10 days in Tamil Nadu & Leh Itinerary
Fly to Calicut, Taxi to Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
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Wed, Jun 1 - Fri, Jun 10
Ooty (Udhagamandalam) — 3 nights
Tea gardens and eucalyptus trees scent the air of the fields surrounding Ooty, a popular summer tourism destination up in the hills.Step off the beaten path and head to Elk Hill Murugan Temple and Wenlock Downs 9th Mile Shooting Point. There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Church, admire the natural beauty at Government Botanical Garden, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Doddabetta Peak, and explore the activities along Ooty Lake.
To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Ooty (Udhagamandalam) vacation planning app.
Berlin, Germany to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) is an approximately 18-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 4.5 hours traveling from Berlin to Ooty (Udhagamandalam). In June, daily temperatures in Ooty (Udhagamandalam) can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Kodaikanal.
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Kodaikanal — 1 night
A cool and relaxing hill station, Kodaikanal has long attracted visitors up to its privileged position in the Western Ghats.On the 5th (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kurinji Andavar Temple and then explore the activities along Kodaikanal Lake.
To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Kodaikanal trip planning website.
You can drive from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) to Kodaikanal in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) in June, with highs in Kodaikanal at 40°C and lows at 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Madurai.
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Madurai — 1 night
One of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world, Madurai sits on the banks of the River Vaigai and serves as a center of Tamil culture.Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Yoga Narasimhar Temple, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Vandiyur Mariamman Teppakulam.
To see maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Madurai planning app.
Getting from Kodaikanal to Madurai by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 40°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to fly to Mahabalipuram.
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Mahabalipuram — 1 night
Once an important sea port city in the ancient Pallava kingdom, Mahabalipuram today draws in visitors with UNESCO-listed monuments and temples carved out of rock during the 7th and 8th centuries CE. The structures showcase the decoration and form of early Dravidian architecture, and their distinctive designs, striking coloration, and scale still create an evocative atmosphere when studied closely and when seen as a whole.To find maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Mahabalipuram road trip planning tool.
Traveling by flight from Madurai to Mahabalipuram takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. In June in Mahabalipuram, expect temperatures between 43°C during the day and 31°C at night. You will leave for Leh on the 7th (Tue).
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Leh — 2 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 9th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Spituk Monastery and then see the interesting displays at Hall of Fame.
Plan my day in Leh using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.
Getting from Mahabalipuram to Leh by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Tamil Nadu travel guide
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.