58 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

58 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

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Tuticorin
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Thiruchendur
— 1 night
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Tirunelveli
— 2 nights
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Nagercoil
— 1 night
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Muttom
— 1 night
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Kanyakumari
— 2 nights
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Rameswaram
— 2 nights
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Karaikudi
— 2 nights
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Kodaikanal
— 2 nights
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Theni
— 1 night
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Valparai
— 2 nights
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Pollachi Town
— 1 night
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Palani
— 1 night
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Dindigul
— 1 night
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Madurai
— 1 night
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Mahabalipuram
— 2 nights
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Chennai
— 2 nights
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Coimbatore
— 2 nights
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Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
— 2 nights
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Masinagudi
— 1 night
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Coonoor
— 2 nights
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Kotagiri
— 2 nights
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Tiruppur
— 1 night
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Erode
— 1 night
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Salem
— 2 nights
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Yercaud
— 2 nights
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Karur
— 1 night
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Tiruchirappalli
— 2 nights
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Thanjavur
— 2 nights
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Kumbakonam
— 2 nights
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Velankanni
— 2 nights
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Chidambaram
— 2 nights
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Tiruvannamalai
— 1 night
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Kanchipuram
— 2 nights
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Vellore
— 1 night
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Yelagiri
— 1 night
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Hosur
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Tuticorin

Tuticorin, also known as Thoothukudi, is a port city and a Municipal Corporation and an industrial city in Thoothukudi district in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): admire the landmark architecture of Our Lady of Snows Basilica, contemplate the long history of Ettaiyapuram Palace, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Vaikuntam Temple.

For photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Tuticorin trip planning website.

New Delhi to Tuticorin is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Thiruchendur.
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Find places to stay Nov 8 — 9:
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Thiruchendur — 1 night

Tiruchendur is a panchayat town at the southern tip of India, in the Thoothukudi district of Tamil Nadu. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Arulmigu Karkuvel Ayyanar Temple and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Thiruchendur Murugan Temple.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Thiruchendur online vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Tuticorin to Thiruchendur takes an hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can drive to Tirunelveli.
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Find places to stay Nov 8 — 9:

Tirunelveli — 2 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. Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kanthimathi-Nellaiyapper Temple, don't miss a visit to Suyambulinga swamy temple, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Karaiyar Dam, and finally admire the engineering at Manimuthar And Papanasam Dams. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the sheer force of Agasthiyar Falls.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Tirunelveli trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Thiruchendur to Tirunelveli in 1.5 hours. November in Tirunelveli sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to drive to Nagercoil.
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Find places to stay Nov 9 — 11:
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Nagercoil — 1 night

Nagercoil is a town in the southernmost Indian state of Tamil Nadu and a municipality and administrative headquarters of Kanyakumari District. On the 12th (Sat), take in the dramatic scenery at Ulakkai Aruvi, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nagaraja Temple, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Rajas Mall.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Nagercoil trip planner.

You can drive from Tirunelveli to Nagercoil in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in November, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Muttom.
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Find places to stay Nov 11 — 12:

Muttom — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): kick back and relax at Muttom Beach.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Muttom day trip website.

Muttom is just a short distance from Nagercoil. In November, daytime highs in Muttom are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Kanyakumari.
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Find places to stay Nov 12 — 13:
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Vattakottai Fort, then kick back and relax at Kanyakumari Beach, then pause for some photo ops at Thiruvalluvar Statue, and finally make a trip to Vivekananda Rock Memorial. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thanumalayan temple - Sthanumalayan Kovil, make a trip to Adi Keshava Perumal Temple, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Bhagavathy Amman Temple.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Kanyakumari tour website.

Traveling by car from Muttom to Kanyakumari takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in November, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Rameswaram.
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Find places to stay Nov 13 — 15:

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 16th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Memorial, see the interesting displays at Former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam House, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Dhanushkodi Beach Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the views from Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ruined Temple/Church of Dhanushkodi, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Hanuman Temple.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Rameswaram trip website.

Traveling by car from Kanyakumari to Rameswaram takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can go by car to Karaikudi.
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Find places to stay Nov 15 — 17:

Karaikudi — 2 nights

Karaikudi is a municipality in Sivaganga district in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kundrakkudi Murugan Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Karpagavinayagar Temple, then contemplate the long history of Thirumayam Fort, and finally look for gifts at Sri Mahalakshmi Handloom Weaving Centre. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pilaiyarpatti Temple and then steep yourself in history at Chettiar Mansion.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Karaikudi road trip planner.

You can drive from Rameswaram to Karaikudi in 3.5 hours. November in Karaikudi sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Kodaikanal.
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Find places to stay Nov 17 — 19:

Kodaikanal — 2 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.
On the 20th (Sun), take some stellar pictures from Pillar Rocks, stop by Kodai Chocolate Factory, then explore the activities along Kodaikanal Lake, and finally stop by Dynasty. Here are some ideas for day two: take some stellar pictures from Silent Valley View Point, admire the natural beauty at Bryant Park, stop by The Cocoa Bean, then take a peaceful walk through Pine Forest, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Ice Skating Cafe.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Kodaikanal trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Karaikudi to Kodaikanal takes 5 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Kodaikanal can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to drive to Theni.
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Find places to stay Nov 19 — 21:

Theni — 1 night

On the 22nd (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of Kuchanur Sri Saneeswara Baghwan Temple and then take in the awesome beauty at Meghamalai - High Wavy Mountains.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Theni trip planner.

Getting from Kodaikanal to Theni by car takes about 3 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Valparai.
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Find places to stay Nov 21 — 22:

Valparai — 2 nights

Valparai is a Taluk and hill station in the Coimbatore district of Tamil Nadu, India. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Balaji Temple, then take some stellar pictures from Loam’s View Point, then admire the engineering at Sholayar Dam, and finally take some stellar pictures from Nallamudi View point. Keep things going the next day: explore the activities along Koolangal River, admire the engineering at Aliyar Dam, then appreciate the history behind Carver Marsh Monument, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Karamalai Annai Velankanni Church.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Valparai vacation builder website.

Traveling by car from Theni to Valparai takes 6 hours. In November, daytime highs in Valparai are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can drive to Pollachi Town.
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Find places to stay Nov 22 — 24:

Pollachi Town — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Sulakkal Mariamman Thirukoil, take in the spiritual surroundings of Subramania Swamy Thirukoil, and then stroll through Topslip Tiger Forest.

To find other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Pollachi Town tour itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Valparai to Pollachi Town takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in November, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can go by car to Palani.
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Find places to stay Nov 24 — 25:

Palani — 1 night

Palani is a town and a municipality in Dindigul district, Tamil Nadu, located about 100km north-west of Madurai, 100km South-east of Coimbatore, and 60km west of Dindigul. On the 26th (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Thiru Avinankudi Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Idumban Temple, then admire the engineering at Varathamanathi Dam, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Palani Murugan Temple.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Palani trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Pollachi Town to Palani in 1.5 hours. In November, daytime highs in Palani are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to drive to Dindigul.
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Find places to stay Nov 25 — 26:

Dindigul — 1 night

Dindigul is a city in the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Kottai Mariamman Kovil, then steep yourself in history at Dindigul Fort, then make a trip to Athoor Village, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Kamarajar Lake.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Dindigul trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Palani to Dindigul takes 1.5 hours. In November, daytime highs in Dindigul are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can go by car to Madurai.
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Find places to stay Nov 26 — 27:

Madurai — 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Mon): look for gifts at Prema Vilas, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple, and then make a trip to Kalamegaperumal Temple.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Madurai vacation builder tool.

Traveling by car from Dindigul to Madurai takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in November, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to fly to Mahabalipuram.
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Find places to stay Nov 27 — 28:

Mahabalipuram — 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Tue): make a trip to Krishna's Butter Ball, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Varaha Cave Temple, admire the landmark architecture of Pancha Rathas, then enjoy the sea views from Mahabalipuram Lighthouse, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Shore Temple. On the 30th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the history behind Descent Of The Ganges, then delve into the distant past at Monuments at Mahabalipuram, then explore the ancient world of Krishna Mandapam, and finally don't miss a visit to Arjuna's Penance.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Mahabalipuram online trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Madurai to Mahabalipuram in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. November in Mahabalipuram sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to drive to Chennai.
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Find places to stay Nov 28 — 30:

Chennai — 2 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.
On the 1st (Thu), test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, visit Mylapore, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kapaleeshwarar Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Marina Beach, then pause for some serene contemplation at San Thome Church, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Besant Nagar Beach, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Parthasarathy Temple.

To find ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Chennai road trip planning website.

You can drive from Mahabalipuram to Chennai in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Coimbatore.
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Find places to stay Nov 30 — Dec 2:

Coimbatore — 2 nights

Manchester of India

Known throughout the country as a major industrial city, Coimbatore possesses a welcoming atmosphere and a growing cosmopolitanism.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dhyanalinga, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Eachanari Vinayagar Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Marudamalai Temple, and finally make a trip to Then -Tirupathi. On the 4th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: buy something for everyone on your list at Brookefields Mall, then stop by Codissia Trade Fair Complex, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Arulmigu Patteeswarar Swamy Temple.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Coimbatore trip simple and quick.

Traveling by flight from Chennai to Coimbatore takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in December, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to take a bus to Ooty (Udhagamandalam).
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Find places to stay Dec 2 — 4:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Doddabetta Peak, then admire the natural beauty at Government Botanical Garden, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Ooty Lake. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the activities along Emerald Lake, contemplate the waterfront views at Upper Bhavani Lake, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Pykara Lake.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Ooty (Udhagamandalam) trip planner.

Traveling by bus from Coimbatore to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In December, Ooty (Udhagamandalam) is little chillier than Coimbatore - with highs of 30°C and lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Masinagudi.
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Find places to stay Dec 4 — 6:

Masinagudi — 1 night

A holiday in Masinagudi attracts mostly nature lovers and wildlife photographers, but the crispy, clean air and offbeat location make this friendly hill town a perfect place for a weekend getaway as well.
On the 7th (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at Moyar River and then admire the engineering at Maravakandy Dam.

For reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Masinagudi trip planner.

You can drive from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) to Masinagudi in 2 hours. While traveling from Ooty (Udhagamandalam), expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Masinagudi, ranging from highs of 35°C to lows of 24°C. On the 7th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Coonoor.
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Coonoor — 2 nights

A small town up in the hills, Coonoor has a wealth of scenic sights and pleasant urban places of interest.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): see human ingenuity at work at Rallia Dam, then experience rural life at Tranquilitea Gourmet Nilgiri Teas, then relax in the rural setting at Highfield Tea Factory, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Sim`s Park. On the next day, take some stellar pictures from Lamb's Rock, get great views at Dolphin's Nose, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at All Saints Church, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Tiger Hill Cemetery, and finally steep yourself in history at Droog Fort.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Coonoor online visit planner.

Drive from Masinagudi to Coonoor in 3 hours. In December, daytime highs in Coonoor are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Kotagiri.
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Find places to stay Dec 7 — 9:

Kotagiri — 2 nights

Kotagiri is a Panchayat town in The Nilgiris District in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): steep yourself in history at John Sullivan Memorial, then take in the awesome beauty at Rangaswamy Peak and Pillar, and then hike along Longwood Shola. On your second day here, take some stellar pictures from Kodanad View Point.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Kotagiri online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Coonoor to Kotagiri takes an hour. December in Kotagiri sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can go by car to Tiruppur.
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Find places to stay Dec 9 — 11:

Tiruppur — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Tirupur Kumaran Memorial Statue, admire the engineering at Thirumoorthy Dam, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Avinashi Temple.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Tiruppur day trip website.

You can drive from Kotagiri to Tiruppur in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in December, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can drive to Erode.
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Find places to stay Dec 11 — 12:

Erode — 1 night

Erode is a city in the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu once part of great Kongu Nadu. Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): stroll through Vellode Bird Sanctuary, appreciate the history behind Corporation Memorial Pillar, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tindal Kovil.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Erode online trip maker.

Drive from Tiruppur to Erode in 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can drive to Salem.
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Find places to stay Dec 12 — 13:

Salem — 2 nights

Salem is a city in Salem district in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. On the 14th (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Arulmigi Alagirinathar Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of ISKCON SALEM, and then don't miss a visit to Poiman Karadu. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Thu): admire the striking features of Kailasanathar Temple, then admire the engineering at Mettur Dam, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of 1008 Lingam Temple.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Salem driving holiday app.

Traveling by car from Erode to Salem takes 2 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Yercaud.
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Find places to stay Dec 13 — 15:

Yercaud — 2 nights

The hill station of Yercaud sits among a rolling range of forested hills, and thrives in a climate that has benefitted the biodiversity of the landscape, and the productivity of the town's agricultural industry.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): deepen your understanding at Montfort School, get great views at Pagoda Point, then contemplate the waterfront views at Big Lake, and finally take a memorable drive along 32-km Loop Road. On the next day, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Chakra Mahameru Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Shevaroy Temple, then stroll around Deer Park, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Kiliyur Falls.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Yercaud trip planner.

Traveling by car from Salem to Yercaud takes an hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to drive to Karur.
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Find places to stay Dec 15 — 17:

Karur — 1 night

Karur is a city in the Kongu Nadu region of the India in state of Tamil Nadu. Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sadasiva Brahmendra Samadhi, take in the spiritual surroundings of Pasupathieswarer Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kalyana Venkattaramasami Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Pugazhimalai Shree Arupadai Murugan Temple.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Karur online journey planner.

Drive from Yercaud to Karur in 3 hours. In December, daytime highs in Karur are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Tiruchirappalli.
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Find places to stay Dec 17 — 18:

Tiruchirappalli — 2 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.
On the 19th (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Ayyappan Temple, then explore the striking landscape at Rock Fort Temple, then admire the landmark architecture of Rockfort Temple, and finally see human ingenuity at work at Kallanai. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Jambukeswarar Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Rangam Ranga Nathar Temple, then head outdoors with Grand Anaicut - Kallanai, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Lourdes Church.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Tiruchirappalli trip planner.

You can drive from Karur to Tiruchirappalli in 2 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Thanjavur.
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Find places to stay Dec 18 — 20:

Thanjavur — 2 nights

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 21st (Wed): explore the world behind art at Thanjavur Royal Palace and Art Gallery, get lost in a book at The Serfoji Sarasvati Mahal Library, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Garbarakshambigai Temple, then don't miss a visit to Thanjai Mamani Koil, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Brihadeeswara Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Shani Temple Thirunallar, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rajagopalaswamy Temple, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gangaikonda Cholapuram.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Thanjavur trip maker website.

You can drive from Tiruchirappalli to Thanjavur in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. December in Thanjavur sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to drive to Kumbakonam.
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Find places to stay Dec 20 — 22:

Kumbakonam — 2 nights

A notable temple town, Kumbakonam harbors a wealth of Hindu buildings dedicated to Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva.
On the 23rd (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Sarangapani Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Adi Kumbeswarar Temple, admire the landmark architecture of Airavatesvara Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uppiliappan Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Arulmigu Swaminatha Swami Temple, Swamimalai. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Sri Vittal Rukmini Samsthan, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Suriyanar Koil, then make a trip to Thiruvidaimarudur Mahalinga Swamy Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Patteeswaram Temple.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Kumbakonam tour site.

Getting from Thanjavur to Kumbakonam by car takes about 1.5 hours. December in Kumbakonam sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to drive to Velankanni.
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Velankanni — 2 nights

Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): kick back and relax at Velankanni Beach, pause for some serene contemplation at Morning Star Church for Our Lady of Vailankanni, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica of Our Lady of Good Health, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of our Lady of Velankanni. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some photo ops at Tsunami Memorial Pillar, kick back and relax at Nagore Beach, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sikkal Singaravelar Temple.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Velankanni trip website.

Drive from Kumbakonam to Velankanni in 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can drive to Chidambaram.
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Chidambaram — 2 nights

Chidambaram is a town and municipality in Cuddalore district in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Pichavaram Mangrove Forest, gain insight at Annamalai University, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chidambaram Nataraja Temple.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Chidambaram trip maker website.

You can drive from Velankanni to Chidambaram in 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Tiruvannamalai.
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Tiruvannamalai — 1 night

Tiruvannamalai is a city in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Girivalam, Arunachaleswarar Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Skandashramam, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Ramana Ashram, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Arunachaleshwara Temple.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Tiruvannamalai day trip planning app.

You can drive from Chidambaram to Tiruvannamalai in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in December, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Kanchipuram.
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Kanchipuram — 2 nights

The busy town of Kanchipuram enjoys a reputation for its Hindu temples and handwoven silk saris.
On the 30th (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thennanagur Perumaal Temple, then don't miss a visit to Chitragupta Swamy Temple, then steep yourself in history at Ekambareswarar Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kailasanathar Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Vedanthangal Bird Sanctuary.

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

Drive from Tiruvannamalai to Kanchipuram in 3 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to go by car to Vellore.
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Vellore — 1 night

An assortment of temples and a large historic fort generate a good deal of Vellore's tourism--as do the top hospitals of this dry, sunny city.
On the 1st (Sun), make a trip to Sripuram Golden Temple, then examine the collection at Archeological Museum of India, then steep yourself in history at Vellore Fort, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Jalakandeswarar Temple.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Vellore trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kanchipuram to Vellore takes 1.5 hours. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Kanchipuram in December: highs in Vellore hover around 31°C, while lows dip to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Yelagiri.
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Yelagiri — 1 night

On a carefully planned Yelagiri trip, you can enjoy the diversity of culture and nature both.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks and then steep yourself in history at Yelagiri Hills.

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

Traveling by car from Vellore to Yelagiri takes 2 hours. January in Yelagiri sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Hosur.
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Hosur — 1 night

Hosur is an Industrial town and a municipality in Krishnagiri district in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): see human ingenuity at work at Panchapalli Dam, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chandira Choodeswarar Temple, and then admire the engineering at Kelevarapalli Dam.

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Drive from Yelagiri to Hosur in 2.5 hours. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Yelagiri in January since evenings lows in Hosur dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can drive back home.
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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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