6 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

6 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tamil Nadu trip itinerary planner
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Tiruchirappalli
— 1 day
Drive
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Madurai
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kodaikanal
— 1 night
Drive
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Palani
— 1 night
Drive
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Valparai
— 1 night
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Tiruchirappalli — 1 day

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 7th (Thu): head outdoors with Moksha Tours, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kaattu Azhagiya Singar Srirangam, then admire the striking features of Pundarikakshan Perumal Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Azhagia Manavalar Perumal, and finally examine the collection at Railway Heritage Centre cum Railway Museum.

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Chennai to Tiruchirappalli is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. January in Tiruchirappalli sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Madurai.
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Madurai — 2 nights

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.
On the 8th (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Immaiyil Nanmai Tharuvar Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thiruparankundram Murugan Temple, and then surround yourself with nature on Chella Tours. On the 9th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Yoga Narasimhar Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at ISKCON Madurai, Sri Sri Radha Mathurapati Temple, and then steep yourself in history at Pazhamudhircholai Murugan Temple.

To find where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Madurai trip builder tool.

Getting from Tiruchirappalli to Madurai by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a train. In January in Madurai, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Kodaikanal.
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Kodaikanal — 1 night

A cool and relaxing hill station, Kodaikanal has long attracted visitors up to its privileged position in the Western Ghats.
On the 10th (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kuzhanthai Velappar Temple, delve into the distant past at Dolmen Circle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Subrahmanya Temple (Kartikeya Temple), then pause for some serene contemplation at Christ the King Church, and finally look for gifts at Danish Display.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Kodaikanal trip planner.

You can drive from Madurai to Kodaikanal in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Kodaikanal are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Palani.
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Palani — 1 night

Palani is a town and a municipality in Dindigul district, Tamil Nadu, located about 100km north-west of Madurai, 100km South-east of Coimbatore, and 60km west of Dindigul. Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Idumban Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Thiru Avinankudi Temple, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Periyanayaki Amman Temple.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Palani trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kodaikanal to Palani takes 2 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Palani can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Valparai.
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Valparai — 1 night

Valparai is a Taluk and hill station in the Coimbatore district of Tamil Nadu, India. Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): admire the sheer force of Whispering Falls, pause for some photo ops at Carver Marsh Monument, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Karamalai Annai Velankanni Church.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Valparai sightseeing website.

You can drive from Palani to Valparai in 3.5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Valparai can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to drive back home.
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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.