Climate: (deg C)-Summer- Max. 37, Min. 22.1. Winter- Max. 32, Min. 19.8.,
Best Season: Throughout the year (Preferably October to March).
Places Of Interest: Fort St. George & St. Mary's Church, Gandhi Mandapam, Anna Square, Kapaleeswara Temple, Light House, Marina Beach & Aquarium, Parthasarathy Temple, San Thom Cathedral, Snake Park, Theosophical Society, Valluvar Kottam, Ripon Buildings and War Memorial Fort Museum and Govt. Museum & Art Gallery.
Excursions: Covelong- 38 kms, Vedanthangal Bird Sanctuary- 85 kms, Pulicat- 61 kms, Kanchipuram- 71 kms, Ennore Beach- 18 kms, Muttukudu- 30 kms, Red Hills- 14 kms, Mahabalipuram- 61 kms, Cholamandal Artists Village- 20 kms, Elliots Beach- 11 kms, Crocodile Bank- 42 kms, Pundi Reservoir- 60 kms, Thirukkalikundram- 80 kms, Anna Zoological Park (Vandalur).
By Air: Directly linked to the major cities.
By Rail: Connected with Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Bombay, Calcutta, Cochin, Coimbatore, Delhi, Hyderabad, Kodai Road, Lucknow, Madurai, Mangalore, Ooty, Rameshwaram, Trichy, Tirupati Trivandrum and Varanasi.
By Road: Bombay- 1329 kms, Bangalore- 334 kms, Hyderabad- 669 kms, Kanyakumari- 693 kms, Madurai- 461 kms, Mahabalipuram- 60 kms, Pondicherry- 162 kms, Rameshwaram- 619 kms, Kanchipuram- 71 kms, Tirupati- 143 kms, Ooty- 535 kms, Kodaikanal- 498 kms, Trivandrum- 709 kms, and Thanjavur- 334 kms.
Places of Interest: Rathas, Arjuna's Penance, Krishna Mandapa, Shore Temple, Mahishasurmardini Cave, Varaha Mandapa and Mandapams.
Temperature: (deg C)-Summer- Max 40.8, Min 31.2. Winter- Max 31.1, Min 25.,Best Season: Throughout the year (preferably October to March).
Places of Interest: Botanical Gardens, Eglise De Sacre Coeur De Jesus, The Promenade, Govt. Park, Manakula Vinayagar Temple, Roman Rolland Library, Sri Aurobindo Ashram, French Institute , Museums & Art Galleries.
Excursions: Auroville- 10 kms, Arikamedu- 10 kms, Chunnambar Boat House- 8 kms, Mailam- 45 kms, Mandagapattu- 50 kms, Ousteri Lake- 15 kms.
By Air: The nearest airport is Madras- 160 kms.
By Rail: Villupuram- 32 kms connected directly to Madras.
By Road: Bangalore- 503 kms, Chidambaram- 68 kms, Kanchipuram- 113 kms, Madras-162 kms, Mamallapuram- 134 kms, Thanjavur- 170 kms, Thiruvannamalai- 103 kms, Trichy- 198 kms.
Temperature: (deg C) Summer- Max 36, Min 32. Winter- Max 23, Min 18.,
Best Season: October to March.
Places Of Interest: Brihadeeswara Temple, The Palace, Sangeetha Mahal, Saraswati Mahal, Library, Raja Museum, Temple Museum, Schwarz Church.
Excursions: Velankani-95 kms, Point Calimere/Kodikarai-30 kms, Poompuhar-100 kms.
By Air: Nearest airport Tiruchirapalli- 54 kms is connected with Cochin & Madras.
By Rail: Directly connected to Tiruchirapalli, Madurai, Madras and Chidambaram.
By Road: Chidambaram- 113 kms, Kanyakumari- 394 kms, Kumbakonam- 38 kms, Madras- 310 kms, Madurai- 159 kms, Pudukkotai- 58 kms, Rameshwaram- 222 kms, Tiruchirapalli- 54 kms.
Temperature: (deg C) Summer- Max. 37, Min. 26. Winter- Max. 29, Min. 20., Best Season: October to March.
Places of Interest: Rock Fort, Sri Jambukeshwara Temple, Tiruvannaikaval, Srirangam, Museums & Art Galleries.
Excursions: Viralimalai- 30 kms, Kodumbalur- 36 kms, Sittannavasal- 13 kms, Thanjavur- 59 kms.
By Air: Directly connected to Cochin & Madras.
By Rail: Connected to Bangalore, Coimbatore, Cochin, Madras, Madurai, Quilon, Rameshwaram, Tuticorin, Tirunelveli.
By Road: Bangalore- 345 kms, Coimbatore- 203 kms, Tanjore- 56 kms, Kumbakonma- 95 kms, Madurai- 142 kms, Ooty- 302 kms, Madras- 320 kms, Kanyakumari- 384 kms, Chidambaram- 162 kms, Rameshwaram- 228 kms, Palani- 135 kms.
Temperature: (deg C) Summer- Max. 37.5, Min. 36.3; Winter- Max. 21.6, Min. 20.9., Best Season: Throughout the year.
Places of Interest: Meenakshi Temple- 1.6 kms, Tirumalai Nayak Palace- 2 kms, Mariamman Tank, Koodal Alagar Temple, Gandhi Museum and Government Museum (Timings: 1000-1300 hours & 1400-1800 hours. Closed on Wednesdays).
Excursions: Alagar Koil- 21 kms, Tiruparan Kundram- 8 kms, Pazhamudhirchglai- 25 kms, Srivilliputhur- 74 kms, Vaigai Dam- 69 kms, Kodaikanal- 120 kms, Trichy- 142 kms.
By Air: Connected with Madras, Calicut and Bombay.
By Rail: Connected via Madras with all the main places.
By Rail: Madras- 472 kms, Trichy- 142 kms, Rameshwarm- 139 kms, Kanyakumari- 232 kms, Tirunelveli- 151 kms, Kodaikanal- 120 kms, Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary- 136 kms, Palani- 122 kms, Thanjavur- 223 kms, Bangalore- 446 kms, Bombay- 1454 kms.
Temperature: (deg C) Summer- Max.37, Min. 30; Winter- Max. 30, Min. 25., Best Season: Throughout the year, but preferably October to March.
Places Of Interest: Agnitheertham, Shri Ramnathswamy Temple, Gandhamadhana Parvadham, Kothandaramaswamy Temple- 60 kms.
Excursions: Kurusadai Island- 20 kms.
By Air: Nearest airport Madurai- 167 kms is connected with Bombay, Calicut and Madras.
By Rail: Connected directly to Madras, Madurai, Trichy and Coimbatore.
By Road: Kanyakumari- 320 kms, Karaikudi- 149 kms, Madras- 666 kms, Madurai- 167 kms, Ramanathapuram- 55 kms, Sivaganga- 136 kms, Pudukottai- 188 kms, Tanjore- 248 kms, Tuticorin- 180 kms, Tiruchendur- 209 kms.
Kanyakumari (Cape Comorin)
Temperature: (deg C)-Summer- Max34.8, Min 21.6. Winter- Max 33, Min 20.4., Best Season: Throughout the year, but preferably October to March.
Places Of Interest: Kanyakumari Temple .Only Hindus are allowed inside the inner sanctum), Gandhi Memorial, Vivekananda Memorial, Sunrise-Sunset-Moonrise.
Excursions: Nagercoil 19 kms, Padmanabhapuram Palace 45 kms, Sunchindrum 13 kms, Tiruchendur 85 kms, Udayagiri 34 kms, Vattakottai 6 kms.
By Air: Nearest airport Trivandrum- 80 kms is directly connected with Bangalore, Bombay, Cochin, Delhi, Goa and Madras.
By Rail: Kanyakumari is connected to Trivandrum, Delhi and Bombay. Tirunelveli- 80 kms is the other nearest railway junction which can be reached by road via Nagaarcoil- 19 kms.
By Road: Trivandrum- 86 kms, Nagercoil- 19 kms, Tirunelveli- 91 kms, Tiruchendur via Ovari- 89 kms, Tuticorin- 129 kms, Rameshwaram- 300 kms, Courtallam- 130 kms, Madurai - 242 kms, Thekkady- 358 kms, Kodaikanal- 362 kms, Palani- 370 kms, Ootacamund- 576 kms, Cochin - 309 kms, Coimbatore - 478 kms.
Altitude: 2,133 mts., Temperature: (deg C)-Summer- Max 19.3, Min 11.3. Winter- Max 17.3, Min 8.3., Best Season:April to June and September to October.
Places Of Interest: Kodaikanal Lake, Coaker's Walk, Astrophysical Observatory, Fairy Falls, Kurinji Andavar Temple, Shenbaganur Museum, Pillar Rocks, Green Valley View.
Excursions: Silver Cascade- 8 kms, Dophin's Nose- 8 kms, Perumal Peak- 11 kms, Beryam Lake- 21 kms, Kukkal Caves- 40 kms.
By Air: Nearest airport Madurai- 120 kms.
By Rail: Kodaikanal Road- 80 kms.
By Road: Madras- 520 kms, Ooty- 264 kms, Trichy- 197 kms, Coimbatore- 175 kms, Kumili- 160 kms, Madurai- 120 kms, Kodai Road- 80 kms, Palani- 64 kms, Munnar- 90 kms, Periyar- 160 kms.
Temperature: (deg C)-Summer Max- 39.4, Min- 23.3; Winter Max- 32.8, Min 20.7., Best Season: October to March.
Places Of Interest: Perur Temple, Marudhamalai Temple, Agricultural University, V.O.C.Park, Forest College, G.D.Naidu Industrial Exhibition, Glass Forest Museum.
Excursions: Anamalais Wildlife Sanctuary/Indira Gandhi Wildlife Sanctuary- 90 kms Top Slip- 37 kms, Bhavani- 102 kms, Bhavani Sagar Dam- 80 kms, Chennimalai- 80 kms, Coonoor- 70 kms, Kodumudi- 105 kms, Kotagiri- 118 kms, Palani- 105 kms, Udhagamandalam/Ooty- 89 kms.
By Air: Connected with Madras, Bangalore & Bombay.
By Rail: Connected with all important places of south.
By Road: Bangalore- 363 kms, Madras- 526 kms, Madurai- 226 kms, Palani- 105 kms, Trichy- 203 kms, Udhagamandalam ( Ooty or Ootaacamund )- 89 kms, Yercaud- 190 kms.
Udhagmandalam / Ootacamund (Ooty)
Altitude: 2240 metres., Temperature: (deg C)-Summer- Max 25, Min 10; Winter- Max 21, Min 0., Best Season: April to June and September to October.
Places Of Interest: Botanical Gardens, Tiger Hill, Dodabetta Peak, Valley View Lake, Wilson Fish Farm, St. Stephen Church, Marlimund Lake, Wenlock Downs, Avalanche, Elk Hill, Kalhatti Falls, Snowdon, Glen Morgen.
Excursions: Wellingtion, Kotagiri, Madumalai Wildlife Sanctuary, Coonoor, Bandipur Wildlife Sanctuary.
By Air: The nearest airport Coimbatore- 89 kms is connected with Bombay, Calicut, Madras and Madurai.
By Rail: Connected with Mettupalayam which in turn is connected through Madras & Coimbatore to major cities in India.
By Road: Bombay- 1320 kms, Bangalore- 290 kms, Calicut- 178 kms, Coimbatore- 89 kms, Coonoor- 19 kms, Kotagiri- 29 kms, Madumalai- 64 kms, Madras- 535 kms, Mysore- 160 kms, Trivandrum- 498 kms, Tiruchirapally- 302 kms.