11 days in South India Itinerary

11 days in South India Itinerary

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Tiruchirappalli
— 1 night
Drive
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Madurai
— 1 night
Drive
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Villupuram
— 1 day
Drive
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Kanchipuram
— 3 nights
Drive
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Pondicherry
— 2 nights
Drive
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Srivilliputhur
— 2 nights
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Tiruchirappalli — 1 night

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.
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Chennai to Tiruchirappalli is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Tiruchirappalli can reach 43°C, while at night they dip to 31°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Madurai.
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Madurai — 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): see the interesting displays at Gandhi Memorial Museum, then look for gifts at Kishkintha Garments, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal.

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Getting from Tiruchirappalli to Madurai by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a train. Traveling from Tiruchirappalli in July, you will find days in Madurai are a bit cooler (40°C), and nights are about the same (30°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Villupuram.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
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Villupuram — 1 day

Viluppuram is a municipality and the administrative headquarters of Viluppuram district, the largest district in the state of Tamil Nadu, India. On the 4th (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ulagalantha Perumal Temple and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Arulmigu Lakshmi Narashima Swamy Temple.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Villupuram online route builder.

Traveling by car from Madurai to Villupuram takes 5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can go by car to Kanchipuram.
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Kanchipuram — 3 nights

The busy town of Kanchipuram enjoys a reputation for its Hindu temples and handwoven silk saris.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Sri Vijayaraghava Perumal Thirukovil, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ekambareswarar Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Vaikuntha Perumal Temple (Parameshwara Vinnagaram), and finally take a peaceful walk through Vedanthangal Bird Sanctuary.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Kanchipuram online trip builder.

Traveling by car from Villupuram to Kanchipuram takes 2.5 hours. In July in Kanchipuram, expect temperatures between 41°C during the day and 30°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 7th (Sat) before leaving for Pondicherry.
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Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Wildlife
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Pondicherry — 2 nights

Europe of India

South Indian spiritualism meets French chic in Pondicherry, an interesting, unusual, and international destination on the Bay of Bengal.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): kick back and relax at Paradise Beach, stop by Ma Pondy Cherie, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Arulmigu Manakula Vinayagar Temple, then don't miss a visit to Sri Aurobindo Ashram, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise de Notre Dame des Anges. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the history behind French War Memorial, tour the pleasant surroundings at Seaside Promenade, then appreciate the history behind Statue of Marquis Dupleix, then stroll through Serenity Beach, and finally make a trip to Matrimandir.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Pondicherry travel route planner.

You can drive from Kanchipuram to Pondicherry in 2.5 hours. On the 9th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Srivilliputhur.
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Srivilliputhur — 2 nights

Srivilliputhur is a town and a municipality in Virudhunagar district in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Srivilliputhur trip planner.

You can drive from Pondicherry to Srivilliputhur in 7.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Srivilliputhur can reach 40°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive back home.
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