60 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

60 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

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Chennai
— 5 nights
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Mahabalipuram
— 5 nights
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Auroville
— 1 night
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Kumbakonam
— 5 nights
Drive
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Thanjavur
— 6 nights
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Tiruchirappalli
— 5 nights
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Madurai
— 5 nights
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Rameswaram
— 5 nights
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Kanyakumari
— 5 nights
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Srivilliputhur
— 1 night
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Kodaikanal
— 5 nights
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Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
— 6 nights
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Coimbatore
— 5 nights

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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: stroll through Marina Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of ISKCON Chennai, Sri Sri Radha Krishna Temple, browse the different shops at Express Avenue Mall, and don't miss a visit to Indian Institute Of Technology, Madras.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Chennai online tour itinerary planner.

Coimbatore to Chennai is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in October, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can drive to Mahabalipuram.

Things to do in Chennai

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 1 — 6:
Highlights from your trip
Kapaleeshwarar Temple ©
Religious Site
Kapaleeshwarar Temple
4.6
Marina Beach ©
Beach
Marina Beach
3.4

5
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: Kanchipuram (Ekambareswarar Temple & Thennanagur Perumaal Temple), Covelong Beach (in Covelong) and DakshinaChitra Museum (in Muttukadu). The adventure continues: meet the residents at The Madras Crocodile Bank Trust and Centre for Herpetology, explore the ancient world of Monuments at Mahabalipuram, take in the spiritual surroundings of Thiruporur Murugan Temple, and admire the striking features of Pancha Rathas.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Mahabalipuram trip itinerary site.

Getting from Chennai to Mahabalipuram by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. In October, daytime highs in Mahabalipuram are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can go by car to Auroville.

Things to do in Mahabalipuram

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 6 — 11:
Highlights from your trip
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 12th (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of Matrimandir, identify plant and animal life at Sadhana Forest, and then explore the world behind art at Svaram.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Auroville trip planner.

Traveling by car from Mahabalipuram to Auroville takes 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel to Kumbakonam.

Things to do in Auroville

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Oct 11 — 12:
Highlights from your trip
Sadhana Forest ©
Must see
Sadhana Forest
4.9
Matrimandir ©
Architectural Building
Matrimandir
3.7
Svaram ©
Art Museum
Svaram
5.0

5
nights
Kumbakonam

A notable temple town, Kumbakonam harbors a wealth of Hindu buildings dedicated to Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva.
Explore Kumbakonam's surroundings by going to Thiruvarur (Thyagarajaswamy Temple & Shree Saraswathi Temple Koothanur). And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Airavatesvara Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kampaheswarar Temple, and make a trip to Thiruvidaimarudur Mahalinga Swamy Temple.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Kumbakonam road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Auroville to Kumbakonam takes 3.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Kumbakonam are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to drive to Thanjavur.

Things to do in Kumbakonam

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 12 — 17:
Highlights from your trip
Airavatesvara Temple ©
World heritage site
Airavatesvara Temple
4.8
Kampaheswarar Temple ©
Religious Site
Kampaheswarar Temple
5.0
Dhenupureeswarar Temple ©
Religious Site
Dhenupureeswarar Temple
5.0

6
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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.
Go for a jaunt from Thanjavur to Thirukkarugavur to see Garbarakshambigai Temple about 42 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Brihadeeswara Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Ramalingaswami Temple, pause for some photo ops at Gangaikonda Cholapuram, and make a trip to Thanjai Mamani Koil.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Thanjavur tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Kumbakonam to Thanjavur in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in October, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Tiruchirappalli.

Things to do in Thanjavur

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 17 — 23:
Highlights from your trip
Brihadeeswara Temple ©
Architectural Building
Brihadeeswara Temple
4.9
Garbarakshambigai Temple ©
Religious Site
Garbarakshambigai Temple
5.0

5
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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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tiruchirappalli: Karaikudi (Koppudai Nayaki Amman Temple & Sri Muthumari Amman Temple), Brahadambal Temple (in Pudukkottai) and Karur (Sadasiva Brahmendra Samadhi & Pasupathieswarer Temple). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple, see human ingenuity at work at Kallanai, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tiruchirapalli Rock Fort, and gain insight with Moksha Tours.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Tiruchirappalli route planning tool.

Drive from Thanjavur to Tiruchirappalli in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to drive to Madurai.

Things to do in Tiruchirappalli

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 23 — 28:
Highlights from your trip
Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple ©
Religious Site
Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple
4.5
Jambukeswarar Temple ©
Historic Site
Jambukeswarar Temple
4.8

5
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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Madurai: Karpagavinayagar Temple (in Karaikudi) and Kannathal Temple (in Nattarasankottai). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Aayiram Kaal Mandapam, don't miss a visit to Kalamegaperumal Temple, see the interesting displays at Gandhi Memorial Museum, and browse the different shops at Majesty Cine Mall.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Madurai trip itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Tiruchirappalli to Madurai by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Madurai can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Rameswaram.

Things to do in Madurai

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 28 — Nov 2:
Highlights from your trip
Karpagavinayagar Temple ©
Religious Site
Karpagavinayagar Temple
4.8
Aayiram Kaal Mandapam ©
Religious Site
Aayiram Kaal Mandapam
4.5

5
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Rameswaram

A trip to Rameswaram on Pamban Island will take you across a long limestone shoal bridge with spectacular ocean scenery.
Rameswaram is known for historic sites, beaches, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Dhanushkodi Beach Point, stroll the grounds of Kalam National Memorial, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kothandaramar Temple, and see the interesting displays at Former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam House.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Rameswaram day trip tool.

Traveling by car from Madurai to Rameswaram takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can drive to Kanyakumari.

Things to do in Rameswaram

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches
Find places to stay Nov 2 — 7:
Highlights from your trip
Pamban bridge ©
Bridge
Pamban bridge
4.8

5
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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kanyakumari: Padmanabhapuram Palace (in Thuckalay) and Tirunelveli (Suyambulinga swamy temple & Kanthimathi-Nellaiyapper Temple). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Vivekananda Rock Memorial, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kanyakumari Tirupati Temple, pause for some serene contemplation at Our Lady of Ransom Church, and kick back and relax at Kanyakumari Beach.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Kanyakumari tour itinerary planner.

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 November, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel to Srivilliputhur.

Things to do in Kanyakumari

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 7 — 12:
Highlights from your trip

1
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Srivilliputhur

Srivilliputhur is a town and a municipality in Virudhunagar district in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. On the 13th (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Andal Renga Mannar Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Srinivasaperumal Temple, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Madavar Vilagam Vaidyanathar Temple.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Srivilliputhur itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Kanyakumari to Srivilliputhur in 4 hours. In November, daytime highs in Srivilliputhur are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Kodaikanal.

Things to do in Srivilliputhur

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Nov 12 — 13:

5
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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: contemplate the waterfront views at Kodaikanal Lake, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kurinji Andavar Temple, take some stellar pictures from Pillar Rocks, and take in the awesome beauty at Palani.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Kodaikanal trip planner.

You can drive from Srivilliputhur to Kodaikanal in 4 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Kodaikanal can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Ooty (Udhagamandalam).

Things to do in Kodaikanal

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 13 — 18:
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

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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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ooty (Udhagamandalam): Coonoor (Sim`s Park, Dolphin's Nose, &more) and Vanabathrakali Amman Kovil (in Mettupalayam). There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Government Botanical Garden, take in the awesome beauty at Doddabetta Peak, take in the local highlights with Amble with Anne, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Elk Hill Murugan Temple.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Ooty (Udhagamandalam) trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Kodaikanal to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in November, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Coimbatore.

Things to do in Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 18 — 24:
Highlights from your trip

5
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Coimbatore

Manchester of India

Known throughout the country as a major industrial city, Coimbatore possesses a welcoming atmosphere and a growing cosmopolitanism.
Coimbatore is known for historic sites, shopping, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Marudamalai Temple, pause for some photo ops at Narayana Kavi Memorial, visit Codissia Trade Fair Complex, and make a trip to Rathinagiri Murugan Temple.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Coimbatore journey planner.

Traveling by car from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) to Coimbatore takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in November, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Coimbatore

Historic Sites · Parks · Spas · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 24 — 29:
Highlights from your trip
Marudamalai Temple ©
Religious Site
Marudamalai Temple
4.7
Dhyanalinga ©
Religious Site
Dhyanalinga
4.5

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