37 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

37 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

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37 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru
Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
Chennai
— 4 nights
Fly + taxi:  3​h 45​min
2
Thanjavur
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Madurai
— 4 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
4
Rameswaram
— 4 nights
5
Kanyakumari
— 4 nights
Drive:  6​h
6
Kodaikanal
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
7
Coimbatore
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
8
Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
9
Yercaud
— 3 nights
End: Bengaluru

4
nights
Chennai

Chennai ©
Chennai, a city hailed for its vibrant atmosphere and historic attractions, remains one of the most visited places in India.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Chennai: Mahabalipuram (Sea Shore Temple, Monuments at Mahabalipuram, & more) and DakshinaChitra Museum (in Muttukadu). There's still lots to do: stroll through Marina Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Parthasarathy Temple, have some family-friendly fun at Kartwheel, and kick back and relax at Besant Nagar Beach.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Chennai itinerary maker tool .

Bengaluru to Chennai is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Chennai when traveling from Bengaluru in October, with lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Thanjavur.

Things to do in Chennai

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Mahabalipuram, DakshinaChitra Museum
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Sea Shore Temple ©
Sea Shore Temple
Marina Beach ©
Marina Beach
Besant Nagar Beach ©
Besant Nagar Beach

4
nights
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Thanjavur: Thyagarajaswamy Temple (in Thiruvarur), Uppiliappan Temple (in Thirunageswaram) and Tiruchirappalli (Rock Fort Temple, Sri Ayyappan Temple, & more). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Brihadeeshwara Temple and admire the striking features of Airavatesvara Temple.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Thanjavur trip maker site .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Chennai to Thanjavur in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Thanjavur can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can drive to Madurai.

Things to do in Thanjavur

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Tiruchirappalli, Kumbakonam, Thyagarajaswamy Temple, Uppiliappan Temple
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Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple ©
Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple
Uppiliappan Temple ©
Uppiliappan Temple
Rock Fort Temple ©
Rock Fort Temple

4
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Madurai: Palani Murugan Temple (in Palani), Andal Renga Mannar Temple (in Srivilliputhur) and Sri Kottai Mariamman Kovil (in Dindigul). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and see the interesting displays at Gandhi Memorial Museum.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Madurai road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Thanjavur to Madurai takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Madurai can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can take a train to Rameswaram.

Things to do in Madurai

Historic Sites Tours Museums

Side Trips

Sri Kottai Mariamman Kovil, Karpagavinayagar Temple, Andal Renga Mannar Temple, Palani Murugan Temple
Find places to stay Oct 9 — 13:
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Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple ©
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple
Palani Murugan Temple ©
Palani Murugan Temple
Karpagavinayagar Temple ©
Karpagavinayagar Temple

4
nights
Rameswaram

Rameswaram ©
A trip to Rameswaram on Pamban Island will take you across a long limestone shoal bridge with spectacular ocean scenery.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rameswaram: Five-Faced Hanuman Temple (in Ramanathapuram) and Navagraha Temple (in Devipattinam). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Dhanushkodi Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Water Bird Sanctuary, take in the dramatic natural features at Adam's Bridge, and take in the views from Pamban bridge.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Rameswaram trip itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Madurai to Rameswaram in 3 hours. Another option is to drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can go by car to Kanyakumari.

Things to do in Rameswaram

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Navagraha Temple, Five-Faced Hanuman Temple
Find places to stay Oct 13 — 17:
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Dhanushkodi Beach ©
Dhanushkodi Beach
Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple ©
Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple
Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge ©
Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge

4
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Padmanabhapuram Palace (in Thuckalay), Muttom Beach (in Muttom) and Kanthimathi-Nellaiyapper Temple (in Tirunelveli). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Vivekananda Rock Memorial, pause for some serene contemplation at St Xavier Church, stroll through Sanguthurai Beach, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Bhagavathy Amman Temple.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Kanyakumari journey planner .

Drive from Rameswaram to Kanyakumari in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in October, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can go by car to Kodaikanal.

Things to do in Kanyakumari

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Kanthimathi-Nellaiyapper Temple, Muttom Beach, Padmanabhapuram Palace, Main Falls ( Peraruvi ) Courtallam
Find places to stay Oct 17 — 21:
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Kanyakumari Beach ©
Kanyakumari Beach
Vivekananda Rock Memorial ©
Vivekananda Rock Memorial
Thiruvalluvar Statue ©
Thiruvalluvar Statue

4
nights
Kodaikanal

Kodaikanal ©
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, historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Kodaikanal Lake, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Palani Hills, take a peaceful walk through Pine Forest, and get great views at Pillar Rocks.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Kodaikanal trip itinerary site .

Drive from Kanyakumari to Kodaikanal in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. In October in Kodaikanal, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Coimbatore.

Things to do in Kodaikanal

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Palani
Find places to stay Oct 21 — 25:
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Kodaikanal Lake ©
Kodaikanal Lake
Pine Forest ©
Pine Forest
Berijam Lake ©
Berijam Lake

4
nights
Coimbatore

Coimbatore ©
Known throughout the country as a major industrial city, Coimbatore possesses a welcoming atmosphere and a growing cosmopolitanism.
Step out of Coimbatore to go to Mettupalayam and see Vanabathrakali Amman Kovil, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Marudamalai Temple, examine the collection at Gedee Car Museum, pause for some photo ops at Adiyogi Shiva, and take in the dramatic scenery at Kovai Kutralam Water Falls.

To find photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Coimbatore trip itinerary tool .

You can drive from Kodaikanal to Coimbatore in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in October, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Ooty (Udhagamandalam).

Things to do in Coimbatore

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Vanabathrakali Amman Kovil
Find places to stay Oct 25 — 29:
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Marudamalai Temple ©
Marudamalai Temple
Arulmigu Patteeswarar Swamy Temple ©
Marudhamalai Hill Temple ©
Marudhamalai Hill Temple

5
nights
Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

Ooty (Udhagamandalam) ©
Tea gardens and eucalyptus trees scent the air of the fields surrounding Ooty, a popular summer tourism destination up in the hills.
Venture out of the city with trips to Sim`s Park (in Coonoor) and Moyar River (in Mudumalai). The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens, head outdoors with Glenmorgan, contemplate the waterfront views at Avalanche Lake, and take in the dramatic scenery at Pykara Water Falls.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Ooty (Udhagamandalam) travel planning website .

Drive from Coimbatore to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, Ooty (Udhagamandalam) is slightly colder than Coimbatore - with highs of 31°C and lows of 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can drive to Yercaud.

Things to do in Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Moyar River, Sim`s Park
Find places to stay Oct 29 — Nov 3:
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Botanical Gardens ©
Botanical Gardens
Doddabetta Peak ©
Doddabetta Peak
Pykara Lake ©
Pykara Lake

3
nights
Yercaud

Yercaud ©
The hill station of Yercaud sits among a rolling range of forested hills, and thrives in a climate that has benefitted the biodiversity of the landscape, and the productivity of the town's agricultural industry.
Go for a jaunt from Yercaud to Salem to see Sri Ramar Temple about 1h 10 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take a memorable drive along 32-km Loop Road, take in the spiritual surroundings of Shevaroy Temple, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and have some family-friendly fun at Paintball At Yercaud.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Yercaud road trip app .

Traveling by car from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) to Yercaud takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November in Yercaud, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 25°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Yercaud

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Sri Ramar Temple
Find places to stay Nov 3 — 6:
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Big Lake ©
Big Lake
32-km Loop Road ©
32-km Loop Road
Zipline

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