10 days in Leh & Tamil Nadu Itinerary

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Leh
— 3 nights
Fly
2
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.
On the 1st (Fri), take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Spituk Monastery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat): appreciate the views at Zanskar the Virgin Valley.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Leh trip itinerary builder site.

Washington, USA to Leh is an approximately 28-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Washington to Leh is 10.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to fly 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.
On the 4th (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Elk Hill Murugan Temple and then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Church.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Ooty (Udhagamandalam) tour app.

Getting from Leh to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) by flight takes about 12 hours. Other options: drive. Expect a daytime high around 80°F in October, and nighttime lows around 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow 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.
On the 5th (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of Kuzhanthai Velappar Temple and then delve into the distant past at Dolmen Circle.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Kodaikanal trip itinerary tool.

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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough 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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Hanuman Temple, then contemplate the waterfront views at Villoondi Tirtham, and then don't miss a visit to Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Memorial. On the 7th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rama Tirtham (Gandamadana) and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Dhanushkodi Beach Point.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Rameswaram trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Kodaikanal to Rameswaram takes 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 7th (Thu) so you can 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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