6 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

6 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

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6 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

Start: Vijayawada
Drive:  4 h 30 min
1
Chennai
— 2 nights
Fly:  1 h 30 min
2
Tiruchirappalli
— 1 night
Train:  45 min
3
Thanjavur
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
Madurai
— 1 day
Fly:  10 h 15 min
End: Vijayawada

2
nights
Chennai

Chennai ©
Chennai, a city hailed for its vibrant atmosphere and historic attractions, remains one of the most visited places in India.
On the 9th (Thu), browse the eclectic array of goods at T Nagar, Ranganathan Street, then browse the different shops at Express Avenue Mall, and then identify plant and animal life at Madras Crocodile Bank. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Parthasarathy Temple, admire the landmark architecture of San Thome Church, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kapaleeshwar Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Shirdi Sai Baba Temple, and finally stroll through Marina Beach.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Chennai (Madras) travel planner.

Vijayawada to Chennai (Madras) is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive. In November, daytime highs in Chennai (Madras) are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Tiruchirappalli.

Things to do in Chennai

Shopping Historic Sites Beaches
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Express Avenue Mall ©
Express Avenue Mall
Kapaleeshwarar Temple ©
Kapaleeshwarar Temple
Marina Beach ©
Marina Beach

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): make a trip to Erunbeeswarer Temple, contemplate the long history of Jambukeswarar Temple, take in the dramatic natural features at Rock Fort Temple, then admire the striking features of Rockfort Ucchi Pillayar Temple, and finally don't miss a visit to Sri Ayyappan Temple.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Tiruchirappalli itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Chennai (Madras) to Tiruchirappalli in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Thanjavur.

Things to do in Tiruchirappalli

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Rockfort Temple
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Rock Fort Temple ©
Rock Fort Temple
Jambukeswarar Temple ©
Jambukeswarar Temple
Sri Ayyappan Temple ©
Sri Ayyappan Temple

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 12th (Sun): admire the striking features of Brihadeeshwara Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Pratyangara Devi temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Thirunallar Temple, make a trip to Thanjai Mamani Koil, then get lost in a book at The Serfoji Sarasvati Mahal Library, and finally admire the masterpieces at Thanjavur Royal Palace and Art Gallery.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Thanjavur itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Tiruchirappalli to Thanjavur in an hour. Another option is to drive. November in Thanjavur sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can go by car to Madurai.

Things to do in Thanjavur

Historic Sites Museums
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Brihadeeshwara Temple ©
Brihadeeshwara Temple
Shani Temple Thirunallar ©
Shani Temple Thirunallar
Thanjavur Royal Palace and Art Gallery ©

1
day
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 13th (Mon): savor the flavors at Prema Vilas, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Meenakshi Temple, then pause for some photo ops at Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal, and finally look for gifts at Vishaal de Mal.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Madurai travel planner.

Getting from Thanjavur to Madurai by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Madurai

Historic Sites Shopping
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Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple ©
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple
Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal ©
Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal
Prema Vilas ©
Prema Vilas

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