34 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

34 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

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34 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru
Bus + Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
Tiruchirappalli
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Kumbakonam
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
3
Rameswaram
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Kanyakumari
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Tirunelveli
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
6
Kodaikanal
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
7
Madurai
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Train:  2​h 45​min
8
Mahabalipuram
— 4 nights
Taxi + Fly:  2​h 15​min
9
Coimbatore
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
10
Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
— 3 nights
Taxi + Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Bengaluru

3
nights
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Thanjavur (Brihadeeshwara Temple & Thanjavur Royal Palace and Art Gallery). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple, take in the dramatic natural features at Rock Fort Temple, don't miss a visit to Ayyanar Temple, and steep yourself in history at Jambukeswarar Temple.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Tiruchirappalli online journey planner .

Bengaluru to Tiruchirappalli is an approximately 3.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Tiruchirappalli when traveling from Bengaluru in December, with lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to drive to Kumbakonam.

Things to do in Tiruchirappalli

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Thanjavur
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Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple ©
Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple
Brihadeeshwara Temple ©
Brihadeeshwara Temple
Rock Fort Temple ©
Rock Fort Temple

4
nights
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: Church of our Lady of Velankanni (in Velankanni) and Thanjavur (Gangaikonda Cholapuram & Sri Ramalingaswami Temple). There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Airavatesvara Temple and take in the spiritual surroundings of Thiru Nandipura Vinnagaram Temple.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Kumbakonam trip planner .

Traveling by car from Tiruchirappalli to Kumbakonam takes 2.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel to Rameswaram.

Things to do in Kumbakonam

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Thanjavur, Church of our Lady of Velankanni
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Airavatesvara Temple ©
Airavatesvara Temple
Gangaikonda Cholapuram ©
Gangaikonda Cholapuram
Patteeswaram Temple ©
Patteeswaram Temple

2
nights
Rameswaram

Rameswaram ©
A trip to Rameswaram on Pamban Island will take you across a long limestone shoal bridge with spectacular ocean scenery.
On the 12th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple, snap pictures at Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge, then stroll the grounds of Kalam National Memorial, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Dhanushkodi Beach. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam House, kick back and relax at Kunthu kal Beach, Rameswaram, take in the views from Pamban bridge, then don't miss a visit to Burial Place of APJ Abdul Kalam, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ruined Temple/Church of Dhanushkodi.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Rameswaram route planning website .

You can drive from Kumbakonam to Rameswaram in 5.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Kanyakumari.

Things to do in Rameswaram

Beaches Outdoors Historic Sites
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Dhanushkodi Beach ©
Dhanushkodi Beach
Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple ©
Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple
Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge ©
Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge

4
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.
When in Kanyakumari, make a side trip to see Padmanabhapuram Palace in Thuckalay, approximately 58 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Vivekananda Rock Memorial, appreciate the history behind Thiruvalluvar Statue, take in the spiritual surroundings of Marungoor Murugan Temple, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Xavier Church.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Kanyakumari vacation planner .

Getting from Rameswaram to Kanyakumari by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a bus; 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) early enough to drive to Tirunelveli.

Things to do in Kanyakumari

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Padmanabhapuram Palace
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Padmanabhapuram Palace ©
Padmanabhapuram Palace
Vivekananda Rock Memorial ©
Vivekananda Rock Memorial
Kanyakumari Beach ©
Kanyakumari Beach

3
nights
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. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tirunelveli: Thiruchendur Murugan Temple (in Thiruchendur) and Courtallam Falls (in Courtallam). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kanthimathi-Nellaiyapper Temple, admire the sheer force of Agasthiyar Falls, admire the engineering at Manimuthar And Papanasam Dams, and make a trip to Suyambulinga swamy temple.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Tirunelveli holiday planning app .

You can drive from Kanyakumari to Tirunelveli in 1.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Tirunelveli are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel to Kodaikanal.

Things to do in Tirunelveli

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

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

3
nights
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, historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Kodaikanal Lake, go for a walk through Coakers Walk, stroll around Bryant Park, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Kurinji Andavar Temple.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Kodaikanal trip planner.

You can drive from Tirunelveli to Kodaikanal in 5 hours. In December in Kodaikanal, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 25°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can go by car to Madurai.

Things to do in Kodaikanal

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Kodaikanal Lake ©
Kodaikanal Lake
Pine Forest ©
Pine Forest
Pillar Rocks ©
Pillar Rocks

3
nights
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, shopping, nature, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and examine the collection at Gandhi Memorial Museum.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Madurai sightseeing planner.

Getting from Kodaikanal to Madurai by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train. In December, daily temperatures in Madurai can reach 34°C, while at night they dip 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
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Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple ©
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple
Walking tours
Gandhi Memorial Museum
Gandhi Memorial Museum

4
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.
Mahabalipuram is known for historic sites, zoos & aquariums, museums, nature, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sea Shore Temple, Head underground at Mahishasuramardini Cave, make a trip to Arjuna's Penance, and explore the ancient world of Krishna Mandapam.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Mahabalipuram trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and train from Madurai to Mahabalipuram in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 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 Museums
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Sea Shore Temple ©
Sea Shore Temple
Pancha Rathas ©
Pancha Rathas
Monuments at Mahabalipuram ©
Monuments at Mahabalipuram

4
nights
Coimbatore

Coimbatore ©
Known throughout the country as a major industrial city, Coimbatore possesses a welcoming atmosphere and a growing cosmopolitanism.
Venture out of the city with trips to Bannari Amman Temple (in Bannari) and Palakkad (Tipu Sultan Fort & Malampuzha Garden and Dam). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dhyanalinga, get out on two wheels at Triumph Expeditions, pause for some photo ops at Narayana Kavi Memorial, and get great views at Dharmalingeshwarar Temple.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Coimbatore road trip planning website .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Mahabalipuram to Coimbatore in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Coimbatore are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Ooty (Udhagamandalam).

Things to do in Coimbatore

Historic Sites Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Palakkad, Bannari Amman Temple
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Dhyanalinga ©
Dhyanalinga
Malampuzha Garden and Dam ©
Malampuzha Garden and Dam
Marudamalai Temple ©
Marudamalai Temple

3
nights
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.
Take a break from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) 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 Botanical Gardens, explore the activities along Ooty Lake, ponder the design of Adam's Fountain, and don't miss a visit to Wenlock Downs 9th Mile Shooting Point.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Ooty (Udhagamandalam) online journey builder .

Traveling by car from Coimbatore to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Coimbatore in January; daily highs in Ooty (Udhagamandalam) reach 30°C and lows reach 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Wenlock Downs 9th Mile Shooting Point, Sim`s Park
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Botanical Gardens ©
Botanical Gardens
Doddabetta Peak ©
Doddabetta Peak
Ooty Lake ©
Ooty Lake

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