9 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

9 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

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9 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru
bus + Fly:  1​h 45​min
1
Madurai
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Thanjavur
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
3
Rameswaram
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Kanyakumari
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6​h 15​min
5
Muttukadu
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Chennai
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h
End: Bengaluru

1
day
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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Cathedral Church, explore the historical opulence of Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Meenakshi Temple.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Madurai day trip website .

Bengaluru to Madurai is an approximately 2-hour combination of taxi and flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Bengaluru in November, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Madurai, with lows around 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Thanjavur.

Things to do in Madurai

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple ©
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple
Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal ©
Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal
St. Mary's Cathedral Church ©
St. Mary's Cathedral Church

1
night
Thanjavur

Thanjavur ©
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.
On the 4th (Sun), admire the masterpieces at Thanjavur Royal Palace and Art Gallery, make a trip to Thanjai Mamani Koil, then take in nature's colorful creations at Sivaganga Gardens, then steep yourself in history at Manora Fort, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Brihadeeshwara Temple.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Thanjavur tour planner.

You can drive from Madurai to Thanjavur in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Rameswaram.

Things to do in Thanjavur

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Brihadeeshwara Temple ©
Brihadeeshwara Temple

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 5th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam House, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple, then stroll through Dhanushkodi Beach, and finally meet the residents at Sea World Aquarium.

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

You can drive from Thanjavur to Rameswaram in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to drive to Kanyakumari.

Things to do in Rameswaram

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

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Vivekananda Rock Memorial, then kick back and relax at Kanyakumari Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Muttom Beach. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thanumalayan temple - Sthanumalayan Kovil, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Sothavilai Beach, then kick back and relax at Sanguthurai Beach, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Jain Temple Kanyakumari.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Kanyakumari vacation maker app .

Traveling by car from Rameswaram to Kanyakumari takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a train. In November, daily temperatures in Kanyakumari can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel to Muttukadu.

Things to do in Kanyakumari

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Muttom Beach
Highlights from your plan
Vivekananda Rock Memorial ©
Vivekananda Rock Memorial
Kanyakumari Beach ©
Kanyakumari Beach

1
day
Muttukadu

Muttukadu ©
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Covelong Beach and then examine the collection at DakshinaChitra Museum.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Muttukadu trip planning tool .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Kanyakumari to Muttukadu. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in November, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Chennai.

Things to do in Muttukadu

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trip

Covelong Beach
Highlights from your plan
DakshinaChitra Museum ©
DakshinaChitra Museum
Covelong Beach ©
Covelong Beach

3
nights
Chennai

Chennai ©
Chennai, a city hailed for its vibrant atmosphere and historic attractions, remains one of the most visited places in India.
Kapaleeshwar Temple and San Thome Church will appeal to history buffs. We've included these beaches for you: Marina Beach and Besant Nagar Beach. There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at The Madras Crocodile Bank Trust and Centre for Herpetology, contemplate the long history of Senate House, kick back and relax at Elliot's Beach, and wander the streets of Mylapore.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Chennai trip planner .

You can drive from Muttukadu to Chennai in 1.5 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Chennai

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

The Madras Crocodile Bank Trust and Centre for Herpetology
Highlights from your plan
Marina Beach ©
Marina Beach
Kapaleeshwarar Temple ©
Kapaleeshwarar Temple

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