36 days in Tamil Nadu & Singapore Itinerary

36 days in Tamil Nadu & Singapore Itinerary

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1
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. Get out of town with these interesting Mahabalipuram side-trips: Kanchipuram (Kamakshi Amman Temple & Sri Varadharaja Perumal Temple). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Shore Temple, delve into the distant past at Krishna Mandapam, explore the fascinating underground world of Mahishasuramardini Cave, and look for gifts at Jewel Mount..

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Mahabalipuram trip itinerary site.

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. Wrap up 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: take in the spiritual surroundings of Eachanari Vinayagar Temple, examine the collection at Gedee Car Museum, admire the sheer force of Siruvani Falls and Dam, and contemplate the waterfront views at Thoonakkadavu Lake.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Coimbatore itinerary website.

Traveling by flight from Mahabalipuram to Coimbatore takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In April in Coimbatore, expect temperatures between 43°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Ooty (Udhagamandalam).

Things to do in Coimbatore

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Apr 28 — May 1:
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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) to go to Mudumalai and see Moyar River, which is approximately 1h 40 min away. There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Government Botanical Garden, take in the spiritual surroundings of Venkateshwara Perumal Temple, make a trip to Wenlock Downs 9th Mile Shooting Point, and pause for some serene contemplation at Kandal Cross Roman Catholic Church.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Ooty (Udhagamandalam) day trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Coimbatore to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 40°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can go by car 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Garbarakshambigai Temple (in Thirukkarugavur) and Thanjavur (Brihadeeswara Temple, Thanjavur Royal Palace and Art Gallery, &more). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple, take in the dramatic natural features at Rock Fort Temple, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Joseph's Church, and get outside with Grand Anaicut - Kallanai.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Tiruchirappalli journey builder tool.

Traveling by car from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) to Tiruchirappalli takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi and flight. Expect a daytime high around 43°C in May, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can go by car 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:
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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.
Go for a jaunt from Rameswaram to Ramanathapuram to see Five-Faced Hanuman Temple about 1h 35 min away. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple, take in the views from Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge, enjoy the sand and surf at Kunthu kal Beach, Rameswaram, and stop by Kalam Sea Shell Mart.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Rameswaram online travel planner.

You can drive from Tiruchirappalli to Rameswaram in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Muttom Beach (in Muttom), Padmanabhapuram Palace (in Thuckalay) and Nagaraja Temple (in Nagercoil). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Vivekananda Rock Memorial, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bhagavathy Amman Temple, tour the pleasant surroundings at Sothavilai Beach, and identify plant and animal life at Kaalikesam Waterfalls.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Kanyakumari trip itinerary app.

Getting from Rameswaram to Kanyakumari by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Kanyakumari are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough 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: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple, steep yourself in history at Sri Ramana Mandiram, gain insight with a tour of cultural highlights, and make a trip to Arittapatti Shivan Temple.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Madurai attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Kanyakumari to Madurai takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. May in Madurai sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time 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 the waterfront activity at Marina Bay, admire the natural beauty at Gardens by the Bay, and take in panoramic vistas at Singapore Flyer.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Singapore trip builder app.

You can fly from Madurai to Singapore in 8 hours. Another option is to drive. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Singapore Standard Time (SGT), which is usually a 2.5 hour difference. In May, daily temperatures in Singapore can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can 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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