24 days in Tamil Nadu & Paris Itinerary

24 days in Tamil Nadu & Paris Itinerary

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Chennai, India
— 1 day
Drive
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Madurai, India
— 1 night
Train
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Thanjavur, India
— 1 night
Drive
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Rameswaram, India
— 1 night
Drive
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Coimbatore, India
— 2 nights
Drive
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Tirunelveli, India
— 3 nights
Drive
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Yelagiri, India
— 3 nights
Drive to Kempegowda International Airport, Fly to Paris
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Paris, France
— 2 nights
Fly
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Mahabalipuram, India
— 3 nights
Fly
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Ooty (Udhagamandalam), India
— 3 nights
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Chennai, India — 1 day

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 Express Avenue Mall. Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): browse the different shops at Express Avenue Mall, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Parthasarathy Temple, and then kick back and relax at Marina Beach.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Chennai trip planner.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Chennai. September in Chennai sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to fly to Madurai.
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Madurai, India — 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.
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple has been added to your itinerary. On the 2nd (Mon), 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 striking features of Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Madurai trip website.

Traveling by car from Chennai to Madurai takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can go by car to Thanjavur.
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Thanjavur, India — 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.
You've now added Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple, pause for some photo ops at Gangaikonda Cholapuram, then admire the masterpieces at Thanjavur Royal Palace and Art Gallery, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Brihadeeswara Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Swami Malai Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shani Temple Thirunallar, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Arulmigu Swaminatha Swami Temple, Swamimalai.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Thanjavur trip site.

You can take a train from Madurai to Thanjavur in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Thanjavur can reach 41°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can drive to Rameswaram.
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Rameswaram, India — 1 night

A trip to Rameswaram on Pamban Island will take you across a long limestone shoal bridge with spectacular ocean scenery.
On the 5th (Thu), snap pictures at Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ruined Temple/Church of Dhanushkodi, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Dhanushkodi Beach Point, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Rameswaram tour itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Thanjavur to Rameswaram takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to drive to Coimbatore.
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Coimbatore, India — 2 nights

Manchester of India

Known throughout the country as a major industrial city, Coimbatore possesses a welcoming atmosphere and a growing cosmopolitanism.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Monkey Falls as well as Pykara Lake. Get some historical perspective at Arulmigu Patteeswarar Swamy Temple and Marudamalai Temple. Do some cultural sightseeing at Eachanari Vinayagar Temple and Mundhi Vinayagur Temple. There's lots more to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, pause for some photo ops at Adiyogi Shiva, buy something for everyone on your list at Brookefields Mall, and get great views at Dharmalingeshwarar Temple.

For where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Coimbatore trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Rameswaram to Coimbatore takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Coimbatore are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Tirunelveli.
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Tirunelveli, India — 3 nights

Tirunelveli ), also known as Nellai and historically descended in the form of a hedge and roof to save the paddy crop of a devotee. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady of Snows Basilica, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Vaikuntam Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Lord Thirukuttralanathar, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kanthimathi-Nellaiyapper Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Arulmigu Subramaniya Swamy Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Thiruchendur Murugan Temple, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Vanatirupathi.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Tirunelveli trip itinerary maker app.

Getting from Coimbatore to Tirunelveli by car takes about 7 hours. September in Tirunelveli sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Yelagiri.
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Yelagiri, India — 3 nights

On a carefully planned Yelagiri trip, you can enjoy the diversity of culture and nature both.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Yelagiri Nature Park as well as Government Herbal Farm. On the 12th (Thu), experience rural life at Government Herbal Farm, look for gifts at Ambur Shoe Lounge, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Velavan Temple, then stroll through Yelagiri Hills, and finally stroll around Yelagiri Nature Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Fundera Park, then contemplate the waterfront views at Nilavoor Lake, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Swamimalai Hills.

Plan trip to Yelagiri with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can drive from Tirunelveli to Yelagiri in 9.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. In September in Yelagiri, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Paris.
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Paris, France — 2 nights

City of Light

A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Palais Garnier as well as Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris. Get a sense of the local culture at Eiffel Tower and Louvre Museum. Arc de Triomphe and Champs-Elysees will appeal to history buffs. There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Montmartre, shop like a local with Le Marais, admire the striking features of Sainte-Chapelle, and explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Paris trip maker site.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Yelagiri to Paris. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 4.5 hours traveling from Yelagiri to Paris. When traveling from Yelagiri in September, plan for little chillier days and colder nights in Paris: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to fly to Mahabalipuram.
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Mahabalipuram, India — 3 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Shore Temple. Varaha Cave Temple and Descent Of The Ganges are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Relax by the water at Covelong Beach and Mahabalipuram Beach. Change things up with a short trip to Ekambareswarar Temple in Kanchipuram (about 1h 50 min away). There's lots more to do: explore the ancient world of Krishna Mandapam, look for gifts at Apollo Books, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monuments at Mahabalipuram, and admire the striking features of Pancha Rathas.

To see where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Mahabalipuram trip planner.

Getting from Paris to Mahabalipuram by flight takes about 15 hours. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to India Standard Time (IST) is 4.5 hours. Traveling from Paris in September, expect Mahabalipuram to be much warmer, temps between 39°C and 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to fly to Ooty (Udhagamandalam).
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Ooty (Udhagamandalam), India — 3 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Government Rose Garden. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): take in nature's colorful creations at Government Rose Garden, take in nature's colorful creations at Government Botanical Garden, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Church, and finally stop by Higginbotham's Bookstore. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at All Saints Church, then pause for some serene contemplation at CSI St Thomas Church, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Doddabetta Peak, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Kandal Cross Roman Catholic Church.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Ooty (Udhagamandalam) trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by flight from Mahabalipuram to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Mahabalipuram in September; daily highs in Ooty (Udhagamandalam) reach 31°C and lows reach 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Tue) to allow time for the flight 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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