Tamil Nadu coastline roadtrip

The Ultimate

Day 1

Chennai to Mahabalipuram

58 km, 1 hour 

Famous for its intricately carved temples and rock-cut caves,  Mahabalipuram is a historically important and well-loved destination located 58 km from Chennai. 

Day 2

Mahabalipuram to pondicherry

94 km, 2 hours

Sun-kissed beaches, unearthly ashrams, elaborate museums, plush family parks, and chic clubs offer you an experience of a lifetime, and is a must visit in Tamil Nadu.

Day 3

pondicherry to chidambaram

64 km, 1.5 hours 

With several beautiful beaches, rivers, canals, backwaters and widespread mangroves, Chidambaram is so much more than just a temple town.

Day 4

Chidambaram to Thanjavur

128 km, 3 hours 

Thanjavur has a lot of cultural value and is known for its famous Tanjore paintings, antiques and handicrafts, textiles and saris, and its Carnatic music.

Day 5

Thanjavur to Karaikudi

105 km, 2.5 hours 

Karaikudi draws visitors with its gorgeous temples and Chettinad delicacies. When in Karaikudi, don’t forget to try the cuisine, like ‘Idiyappam’, and ‘Paal Payasam’.

Day 6

Karaikudi to Rameshwaram

140 km, 3.5 hours

Rameshwaram is a small island and a pilgrimage center. The architecture of the temples and the timeless beauty of the beaches are bound to fill you with joy.

Day 7

Rameshwaram to Chennai

559 km, 10 hours

Chennai’s amazing amalgamation of classical Tamil aestheticism with a layer of cosmopolitan culture is undoubtedly a treat for any traveller.

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