14 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

14 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

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14 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

Start: London
+2
Fly + Taxi + Train:  18 h 15 min
1
Kanyakumari
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h
2
Rameswaram
— 2 nights
Train:  3 h
3
Madurai
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
Thanjavur
— 1 night
Taxi + Fly:  2 h 30 min
5
Chennai
— 5 nights
Fly:  12 h 30 min
End: London

2
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.
On the 23rd (Sat), make a trip to Vivekananda Rock Memorial, then pause for some photo ops at Thiruvalluvar Statue, then enjoy the sand and surf at Sanguthurai Beach, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thanumalayan temple - Sthanumalayan Kovil. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Kanyakumari Beach, then make a trip to Adi Keshava Perumal Temple, and then kick back and relax at Thengapattinam Beach.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Kanyakumari itinerary maker.

London, UK to Kanyakumari is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from London to Kanyakumari. Prepare for warmer weather when traveling from London in December: high temperatures in Kanyakumari hover around 36°C and lows are around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Rameswaram.

Things to do in Kanyakumari

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Vivekananda Rock Memorial ©
Vivekananda Rock Memorial
Kanyakumari Beach ©
Kanyakumari Beach

2
nights
Rameswaram

Rameswaram ©
A trip to Rameswaram on Pamban Island will take you across a long limestone shoal bridge with spectacular ocean scenery.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Dhanushkodi Beach. On the next day, kick back and relax at Ariyaman Beach, take in the views from Pamban bridge, then snap pictures at Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge, then make a trip to Burial Place of APJ Abdul Kalam, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ramanathaswamy Temple.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Rameswaram trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Kanyakumari to Rameswaram in 5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Madurai.

Things to do in Rameswaram

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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

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Wed): indulge your taste buds at Prema Vilas and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Meenakshi Temple. On the 28th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Cathedral Church, explore the historical opulence of Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, then see the interesting displays at Gandhi Memorial Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pazhamudhir Solai.

To see other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Madurai trip generator.

Traveling by train from Rameswaram to Madurai takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to drive to Thanjavur.

Things to do in Madurai

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple ©
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple
Gandhi Memorial Museum ©
Gandhi Memorial Museum
Pazhamudhir Solai ©
Pazhamudhir Solai

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Thanjavur Royal Palace and Art Gallery, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Pratyangara Devi temple, then don't miss a visit to Thanjai Mamani Koil, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Brihadeeshwara Temple.

For reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Thanjavur trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Madurai to Thanjavur by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a train. In December in Thanjavur, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can travel to Chennai (Madras).

Things to do in Thanjavur

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Brihadeeswara Temple ©
Brihadeeswara Temple
Thanjavur Royal Palace and Art Gallery ©

5
nights
Chennai

Chennai ©
Chennai, a city hailed for its vibrant atmosphere and historic attractions, remains one of the most visited places in India.
Get some historical perspective at Sea Shore Temple and Kapaleeshwar Temple. Get some cultural insight at DakshinaChitra Museum and Varaha Cave Temple. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Chennai (Madras): Mahabalipuram (Group of Monuments at Mahabalipuram, Krishna Mandapam, & more). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Madras Crocodile Bank, pause for some serene contemplation at San Thome Church, steep yourself in history at Fort St. George, and kick back and relax at Elliot's Beach.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Chennai (Madras) custom trip planner.

Getting from Thanjavur to Chennai (Madras) by combination of taxi and flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Chennai

Historic Sites Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Mahabalipuram, DakshinaChitra Museum
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DakshinaChitra Museum ©
DakshinaChitra Museum
Shore Temple ©
Shore Temple
Monuments at Mahabalipuram ©
Monuments at Mahabalipuram

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