36 days in Tamil Nadu & Singapore Itinerary

36 days in Tamil Nadu & Singapore Itinerary

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Mahabalipuram, India
— 3 nights
2
Coimbatore, India
— 3 nights
3
Ooty (Udhagamandalam), India
— 5 nights
4
Tiruchirappalli, India
— 5 nights
5
Rameswaram, India
— 4 nights
6
Kanyakumari, India
— 4 nights
7
Madurai, India
— 3 nights
8
Singapore, Singapore
— 7 nights

3
nights
Mahabalipuram, India

Mahabalipuram ©
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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Kapaleeshwarar Temple as well as Tiger Cave. Change things up with these side-trips from Mahabalipuram: Kanchipuram (Kamakshi Amman Temple & Sri Varadharaja Perumal Temple). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shore Temple, make a trip to Krishna's Butter Ball, steep yourself in history at Krishna Mandapam, and Head underground at Mahishasuramardini Cave.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Mahabalipuram trip itinerary planner.

Chennai to Mahabalipuram is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. In April, daily temperatures in Mahabalipuram can reach 42°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to travel to Coimbatore.

Things to do in Mahabalipuram

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Kanchipuram, Kapaleeshwarar Temple
Find places to stay Apr 25 — 28:
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Shore Temple ©
Shore Temple
Mahishasuramardini Cave ©
Mahishasuramardini Cave
Pancha Rathas ©
Pancha Rathas

3
nights
Coimbatore, India

Coimbatore ©
Known throughout the country as a major industrial city, Coimbatore possesses a welcoming atmosphere and a growing cosmopolitanism.
Coimbatore is known for historic sites, shopping, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eachanari Vinayagar Temple, see the interesting displays at Gedee Car Museum, get out on two wheels at Triumph Expeditions, and get great views at Dharmalingeshwarar Temple.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Coimbatore travel planner.

You can fly from Mahabalipuram to Coimbatore in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In April, daily temperatures in Coimbatore can reach 43°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to drive to Ooty (Udhagamandalam).

Things to do in Coimbatore

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Apr 28 — May 1:
Highlights from your plan
Marudamalai Temple ©
Marudamalai Temple
Eachanari Vinayagar Temple ©
Eachanari Vinayagar Temple
Gedee Car Museum ©
Gedee Car Museum

5
nights
Ooty (Udhagamandalam), India

Ooty (Udhagamandalam) ©
Tea gardens and eucalyptus trees scent the air of the fields surrounding Ooty, a popular summer tourism destination up in the hills.
Step out of Ooty (Udhagamandalam) with an excursion to Moyar River in Mudumalai--about 1h 40 min away. There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Government Botanical Garden, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Elk Hill Murugan Temple, explore the activities along Pykara Lake, and pause for some serene contemplation at Kandal Cross Roman Catholic Church.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Ooty (Udhagamandalam) online tour planner.

Traveling by car from Coimbatore to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. May in Ooty (Udhagamandalam) sees daily highs of 40°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can drive to Tiruchirappalli.

Things to do in Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Government Botanical Garden, Moyar River, Wenlock Downs 9th Mile Shooting Point
Find places to stay May 1 — 6:
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Government Botanical Garden ©
Government Botanical Garden
Pykara Lake ©
Pykara Lake
Doddabetta Peak ©
Doddabetta Peak

5
nights
Tiruchirappalli, India

Tiruchirappalli ©
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Tiruchirappalli: Garbarakshambigai Temple (in Thirukkarugavur) and Thanjavur (Brihadeeswara Temple, Thanjavur Royal Palace and Art Gallery, &more). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple, head outdoors with Grand Anaicut - Kallanai, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tiruchirapalli Rock Fort, and stroll through Rock Fort Temple.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Tiruchirappalli trip builder tool.

Getting from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) to Tiruchirappalli by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi and flight. In May, daily temperatures in Tiruchirappalli can reach 43°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to drive to Rameswaram.

Things to do in Tiruchirappalli

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Thanjavur, Garbarakshambigai Temple, Rockfort Temple
Find places to stay May 6 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple ©
Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple
Brihadeeswara Temple ©
Brihadeeswara Temple
Jambukeswarar Temple ©
Jambukeswarar Temple

4
nights
Rameswaram, India

Rameswaram ©
A trip to Rameswaram on Pamban Island will take you across a long limestone shoal bridge with spectacular ocean scenery.
Step out of Rameswaram with an excursion to Five-Faced Hanuman Temple in Ramanathapuram--about 1h 35 min away. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple, snap pictures at Pamban bridge, look for all kinds of wild species at Water Bird Sanctuary, and explore the striking landscape at Adam's Bridge.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Rameswaram visit site.

You can drive from Tiruchirappalli to Rameswaram in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can drive to Kanyakumari.

Things to do in Rameswaram

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

Five-Faced Hanuman Temple
Find places to stay May 11 — 15:
Highlights from your plan
Dhanushkodi Beach Point ©
Dhanushkodi Beach Point
Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple ©
Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple
Pamban bridge ©
Pamban bridge

4
nights
Kanyakumari, India

Kanyakumari ©
Located at the most southerly point of mainland India, Kanyakumari has long attracted pilgrims and those keen to see the end of the road.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kanyakumari: Muttom Beach (in Muttom), Padmanabhapuram Palace (in Thuckalay) and Nagaraja Temple (in Nagercoil). There's still lots to do: make a trip to Vivekananda Rock Memorial, take in the dramatic scenery at Kaalikesam Waterfalls, enjoy the sand and surf at Kanyakumari Beach, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thanumalayan temple - Sthanumalayan Kovil.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Kanyakumari trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Rameswaram to Kanyakumari in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Madurai.

Things to do in Kanyakumari

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Muttom Beach, Padmanabhapuram Palace, Nagaraja Temple
Find places to stay May 15 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Kanyakumari Beach ©
Kanyakumari Beach
Vivekananda Rock Memorial ©
Vivekananda Rock Memorial
Thollavilai Narayana Swamy Temple ©
Thollavilai Narayana Swamy Temple

3
nights
Madurai, India

Madurai ©
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, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple, don't miss a visit to Arittapatti Shivan Temple, contemplate the long history of Sri Ramana Mandiram, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Madurai journey planner.

You can drive from Kanyakumari to Madurai in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Singapore.

Things to do in Madurai

Historic Sites · Tours
Find places to stay May 19 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple ©
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple
Koodal Azhagar Temple ©
Koodal Azhagar Temple
Sri Ramana Mandiram ©
Sri Ramana Mandiram

7
nights
Singapore, Singapore

Singapore ©
A Singapore vacation reveals the many charms of a leading city-state and regional hub of culture, retail, and tourism.
Pack the 24th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Universal Studios Singapore. And it doesn't end there: meet the residents at Singapore Zoo, take in nature's colorful creations at Cloud Forest, don't miss a visit to Singapore Flyer, and get a taste of the local shopping with Orchard Road.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Singapore road trip planning website.

Fly from Madurai to Singapore in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You'll lose 2.5 hours traveling from Madurai to Singapore due to the time zone difference. May in Singapore sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 30°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Singapore

Parks · Theme Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Sentosa Island
Find places to stay May 22 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Singapore Zoo ©
Singapore Zoo
Singapore Flyer ©
Singapore Flyer
Singapore Botanic Gardens ©
Singapore Botanic Gardens

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