©
Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge

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 28th (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thanumalayan temple - Sthanumalayan Kovil, take some stellar pictures from Sunset View Point, then enjoy the sand and surf at Kanyakumari Beach, and finally examine the collection at Kanyakumari Wax Museum.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Kanyakumari holiday tool .

Traveling by car from Rameswaram to Kanyakumari takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in December, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kanyakumari

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors
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Kanyakumari Beach ©
Kanyakumari Beach
Sunset View Point ©
Sunset View Point

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