30 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

30 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tamil Nadu trip planner
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Fly
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Tiruchirappalli
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kumbakonam
— 3 nights
Drive
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Rameswaram
— 3 nights
Bus
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Kanyakumari
— 3 nights
Train
5
Madurai
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kodaikanal
— 3 nights
Drive
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Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
— 3 nights
Bus
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Coimbatore
— 4 nights
Fly
9
Mahabalipuram
— 3 nights
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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Tiruchirappalli side-trips: Thanjavur (Brihadeeswara Temple, Thanjavur Royal Palace and Art Gallery, &more). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple, contemplate the long history of Jambukeswarar Temple, don't miss a visit to Erunbeeswarer Temple, and explore the striking landscape at Rock Fort Temple.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Tiruchirappalli vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Chennai to Tiruchirappalli is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 45°C in April, and nighttime lows around 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can drive to Kumbakonam.
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Find places to stay Apr 1 — 4:

Kumbakonam — 3 nights

A notable temple town, Kumbakonam harbors a wealth of Hindu buildings dedicated to Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kumbakonam: Thanjavur (Gangaikonda Cholapuram, Sri Ramalingaswami Temple, &more) and Garbarakshambigai Temple (in Thirukkarugavur). And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Airavatesvara Temple, contemplate the long history of Arulmigu Naganathaswamy Temple Thirunageswaram, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Arulmigu Swaminatha Swami Temple, Swamimalai.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Kumbakonam road trip planning site.

Drive from Tiruchirappalli to Kumbakonam in 2.5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Kumbakonam can reach 46°C, while at night they dip to 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Rameswaram.
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Find places to stay Apr 4 — 7:

Rameswaram — 3 nights

A trip to Rameswaram on Pamban Island will take you across a long limestone shoal bridge with spectacular ocean scenery.
Rameswaram is known for historic sites, beaches, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Dhanushkodi Beach Point, snap pictures at Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hanuman Temple, and explore the activities along Agnitheertham.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Rameswaram vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Kumbakonam to Rameswaram in 5.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Kanyakumari.
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Find places to stay Apr 7 — 10:

Kanyakumari — 3 nights

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.
Step out of Kanyakumari to go to Nagercoil and see Nagaraja Temple, which is approximately 38 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Vivekananda Rock Memorial, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shirdhi Sai Baba Temple, Kanyakumari, enjoy the sand and surf at Kanyakumari Beach, and pause for some serene contemplation at Our Lady of Ransom Church.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Kanyakumari tour itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by bus from Rameswaram to Kanyakumari takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to take a bus to Madurai.
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Find places to stay Apr 10 — 13:

Madurai — 3 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.
Walking tours has been added to your itinerary. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple, pause for some serene contemplation at Idaikattur Church, see the interesting displays at Gandhi Memorial Museum, and contemplate the long history of Sri Ramana Mandiram.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Madurai trip itinerary maker site.

Getting from Kanyakumari to Madurai by train takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 41°C in April, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to drive to Kodaikanal.
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Find places to stay Apr 13 — 16:

Kodaikanal — 3 nights

Princess of Hill Stations

A cool and relaxing hill station, Kodaikanal has long attracted visitors up to its privileged position in the Western Ghats.
Kodaikanal is known for nature, sightseeing, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Kodaikanal Lake, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kurinji Andavar Temple, explore the fascinating underground world of Guna Cave, and go for a walk through Coakers Walk.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Kodaikanal online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Madurai to Kodaikanal takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April in Kodaikanal, expect temperatures between 41°C during the day and 30°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can go by car to Ooty (Udhagamandalam).
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Find places to stay Apr 16 — 19:

Ooty (Udhagamandalam) — 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Ooty (Udhagamandalam): Coonoor (Sim`s Park, Dolphin's Nose, &more). And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Government Botanical Garden, make a trip to Annamalai Murugan Temple, explore the activities along Ooty Lake, and take in the dramatic scenery at Pykara Falls.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Ooty (Udhagamandalam) trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Kodaikanal to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Kodaikanal in April, things will get slightly colder in Ooty (Udhagamandalam): highs are around 36°C and lows about 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can catch the bus to Coimbatore.
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Find places to stay Apr 19 — 23:

Coimbatore — 4 nights

Manchester of India

Known throughout the country as a major industrial city, Coimbatore possesses a welcoming atmosphere and a growing cosmopolitanism.
Coimbatore is known for historic sites, sightseeing, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dhyanalinga, get out on two wheels at Triumph Expeditions Private Limited, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Infant Jesus Church, and see the interesting displays at Gedee Car Museum.

To see photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Coimbatore day trip planning site.

You can take a bus from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) to Coimbatore in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) in April, you will find days in Coimbatore are somewhat warmer (43°C), and nights are about the same (28°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Mahabalipuram.
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Find places to stay Apr 23 — 27:

Mahabalipuram — 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.
When in Mahabalipuram, make a side trip to see DakshinaChitra Museum in Muttukadu, approximately Muttukadu away. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shore Temple, stop by Apollo Books, don't miss a visit to Pancha Rathas, and appreciate the history behind Descent Of The Ganges.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Mahabalipuram holiday planner.

Fly from Coimbatore to Mahabalipuram in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In April, daytime highs in Mahabalipuram are 42°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to drive back home.
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Find places to stay Apr 27 — 30:

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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