9 days in Tiruchirappalli, Thanjavur & Kumbakonam Itinerary

9 days in Tiruchirappalli, Thanjavur & Kumbakonam Itinerary

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9 days in Tiruchirappalli, Thanjavur & Kumbakonam Itinerary

Start: Tiruchirappalli
1
Tiruchirappalli
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Thanjavur
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Kumbakonam
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Tiruchirappalli
— 1 night
End: Tiruchirappalli

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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.
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple has been added to your itinerary. On the 13th (Thu), admire the striking features of Malayadipatti Perumal Temple and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Brahmapureeswarar Temple and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kaattu Azhagiya Singar Srirangam.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Tiruchirappalli trip planner.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airport is Tiruchirapally Civil Airport Airport. February in Tiruchirappalli sees daily highs of 92°F and lows of 70°F at night. On the 15th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train to Thanjavur.

Things to do in Tiruchirappalli

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple
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Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple ©
Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple ©
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple
Kaattu Azhagiya Singar Srirangam ©
Kaattu Azhagiya Singar Srirangam

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Pratyangara Devi temple, then make a trip to Kapisthalam Temple, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Bangaru Kamakshi Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Ramalingaswami Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kasi Viswanathar Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Thiruvanajozhi Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Palaivananathar Temple.

To see ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Thanjavur itinerary website .

Getting from Tiruchirappalli to Thanjavur by train takes about an hour. Other options: drive. In February, plan for daily highs up to 92°F, and evening lows to 70°F. You'll set off for Kumbakonam on the 17th (Mon).

Things to do in Thanjavur

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Palaivananathar Temple
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Bangaru Kamakshi Temple ©
Bangaru Kamakshi Temple
Palaivananathar Temple ©
Palaivananathar Temple

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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 Church of our Lady of Velankanni as well as Mahamaham tank. Visit Kampaheswarar Temple and Vaidyanathaswamy Temple for their historical value. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Chakkarapani Temple and Thiru Nandipura Vinnagaram Temple. Explore Kumbakonam's surroundings by going to Sri Kediliappar Temple (in Thiruvarur) and Vaitheeswaran Kovil Shrine to Mars (in Nagapattinam). It doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Mahapratyangira Devi Temple and don't miss a visit to Arulmigu Naganathaswamy Temple Thirunageswaram.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Kumbakonam trip planner.

Getting from Thanjavur to Kumbakonam by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 92°F in February, and nighttime lows around 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Tiruchirappalli.

Things to do in Kumbakonam

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Uppiliappan Temple, Vaitheeswaran Kovil Shrine to Mars, Church of our Lady of Velankanni, Sri Kediliappar Temple, Vaidyanathaswamy Temple
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Kampaheswarar Temple ©
Kampaheswarar Temple
Church of our Lady of Velankanni ©
Church of our Lady of Velankanni
Uppiliappan Temple ©
Uppiliappan Temple

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Tiruchirappalli

Tiruchirappalli ©
On the 20th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Arulmigu Gneeliwaneswarar Temple.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Tiruchirappalli planning tool .

Getting from Kumbakonam to Tiruchirappalli by car takes about 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tiruchirappalli

Historic Sites
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Sri Azhagia Manavalar Perumal ©
Sri Azhagia Manavalar Perumal
Pundarikakshan Perumal Temple ©
Pundarikakshan Perumal Temple

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