5 Days Itinerary For Temple Tour of Tamil Nadu

Tamil Nadu has some of the most reversed and famous temples in India like Ramanathaswamy Temple,Shore Temple, Annamalaiyar Temple and Ekambareswarar Temple. Our five days itinerary tours covering the five most famous temples in and around Tamilnadu.

Day 1 – Meenakshi Amman Temple, Madurai


Meenakshi Amman Temple of Madurai is the most important shrines of South India and the most visited tourist attraction in the city. Madurai is filled with list of famous temples such as Pazhamudircholai Murugan Temple and Alagar Kovil Temple.

  • Alagar Kovil Temple
  • Koodal Azhagar Temple
  • Tirupparankunram Murugan Temple

Madurai To Tiruchirapalli 2.5 hours drive (133km) via NH38

Day 2 – Ranganathaswamy Temple, Tiruchirappalli


Tiruchirappalli also called as Trichy is home to most prominent historical monuments and famous temples of
ambukeswarar temple at Thiruvanaikaval,Ranganathaswamy temple at Srirangam,Samayapuram Mariamman Temple and Ucchi Pillayar Temple at Rockfort.

  • Jambukeswarar Temple
  • Our Lady of Lourdes Church
  • Ucchi Pillayar Temple Rockfort

Tiruchirappalli to Thanjavur 1.0 hour drive (57km) via NH83

Day 3 – Brihadeeswara Temple, Thanjavur


Thanjavur is known as Rice bowl of Tamil Nadu and home to one of the largest temples in India,the Brihadeeswara Temple and Great Living Chola Temples that include Gangaikonda Cholapuram and Airavatesvara temple.

  • Gangaikonda Cholapuram
  • Airavatesvara Temple
  • Tirunallar Saniswaran Temple

Thanjavur to Kumbakonam 1.15 hour drive (40km) via Thanjavur Kumbakonam Road

Day 4 – Sarangapani Temple, Kumbakonam


Kumbakonam is known for its temples and mathas, the most famous temples of Kumbakonam include Sarangapani Temple, Adi Kumbeswarar Temple and Nageswaraswamy Temple.

  • Adi Kumbeswarar Temple
  • Nageswaraswamy Temple
  • Kasi Viswanathar Temple

Kumbakonam to Chidambaram 1.45 hour drive (73km) via NH36 and NH81

Day 5 – Thillai Nataraja Temple, Chidambaram


Thillai Nataraja Temple of Chidambaram is dedicated to Lord Shiva and famous for the annual chariot festival. The shrine is one of the holiest Shiva temples and one of the five Pancha Bootha Sthalams. Chidambaram also known for universities,Ratha festival and Mangroove forest. Few more days can also cover Chidambaram to Mahabalipuram (Shore Temple) and Mahabalipuram to Kanchipuram temples (Kanchi Kailasanathar Temple).

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