10 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

10 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

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Route & dates

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Chennai
— 1 night
2
Mahabalipuram
— 1 night
3
Auroville
— 1 night
4
Tiruchirappalli
— 1 night
5
Thanjavur
— 1 night
6
Rameswaram
— 1 night
7
Madurai
— 1 night
8
Kodaikanal
— 1 night
9
Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
— 1 night

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Chennai

Chennai ©
Chennai, a city hailed for its vibrant atmosphere and historic attractions, remains one of the most visited places in India.
On the 15th (Fri), kick back and relax at Elliot's Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Besant Nagar Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kapaleeshwarar Temple, thenadmire the striking features of San Thome Church, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Thomas English Church. On the 16th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Government Museum, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, take in the spiritual surroundings of Parthasarathy Temple, thenkick back and relax at Marina Beach, thensee the interesting displays at Vivekananda House- Multimedia Cultural Museum, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Guindy Snake Park.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Chennai trip planner.

Bengaluru to Chennai is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Bengaluru in January, plan for a bit warmer nights in Chennai, with lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Mahabalipuram.

Things to do in Chennai

Historic Sites Tours Parks
Highlights from your plan
San Thome Church ©
San Thome Church
Kapaleeshwarar Temple ©
Kapaleeshwarar Temple
Marina Beach ©
Marina Beach

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): explore the ancient world of Monuments at Mahabalipuram, get engrossed in the history at Maritime Heritage Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Shore Temple, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Mahabalipuram Beach, thenadmire the landmark architecture of Pancha Rathas, and finally examine the collection at India Seashell Museum.

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You can drive from Chennai to Mahabalipuram in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. In January, daytime highs in Mahabalipuram are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Auroville.

Things to do in Mahabalipuram

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Covelong Beach
Highlights from your plan
Shore Temple ©
Shore Temple
Monuments at Mahabalipuram ©
Monuments at Mahabalipuram

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Auroville

Auroville ©
Founded in 1968 by a Frenchwoman known locally as "The Mother," Auroville represented a kind of anarchist social experiment, where spirituality and communal living were supposed to override the importance of money.
On the 18th (Mon), steep yourself in history at Mantrimandir, take in nature's colorful creations at Auroville Botanical Gardens, browse the exhibits of Svaram, thenadmire the striking features of Auroville, thenlook for all kinds of wild species at Sadhana Forest, and finally take in the exciting artwork at The Colours Of Nature.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Auroville tour planning app.

Drive from Mahabalipuram to Auroville in 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Tiruchirappalli.

Things to do in Auroville

Shopping Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Sadhana Forest ©
Sadhana Forest
Svaram ©
Svaram
Mantrimandir ©
Mantrimandir

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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.
On the 19th (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Ayyappan Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Lourdes Church , tour the pleasant surroundings at Rock Fort Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Jambukeswarar Temple, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Rangam Ranga Nathar Temple.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Tiruchirappalli trip itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Auroville to Tiruchirappalli in 4 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Tiruchirappalli can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to drive to Thanjavur.

Things to do in Tiruchirappalli

Historic Sites Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple ©
Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple
Jambukeswarar Temple ©
Jambukeswarar Temple
Rock Fort Temple ©
Rock Fort Temple

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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.
On the 20th (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Ramalingaswami Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Swami Malai Temple, appreciate the history behind Gangaikonda Cholapuram, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Naganathaswamy Temple, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mercury Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Thiruvalanchuzhi.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Thanjavur trip planner.

Getting from Tiruchirappalli to Thanjavur by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Thanjavur can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can drive to Rameswaram.

Things to do in Thanjavur

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Brihadeeswara Temple ©
Brihadeeswara Temple
Thanjavur Royal Palace and Art Gallery ©
Thanjavur Royal Palace and Art Gallery
Gangaikonda Cholapuram ©
Gangaikonda Cholapuram

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Rameswaram

Rameswaram ©
A trip to Rameswaram on Pamban Island will take you across a long limestone shoal bridge with spectacular ocean scenery.
On the 21st (Thu), kick back and relax at Kunthu kal Beach, Rameswaram, take in the spiritual surroundings of Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple, explore the activities along Agnitheertham, take in the views from Pamban bridge, thenexplore the different monuments and memorials at Kalam National Memorial, and finally identify plant and animal life at Water Bird Sanctuary.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Rameswaram trip site.

Drive from Thanjavur to Rameswaram in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can drive to Madurai.

Things to do in Rameswaram

Historic Sites Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Dhanushkodi Beach Point ©
Dhanushkodi Beach Point
Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple ©
Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple
Kalam National Memorial ©
Kalam National Memorial

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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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Koodal Azhagar Temple, contemplate the long history of Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Aayiram Kaal Mandapam, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Pazhamudhir Solai, and finally examine the collection at Gandhi Memorial Museum.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Madurai itinerary planner.

You can drive from Rameswaram to Madurai in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around °C in January, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Kodaikanal.

Things to do in Madurai

Historic Sites Tours Museums
Highlights from your plan
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple ©
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple
Koodal Azhagar Temple ©
Koodal Azhagar Temple
Aayiram Kaal Mandapam ©
Aayiram Kaal Mandapam

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Kodaikanal

Kodaikanal ©
A cool and relaxing hill station, Kodaikanal has long attracted visitors up to its privileged position in the Western Ghats.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): delve into the distant past at Dolmen Circle, examine the collection at Shenbaganur Museum, contemplate the waterfront views at Kodaikanal Lake, admire the natural beauty at Bryant Park, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kurinji Andavar Temple, and finally examine the collection at Shembaganur Museum of Natural History.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Kodaikanal planner.

You can drive from Madurai to Kodaikanal in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. January in Kodaikanal sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to drive to Ooty (Udhagamandalam).

Things to do in Kodaikanal

Historic Sites Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Kurinji Andavar Temple ©
Kurinji Andavar Temple
Dolmen Circle ©
Dolmen Circle
Kuzhanthai Velappar Temple ©
Kuzhanthai Velappar Temple

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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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): explore the activities along Ooty Lake, see human ingenuity at work at Mukurthi Dam, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kandal Cross Roman Catholic Church, look for all kinds of wild species at MacIvor's Bund, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Venkateshwara Perumal Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Muniswarar Temple.

To find maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Ooty (Udhagamandalam) driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Kodaikanal to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Kodaikanal in January, with highs in Ooty (Udhagamandalam) at °C and lows at °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Government Botanical Garden
Highlights from your plan
St. Stephen's Church
St. Stephen's Church
Kandal Cross Roman Catholic Church ©
Kandal Cross Roman Catholic Church
Tea Museum ©
Tea Museum

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