9 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

9 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

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9 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

Start: Warangal
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  7​h 45​min
1
Mahabalipuram
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Thanjavur
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
3
Rameswaram
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Kanyakumari
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Madurai
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  8​h
End: Warangal

2
nights
Mahabalipuram

Mahabalipuram ©
Once an important sea port city in the ancient Pallava kingdom, Mahabalipuram today draws in visitors with UNESCO-listed monuments and temples carved out of rock during the 7th and 8th centuries CE.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): make a trip to Arjuna's Penance and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sea Shore Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Wide Beach, then delve into the distant past at Monuments at Mahabalipuram, and then kick back and relax at Mahabalipuram Beach.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Mahabalipuram trip planner.

Warangal to Mahabalipuram is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in December, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can drive to Thanjavur.

Things to do in Mahabalipuram

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Sea Shore Temple ©
Sea Shore Temple
Monuments at Mahabalipuram ©
Monuments at Mahabalipuram
Varaha Cave Temple ©
Varaha Cave Temple

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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Swami Malai Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Alangudi Temple, then explore the world behind art at Thanjavur Royal Palace and Art Gallery, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Brihadeeshwara Temple.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Thanjavur online travel route planner .

Drive from Mahabalipuram to Thanjavur in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, train, and flight; or do a combination of taxi and train. In December, daytime highs in Thanjavur are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Rameswaram.

Things to do in Thanjavur

Historic Sites 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 25th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam House, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ruined Temple/Church of Dhanushkodi, then enjoy the sand and surf at Dhanushkodi Beach, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ramanathaswamy Temple.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Rameswaram online road trip planner .

Drive from Thanjavur to Rameswaram in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) 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
Ruined Temple/Church of Dhanushkodi ©

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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady of Ransom Church, stroll through Kanyakumari Beach, appreciate the history behind Thiruvalluvar Statue, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Bhagavathy Amman Temple, and finally make a trip to Gandhi Memorial. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Vivekananda Rock Memorial, then contemplate the long history of Vattakottai Fort, then get outside with Marunthuval Malai, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thanumalayan temple - Sthanumalayan Kovil.

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

Getting from Rameswaram to Kanyakumari by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Kanyakumari can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Madurai.

Things to do in Kanyakumari

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Vivekananda Rock Memorial ©
Vivekananda Rock Memorial
Kanyakumari Beach ©
Kanyakumari Beach

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 28th (Fri), pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Cathedral Church, step into the grandiose world of Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Meenakshi Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at ISKCON Madurai, Sri Sri Radha Mathurapati Temple.

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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. In December in Madurai, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

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

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