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
3
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 29th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Spituk Monastery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the views at Zanskar the Virgin Valley.

For photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Leh online sightseeing planner.

Washington, USA to Leh is an approximately 28-hour flight. You'll lose 10.5 hours traveling from Washington to Leh due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Ooty (Udhagamandalam).
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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 2nd (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Elk Hill Murugan Temple and then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Church.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Ooty (Udhagamandalam) travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Leh to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) takes 12 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In October, daily temperatures in Ooty (Udhagamandalam) can reach 80°F, while at night they dip to 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) 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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kuzhanthai Velappar Temple and then explore the ancient world of Dolmen Circle.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Kodaikanal vacation maker.

Getting from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) to Kodaikanal by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) in October: high temperatures in Kodaikanal hover around 89°F and lows are around 76°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) 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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Hanuman Temple, then contemplate the waterfront views at Villoondi Tirtham, and then make a trip to Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Memorial. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rama Tirtham (Gandamadana) and then stroll through Dhanushkodi Beach Point.

To see reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Rameswaram road trip website.

Getting from Kodaikanal to Rameswaram by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.
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Tamil Nadu travel guide

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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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