4 days in Chidambaram, Kumbakonam & Thanjavur Itinerary

4 days in Chidambaram, Kumbakonam & Thanjavur Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Bengaluru
Drive:  8 h 45 min
1
Chidambaram
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
2
Kumbakonam
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Thanjavur
— 1 night
Taxi + Fly:  4 h 30 min
End: Bengaluru

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Chidambaram

Chidambaram
Chidambaram is a town and municipality in Cuddalore district in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Chidambaram day trip planning site.

Bengaluru to Chidambaram is an approximately 7.5- hour car ride. You'll set off for Kumbakonam on the 24th (Sun).

Things to do in Chidambaram

Historic Sites Parks Nature

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Kumbakonam

Kumbakonam ©
A notable temple town, Kumbakonam harbors a wealth of Hindu buildings dedicated to Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nageshwara Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Uppiliappan Temple, then admire the striking features of Airavatesvara Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Adi Kumbeswarar Temple. On the 25th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kampaheswarar Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Vellai Pillayar Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Swamimalai Murugan Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chakkarapani Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sarangapani Temple.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Kumbakonam planning app.

Getting from Chidambaram to Kumbakonam by car takes about 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in December, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Thanjavur.

Things to do in Kumbakonam

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Swamimalai, Uppiliappan Temple
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Nageshwara Temple ©
Nageshwara Temple
Kampaheswarar Temple ©
Kampaheswarar Temple
Swamimalai Murugan Temple ©
Swamimalai Murugan 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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Swami Malai Temple, then explore the world behind art at Thanjavur Royal Palace and Art Gallery, then don't miss a visit to Punnainallur Mariamman Koil, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Brihadeeswara Temple.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Thanjavur trip planner.

You can drive from Kumbakonam to Thanjavur in 1.5 hours. In December in Thanjavur, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Thanjavur

Historic Sites Museums
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Brihadeeswara Temple ©
Brihadeeswara Temple
Thanjavur Royal Palace and Art Gallery ©
Thanjavur Royal Palace and Art Gallery
Swami Malai Temple ©
Swami Malai Temple

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