30 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

30 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

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Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
— 3 nights
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Kodaikanal
— 3 nights
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Kanyakumari
— 2 nights
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Rameswaram
— 3 nights
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Madurai
— 2 nights
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Tiruchirappalli
— 3 nights
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Thanjavur
— 2 nights
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Kumbakonam
— 3 nights
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Auroville
— 1 night
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Mahabalipuram
— 3 nights
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Chennai
— 4 nights
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Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

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.
Explore Ooty (Udhagamandalam)'s surroundings by going to Coonoor (Dolphin's Nose, Sim`s Park, &more). Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Government Botanical Garden, make a trip to Sri Ayyappan Temple, explore the activities along Ooty Lake, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Doddabetta Peak.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Ooty (Udhagamandalam) trip builder app.

New Delhi to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Ooty (Udhagamandalam) when traveling from New Delhi in November, with lows around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Kodaikanal.

Things to do in Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

Parks · Nature · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Kodaikanal

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, parks, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Kodaikanal Lake, get great views at Pillar Rocks, take in the spiritual surroundings of Subrahmanya Temple (Kartikeya Temple), and take in the pleasant sights at Coakers Walk.

For reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Kodaikanal vacation maker tool.

Traveling by car from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) to Kodaikanal takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in November, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can go by car to Kanyakumari.

Things to do in Kodaikanal

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Scenic Drive

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Kanyakumari

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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): kick back and relax at Kanyakumari Beach, then pause for some photo ops at Thiruvalluvar Statue, then don't miss a visit to Vivekananda Rock Memorial, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Jain Temple Kanyakumari. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thanumalayan temple - Sthanumalayan Kovil, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Marungoor Murugan Temple, then make a trip to Thollavilai Narayana Swamy Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Shirdhi Sai Baba Temple, Kanyakumari.

For reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Kanyakumari travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Kodaikanal to Kanyakumari takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi, flight, and train. November in Kanyakumari sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Rameswaram.

Things to do in Kanyakumari

Historic Sites · Beaches · Outdoors · Parks

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Rameswaram

A trip to Rameswaram on Pamban Island will take you across a long limestone shoal bridge with spectacular ocean scenery.
Rameswaram is known for historic sites, beaches, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Dhanushkodi Beach Point, snap pictures at Pamban bridge, stroll through Kunthu kal Beach, Rameswaram, and identify plant and animal life at Water Bird Sanctuary.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Rameswaram online visit planner.

You can drive from Kanyakumari to Rameswaram in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can go by car to Madurai.

Things to do in Rameswaram

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Beaches

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, then buy something for everyone on your list at Majesty Cine Mall, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Immaiyil Nanmai Tharuvar Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Yoga Narasimhar Temple, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Aayiram Kaal Mandapam, and finally stop by Kishkintha Garments.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Madurai online visit planner.

You can drive from Rameswaram to Madurai in 3 hours. Another option is to take a train. November in Madurai sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 27°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can go by car to Tiruchirappalli.

Things to do in Madurai

Tours · Historic Sites · Shopping

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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.
Tiruchirappalli is known for historic sites, nature, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple, don't miss a visit to Erunbeeswarer Temple, get outside with Grand Anaicut - Kallanai, and see human ingenuity at work at Kallanai.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Tiruchirappalli online journey planner.

Traveling by car from Madurai to Tiruchirappalli takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Thanjavur.

Things to do in Tiruchirappalli

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Tours

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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.
On the 18th (Wed), explore the world behind art at Thanjavur Royal Palace and Art Gallery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sree Moolai Anjaneya Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Brihadeeswara Temple, and finally make a trip to Thanjai Mamani Koil. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Naganathaswamy Temple, don't miss a visit to Punnainallur Mariamman Koil, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Garbarakshambigai Temple.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Thanjavur trip itinerary builder site.

Drive from Tiruchirappalli to Thanjavur in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Kumbakonam.

Things to do in Thanjavur

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

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Kumbakonam

A notable temple town, Kumbakonam harbors a wealth of Hindu buildings dedicated to Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva.
Kumbakonam is known for historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Airavatesvara Temple, make a trip to Thiruvidaimarudur Mahalinga Swamy Temple, and steep yourself in history at Arulmigu Naganathaswamy Temple Thirunageswaram.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Kumbakonam visit planner.

You can drive from Thanjavur to Kumbakonam in 1.5 hours. November in Kumbakonam sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 27°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Auroville.

Things to do in Kumbakonam

Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Auroville

City of Dawn

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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): don't miss a visit to Matrimandir, identify plant and animal life at Sadhana Forest, and then admire the striking features of Auroville.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Auroville trip itinerary site.

You can drive from Kumbakonam to Auroville in 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Mahabalipuram.

Things to do in Auroville

Parks · Wildlife

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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.
Go for a jaunt from Mahabalipuram to Muttukadu to see DakshinaChitra Museum about 38 minutes away. There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Shore Temple, don't miss a visit to Pancha Rathas, get a new perspective on things with Ocean Delight Surf School, and get the adrenaline pumping with Top guide in mamallapuram.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Mahabalipuram trip planning app.

Drive from Auroville to Mahabalipuram in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in November, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can drive to Chennai.

Things to do in Mahabalipuram

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums · Tours

Side Trips

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Chennai

Detroit of South Asia

Chennai, a city hailed for its vibrant atmosphere and historic attractions, remains one of the most visited places in India.
Step out of Chennai to go to Tirunelveli and see Krishnapuram Anchaneyar Temple, which is approximately 9h 45 min away. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kapaleeshwarar Temple, pause for some serene contemplation at San Thome Church, enjoy the sand and surf at Marina Beach, and take in nature's colorful creations at The Theosophical Society.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Chennai tour itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Mahabalipuram to Chennai in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In November, daily temperatures in Chennai can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Chennai

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

Tamil Nadu travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Bodies of Water · Beaches
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.