9 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

9 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

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Yelagiri
— 1 day
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Thiruvannamalai
— 1 night
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Chidambaram
— 1 night
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Thanjavur
— 1 night
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Tiruchirappalli
— 1 night
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Rameswaram
— 1 night
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Kanyakumari
— 1 night
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Madurai
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Yercaud
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Yelagiri

— 1 day
On a carefully planned Yelagiri trip, you can enjoy the diversity of culture and nature both.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): stroll around Yelagiri Nature Park, then find something for the whole family at Xtreme Adventures yelagiri hills, and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Fundera Park.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Yelagiri vacation maker site.

Bengaluru to Yelagiri is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Yelagiri when traveling from Bengaluru in January, with lows around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can go by car to Thiruvannamalai.

Things to do in Yelagiri

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Theme Parks

Thiruvannamalai

— 1 night
On the 30th (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Varadaraja Perumal Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Ramana Ashram, then Head underground at Virupaksha Cave, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Arunachaleshwara Temple.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Thiruvannamalai itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Yelagiri to Thiruvannamalai takes 3 hours. In January in Thiruvannamalai, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to travel to Chidambaram.

Things to do in Thiruvannamalai

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Chidambaram

— 1 night
Chidambaram is a town and municipality in Cuddalore district in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chidambaram Nataraja Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thillai Kali Amman Temple, and then explore the activities along Pitchavaram Backwater.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Chidambaram itinerary builder.

Drive from Thiruvannamalai to Chidambaram in 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can drive to Thanjavur.

Things to do in Chidambaram

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Thanjavur

— 1 night

Rice Bowl of Tamil Nadu

A bastion of South Indian culture and heritage, Thanjavur entrances visitors from all over the world with its architecture, distinct art style, and the Great Living Chola Temples, landmarks of the city and a World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): steep yourself in history at Thenkudi Thittai Sree Vashisteswarar Temple- Guru Stalam, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Guru Baghawan Temple, then explore the world behind art at Thanjavur Royal Palace and Art Gallery, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Brihadeeswara Temple.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Thanjavur online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Chidambaram to Thanjavur in 3 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) to allow time to drive to Tiruchirappalli.

Things to do in Thanjavur

Historic Sites · Museums

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.
On the 2nd (Tue), head outdoors with Grand Anaicut - Kallanai, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple, and then make a trip to Ayyanar Temple.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Tiruchirappalli route planning tool.

Getting from Thanjavur to Tiruchirappalli by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Rameswaram.

Things to do in Tiruchirappalli

Historic Sites · Outdoors

Rameswaram

— 1 night
A trip to Rameswaram on Pamban Island will take you across a long limestone shoal bridge with spectacular ocean scenery.
On the 3rd (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple, then kick back and relax at Dhanushkodi Beach Point, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ruined Temple/Church of Dhanushkodi.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Rameswaram trip tool.

You can drive from Tiruchirappalli to Rameswaram in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Kanyakumari.

Things to do in Rameswaram

Historic Sites · Beaches · Parks · Outdoors

Kanyakumari

— 1 night

Cape Comorin

Located at the most southerly point of mainland India, Kanyakumari has long attracted pilgrims and those keen to see the end of the road.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): take some stellar pictures from Sunset View Point, pause for some photo ops at Thiruvalluvar Statue, then make a trip to Vivekananda Rock Memorial, and finally kick back and relax at Kanyakumari Beach.

To find more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Kanyakumari route planning site.

Traveling by car from Rameswaram to Kanyakumari takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in February, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can drive to Madurai.

Things to do in Kanyakumari

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Wildlife

Madurai

— 1 night

Athens of the East

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 5th (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Pazhamudhir Solai, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and then see the interesting displays at Gandhi Memorial Museum.

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Traveling by car from Kanyakumari to Madurai takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. February in Madurai sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Yercaud.

Things to do in Madurai

Tours · Museums · Historic Sites

Yercaud

— 1 night
The hill station of Yercaud sits among a rolling range of forested hills, and thrives in a climate that has benefitted the biodiversity of the landscape, and the productivity of the town's agricultural industry.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Trinity Church, then head outdoors with 32-km Loop Road, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Chakra Mahameru Temple.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Yercaud trip itinerary planning app.

Drive from Madurai to Yercaud in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. In February, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Yercaud

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Scenic Drive · Tours

Tamil Nadu travel guide

3.9
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.

Thanjavur District travel guide

4.3
Sacred & Religious Sites · Architectural Buildings · Art Museums

Kanyakumari District travel guide

3.8
Landmarks · Sacred & Religious Sites · Beaches
Kanyakumari district is the southernmost district in Tamil Nadu state and mainland India. It stands second in in terms of population density among the districts of Tamilnadu and the second most urbanized, next only to Chennai district. It is also the richest district in Tamilnadu in terms of per capita income, and also tops the state in Human Development Index (HDI), literacy and education. The district headquarters is Nagercoil.Kanyakumari district has a varied topography with sea on three sides and the mountains of the Western Ghats bordering the northern side. Geologically, the landmass of the district is much younger when compared to the rest of state - faulted as late as 2.5 million years during the Miocene, after which numerous transgression, as well as regression of sea, had shaped the western coast of the district.Historically, Nanjinad and Eda Nadu which comprise the present Kanyakumari district, were ruled by various Tamil and Malayalam dynasties: the Venad Kingdom, Pandyans, the Cheras, the Cholas, the Ays and the Nayaks. A few artifacts unearthed by archeological excavations in there. It was part of the princely state of Travancore during the colonial times prior to India's independence; four of the eight tehsils of Thiruvananthapuram district were separated to form the new district of Kanyakumari during the formation of the new state of Kerala, and they were made a part of the Madras Presidency under recommendations from the States Reorganisation Commission in 1956. The Presidency was later renamed Tamil Nadu and Kanyakumari, today, is one of the 32 districts of Tamil Nadu state.

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Madurai District travel guide

3.9
Sacred & Religious Sites · Architectural Buildings · Specialty Museums
The Madurai district is the ninth largest in population of the 32 districts of the state of Tamil Nadu in southeastern India. The city of Madurai serves as the district headquarters. It houses the world-famous Sri Meenakshi Sundareshwarar temple and is situated on the banks of the river Vaigai. Thiruparankundram is one of the major tourist place in the district. As of 2011, the district had a population of 3,038,252 with a sex-ratio of 990 females for every 1,000 males. Aside from the city of Madurai, the larger towns are Melur, Avaniapuram, Thirumangalam and Usilampatti. It is an important hub for various film shootings.HistoryMadurai is called with various nicknames like Athens of the East, Thoonga Nagaram (City that never Sleeps), Naan maada koodal (City of Four junctions), Malligai Managar (City of Jasmine), Koodal Managar (City of Junction) Koil Nagar (Temple city) etc. The main kingdoms which ruled Madurai during various times are the Pandyas and the Nayaks.

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Salem District travel guide

3.4
Lookouts · Sacred & Religious Sites · Scenic Drive
Salem, is a city and a Municipal Corporation in Salem district in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Salem, which is also called Mango city, is located about 160 kilometers northwest of Coimbatore and about 340 kilometers (211 mi) southwest of the state. To FB/Internet Surfers, [Disclaimer: Shares needn't mean endorsement] Photos and contents updated in our page are taken from Internet. If you have any objection about the content displaying in our page. Do Message us with the details. Some photos are updated with credit link and some did not, if you have any objections regarding photos. Message us Kindly. We will remove it as early as possible. Thanks for Understanding. Regards, Salem Page Admin (https://www.facebook.com/salemdt/) Salem, Tamilnadu.

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