60 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

60 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

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Tiruvallur District
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Tiruvannamalai
— 4 nights
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Kumbakonam
— 4 nights
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Nagapattinam
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Rameswaram
— 5 nights
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Kanyakumari
— 5 nights
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Courtallam
— 4 nights
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Madurai
— 5 nights
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Tiruchirappalli
— 6 nights
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Palani
— 5 nights
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Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
— 5 nights
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Coimbatore
— 5 nights
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Mahabalipuram
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Tiruvallur District — 3 nights

Tiruvallur district is an administrative district in the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu.The town of Tiruvallur is the district headquarters. Explore Tiruvallur District's surroundings by going to Adi Kesava Perumal Temple (in Sriperumbudur), Kanchipuram (Kachabeshwarar Temple, Sri Subramaniya Swami Temple, &more) and Arulmigu Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple (in Sholinghur). It doesn't end there: make a trip to Lord Veeraraghava Perumal Temple and take in the spiritual surroundings of Thiruthani Murugan Temple.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Tiruvallur District trip builder.

Chennai to Tiruvallur District is an approximately 2-hour car ride. Expect a daytime high around 42°C in April, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Tiruvannamalai.
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Find places to stay Apr 11 — 14:

Tiruvannamalai — 4 nights

Tiruvannamalai is a city in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Change things up with these side-trips from Tiruvannamalai: Vedapureeswarar Temple (in Cheyyar) and Gingee Fort (in Gingee). There's lots more to do: get great views at Annamalaiyar Temple View Point, browse for treasures at Mystical India, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Seshadri Swamigal Ashram, and take in the awesome beauty at Arunachala Mountain.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Tiruvannamalai vacation builder site.

Getting from Tiruvallur District to Tiruvannamalai by car takes about 4.5 hours. In April in Tiruvannamalai, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Kumbakonam.
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Find places to stay Apr 14 — 18:

Kumbakonam — 4 nights

A notable temple town, Kumbakonam harbors a wealth of Hindu buildings dedicated to Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva.
Change things up with these side-trips from Kumbakonam: Chidambaram (Thillai Kali Amman Temple & Pitchavaram Backwater), Garbarakshambigai Temple (in Thirukkarugavur) and Gangaikonda Cholapuram (in Thanjavur). There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Airavatesvara Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kampaheswarar Temple, and don't miss a visit to Thiruvidaimarudur Mahalinga Swamy Temple.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Kumbakonam trip planner.

Getting from Tiruvannamalai to Kumbakonam by car takes about 4 hours. When traveling from Tiruvannamalai in April, plan for somewhat warmer days in Kumbakonam, with highs around 46°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 31°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can go by car to Nagapattinam.
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Find places to stay Apr 18 — 22:

Nagapattinam — 2 nights

Nagapattinam is a town in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu and the administrative headquarters of Nagapattinam District. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): kick back and relax at Velankanni Beach, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of Our Lady of Good Health, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Morning Star Church for Our Lady of Vailankanni, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of our Lady of Velankanni. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pongu Sani Temple, Thirukolikadu Road, Keeralathur, Tamil Nadu, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sikkal Singaravelar Temple, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kayarohanaswamy Temple.

To see photos and tourist information, you can read our Nagapattinam tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Kumbakonam to Nagapattinam in 2 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can go by car to Rameswaram.
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Rameswaram — 5 nights

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. There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple, enjoy the sand and surf at Dhanushkodi Beach Point, examine the collection at Former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam House, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Water Bird Sanctuary.

For maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Rameswaram trip planner.

You can drive from Nagapattinam to Rameswaram in 5.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Kanyakumari.
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Kanyakumari — 5 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.
Explore Kanyakumari's surroundings by going to Nagaraja Temple (in Nagercoil) and Padmanabhapuram Palace (in Thuckalay). The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Vivekananda Rock Memorial, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Marungoor Murugan Temple, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady of Ransom Church, and pause for some photo ops at Thiruvalluvar Statue.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Kanyakumari trip itinerary 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, daytime highs in Kanyakumari are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can go by car to Courtallam.
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Courtallam — 4 nights

Kuttralam or Kuttalam, Spa of South India, is a panchayat town situated at a mean elevation of 160m on the Western Ghats in Tirunelveli District of Tamil Nadu, India. Get out of town with these interesting Courtallam side-trips: Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) (Elephant Rehabilitation Centre & Neyyar Wild Life Sanctuary) and Tirunelveli (Agasthiyar Falls & Kanthimathi-Nellaiyapper Temple). And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of Ponmudi Hill Station, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Tenkasi Kasi Viswanathar Temple, and take in the dramatic scenery at Courtallam.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Courtallam online travel route planner.

You can drive from Kanyakumari to Courtallam in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. May in Courtallam sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can drive to Madurai.
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Find places to stay May 4 — 8:

Madurai — 5 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Madurai: Sathuragiri Shiva Temple (in Srivilliputhur) and Dindigul (Anjaneyar Temple & Sri Kottai Mariamman Kovil). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple, examine the collection at Gandhi Memorial Museum, gain insight with a tour of cultural highlights, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Madurai trip builder app.

You can drive from Courtallam to Madurai in 4 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Madurai can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can go by car to Tiruchirappalli.
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Find places to stay May 8 — 13:

Tiruchirappalli — 6 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tiruchirappalli: Thanjavur (Brihadeeswara Temple, Sukkiran Temple, &more) and Thiruvalasuzhi Pillaiyar Kovil Shri Vellai Pillaiyar Kovil (in Thiruvalanjuli). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple, contemplate the long history of Jambukeswarar Temple, don't miss a visit to Erunbeeswarer Temple, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tiruchirapalli Rock Fort.

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Drive from Madurai to Tiruchirappalli in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a train. When traveling from Madurai in May, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Tiruchirappalli: temperatures range from 43°C by day to 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Palani.
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Palani — 5 nights

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. Venture out of the city with trips to Munnar (Kundala Dam Lake & Munnar Hill Station) and Kodaikanal (Pine Forest, Silent Valley View Point, &more). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Periyanayaki Amman Temple.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Palani trip planner.

You can drive from Tiruchirappalli to Palani in 3 hours. While traveling from Tiruchirappalli, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Palani, ranging from highs of 40°C to lows of 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can drive to Ooty (Udhagamandalam).
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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.
Ooty (Udhagamandalam) is known for nature, parks, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Government Botanical Garden, take in the spiritual surroundings of Elk Hill Murugan Temple, take in the awesome beauty at Doddabetta Peak, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kandal Cross Roman Catholic Church.

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

You can drive from Palani to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) in 5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 40°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to take a bus to Coimbatore.
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Find places to stay May 24 — 29:

Coimbatore — 5 nights

Manchester of India

Known throughout the country as a major industrial city, Coimbatore possesses a welcoming atmosphere and a growing cosmopolitanism.
Coimbatore is known for historic sites, sightseeing, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Marudamalai Temple, pause for some serene contemplation at Lourdes Forane Church, appreciate the history behind Adiyogi Shiva, and examine the collection at Gedee Car Museum.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Coimbatore planning site.

Take a bus from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) to Coimbatore in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. May in Coimbatore sees daily highs of 40°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to fly to Mahabalipuram.
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Find places to stay May 29 — Jun 3:

Mahabalipuram — 6 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Mahabalipuram: Covelong Beach (in Covelong), DakshinaChitra Museum (in Muttukadu) and Kanchipuram (Ekambareswarar Temple & Sri Prasanna Venkatesa Perumaal). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Shore Temple, pause for some photo ops at Descent Of The Ganges, Head underground at Mahishasuramardini Cave, and explore the ancient world of Monuments at Mahabalipuram.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Mahabalipuram route site.

Fly from Coimbatore to Mahabalipuram in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Coimbatore in June; daily highs in Mahabalipuram reach 43°C and lows reach 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to drive back home.
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Find places to stay Jun 3 — 9:

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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