10 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

10 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tamil Nadu trip planner
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Make it your trip
Fly
1
Madurai
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Tiruchirappalli
— 3 nights
Fly
3
Chennai
— 4 nights

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Madurai — 2 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.
Madurai is known for historic sites, sightseeing, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, examine the collection at Gandhi Memorial Museum, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Madurai trip itinerary planning website.

Chennai to Madurai is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in January, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can drive to Tiruchirappalli.
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Historic Sites · Tours · Museums
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Tiruchirappalli — 3 nights

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 these side-trips from Tiruchirappalli: Thanjavur (Brihadeeswara Temple, Thanjavur Royal Palace and Art Gallery, &more). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple, take in the dramatic natural features at Rock Fort Temple, steep yourself in history at Jambukeswarar Temple, and head outdoors with Grand Anaicut - Kallanai.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Tiruchirappalli online trip maker.

You can drive from Madurai to Tiruchirappalli in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a train. In January in Tiruchirappalli, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Chennai.
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Chennai — 4 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 list of things to see and do now includes San Thome Church, Besant Nagar Beach, Marina Beach, and other attractions. Get out of town with these interesting Chennai side-trips: Mahabalipuram (Shore Temple, Monuments at Mahabalipuram, &more). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shirdi Sai Baba Temple and get your game on at Kartwheel.

To find traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Chennai trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Tiruchirappalli to Chennai takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in January, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.
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Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches
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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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