30 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

30 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tamil Nadu travel planner
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Tiruchirappalli
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kumbakonam
— 3 nights
Drive
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Madurai
— 3 nights
Drive
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Rameswaram
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kanyakumari
— 3 nights
Fly
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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 to Madras, Taxi to Mahabalipuram
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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tiruchirappalli: Thanjavur (Brihadeeswara Temple & Thanjavur Royal Palace and Art Gallery) and Agaya Gangai Waterfalls (in Kolli Hills). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple, admire the striking features of Rockfort Temple, don't miss a visit to Sri Ayyappan Temple, and contemplate the long history of Jambukeswarar Temple.

Make your Tiruchirappalli itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Chennai to Tiruchirappalli is an approximately 5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or take a train; or drive. In April in Tiruchirappalli, expect temperatures between 45°C during the day and 31°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to 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.
Explore Kumbakonam's surroundings by going to Thanjavur (Gangaikonda Cholapuram, Sri Ramalingaswami Temple, &more) and Garbarakshambigai Temple (in Thirukkarugavur). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Airavatesvara Temple.

For where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Kumbakonam vacation planning tool.

Traveling by car from Tiruchirappalli to Kumbakonam takes 2.5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Kumbakonam can reach 46°C, while at night they dip to 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can drive to Madurai.
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Find places to stay Apr 4 — 7:

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.
Madurai is known for historic sites, sightseeing, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple, examine the collection at Gandhi Memorial Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Idaikattur Church, and steep yourself in history at Sri Ramana Mandiram.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Madurai online tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Kumbakonam to Madurai in 4.5 hours. Traveling from Kumbakonam in April, expect nights in Madurai to be about the same, around 30°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 41°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can go by car to Rameswaram.
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Find places to stay Apr 7 — 10:

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: kick back and relax at Dhanushkodi Beach Point, take in the spiritual surroundings of Nambunayaki amman temple, contemplate the waterfront views at Agnitheertham, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Kunthu kal Beach, Rameswaram.

To see more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Rameswaram route maker tool.

Getting from Madurai to Rameswaram by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can drive to Kanyakumari.
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Find places to stay Apr 10 — 13:

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.
When in Kanyakumari, make a side trip to see Nagaraja Temple in Nagercoil, approximately Nagercoil away. There's much more to do: make a trip to Vivekananda Rock Memorial, take in the spiritual surroundings of Shirdhi Sai Baba Temple, Kanyakumari, pause for some serene contemplation at Our Lady of Ransom Church, and pause for some photo ops at Thiruvalluvar Statue.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Kanyakumari trip builder.

Traveling by car from Rameswaram to Kanyakumari takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a train. In April, daytime highs in Kanyakumari are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can 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: explore the activities along Kodaikanal Lake, take some stellar pictures from Pillar Rocks, take in the awesome beauty at Perumal Peak, and go for a walk through Coakers Walk.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Kodaikanal day trip tool.

Getting from Kanyakumari to Kodaikanal by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of train, flight, and taxi. April in Kodaikanal sees daily highs of 41°C and lows of 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can drive 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). The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Government Botanical Garden, contemplate the waterfront views at Avalanche Lake, admire the sheer force of Pykara Falls, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Annamalai Murugan Temple.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Ooty (Udhagamandalam) online travel route planner.

Drive from Kodaikanal to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Kodaikanal in April, expect Ooty (Udhagamandalam) to be slightly colder, temps between 36°C and 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to take a 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 great views at Dharmalingeshwarar Temple, pause for some serene contemplation at Infant Jesus Church, and get out on two wheels at Triumph Expeditions Private Limited.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Coimbatore route planner.

You can take a bus from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) to Coimbatore in 2.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) in April: highs in Coimbatore hover around 43°C, while lows dip to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to 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.
Step out of Mahabalipuram with an excursion to DakshinaChitra Museum in Muttukadu--about 38 minutes away. There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Shore Temple, admire the striking features of Pancha Rathas, delve into the distant past at Monuments at Mahabalipuram, and look for gifts at Apollo Books.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Mahabalipuram road trip planning tool.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Coimbatore to Mahabalipuram in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. April in Mahabalipuram sees daily highs of 42°C and lows of 30°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can go by car 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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