60 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

60 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tamil Nadu trip planner
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Tiruchirappalli
— 4 nights
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Kumbakonam
— 5 nights
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Thanjavur
— 5 nights
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Rameswaram
— 2 nights
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Kanyakumari
— 4 nights
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Tirunelveli
— 5 nights
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Madurai
— 3 nights
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Kodaikanal
— 4 nights
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Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
— 5 nights
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Coimbatore
— 5 nights
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Salem
— 2 nights
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Kanchipuram
— 5 nights
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Mahabalipuram
— 4 nights
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Chennai
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Tiruchirappalli — 4 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Tiruchirappalli: Kudumiyanmalai Temple (in Pudukkottai) and Sri Muthumari Amman Temple (in Karaikudi). The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Tiruchirapalli Rock Fort, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gunaseelam Vishnu Temple, admire the striking features of Rockfort Temple, and don't miss a visit to Ayyanar Temple.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Tiruchirappalli road trip tool.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Tiruchirappalli is an approximately 132-hour car ride. The time zone difference when traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Tiruchirappalli is minus 2.5 hours. While traveling from Kuala Lumpur, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Tiruchirappalli, ranging from highs of 43°C to lows of 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to drive to Kumbakonam.
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Kumbakonam — 5 nights

A notable temple town, Kumbakonam harbors a wealth of Hindu buildings dedicated to Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva.
Venture out of the city with trips to Nagapattinam (Akshyalingaswamy Temple, Soundararaja Perumal Temple, &more) and Basilica of Our Lady of Good Health (in Velankanni). It doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Patteeswaram Temple and admire the landmark architecture of Airavatesvara Temple.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Kumbakonam travel route builder website.

Traveling by car from Tiruchirappalli to Kumbakonam takes 2.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Kumbakonam can reach 43°C, while at night they dip to 31°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can go by car to Thanjavur.
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Find places to stay Jul 5 — 10:

Thanjavur — 5 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.
Take a break from Thanjavur with a short trip to Garbarakshambigai Temple in Thirukkarugavur, about 42 minutes away. There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Brihadeeswara Temple, make a trip to Thanjai Mamani Koil, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sukkiran Temple, and pause for some photo ops at Thenkudi Thittai Sree Vashisteswarar Temple- Guru Stalam.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Thanjavur trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Kumbakonam to Thanjavur takes 1.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 43°C, and evening lows to 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Rameswaram.
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Rameswaram — 2 nights

A trip to Rameswaram on Pamban Island will take you across a long limestone shoal bridge with spectacular ocean scenery.
On the 16th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Water Bird Sanctuary, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Dhanushkodi Beach Point. On your second day here, stroll through Kunthu kal Beach, Rameswaram, snap pictures at Pamban bridge, then take in the views from Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge, then stop by Kalam Sea Shell Mart, and finally see the interesting displays at Former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam House.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Rameswaram travel route planning app.

You can drive from Thanjavur to Rameswaram in 4.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can drive to Kanyakumari.
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Kanyakumari — 4 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.
Step out of Kanyakumari to go to Nagercoil and see Nagaraja Temple, which is approximately 38 minutes away. The adventure continues: make a trip to Vivekananda Rock Memorial, take in the spiritual surroundings of Peer Mohammed Appa Dargha, pause for some photo ops at Thiruvalluvar Statue, and enjoy the sand and surf at Kanyakumari Beach.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Kanyakumari visit planner.

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 July, daily temperatures in Kanyakumari can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can drive to Tirunelveli.
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Find places to stay Jul 17 — 21:

Tirunelveli — 5 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. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tirunelveli: Sri Vaikuntam Temple (in Tuticorin), Thiru Kutrala Natha Swamy Temple (in Courtallam) and Sri Tenkasi Kasi Viswanathar Temple (in Tenkasi). Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic scenery at Shivamathungai Falls, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Arulmigu Subramaniya Swamy Temple, and don't miss a visit to Suyambulinga swamy temple.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Tirunelveli trip itinerary website.

Getting from Kanyakumari to Tirunelveli by car takes about 1.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. On the 26th (Sun), you're off to Madurai.
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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Madurai: Dindigul (Sri Kottai Mariamman Kovil & Athoor Village). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine, stop by Prema Vilas, browse the different shops at Majesty Cine Mall, and don't miss a visit to Arittapatti Shivan Temple.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Madurai trip tool.

Getting from Tirunelveli to Madurai by car takes about 3 hours. While traveling from Tirunelveli, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Madurai, ranging from highs of 40°C to lows of 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to drive to Kodaikanal.
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Find places to stay Jul 26 — 29:

Kodaikanal — 4 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.
Kodaikanal is known for nature, sightseeing, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Kodaikanal Lake, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kurinji Andavar Temple, go for a walk through Coakers Walk, and delve into the lush surroundings at Pine Forest.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Kodaikanal day trip planning app.

You can drive from Madurai to Kodaikanal in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. July in Kodaikanal sees daily highs of 40°C and lows of 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Ooty (Udhagamandalam) side-trips: Coonoor (Sim`s Park & Dolphin's Nose). The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Government Botanical Garden, make a trip to Wenlock Downs 9th Mile Shooting Point, explore the activities along Avalanche Lake, and take in the awesome beauty at Doddabetta Peak.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Ooty (Udhagamandalam) trip simple and quick.

You can drive from Kodaikanal to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In August in Ooty (Udhagamandalam), expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can catch the bus to Coimbatore.
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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 Dhyanalinga, see the interesting displays at Gedee Car Museum, pause for some photo ops at Narayana Kavi Memorial, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Coimbatore tour itinerary tool.

Take a bus from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) to Coimbatore in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, daytime highs in Coimbatore are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can go by car to Salem.
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Salem — 2 nights

Salem is a city in Salem district in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. On the 13th (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Radha Madan Mohan Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of ISKCON SALEM, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Arulmigi Alagirinathar Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Ramar Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Linga Bhairavi Temple. On the 14th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sugavaneshwarar Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Skandasramam Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kottai Mariamman Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Paanduranganathar Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bathrakaliamman Temple.

To find more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Salem road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Coimbatore to Salem takes 3.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can go by car to Kanchipuram.
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Kanchipuram — 5 nights

The busy town of Kanchipuram enjoys a reputation for its Hindu temples and handwoven silk saris.
When in Kanchipuram, make a side trip to see Adi Kesava Perumal Temple in Sriperumbudur, approximately Sriperumbudur away. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamakshi Amman Temple, steep yourself in history at Ekambareswarar Temple, and make a trip to Sri Vijayaraghava Perumal Thirukovil.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Kanchipuram trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Salem to Kanchipuram in 5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Kanchipuram are 40°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Mahabalipuram.
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Mahabalipuram — 4 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.
When in Mahabalipuram, make a side trip to see DakshinaChitra Museum in Muttukadu, approximately Muttukadu away. The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Pancha Rathas, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shore Temple, delve into the distant past at Monuments at Mahabalipuram, and Head underground at Mahishasuramardini Cave.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Mahabalipuram trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Kanchipuram to Mahabalipuram takes 2 hours. In August, daytime highs in Mahabalipuram are 41°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can drive to Chennai.
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Chennai — 6 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.
Chennai is known for historic sites, beaches, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Marina Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kapaleeshwarar Temple, take in nature's colorful creations at The Theosophical Society, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Chennai trip maker tool.

Getting from Mahabalipuram to Chennai by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 41°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sat) to allow time for the flight 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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