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We are planning to visit important temples in Tamilnadu. We don't have any time constraint. Earlier we already visited Mahabalipuram & Arunachalam. So we decided to exclude these two from the plan. Please suggest a road map. We are planning to start on January 2nd. 

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Hyderabad - Bengaluru - Madurai - rameshwaram -Trichy - Tanjavur - kumbakonam - chidambaram  - Pondicherry - Kanchi - Vellor - Tirupati - ontimitta - Hyderabad

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