12 days in Tamil Nadu & Jaipur Itinerary

12 days in Tamil Nadu & Jaipur Itinerary

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Coimbatore
— 1 night
Drive
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Madurai
— 1 night
Drive
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Rameswaram
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kumbakonam
— 1 night
Drive
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Tiruvannamalai
— 1 night
Drive
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Mahabalipuram
— 2 nights
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Jaipur
— 3 nights
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Coimbatore — 1 night

Manchester of India

Known throughout the country as a major industrial city, Coimbatore possesses a welcoming atmosphere and a growing cosmopolitanism.
On the 7th (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eachanari Vinayagar Temple and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Arulmigu Patteeswarar Swamy Temple. On your second day here, appreciate the history behind Adiyogi Shiva and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Marudamalai Temple.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Coimbatore route maker app.

Bengaluru to Coimbatore is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. November in Coimbatore sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to drive to Madurai.
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Historic Sites
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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.
On the 9th (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of Pazhamudhir Solai and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Aayiram Kaal Mandapam.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Madurai trip planner.

You can drive from Coimbatore to Madurai in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Rameswaram.
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Historic Sites
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Rameswaram — 2 nights

A trip to Rameswaram on Pamban Island will take you across a long limestone shoal bridge with spectacular ocean scenery.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Dhanushkodi Beach Point and then see the interesting displays at Former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam House. On your second day here, make a trip to Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Memorial and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Hanuman Temple.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Rameswaram trip itinerary website.

You can drive from Madurai to Rameswaram in 3 hours. Another option is to take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to drive to Kumbakonam.
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Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Museums
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Kumbakonam — 1 night

A notable temple town, Kumbakonam harbors a wealth of Hindu buildings dedicated to Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Adi Kumbeswarar Temple and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Airavatesvara Temple.

For more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Kumbakonam trip planner.

Traveling by car from Rameswaram to Kumbakonam takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In November in Kumbakonam, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 27°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Tiruvannamalai.
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Historic Sites
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Tiruvannamalai — 1 night

Tiruvannamalai is a city in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Arunachaleshwara Temple and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Ramana Ashram.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Tiruvannamalai trip itinerary builder tool.

Drive from Kumbakonam to Tiruvannamalai in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. While traveling from Kumbakonam, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Tiruvannamalai, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Mahabalipuram.
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Historic Sites
Side Trip
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Mahabalipuram — 2 nights

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. The structures showcase the decoration and form of early Dravidian architecture, and their distinctive designs, striking coloration, and scale still create an evocative atmosphere when studied closely and when seen as a whole.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shore Temple and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monuments at Mahabalipuram. On the 15th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at DakshinaChitra Museum and then see the interesting displays at India Seashell Museum.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Mahabalipuram travel route website.

Traveling by car from Tiruvannamalai to Mahabalipuram takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In November, daily temperatures in Mahabalipuram can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to fly to Jaipur.
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Museums · Historic Sites
Side Trip
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Jaipur — 3 nights

Pink City

Known as the "Pink City" because of the color of the stone used for many of its notable structures, Jaipur draws visitors with its chaotic street life and a slew of colorful bazaars selling everything from handmade pottery to tie-dye scarves.
Step off the beaten path and head to Anokhi Museum of Hand Printing and Govind Dev Ji Temple. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at City Palace of Jaipur and Hawa Mahal - Palace of Wind. Next up on the itinerary: see the sky in a new way at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur, make a trip to Panna Meena ka Kund, and look for gifts at Heritage Textiles.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Jaipur route tool.

Traveling by flight from Mahabalipuram to Jaipur takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Traveling from Mahabalipuram in November, plan for slightly colder nights in Jaipur, with lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can catch the flight back home.
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Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums
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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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