9 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

9 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tamil Nadu trip planner

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Fly to Chennai International Airport, Drive to Tiruvannamalai
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Tiruvannamalai
— 1 night
Drive
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Tiruchirappalli
— 1 night
Drive
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Velankanni
— 1 night
Drive
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Rameswaram
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kanyakumari
— 2 nights
Train to Thiruvananthapuram Central, Fly to New Delhi

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Tiruvannamalai

— 1 night
Tiruvannamalai is a city in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. On the 19th (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Skandashramam. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Girivalam, Arunachaleswarar Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Arunachaleshwara Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Ramana Ashram, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Agini Lingam.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Tiruvannamalai travel route builder website.

New Delhi to Tiruvannamalai is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from New Delhi in December: high temperatures in Tiruvannamalai hover around 31°C and lows are around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Tiruchirappalli.

Things to do in Tiruvannamalai

Historic Sites

Side Trip

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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kaattu Azhagiya Singar Srirangam, contemplate the long history of Jambukeswarar Temple, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Tiruchirappalli route app.

Traveling by car from Tiruvannamalai to Tiruchirappalli takes 3.5 hours. While traveling from Tiruvannamalai, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Tiruchirappalli, ranging from highs of 35°C to lows of 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can travel to Velankanni.

Things to do in Tiruchirappalli

Historic Sites

Velankanni

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of Our Lady of Good Health, then pause for some serene contemplation at Morning Star Church for Our Lady of Vailankanni, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of our Lady of Velankanni.

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Drive from Tiruchirappalli to Velankanni in 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Rameswaram.

Things to do in Velankanni

Historic Sites

Rameswaram

— 3 nights
A trip to Rameswaram on Pamban Island will take you across a long limestone shoal bridge with spectacular ocean scenery.
Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple and Ruined Temple/Church of Dhanushkodi are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Popular historic sites such as Hanuman Temple and Villoondi Tirtham are in your itinerary. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Dhanushkodi Beach Point, examine the collection at Former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam House, make a trip to Ramar Padam, and take in the views from Pamban bridge.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Rameswaram online attractions planner.

You can drive from Velankanni to Rameswaram in 5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Kanyakumari.

Things to do in Rameswaram

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Beaches

Kanyakumari

— 2 nights

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 26th (Sat): kick back and relax at Sothavilai Beach, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thanumalayan temple - Sthanumalayan Kovil, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Shirdhi Sai Baba Temple, Kanyakumari, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Kanyakumari Beach. On the 27th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Vivekananda Rock Memorial and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bhagavathy Amman Temple.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Kanyakumari trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Rameswaram to Kanyakumari in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in December, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kanyakumari

Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Tamil Nadu travel guide

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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.