30 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

30 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tamil Nadu Trip Planner
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Make it your trip
Fly
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Tiruchirappalli
— 1 night
Drive
2
Thanjavur
— 1 night
Drive
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Rameswaram
— 1 night
Drive
4
Kanyakumari
— 3 nights
Bus
5
Madurai
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kodaikanal
— 3 nights
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Taxi to Periyakulam, Bus to Coimbatore, Taxi to Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
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Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
— 5 nights
Bus
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Coimbatore
— 3 nights
Fly
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Chennai
— 8 nights

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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.
On the 1st (Sat), steep yourself in history at Jambukeswarar Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Rangam Ranga Nathar Temple, then make a trip to Amma Mandapam Bathing Ghats, then admire the striking features of Rockfort Temple, and finally explore the striking landscape at Rock Fort Temple.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Tiruchirappalli online trip builder.

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 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Thanjavur.
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Find places to stay Mar 31 — Apr 2:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): take in nature's colorful creations at Sivaganga Gardens, admire the masterpieces at Thanjavur Royal Palace and Art Gallery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Pratyangara Devi temple, then make a trip to Thanjai Mamani Koil, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Brihadeeswara Temple.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Thanjavur trip planner.

You can drive from Tiruchirappalli to Thanjavur in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Thanjavur can reach 46°C, while at night they dip to 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can drive to Rameswaram.
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Find places to stay Apr 2 — 3:

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 3rd (Mon): examine the collection at Former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam House, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ruined Temple/Church of Dhanushkodi, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sugreevar Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Rameswaram tour planner.

Getting from Thanjavur to Rameswaram by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to drive to Kanyakumari.
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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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Kanyakumari Beach and Thengapattinam Beach. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Bhagavathy Amman Temple and Thanumalayan temple - Sthanumalayan Kovil. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Vivekananda Rock Memorial, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady of Ransom Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jain Temple Kanyakumari, and appreciate the history behind Thiruvalluvar Statue.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Kanyakumari trip planner.

You can drive from Rameswaram to Kanyakumari in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can 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 7th (Fri) early enough to take a bus 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.
Get some cultural insight at Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple and Gandhi Memorial Museum. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Aayiram Kaal Mandapam, admire the striking features of Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal, look for gifts at Vishaal de Mal, and examine the collection at Madurai Government Museum.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Madurai trip builder.

Traveling by bus from Kanyakumari to Madurai takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 41°C in April, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can drive to Kodaikanal.
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Find places to stay Apr 7 — 10:

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Lutheran Church and La Saleth Church. And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Kodaikanal Lake, don't miss a visit to Lake View Point, go for a walk through Coakers Walk, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Kurinji Andavar Temple.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Kodaikanal trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Madurai to Kodaikanal takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Kodaikanal can reach 41°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Ooty (Udhagamandalam).
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Find places to stay Apr 10 — 13:

Ooty (Udhagamandalam) — 5 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.
All Saints Church and Kandal Cross Roman Catholic Church are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ooty (Udhagamandalam): Coonoor (Highfield Tea Factory & Sim`s Park). There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Government Botanical Garden, look for gifts at Moddy's Chocolates, explore the activities along Upper Bhavani Lake, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Elk Hill Murugan Temple.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Ooty (Udhagamandalam) trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and bus from Kodaikanal to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) in 9 hours. Other options are to drive; or 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to take a bus to Coimbatore.
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Find places to stay Apr 13 — 19:

Coimbatore — 3 nights

Manchester of India

Known throughout the country as a major industrial city, Coimbatore possesses a welcoming atmosphere and a growing cosmopolitanism.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Gedee Car Museum and Marudamalai Temple. When in Coimbatore, make a side trip to see Malampuzha Garden and Dam in Palakkad, approximately Palakkad away. There's still lots to do: browse the different shops at Brookefields Mall, take in the spiritual surroundings of Arulmigu Patteeswarar Swamy Temple, make a trip to Then -Tirupathi, and admire the sheer force of Monkey Falls.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Coimbatore visit planner.

Getting from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) to Coimbatore by bus takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive. When traveling from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) in April, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Coimbatore: temperatures range from 43°C by day to 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to fly to Chennai.
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Find places to stay Apr 19 — 22:

Chennai — 8 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.
Do your shopping at Phoenix Marketcity and Express Avenue Mall. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Marina Beach and Elliot's Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Chennai: DakshinaChitra Museum (in Muttukadu), Mahabalipuram (Arjuna's Penance, Descent Of The Ganges, &more) and Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (in Tirupati). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Besant Nagar Beach, look for gifts at Alliance Francaise of Madras, take a stroll through Mylapore, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shirdi Sai Baba Temple.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Chennai itinerary planning website.

Traveling by flight from Coimbatore to Chennai takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In April, daytime highs in Chennai are 42°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.
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Find places to stay Apr 22 — 30:

Tamil Nadu travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Bodies of Water · Beaches
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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