9 days in Tamil Nadu & Tirupati Itinerary

9 days in Tamil Nadu & Tirupati Itinerary

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9 days in Tamil Nadu & Tirupati Itinerary

Start: Kolkata (Calcutta)
Fly:  6​h
1
Madurai
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h
2
Kodaikanal
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
3
Rameswaram
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Kanyakumari
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  4​h 30​min
5
Chennai
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Muttukadu
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
7
Tirupati
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Kolkata (Calcutta)

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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.
To find photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Madurai day trip planning site .

Kolkata (Calcutta) to Madurai is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in November, plan for a bit warmer nights in Madurai, with lows around 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Kodaikanal.

Things to do in Madurai

#Historic Sites
Find places to stay Nov 20 — 21:
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Sri Meenakshi Temple ©
Sri Meenakshi Temple

1
night
Kodaikanal

Kodaikanal ©
A cool and relaxing hill station, Kodaikanal has long attracted visitors up to its privileged position in the Western Ghats.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): explore the activities along Kodaikanal Lake, then Head underground at Guna Cave, then delve into the lush surroundings at Pine Forest, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Bryant Park.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Kodaikanal online tour planner .

Getting from Madurai to Kodaikanal by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi. In November, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Rameswaram.

Things to do in Kodaikanal

#Parks, #Nature
Find places to stay Nov 20 — 21:
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Kodaikanal Lake ©
Kodaikanal Lake
Pine Forest ©
Pine Forest
Guna Cave ©
Guna Cave

1
day
Rameswaram

Rameswaram ©
A trip to Rameswaram on Pamban Island will take you across a long limestone shoal bridge with spectacular ocean scenery.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Ramanathaswamy Temple, then stroll through Dhanushkodi Beach, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sea World Aquarium, and finally stroll through Kunthu kal Beach, Rameswaram.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Rameswaram trip planning tool .

You can drive from Kodaikanal to Rameswaram in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, train, and bus; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Kanyakumari.

Things to do in Rameswaram

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
Find places to stay Nov 21 — 22:
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Dhanushkodi Beach ©
Dhanushkodi Beach
Ramanathaswamy Temple ©
Ramanathaswamy Temple

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 23rd (Fri), kick back and relax at Kanyakumari Beach, kick back and relax at Sanguthurai Beach, and then kick back and relax at Sothavilai Beach.

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

Getting from Rameswaram to Kanyakumari by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and 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 23rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Chennai (Madras).

Things to do in Kanyakumari

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
Find places to stay Nov 22 — 23:
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Kanyakumari Beach ©
Kanyakumari Beach
Sanguthurai Beach ©
Sanguthurai Beach
Sothavilai Beach ©
Sothavilai Beach

2
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 24th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at The Madras Crocodile Bank Trust and Centre for Herpetology, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Besant Nagar Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Elliot's Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Sun): take a stroll through Fort St. George, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kapaleeshwar Temple, pause for some serene contemplation at San Thome Church, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Marina Beach, and finally wander the streets of Mylapore.

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You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Kanyakumari to Chennai (Madras) in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In November, daytime highs in Chennai (Madras) are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to travel to Muttukadu.

Things to do in Chennai

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
Find places to stay Nov 23 — 25:
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Marina Beach ©
Marina Beach
Besant Nagar Beach ©
Besant Nagar Beach

1
night
Muttukadu

Muttukadu ©
Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Covelong Beach, find something for the whole family at MGM Dizzee World, and then examine the collection at DakshinaChitra Museum.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Muttukadu trip app .

Drive from Chennai (Madras) to Muttukadu in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in November, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to travel to Tirupati.

Things to do in Muttukadu

#Theme Parks, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Covelong Beach
Find places to stay Nov 25 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
MGM Dizzee World ©
MGM Dizzee World
DakshinaChitra Museum ©
DakshinaChitra Museum

2
nights
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 27th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Tirumala Temple, don't miss a visit to Sri Vekateswara Swamy Temple, then contemplate the waterfront views at Tumbhuru Teertham, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Govindarajaswami Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Padmavathi Ammavari Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Sri Venkateswara National Park.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Tirupati road trip planner.

Drive from Muttukadu to Tirupati in 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tirupati

#Nature, #Parks, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

Sri Vekateswara Swamy Temple
Find places to stay Nov 26 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Sri Venkateswara National Park ©
Sri Venkateswara National Park
Tirumala Temple ©
Tirumala Temple
Sri Padmavathi Ammavari Temple ©
Sri Padmavathi Ammavari Temple

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