13 days in Tiruchirappalli, Madurai & Thanjavur Itinerary

13 days in Tiruchirappalli, Madurai & Thanjavur Itinerary

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Tiruchirappalli
— 3 nights
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Madurai
— 4 nights
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Thanjavur
— 5 nights

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Tiruchirappalli

Tiruchirappalli ©

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've now added Brahmapureeswarar Temple to your itinerary. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple, make a trip to Erunbeeswarer Temple, admire the striking features of Pundarikakshan Perumal Temple, and pause for some serene contemplation at Tiruchirapalli Rock Fort.

For where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Tiruchirappalli trip planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Tiruchirappalli is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Singapore Standard Time (SGT) to India Standard Time (IST) is minus 2.5 hours. When traveling from Singapore in September, plan for a bit warmer days in Tiruchirappalli, with highs around 42°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to drive to Madurai.

Things to do in Tiruchirappalli

Historic Sites · Parks
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Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple ©
Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple
Jambukeswarar Temple ©
Jambukeswarar Temple
Brahmapureeswarar Temple ©
Brahmapureeswarar Temple

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Madurai

Madurai ©

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Palani Murugan Temple (in Palani) and Thadikombu Sri Sownthara Raja Perumal Temple (in Dindigul). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Gandhi Memorial Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vandiyur Mariamman Teppakulam, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Madurai trip website.

Traveling by car from Tiruchirappalli to Madurai takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a train. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Tiruchirappalli in September: highs in Madurai hover around 38°C, while lows dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Thanjavur.

Things to do in Madurai

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums

Side Trips

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Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine ©
Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine
Gandhi Memorial Museum ©
Gandhi Memorial Museum
Palani Murugan Temple ©
Palani Murugan Temple

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Thanjavur

Thanjavur ©

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Thanjavur side-trips: Kumbakonam (Adi Kumbeswarar Temple, Airavatesvara Temple, &more), Uppiliappan Temple (in Thirunageswaram) and Garbarakshambigai Temple (in Thirukkarugavur). There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Brihadeeswara Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Naganathaswamy Temple, pause for some photo ops at Gangaikonda Cholapuram, and explore the world behind art at Thanjavur Royal Palace and Art Gallery.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Thanjavur trip planner.

Traveling by car from Madurai to Thanjavur takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. October in Thanjavur sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 28°C at night. You'll set off for home on the 7th (Thu).

Things to do in Thanjavur

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Brihadeeswara Temple ©
Brihadeeswara Temple
Airavatesvara Temple ©
Airavatesvara Temple
Thanjavur Royal Palace and Art Gallery ©
Thanjavur Royal Palace and Art Gallery

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