10 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

10 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

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Bus to Newark, Fly to Chennai
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Chennai
— 3 nights
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Chennai
— 2 nights
Fly
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Thanjavur
— 3 nights
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Chennai — 3 nights

Detroit of South Asia

Chennai, a city hailed for its vibrant atmosphere and historic attractions, remains one of the most visited places in India.
Your day by day itinerary now includes VGP Snow Kingdom. Get out of town with these interesting Chennai side-trips: Mahabalipuram (Shore Temple, Raya Gopura, &more). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kapaleeshwarar Temple, enjoy the sand and surf at Marina Beach, pause for some serene contemplation at San Thome Church, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

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New York City, USA to Chennai is an approximately 23-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly. Traveling from New York City to Chennai, you'll lose 10.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in February, expect Chennai to be much hotter, temps between 37°C and 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel to Chennai.
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Chennai — 2 nights

Detroit of South Asia

On the 6th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Luz Anjaneyar Temple, visit Mylapore, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Audikesava Perumal Peyalvar Temple, then get a taste of the local shopping with Phoenix Marketcity, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Vadapalani Murugan Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Shirdi Sai Baba Temple, then get a taste of the local shopping with T Nagar, Ranganathan Street, and then admire the striking features of Chennai Central Railway Station.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Chennai tour planner.

Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Thanjavur.
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Thanjavur — 3 nights

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Thanjavur side-trips: Kumbakonam (Airavatesvara Temple & Adi Kumbeswarar Temple) and Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple (in Tiruchirappalli). And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Brihadeeswara Temple, don't miss a visit to Punnainallur Mariamman Koil, appreciate the history behind Gangaikonda Cholapuram, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Ramalingaswami Temple.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Thanjavur day trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Chennai to Thanjavur takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in February, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to fly back home.
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Tamil Nadu travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Bodies of Water · Beaches
Land of Tamils
Home to a Tamil population that speaks one of the world's oldest languages, the state of Tamil Nadu appeals to tourists with its many Hindu temples, beach resorts, charming hill stations, and World Heritage Sites. Several major civilizations have thrived in this area over the last 2,000 years, including the famous Chola, Chera, Pallava, and Pandya. Today, a trip to Tamil Nadu reveals its unique heritage blending elements of all the cultures that lived and died here, leaving their mark on the area's cuisine, music, religious traditions, and literature. In an ancient land steeped in history, state capital Chennai serves as a modern and convenient tourist base, providing great shopping, dining, and entertainment options.
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