9 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

9 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

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Fly to Trivandrum International Airport, Drive to Kanyakumari
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Kanyakumari
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rameswaram
— 3 nights
Drive
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Chidambaram
— 1 night
Drive
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Chennai
— 2 nights
Fly

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Kanyakumari

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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Jain Temple Kanyakumari, then make a trip to Vivekananda Rock Memorial, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Bhagavathy Amman Temple, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Kanyakumari Beach. On the 9th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shirdhi Sai Baba Temple, Kanyakumari, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Thanumalayan temple - Sthanumalayan Kovil, then enjoy the sand and surf at Sothavilai Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Sanguthurai Beach.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Kanyakumari trip planner.

Erbil, Iraq to Kanyakumari is an approximately 15-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. You'll lose 2.5 hours traveling from Erbil to Kanyakumari due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Erbil in December: high temperatures in Kanyakumari hover around 36°C and lows are around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to drive to Rameswaram.

Things to do in Kanyakumari

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

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Rameswaram

A trip to Rameswaram on Pamban Island will take you across a long limestone shoal bridge with spectacular ocean scenery.
Step off the beaten path and head to Adam's Bridge and Kalam National Memorial. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Ariyaman Beach and Dhanushkodi Beach Point. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Kunthu kal Beach, Rameswaram, don't miss a visit to Ramar Padam, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hanuman Temple, and examine the collection at Former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam House.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Rameswaram driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Kanyakumari to Rameswaram in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel to Chidambaram.

Things to do in Rameswaram

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

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Chidambaram

Chidambaram is a town and municipality in Cuddalore district in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. On the 13th (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of Chidambaram Nataraja Temple, look for all kinds of wild species at Pichavaram Mangrove Forest, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thillai Kali Amman Temple.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Chidambaram road trip planner.

You can drive from Rameswaram to Chidambaram in 7 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel to Chennai.

Things to do in Chidambaram

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

2
nights
Chennai

Detroit of South Asia

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 14th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Marundeeswarar Temple, then kick back and relax at Besant Nagar Beach, then kick back and relax at Elliot's Beach, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kapaleeshwarar Temple. On the 15th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Marina Beach and then take a stroll through Fort St. George.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Chennai trip itinerary app.

Drive from Chidambaram to Chennai in 5 hours. In December in Chennai, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Chennai

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

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.