10 days in Madurai & Cuddalore Itinerary

10 days in Madurai & Cuddalore Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tamil Nadu trip itinerary planner
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Madurai
— 7 nights
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Cuddalore
— 1 night
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Madurai — 7 nights

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Madurai: Sri Kottai Mariamman Kovil (in Dindigul), Palani Murugan Temple (in Palani) and Karaikudi (Koviloor Aadheenam, Sri Muthumari Amman Temple, &more). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine, don't miss a visit to Kalamegaperumal Temple, see the interesting displays at Gandhi Memorial Museum, and admire the striking features of Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal.

For photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Madurai day trip planning website.

Bengaluru to Madurai is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also fly; or take a bus; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Bengaluru in August, with highs in Madurai at 38°C and lows at 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can go by car to Cuddalore.
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Cuddalore — 1 night

Cuddalore is a city which is the headquarters of the Cuddalore District in the south Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Bhuvaraha Swami Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Devanathaswamy Temple, then enjoy the sand and surf at Silver Beach, and finally make a trip to Sri Valli Devasena Shiva Subramanya Swamy Temple. On the next day, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Padaleeswarar Temple and then don't miss a visit to Singirikudi Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Swami Temple.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Cuddalore travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Madurai to Cuddalore takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride back home.
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