30 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

30 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tamil Nadu holiday planner
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Make it your trip
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Chennai
— 3 nights
Drive
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Mahabalipuram
— 3 nights
Fly
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Coimbatore
— 4 nights
Bus
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Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
— 2 nights
Drive
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Madurai
— 3 nights
Bus
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Kanyakumari
— 2 nights
Drive
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Tirunelveli
— 3 nights
Drive
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Rameswaram
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kumbakonam
— 3 nights
Drive
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Tiruchirappalli
— 4 nights
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Chennai — 3 nights

Detroit of South Asia

Chennai, a city hailed for its vibrant atmosphere and historic attractions, remains one of the most visited places in India.
Explore Chennai's surroundings by going to Adi Kesava Perumal Temple (in Sriperumbudur) and Tiruvallur (Sri Vadaranyeswarar Temple & Lord Veeraraghava Perumal Temple). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Marina Beach, see the interesting displays at Vivekananda House- Multimedia Cultural Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Siruvapuri Sri Balamurugan Temple, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Chennai trip planner.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Chennai. In July, daily temperatures in Chennai can reach 42°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to drive to Mahabalipuram.
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Find places to stay Jul 1 — 4:

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.
Explore Mahabalipuram's surroundings by going to Sri Prasanna Venkatesa Perumaal (in Kanchipuram) and DakshinaChitra Museum (in Muttukadu). The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Pancha Rathas, steep yourself in history at Krishna Mandapam, Head underground at Mahishasuramardini Cave, and make a trip to Arjuna's Penance.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Mahabalipuram tour itinerary site.

You can drive from Chennai to Mahabalipuram in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. In July, plan for daily highs up to 42°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to fly to Coimbatore.
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Find places to stay Jul 4 — 7:

Coimbatore — 4 nights

Manchester of India

Known throughout the country as a major industrial city, Coimbatore possesses a welcoming atmosphere and a growing cosmopolitanism.
Get out of town with these interesting Coimbatore side-trips: Vanabathrakali Amman Kovil (in Mettupalayam) and Bannari Amman Temple (in Bannari). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Arulmigu Patteeswarar Swamy Temple, appreciate the history behind Adiyogi Shiva, pause for some serene contemplation at Infant Jesus Church, and get out on two wheels at Triumph Expeditions Private Limited.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Coimbatore online road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Mahabalipuram to Coimbatore takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Mahabalipuram in July, with highs in Coimbatore at 37°C and lows at 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) 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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Venkateshwara Perumal Temple and then admire the natural beauty at Government Botanical Garden. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the waterfront views at Pykara Lake, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Elk Hill Murugan Temple, and then take in the awesome beauty at Doddabetta Peak.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Ooty (Udhagamandalam) trip itinerary maker.

You can take a bus from Coimbatore to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Coimbatore in July, expect nights in Ooty (Udhagamandalam) to be about the same, around 23°C, while days are little chillier, around 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Madurai.
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Find places to stay Jul 11 — 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.
Madurai is known for historic sites, sightseeing, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, make a trip to Arittapatti Shivan Temple, and contemplate the long history of Sri Ramana Mandiram.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Madurai day trip planning site.

You can drive from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) to Madurai in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of taxi and flight. In July, Madurai is somewhat warmer than Ooty (Udhagamandalam) - with highs of 40°C and lows of 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to catch the bus to Kanyakumari.
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Find places to stay Jul 13 — 16:

Kanyakumari — 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ayya Vaikundar Nizhal Thangal, don't miss a visit to Adi Keshava Perumal Temple, don't miss a visit to Vivekananda Rock Memorial, pause for some photo ops at Thiruvalluvar Statue, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jain Temple Kanyakumari, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thanumalayan temple - Sthanumalayan Kovil. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Peer Mohammed Appa Dargha, make a trip to Thollavilai Narayana Swamy Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Marungoor Murugan Temple, and finally kick back and relax at Kanyakumari Beach.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Kanyakumari online trip maker.

Traveling by bus from Madurai to Kanyakumari takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Madurai in July, plan for a bit cooler days in Kanyakumari, with highs around 36°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Tirunelveli.
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Find places to stay Jul 16 — 18:

Tirunelveli — 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. Change things up with these side-trips from Tirunelveli: Arulmigu Subramaniya Swamy Temple (in Tiruchendur), Vanatirupathi (in Nagercoil) and Sri Vaikuntam Temple (in Tuticorin). Next up on the itinerary: admire the sheer force of Shivamathungai Falls, make a trip to Suyambulinga swamy temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kanthimathi-Nellaiyapper Temple, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kappal Matha Church.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Tirunelveli online sightseeing planner.

Getting from Kanyakumari to Tirunelveli by car takes about 1.5 hours. July in Tirunelveli sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to drive to Rameswaram.
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Find places to stay Jul 18 — 21:

Rameswaram — 2 nights

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 22nd (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Water Bird Sanctuary, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kunthu kal Beach, Rameswaram, then see the interesting displays at Former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam House, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Dhanushkodi Beach Point, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nambunayaki amman temple, and then take in the views from Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Rameswaram trip tool.

Drive from Tirunelveli to Rameswaram in 4.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to drive to Kumbakonam.
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Find places to stay Jul 21 — 23:

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 Garbarakshambigai Temple (in Thirukkarugavur), Thanjavur (Thenkudi Thittai Sree Vashisteswarar Temple- Guru Stalam, Mercury Temple, &more) and Thyagarajaswamy Temple (in Thiruvarur). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Patteeswaram Temple and admire the landmark architecture of Airavatesvara Temple.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Kumbakonam trip planner.

Traveling by car from Rameswaram to Kumbakonam takes 5.5 hours. July in Kumbakonam sees daily highs of 43°C and lows of 31°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can drive to Tiruchirappalli.
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Find places to stay Jul 23 — 26:

Tiruchirappalli — 4 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Thanjavur (Brihadeeswara Temple, Thanjavur Royal Palace and Art Gallery, &more) and Sri Ranganatha Swamy temple (in Thiruvarangam). There's much more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Puliyancholai Falls, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple, steep yourself in history at Jambukeswarar Temple, and admire the striking features of Pundarikakshan Perumal Temple.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Tiruchirappalli trip planner.

You can drive from Kumbakonam to Tiruchirappalli in 2.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 43°C, and evening lows to 31°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can catch the flight back home.
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Find places to stay Jul 26 — 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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