10 days in Leh & Tamil Nadu Itinerary

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Fly
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Leh
— 3 nights
Fly
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Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
— 1 night
Drive
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Kodaikanal
— 1 night
Drive
4
Rameswaram
— 2 nights
Drive to Madurai Airport, Fly to Washington

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Leh — 3 nights

The former capital of the Kingdom of Ladakh, Leh possesses a historic old town area marked by stupas, monasteries, and traditional mud-brick houses.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): tour in harmony with nature at Eco Tours and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Spituk Monastery. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the views at Zanskar the Virgin Valley.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Leh online trip planner.

Washington, USA to Leh is an approximately 28-hour flight. Traveling from Washington to Leh, you'll lose 10.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Ooty (Udhagamandalam).
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Nature · Parks · Transportation · Wildlife
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Ooty (Udhagamandalam) — 1 night

Queen of Hill Stations

Tea gardens and eucalyptus trees scent the air of the fields surrounding Ooty, a popular summer tourism destination up in the hills.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Church and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Elk Hill Murugan Temple.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Ooty (Udhagamandalam) planner.

Getting from Leh to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) by flight takes about 12 hours. Other options: drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 80°F, and evening lows to 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Kodaikanal.
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Kodaikanal — 1 night

Princess of Hill Stations

A cool and relaxing hill station, Kodaikanal has long attracted visitors up to its privileged position in the Western Ghats.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kuzhanthai Velappar Temple and then delve into the distant past at Dolmen Circle.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Kodaikanal trip planner.

Traveling by car from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) to Kodaikanal takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) in October, things will get a bit warmer in Kodaikanal: highs are around 89°F and lows about 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Rameswaram.
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Rameswaram — 2 nights

A trip to Rameswaram on Pamban Island will take you across a long limestone shoal bridge with spectacular ocean scenery.
On the 3rd (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hanuman Temple, then contemplate the waterfront views at Villoondi Tirtham, and then make a trip to Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Memorial. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Rama Tirtham (Gandamadana) and then enjoy the sand and surf at Dhanushkodi Beach Point.

For other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Rameswaram trip planner.

You can drive from Kodaikanal to Rameswaram in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can travel back home.
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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.
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