The Only Guide You Need To Plan A Trip To Tamil Nadu – Madras Travels

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A state with something for everyone, whether you’re on an adventurous, spiritual, or relaxing trip.

Travelling to Tamil Nadu is an exhilarating experience. From the marvellous temples to its vast jungles, to serene beaches, to chilly hill stations, the state has it all!

Take a look at our complete guide on how you can plan a trip to Tamil Nadu and explore the state for all it has to offer!

  • Reaching Tamil Nadu

  • Accommodation

  • Budget

  • Best Time to Visit

  • Travel

  • Places to Visit

  • Food to Eat

  • Tips

How Do I Reach Tamil Nadu?

Tamil Nadu has a total of 7 airports in Chennai, Coimbatore, Tiruchirapalli, Madurai, Salem, Tuticorin, and Pondicherry. You can choose where you land based on the places you want to visit.

You can also travel to Tamil Nadu with its extensive railway network and public and private buses.

If you’re travelling from Chennai, you can explore our Tamil Nadu tour packages from Chennai to help you make your travel planning much easier!

Where Should I Stay in Tamil Nadu?

If you’re planning a beach trip, you can easily find cottages and hotels by the beachside to help you relax luxuriously with impressive beach views.

For all the nature lovers choosing to retreat into the wilderness, you can find cosy jungle lodges where you can only hear the birds and wind. You will also be able to spot wild animals if you’re lucky!

If you’re on a pilgrimage tour, you can find numerous hotels to fit your budget around the temples.

And for those who want to relax in the brisk hill station weather, you can find cottages, homestays and hotels perched up on the hill so that you can treat yourself to magnificent views.

Madras Tours offers Tamil Nadu tour packages from Chennai, which include your accommodation, sightseeing, transfers and much more!

Budget for Tamil Nadu

Your budget solely depends on what you want to do and see. If you choose to stay at luxury hotels or spas, you will end up paying quite a bit.

But for those who want a budget-friendly trip to Tamil Nadu, you can spend as little as Rs.1000 per person, including food, sightseeing, and travel expenses.

You can stay at hostels or cottages, rent a bike during your stay, and eat the mouthwatering local food.

What is the Best Time to Visit Tamil Nadu?

Visit Tamil Nadu during the winter season, especially for people who wish to go hiking. You can also head down to Tamil Nadu when the summer season weans off to autumn, making it the perfect time to roam around the state.

How to Travel Around Tamil Nadu?

You can rent cars in Tamil Nadu for affordable fares, allowing you to drive around as you please.

You can take private cabs or autos if you’re unfamiliar with the routes.

You can also travel by train from one city to another, but it is best to book your tickets in advance if you choose to travel by train.

What to Do in Tamil Nadu?

This is the best part! There is so much to see that one trip will not be enough.

You can visit famous sites like Marina Beach, Mahabalipuram, Auroville, Rameshwaram, and much more!

But if you’re planning to deep-dive into Tamil Nadu’s culture, visit Madurai and Thanjavur’s temples, explore the state’s history in Kanchipuram and Kumbakonam, or relax with nature at Valparai and Kodaikanal.

You can shop for embroidered silks, like Kanchipuram silks, one of the most sought-after textiles in the country. You can buy local handicrafts, jewellery, sculptures, paintings, musical instruments and other locally produced goods.

Customise your travel with our Tamil Nadu tour packages from Chennai and explore everything the state offers!

What Can I Eat in Tamil Nadu?

Unlike the common misconception, Tamil Nadu does not just serve up Idli, Vada and Dosa. The state is known for its Chettinad cuisine, filled with spicy curries and extensive use of meat.

Madurai and Tirunelveli are famous for their non-vegetarian cuisines. You should also try the Jigarthanda in Madurai.

Some other foods you should try in Tamil Nadu include Mutta Parotta, Kari Dosa, and Paal Paniyaram.

Whatever you choose to eat here, you should not miss trying out the authentic Filter Coffee!

Tips for Travelling in Tamil Nadu

  • Respect the customs and traditions followed, especially in religious sites.
  • Select the airport wisely to reduce your travel time and costs.
  • Visit coastal towns before the monsoons to enjoy it to the fullest.
  • Buy your tickets only from authorised dealers.

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