9 days in Thanjavur & Kumbakonam Itinerary

9 days in Thanjavur & Kumbakonam Itinerary

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9 days in Thanjavur & Kumbakonam Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly + Drive:  9​h
1
Thanjavur
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Kumbakonam
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  10​h
End: Kuala Lumpur

4
nights
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.
Kids will enjoy Brahmapureeswarar Temple and Swami Malai Temple. Explore Thanjavur's surroundings by going to Tiruchirappalli (Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple, Jambukeswarar Temple, & more). And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Brihadeeshwara Temple, browse the collection at The Serfoji Sarasvati Mahal Library, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Ramalingaswami Temple, and explore the world behind art at Thanjavur Royal Palace and Art Gallery.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Thanjavur road trip planning app .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Thanjavur is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Thanjavur is minus 2 hours. When traveling from Kuala Lumpur in June, plan for a bit warmer days in Thanjavur, with highs around 43°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Kumbakonam.

Things to do in Thanjavur

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Tiruchirappalli
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Brihadeeshwara Temple ©
Brihadeeshwara Temple
Rock Fort Temple ©
Rock Fort Temple
Brahmapureeswarar Temple ©
Brahmapureeswarar Temple

4
nights
Kumbakonam

Kumbakonam ©
A notable temple town, Kumbakonam harbors a wealth of Hindu buildings dedicated to Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Uppiliappan Temple. Attractions like Church of our Lady of Velankanni and Basilica of Our Lady of Good Health make great kid-friendly stops. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kumbakonam: Morning Star Church for Our Lady of Vailankanni (in Velankanni) and Mayuranathaswamy Temple (in Nagapattinam). There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Airavatesvara Temple and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chakkarapani Temple.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Kumbakonam day trip site .

You can drive from Thanjavur to Kumbakonam in 1.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 43°C, and evening lows to 31°C. On the 24th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Kumbakonam

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Velankanni, Uppiliappan Temple, Mayuranathaswamy Temple
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Uppiliappan Temple ©
Uppiliappan Temple
Church of our Lady of Velankanni ©
Church of our Lady of Velankanni
Basilica of Our Lady of Good Health ©

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