34 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

34 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

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Tiruchirappalli
— 3 nights
2
Kumbakonam
— 4 nights
3
Rameswaram
— 2 nights
4
Kanyakumari
— 4 nights
5
Tirunelveli
— 3 nights
6
Kodaikanal
— 3 nights
7
Madurai
— 3 nights
8
Mahabalipuram
— 4 nights
9
Coimbatore
— 4 nights
10
Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
— 3 nights

3
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Tiruchirappalli

Tiruchirappalli ©
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Tiruchirappalli side-trips: Thanjavur (Brihadeeswara Temple & Thanjavur Royal Palace and Art Gallery). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple, don't miss a visit to Ayyanar Temple, steep yourself in history at Jambukeswarar Temple, and explore the striking landscape at Rock Fort Temple.

To see reviews and more tourist information, use the Tiruchirappalli road trip website.

Bengaluru to Tiruchirappalli is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Bengaluru in December, Tiruchirappalli is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Kumbakonam.

Things to do in Tiruchirappalli

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Thanjavur
Find places to stay Dec 4 — 7:
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Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple ©
Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple
Brihadeeswara Temple ©
Brihadeeswara Temple
Rock Fort Temple ©
Rock Fort Temple

4
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Kumbakonam

Kumbakonam ©
A notable temple town, Kumbakonam harbors a wealth of Hindu buildings dedicated to Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kumbakonam: Thanjavur (Gangaikonda Cholapuram & Sri Ramalingaswami Temple) and Church of our Lady of Velankanni (in Velankanni). There's more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Airavatesvara Temple.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Kumbakonam online holiday planner.

Getting from Tiruchirappalli to Kumbakonam by car takes about 2.5 hours. December in Kumbakonam sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Rameswaram.

Things to do in Kumbakonam

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Thanjavur, Church of our Lady of Velankanni
Find places to stay Dec 7 — 11:
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Airavatesvara Temple ©
Airavatesvara Temple
Gangaikonda Cholapuram ©
Gangaikonda Cholapuram
Adi Kumbeswarar Temple ©
Adi Kumbeswarar Temple

2
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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 12th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple, take in the views from Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Kalam National Memorial, and finally kick back and relax at Dhanushkodi Beach Point. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam House, enjoy the sand and surf at Kunthu kal Beach, Rameswaram, then snap pictures at Pamban bridge, then make a trip to Burial Place of APJ Abdul Kalam, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Ruined Temple/Church of Dhanushkodi.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Rameswaram tour itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Kumbakonam to Rameswaram in 5.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can drive to Kanyakumari.

Things to do in Rameswaram

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 11 — 13:
Highlights from your plan
Dhanushkodi Beach Point ©
Dhanushkodi Beach Point
Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple ©
Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple
Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge ©
Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge

4
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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.
Go for a jaunt from Kanyakumari to Thuckalay to see Padmanabhapuram Palace about 58 minutes away. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Vivekananda Rock Memorial, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Marungoor Murugan Temple, appreciate the history behind Thiruvalluvar Statue, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Sunset View Point.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Kanyakumari tour site.

Traveling by car from Rameswaram to Kanyakumari takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a train. December in Kanyakumari sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Tirunelveli.

Things to do in Kanyakumari

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Padmanabhapuram Palace
Find places to stay Dec 13 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Padmanabhapuram Palace ©
Padmanabhapuram Palace
Vivekananda Rock Memorial ©
Vivekananda Rock Memorial
Kanyakumari Beach ©
Kanyakumari Beach

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Tirunelveli

Tirunelveli ©
Tirunelveli ), also known as Nellai and historically descended in the form of a hedge and roof to save the paddy crop of a devotee. Change things up with these side-trips from Tirunelveli: Thiruchendur Murugan Temple (in Thiruchendur) and Courtallam Falls (in Courtallam). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kanthimathi-Nellaiyapper Temple, see human ingenuity at work at Manimuthar And Papanasam Dams, admire the sheer force of Agasthiyar Falls, and don't miss a visit to Suyambulinga swamy temple.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Tirunelveli road trip site.

You can drive from Kanyakumari to Tirunelveli in 1.5 hours. In December in Tirunelveli, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Kodaikanal.

Things to do in Tirunelveli

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Thiruchendur Murugan Temple, Courtallam Falls
Find places to stay Dec 17 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Agasthiyar Falls ©
Agasthiyar Falls
Kanthimathi-Nellaiyapper Temple ©
Kanthimathi-Nellaiyapper Temple
Thiruchendur Murugan Temple ©
Thiruchendur Murugan Temple

3
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Kodaikanal

Kodaikanal ©
A cool and relaxing hill station, Kodaikanal has long attracted visitors up to its privileged position in the Western Ghats.
Kodaikanal is known for nature, parks, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Kodaikanal Lake, take a peaceful walk through Pine Forest, explore the ancient world of Dolmen Circle, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kuzhanthai Velappar Temple.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Kodaikanal trip maker.

You can drive from Tirunelveli to Kodaikanal in 5.5 hours. In December in Kodaikanal, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Madurai.

Things to do in Kodaikanal

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 20 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Kodaikanal Lake ©
Kodaikanal Lake
Coakers Walk ©
Coakers Walk
Pine Forest ©
Pine Forest

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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.
Madurai is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple, examine the collection at Gandhi Memorial Museum, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Madurai trip itinerary builder app.

Drive from Kodaikanal to Madurai in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to Mahabalipuram.

Things to do in Madurai

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums
Find places to stay Dec 23 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple ©
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple
Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine ©
Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine
Walking tours

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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.
Mahabalipuram is known for historic sites, zoos & aquariums, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Shore Temple, explore the ancient world of Krishna Mandapam, meet the residents at The Madras Crocodile Bank Trust and Centre for Herpetology, and admire the landmark architecture of Pancha Rathas.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Mahabalipuram vacation planner.

You can fly from Madurai to Mahabalipuram in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. In December, daytime highs in Mahabalipuram are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Coimbatore.

Things to do in Mahabalipuram

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Shore Temple ©
Shore Temple
Pancha Rathas ©
Pancha Rathas
Monuments at Mahabalipuram ©
Monuments at Mahabalipuram

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Coimbatore

Coimbatore ©
Known throughout the country as a major industrial city, Coimbatore possesses a welcoming atmosphere and a growing cosmopolitanism.
Explore Coimbatore's surroundings by going to Palakkad (Tipu Sultan Fort & Malampuzha Garden and Dam) and Bannari Amman Temple (in Bannari). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Dhyanalinga, get great views at Dharmalingeshwarar Temple, get out on two wheels at Triumph Expeditions, and appreciate the history behind Adiyogi Shiva.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Coimbatore planner.

You can fly from Mahabalipuram to Coimbatore in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in December, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Ooty (Udhagamandalam).

Things to do in Coimbatore

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Palakkad, Bannari Amman Temple
Find places to stay Dec 30 — Jan 3:
Highlights from your plan
Dhyanalinga ©
Dhyanalinga
Marudamalai Temple ©
Marudamalai Temple
Adiyogi Shiva ©
Adiyogi Shiva

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Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

Ooty (Udhagamandalam) ©
Tea gardens and eucalyptus trees scent the air of the fields surrounding Ooty, a popular summer tourism destination up in the hills.
Change things up with a short trip to Sim`s Park in Coonoor (about 48 minutes away). There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Government Botanical Garden, explore the activities along Ooty Lake, admire the sheer force of Pykara Water Falls, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Elk Hill Murugan Temple.

To find ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Ooty (Udhagamandalam) trip website.

Drive from Coimbatore to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Coimbatore in January, expect Ooty (Udhagamandalam) to be little chillier, temps between 30°C and 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Government Botanical Garden, Sim`s Park, Wenlock Downs 9th Mile Shooting Point
Find places to stay Jan 3 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Government Botanical Garden ©
Government Botanical Garden
Doddabetta Peak ©
Doddabetta Peak
Ooty Lake ©
Ooty Lake

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