3 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

3 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tamil Nadu planner

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Mahabalipuram
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Hosur
— 1 night
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Mahabalipuram

— 1 night
Once an important sea port city in the ancient Pallava kingdom, Mahabalipuram today draws in visitors with UNESCO-listed monuments and temples carved out of rock during the 7th and 8th centuries CE. The structures showcase the decoration and form of early Dravidian architecture, and their distinctive designs, striking coloration, and scale still create an evocative atmosphere when studied closely and when seen as a whole.
On the 30th (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shore Temple and then delve into the distant past at Monuments at Mahabalipuram. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get to know the resident critters at The Madras Crocodile Bank Trust and Centre for Herpetology, then don't miss a visit to Pancha Rathas, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Mahishasuramardini Cave.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Mahabalipuram trip planner.

Chennai to Mahabalipuram is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in December, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) to allow time to travel to Hosur.

Things to do in Mahabalipuram

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums
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Hosur

— 1 night
Hosur is an Industrial town and a municipality in Krishnagiri district in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. On the 1st (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Chandira Choodeswarar Temple and then play a few rounds at Clover Greens.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Hosur road trip tool.

Traveling by car from Mahabalipuram to Hosur takes 6 hours. Traveling from Mahabalipuram in December, expect a bit cooler with lows of 19°C in Hosur. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hosur

Outdoors · Golf · Historic Sites
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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.