3 days in Thanjavur, Kumbakonam & Tiruchirappalli Itinerary

3 days in Thanjavur, Kumbakonam & Tiruchirappalli Itinerary

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3 days in Thanjavur, Kumbakonam & Tiruchirappalli Itinerary

Start: Chennai
Fly + taxi:  3​h 45​min
1
Thanjavur
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Kumbakonam
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Tiruchirappalli
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  2​h 45​min
End: Chennai

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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 16th (Sun): get lost in a book at The Serfoji Sarasvati Mahal Library, explore the world behind art at Thanjavur Royal Palace and Art Gallery, and then admire the landmark architecture of Brihadeeshwara Temple.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Thanjavur trip planner .

Chennai to Thanjavur is an approximately 4-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or take a train. September in Thanjavur sees daily highs of 41°C and lows of 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel to Kumbakonam.

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Brihadeeshwara Temple ©
Brihadeeshwara Temple

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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 17th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uppiliappan Temple, Kumbakonam, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mahamaham tank, then admire the striking features of Airavatesvara Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Adi Kumbeswarar Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Sarangapani Temple.

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You can drive from Thanjavur to Kumbakonam in 1.5 hours. In September in Kumbakonam, expect temperatures between 41°C during the day and 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to Tiruchirappalli.

Things to do in Kumbakonam

Historic Sites

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Uppiliappan Temple
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Airavatesvara Temple ©
Airavatesvara Temple
Uppiliappan Temple ©
Uppiliappan Temple
Sarangapani Temple ©
Sarangapani Temple

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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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): take in the dramatic natural features at Rock Fort Temple, steep yourself in history at Jambukeswarar Temple, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Tiruchirappalli tour itinerary maker website .

Traveling by car from Kumbakonam to Tiruchirappalli takes 2.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Tiruchirappalli can reach 41°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tiruchirappalli

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Rock Fort Temple ©
Rock Fort Temple
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Jambukeswarar Temple

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