31 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

31 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

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Chennai
— 4 nights
Drive
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Mahabalipuram
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Auroville
— 1 night
Drive
4
Tiruchirappalli
— 3 nights
Drive
5
Thanjavur
— 3 nights
Drive
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Rameswaram
— 2 nights
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7
Kanyakumari
— 3 nights
Drive
8
Srivilliputhur
— 1 night
Drive
9
Madurai
— 3 nights
Drive
10
Kodaikanal
— 3 nights
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11
Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
— 4 nights
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4
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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.
Chennai is known for historic sites, beaches, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Marina Beach, admire the natural beauty at The Theosophical Society, don't miss a visit to Sri Thiagarajarswamy Temple, and get in on the family fun at VGP Snow Kingdom.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Chennai online trip builder.

Coimbatore to Chennai is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Mahabalipuram.

Things to do in Chennai

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 1 — 5:
Highlights from your trip
Kapaleeshwarar Temple ©
Religious Site
Kapaleeshwarar Temple
4.6
Marina Beach ©
Beach
Marina Beach
3.4

3
nights
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Mahabalipuram: DakshinaChitra Museum (in Muttukadu) and Covelong Beach (in Covelong). There's lots more to do: get to know the resident critters at The Madras Crocodile Bank Trust and Centre for Herpetology, look for gifts at Apollo Books, make a trip to Pancha Rathas, and pause for some photo ops at Nakula Sahadeva Ratha.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Mahabalipuram trip maker site.

You can drive from Chennai to Mahabalipuram in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. In October, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can drive to Auroville.

Things to do in Mahabalipuram

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 5 — 8:
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Monuments at Mahabalipuram ©
World heritage site
Monuments at Mahabalipuram
4.6
Pancha Rathas ©
Architectural Building
Pancha Rathas
4.6

1
night
Auroville

City of Dawn

Founded in 1968 by a Frenchwoman known locally as "The Mother," Auroville represented a kind of anarchist social experiment, where spirituality and communal living were supposed to override the importance of money.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Matrimandir, then look for all kinds of wild species at Sadhana Forest, and then browse the exhibits of Svaram.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Auroville journey site.

Traveling by car from Mahabalipuram to Auroville takes 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel to Tiruchirappalli.

Things to do in Auroville

Wildlife · Parks · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Oct 8 — 9:
Highlights from your trip
Sadhana Forest ©
Must see
Sadhana Forest
4.9
Matrimandir ©
Architectural Building
Matrimandir
3.7
Svaram ©
Art Museum
Svaram
5.0

3
nights
Tiruchirappalli

Rockfort City

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Sri Ranganatha Swamy temple in Thiruvarangam (about 30 minutes away). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple, don't miss a visit to Erunbeeswarer Temple, admire the engineering at Kallanai, and admire the landmark architecture of Pundarikakshan Perumal Temple.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Tiruchirappalli attractions planning site.

Traveling by car from Auroville to Tiruchirappalli takes 4 hours. In October in Tiruchirappalli, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Thanjavur.

Things to do in Tiruchirappalli

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 9 — 12:
Highlights from your trip
Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple ©
Religious Site
Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple
4.5
Jambukeswarar Temple ©
Historic Site
Jambukeswarar Temple
4.8

3
nights
Thanjavur

Rice Bowl of Tamil Nadu

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Thanjavur: Kumbakonam (Airavatesvara Temple, Adi Kumbeswarar Temple, &more) and Garbarakshambigai Temple (in Thirukkarugavur). There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Brihadeeswara Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mercury Temple, and admire the masterpieces at Thanjavur Royal Palace and Art Gallery.

For photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Thanjavur online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Tiruchirappalli to Thanjavur takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. October in Thanjavur sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can go by car to Rameswaram.

Things to do in Thanjavur

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 12 — 15:
Highlights from your trip
Brihadeeswara Temple ©
Architectural Building
Brihadeeswara Temple
4.9
Airavatesvara Temple ©
World heritage site
Airavatesvara Temple
4.8
Garbarakshambigai Temple ©
Religious Site
Garbarakshambigai Temple
5.0

2
nights
Rameswaram

A trip to Rameswaram on Pamban Island will take you across a long limestone shoal bridge with spectacular ocean scenery.
On the 16th (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Ruined Temple/Church of Dhanushkodi, kick back and relax at Dhanushkodi Beach Point, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Water Bird Sanctuary. On your second day here, take in the spiritual surroundings of Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple, examine the collection at Former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam House, explore the different monuments and memorials at Kalam National Memorial, take in the views from Pamban bridge, then take in the views from Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge, and finally make a trip to Burial Place of APJ Abdul Kalam.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Rameswaram day trip planner.

You can drive from Thanjavur to Rameswaram in 4 hours. Another option is to take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can drive to Kanyakumari.

Things to do in Rameswaram

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Beaches
Find places to stay Oct 15 — 17:
Highlights from your trip
Pamban bridge ©
Bridge
Pamban bridge
4.8

3
nights
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.
Kanyakumari is known for historic sites, beaches, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Vivekananda Rock Memorial, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thanumalayan temple - Sthanumalayan Kovil, enjoy the sand and surf at Kanyakumari Beach, and pause for some photo ops at Thiruvalluvar Statue.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Kanyakumari trip app.

You can drive from Rameswaram to Kanyakumari in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in October, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can travel to Srivilliputhur.

Things to do in Kanyakumari

Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors
Find places to stay Oct 17 — 20:
Highlights from your trip

1
night
Srivilliputhur

Srivilliputhur is a town and a municipality in Virudhunagar district in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Andal Renga Mannar Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Srinivasaperumal Temple, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Madavar Vilagam Vaidyanathar Temple.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Srivilliputhur trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Kanyakumari to Srivilliputhur takes 4 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Srivilliputhur can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can go by car to Madurai.

Things to do in Srivilliputhur

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 20 — 21:

3
nights
Madurai

Athens of the East

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: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Aayiram Kaal Mandapam, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, make a trip to Kalamegaperumal Temple, and buy something for everyone on your list at Majesty Cine Mall.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Madurai trip planner.

Getting from Srivilliputhur to Madurai by car takes about 2 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Kodaikanal.

Things to do in Madurai

Historic Sites · Tours · Shopping
Find places to stay Oct 21 — 24:
Highlights from your trip
Aayiram Kaal Mandapam ©
Religious Site
Aayiram Kaal Mandapam
4.5
©
Food Tour
Food Tours
4.8

3
nights
Kodaikanal

Princess of Hill Stations

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, stroll around Bryant Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kuzhanthai Velappar Temple, and get great views at Pillar Rocks.

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You can drive from Madurai to Kodaikanal in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October in Kodaikanal, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Ooty (Udhagamandalam).

Things to do in Kodaikanal

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Scenic Drive
Find places to stay Oct 24 — 27:
Highlights from your trip
Kodaikanal Lake ©
Water Body
Kodaikanal Lake
4.2
Coakers Walk ©
Scenic Walking Area
Coakers Walk
4.0
Pine Forest ©
Forest
Pine Forest
3.8

4
nights
Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

Queen of Hill Stations

Tea gardens and eucalyptus trees scent the air of the fields surrounding Ooty, a popular summer tourism destination up in the hills.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ooty (Udhagamandalam): Coonoor (Sim`s Park, Dolphin's Nose, &more). There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Government Botanical Garden, make a trip to Sri Ayyappan Temple, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Church, and take in the awesome beauty at Doddabetta Peak.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Ooty (Udhagamandalam) day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Kodaikanal to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Kodaikanal in October, expect Ooty (Udhagamandalam) to be slightly colder, temps between 31°C and 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 27 — 31:
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