20 days in Tamil Nadu, Agra & Kanyakumari District Itinerary

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Chennai
— 1 night
Fly to Gwalior, Train to Agra
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Agra
— 1 night
Train to Gwalior Jn., Fly to Coimbatore
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Coimbatore
— 2 nights
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Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
— 2 nights
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Kodaikanal
— 1 night
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Madurai
— 1 night
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Kanyakumari
— 1 night
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Tirunelveli
— 1 night
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Thiruchendur
— 1 night
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Ramanathapuram
— 1 night
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Rameswaram
— 1 night
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Tiruchirappalli
— 1 night
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Thanjavur
— 1 night
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Velankanni
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Thiruvannamalai
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Chennai — 1 night

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 Sathyam Cinemas as well as Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams. On the 28th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams, then browse the collection at The Anna Centenary Library, then watch a film at Sathyam Cinemas, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Marina Beach. On the 29th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kapaleeshwarar Temple, stroll through Elliot's Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Besant Nagar Beach.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Chennai trip planner.

Kanchipuram to Chennai is an approximately 2-hour car ride. June in Chennai sees daily highs of 43°C and lows of 31°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can travel to Agra.
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Agra — 1 night

Taj City

Tourism in Agra revolves around two words: Taj Mahal.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Keetham Lake, cool off at Dolphin The Water World, and then steep yourself in history at Tomb of Akbar the Great. Keep things going the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Taj Mahal and then explore the historical opulence of Agra Fort.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Agra day trip planning site.

Do a combination of flight and train from Chennai to Agra in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. June in Agra sees daily highs of 46°C and lows of 32°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel to Coimbatore.
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Coimbatore — 2 nights

Manchester of India

Known throughout the country as a major industrial city, Coimbatore possesses a welcoming atmosphere and a growing cosmopolitanism.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): take some stellar pictures from Dharmalingeshwarar Temple and then find something for the whole family at Black Thunder. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Arulmigu Patteeswarar Swamy Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Eachanari Vinayagar Temple, then examine the collection at Gedee Car Museum, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Kovai Kutralam Water Falls.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Coimbatore trip itinerary planning app.

Do a combination of train and flight from Agra to Coimbatore in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Agra in July, things will get slightly colder in Coimbatore: highs are around 37°C and lows about 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to catch the bus to Ooty (Udhagamandalam).
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Ooty (Udhagamandalam) — 2 nights

Queen of Hill Stations

Tea gardens and eucalyptus trees scent the air of the fields surrounding Ooty, a popular summer tourism destination up in the hills.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): explore the activities along Upper Bhavani Lake, then take in nature's colorful creations at Government Botanical Garden, and then take in the awesome beauty at Doddabetta Peak. Keep things going the next day: admire the natural beauty at Government Rose Garden, explore the activities along Ooty Lake, and then explore the activities along Pykara Lake.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Ooty (Udhagamandalam) tour planner.

Getting from Coimbatore to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) by bus takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive. While traveling from Coimbatore, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Ooty (Udhagamandalam), ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Kodaikanal.
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Kodaikanal — 1 night

Princess of Hill Stations

A cool and relaxing hill station, Kodaikanal has long attracted visitors up to its privileged position in the Western Ghats.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): get great views at Pillar Rocks, then delve into the lush surroundings at Pine Forest, then take in nature's colorful creations at Bryant Park, and finally don't miss a visit to Lake View Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Sat): get your game on at Ice Skating Cafe, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kurinji Andavar Temple, then contemplate the waterfront views at Kodaikanal Lake, and finally hike along 80 Mile Round.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Kodaikanal trip itinerary builder site.

Getting from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) to Kodaikanal by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) in July, with highs in Kodaikanal at 40°C and lows at 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to drive 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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple, and then admire the landmark architecture of Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Madurai road trip planning website.

Getting from Kodaikanal to Madurai by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. In July in Madurai, expect temperatures between 40°C during the day and 30°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to catch the bus to Kanyakumari.
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Kanyakumari — 1 night

Cape Comorin

Located at the most southerly point of mainland India, Kanyakumari has long attracted pilgrims and those keen to see the end of the road.
On the 9th (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of Bhagavathy Amman Temple, make a trip to Vivekananda Rock Memorial, then appreciate the history behind Thiruvalluvar Statue, then kick back and relax at Kanyakumari Beach, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thanumalayan temple - Sthanumalayan Kovil.

For photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Kanyakumari online attractions planner.

You can take a bus from Madurai to Kanyakumari in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Madurai in July: highs in Kanyakumari hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Tirunelveli.
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Tirunelveli — 1 night

Tirunelveli ), also known as Nellai and historically descended in the form of a hedge and roof to save the paddy crop of a devotee. Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kanthimathi-Nellaiyapper Temple and then take in the dramatic scenery at Agasthiyar Falls.

To see other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Tirunelveli trip planner.

Drive from Kanyakumari to Tirunelveli in 1.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to drive to Thiruchendur.
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Thiruchendur — 1 night

Tiruchendur is a panchayat town at the southern tip of India, in the Thoothukudi district of Tamil Nadu. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Arulmigu Subramaniya Swamy Temple and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Thiruchendur Murugan Temple.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Thiruchendur travel route planning app.

Getting from Tirunelveli to Thiruchendur by car takes about 1.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Ramanathapuram.
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Ramanathapuram — 1 night

Ramanathapuram, also known as Ramnad, is a city and a municipality in Ramanathapuram district in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. On the 12th (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Lakshmana Teertham and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Arulmigu Mangalaleswari Udanurai Mangalanatha Swamy Temple.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Ramanathapuram itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Thiruchendur to Ramanathapuram takes 3.5 hours. In July in Ramanathapuram, expect temperatures between 40°C during the day and 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can drive to Rameswaram.
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Rameswaram — 1 night

A trip to Rameswaram on Pamban Island will take you across a long limestone shoal bridge with spectacular ocean scenery.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple, then snap pictures at Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Dhanushkodi Beach Point.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Rameswaram online travel route planner.

Drive from Ramanathapuram to Rameswaram in 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Tiruchirappalli.
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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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Brahmapureeswarar Temple, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Ayyappan Temple.

For reviews and more tourist information, read Tiruchirappalli trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Rameswaram to Tiruchirappalli takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 43°C, and evening lows to 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to drive to Thanjavur.
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Thanjavur — 1 night

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.
On the 15th (Sun), browse the collection at The Serfoji Sarasvati Mahal Library, admire the masterpieces at Thanjavur Royal Palace and Art Gallery, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mercury Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Raahu Navagrahasthalam, then don't miss a visit to Thanjai Mamani Koil, and finally admire the striking features of Brihadeeswara Temple.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Thanjavur trip planner.

Traveling by car from Tiruchirappalli to Thanjavur takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 43°C, and evening lows to 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Velankanni.
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Velankanni — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica of Our Lady of Good Health, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Velankanni Beach, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Morning Star Church for Our Lady of Vailankanni, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of our Lady of Velankanni.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Velankanni day trip planning website.

You can drive from Thanjavur to Velankanni in 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to drive to Thiruvannamalai.
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Thiruvannamalai — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Arunachaleshwara Temple, Head underground at Virupaksha Cave, then get great views at Annamalaiyar Temple View Point, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Skandashramam, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Ramana Ashram.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Thiruvannamalai road trip planning tool.

You can drive from Velankanni to Thiruvannamalai in 6 hours. In July, daytime highs in Thiruvannamalai are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to drive back home.
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Tamil Nadu travel guide

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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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Kanyakumari District travel guide

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Kanyakumari district is the southernmost district in Tamil Nadu state and mainland India. It stands second in in terms of population density among the districts of Tamilnadu and the second most urbanized, next only to Chennai district. It is also the richest district in Tamilnadu in terms of per capita income, and also tops the state in Human Development Index (HDI), literacy and education. The district headquarters is Nagercoil.Kanyakumari district has a varied topography with sea on three sides and the mountains of the Western Ghats bordering the northern side. Geologically, the landmass of the district is much younger when compared to the rest of state - faulted as late as 2.5 million years during the Miocene, after which numerous transgression, as well as regression of sea, had shaped the western coast of the district.Historically, Nanjinad and Eda Nadu which comprise the present Kanyakumari district, were ruled by various Tamil and Malayalam dynasties: the Venad Kingdom, Pandyans, the Cheras, the Cholas, the Ays and the Nayaks. A few artifacts unearthed by archeological excavations in there. It was part of the princely state of Travancore during the colonial times prior to India's independence; four of the eight tehsils of Thiruvananthapuram district were separated to form the new district of Kanyakumari during the formation of the new state of Kerala, and they were made a part of the Madras Presidency under recommendations from the States Reorganisation Commission in 1956. The Presidency was later renamed Tamil Nadu and Kanyakumari, today, is one of the 32 districts of Tamil Nadu state.

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Tirunelveli District travel guide

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Tirunelveli District is a district of Tamil Nadu state in southern India. The city of Tirunelveli is the district headquarters. Tirunelveli District was formed on 1 September 1790 by the East India Company (on behalf of the British government), and comprised the present Tirunelveli and Thoothukudi districts and parts of Virudhunagar and Ramanathapuram districts. It is the second-largest district (as of October 2008), after Villupuram district. As of 2011, the district had a population of 3,077,233.HistoryUnder the rule of the Pandyan Dynasty, the district was known as Thenpandiyanadu. The Chola dynasty then named it Mudikonda Cholamandalam. The Madurai Nayaks called it Tirunelveli Seemai. Under the British East India Company, it was Tinnevelly district, which included the modern Tirunelveli and Thoothukudi districts and parts of the Virudhunagar and Ramanathapuram districts.In 1910, Ramanathapuram District was formed from portions of the Madurai and Tirunelveli Districts, which comprised portions of the modern Virudhunagar District.After the Independence of India, Tirunelveli District was bifurcated on 20 October 1986 to Nellai-Kattabomman district (Tirunelveli) and Chidambaranar district (Tuticorin). Subsequently, the Government of Tamil Nadu decided to name each district according to the name of the headquarters town, so the region's name changed from Tirunelveli-Kattabomman to Tirunelveli.

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Ramanathapuram District travel guide

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