60 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

60 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Tiruchirappalli
— 4 nights
2
Kumbakonam
— 5 nights
3
Thanjavur
— 5 nights
4
Rameswaram
— 2 nights
5
Kanyakumari
— 4 nights
6
Tirunelveli
— 5 nights
7
Madurai
— 3 nights
8
Kodaikanal
— 4 nights
9
Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
— 5 nights
10
Coimbatore
— 5 nights
11
Salem
— 2 nights
12
Kanchipuram
— 5 nights
13
Mahabalipuram
— 4 nights
14
Chennai
— 6 nights

4
nights
Tiruchirappalli

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: Sri Muthumari Amman Temple (in Karaikudi) and Kudumiyanmalai Temple (in Pudukkottai). There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Tiruchirapalli Rock Fort, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gunaseelam Vishnu Temple, admire the landmark architecture of Rockfort Temple, and make a trip to Erunbeeswarer Temple.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Tiruchirappalli vacation tool.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Tiruchirappalli is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Malaysia Time (MYT) to India Standard Time (IST) is minus 2.5 hours. When traveling from Kuala Lumpur in July, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Tiruchirappalli: temperatures range from 43°C by day to 31°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can drive to Kumbakonam.

Things to do in Tiruchirappalli

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Sri Muthumari Amman Temple, Rockfort Temple, Kudumiyanmalai Temple
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Tiruchirapalli Rock Fort ©
Tiruchirapalli Rock Fort
Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple ©
Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple
Erunbeeswarer Temple ©
Erunbeeswarer Temple

5
nights
Kumbakonam

Kumbakonam ©
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 Basilica of Our Lady of Good Health (in Velankanni) and Nagapattinam (Akshyalingaswamy Temple, Soundararaja Perumal Temple, &more). 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.

Things to do in Kumbakonam

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Nagapattinam, Basilica of Our Lady of Good Health, Uppiliappan Temple
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Patteeswaram Temple ©
Patteeswaram Temple
Airavatesvara Temple ©
Airavatesvara Temple

5
nights
Thanjavur

Thanjavur ©
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. Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Brihadeeswara Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thiruvalanchuzhi, don't miss a visit to Thanjai Mamani Koil, and pause for some photo ops at Thenkudi Thittai Sree Vashisteswarar Temple- Guru Stalam.

To find maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Thanjavur trip itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Kumbakonam to Thanjavur in 1.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 43°C, and evening lows to 31°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can go by car to Rameswaram.

Things to do in Thanjavur

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Garbarakshambigai Temple
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Garbarakshambigai Temple ©
Garbarakshambigai Temple
Brihadeeswara Temple ©
Brihadeeswara Temple
Ramaswamy Temple ©
Ramaswamy Temple

2
nights
Rameswaram

Rameswaram ©
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 identify plant and animal life 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 hours. Another option is to take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can drive to Kanyakumari.

Things to do in Rameswaram

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches
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Dhanushkodi Beach Point ©
Dhanushkodi Beach Point
Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple ©
Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple
Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge ©
Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge

4
nights
Kanyakumari

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.
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.

Things to do in Kanyakumari

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

Nagaraja Temple
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Nagaraja Temple ©
Nagaraja Temple
Vivekananda Rock Memorial ©
Vivekananda Rock Memorial
Kanyakumari Beach ©
Kanyakumari Beach

5
nights
Tirunelveli

Tirunelveli ©
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 Tenkasi Kasi Viswanathar Temple (in Tenkasi), Sri Vaikuntam Temple (in Tuticorin) and Thiru Kutrala Natha Swamy Temple (in Courtallam). There's more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kanthimathi-Nellaiyapper Temple and don't miss a visit to Suyambulinga swamy temple.

Before you visit Tirunelveli, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Getting from Kanyakumari to Tirunelveli by car takes about 1.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Tirunelveli are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. On the 26th (Sun), you're off to Madurai.

Things to do in Tirunelveli

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sri Tenkasi Kasi Viswanathar Temple, Arulmigu Subramaniya Swamy Temple, Sri Vaikuntam Temple, Thiru Kutrala Natha Swamy Temple
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Kanthimathi-Nellaiyapper Temple ©
Kanthimathi-Nellaiyapper Temple
ShenbagaDevi Amman Temple ©
ShenbagaDevi Amman Temple

3
nights
Madurai

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.
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.

Things to do in Madurai

Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Dindigul, Thiruparankundram Murugan Temple
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Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine ©
Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine
Sri Kottai Mariamman Kovil ©
Sri Kottai Mariamman Kovil
Pazhamudhir Solai ©
Pazhamudhir Solai

4
nights
Kodaikanal

Kodaikanal ©
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, parks, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Kodaikanal Lake, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kurinji Andavar Temple, get great views at Pillar Rocks, and take a peaceful walk through Pine Forest.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Kodaikanal trip planner.

Traveling by car from Madurai to Kodaikanal takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. In July, daytime highs in Kodaikanal are 40°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Ooty (Udhagamandalam).

Things to do in Kodaikanal

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
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Kodaikanal Lake ©
Kodaikanal Lake
Kurinji Andavar Temple ©
Kurinji Andavar Temple
Coakers Walk ©
Coakers Walk

5
nights
Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

Ooty (Udhagamandalam) ©
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). And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Government Botanical Garden, don't miss a visit to Wenlock Downs 9th Mile Shooting Point, admire the sheer force of Pykara Water Falls, and explore the activities along Pykara Lake.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Ooty (Udhagamandalam) day trip planning website.

Getting from Kodaikanal to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. In August, daytime highs in Ooty (Udhagamandalam) are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can drive to Coimbatore.

Things to do in Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Coonoor, Wenlock Downs 9th Mile Shooting Point, Government Botanical Garden
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Government Botanical Garden ©
Government Botanical Garden
Ooty Lake ©
Ooty Lake
Pykara Lake ©
Pykara Lake

5
nights
Coimbatore

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 Dhyanalinga, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, examine the collection at Gedee Car Museum, and pause for some serene contemplation at Lourdes Forane Church.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Coimbatore travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) to Coimbatore in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. August in Coimbatore sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Salem.

Things to do in Coimbatore

Historic Sites · Parks · Spas
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Dhyanalinga ©
Dhyanalinga
Adiyogi Shiva ©
Adiyogi Shiva
Eachanari Vinayagar Temple ©
Eachanari Vinayagar Temple

2
nights
Salem

Salem ©
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 travel to Kanchipuram.

Things to do in Salem

Historic Sites
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Sri Ramar Temple ©
Sri Ramar Temple
Linga Bhairavi Temple ©
Linga Bhairavi Temple
ISKCON SALEM ©
ISKCON SALEM

5
nights
Kanchipuram

Kanchipuram ©
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 admire the landmark architecture of Sri Varadharaja Perumal Temple.

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.

Things to do in Kanchipuram

Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Adi Kesava Perumal Temple
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Kamakshi Amman Temple ©
Kamakshi Amman Temple
Sri Varadharaja Perumal Temple ©
Sri Varadharaja Perumal Temple
Ekambareswarar Temple ©
Ekambareswarar Temple

4
nights
Mahabalipuram

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.
When in Mahabalipuram, make a side trip to see DakshinaChitra Museum in Muttukadu, approximately Muttukadu away. The adventure continues: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at The Madras Crocodile Bank Trust and Centre for Herpetology, 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.

Things to do in Mahabalipuram

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Pulikundram Sri Lakshmi Narayan Temple, Thiruporur Murugan Temple, DakshinaChitra Museum
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Shore Temple ©
Shore Temple
Pancha Rathas ©
Pancha Rathas

6
nights
Chennai

Chennai ©
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 nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Marina Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kapaleeshwarar Temple, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and make a trip to Ayappan Temple.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Chennai road trip tool.

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 August, daily temperatures in Chennai can reach 41°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. On the 29th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Chennai

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors
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Kapaleeshwarar Temple ©
Kapaleeshwarar Temple
Marina Beach ©
Marina Beach
VGP Snow Kingdom ©
VGP Snow Kingdom

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