10 days in Tamil Nadu & Mumbai Itinerary

10 days in Tamil Nadu & Mumbai Itinerary

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Fly to Chennai International Airport, Drive to Mahabalipuram
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Mahabalipuram
— 1 night
Fly
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Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
— 1 night
Drive
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Kodaikanal
— 1 night
Drive
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Madurai
— 1 night
Fly
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Mumbai
— 3 nights
Fly

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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.
On the 9th (Fri), see the interesting displays at DakshinaChitra Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Pancha Rathas, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at The Madras Crocodile Bank Trust and Centre for Herpetology, then Head underground at Mahishasuramardini Cave, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shore Temple.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Mahabalipuram attractions planner.

Washington, USA to Mahabalipuram is an approximately 25-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to India Standard Time is 10.5 hours. Plan for much warmer temperatures traveling from Washington in April, with highs in Mahabalipuram at 97°F and lows at 79°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel to Ooty (Udhagamandalam).

Things to do in Mahabalipuram

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trip

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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 11th (Sun), take in nature's colorful creations at Government Rose Garden, admire the natural beauty at Government Botanical Garden, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Doddabetta Peak, then pause for some serene contemplation at CSI St Thomas Church, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Ooty Lake.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Ooty (Udhagamandalam) route tool.

Fly from Mahabalipuram to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. Traveling from Mahabalipuram in April, expect Ooty (Udhagamandalam) to be slightly colder, temps between 87°F and 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can drive to Kodaikanal.

Things to do in Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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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 12th (Mon), get great views at Pillar Rocks, take in the pleasant sights at Coakers Walk, delve into the lush surroundings at Pine Forest, then explore the activities along Kodaikanal Lake, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kuzhanthai Velappar Temple.

Before you visit Kodaikanal, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can drive from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) to Kodaikanal in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) in April; daily highs in Kodaikanal reach 95°F and lows reach 79°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can go by car to Madurai.

Things to do in Kodaikanal

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
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Madurai

— 1 night

Athens of the East

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.
On the 13th (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Pazhamudhir Solai, then examine the collection at Gandhi Memorial Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Koodal Azhagar Temple.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Madurai trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Kodaikanal to Madurai takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 95°F in April, and nighttime lows around 79°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Mumbai.

Things to do in Madurai

Historic Sites · Museums
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Mumbai

— 3 nights

Gateway to India

Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Shree Siddhivinayak and Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Marine Drive and Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus. There's still lots to do: appreciate the history behind Gateway of India, make a trip to Dhobi Ghat, take a stroll through Colaba, and look for gifts at The Bombay Store, P.M. Road, Mumbai.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Mumbai road trip site.

You can fly from Madurai to Mumbai in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Mumbai are 92°F, while nighttime lows are 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Mumbai

Outdoors · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Scenic Drive
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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.

Maharashtra travel guide

4.4
Sacred & Religious Sites · Monuments · Architectural Buildings
Packed with some of India's top attractions, Maharashtra stretches from the country's western coast to its central section, encompassing equally varied landscapes and climates. Home to the most industrialized region in India, this sprawling state also boasts thriving agricultural and tourism sectors. Begin your tour of Maharashtra in Mumbai, India's commercial capital and hub of the successful Bollywood film and TV industries. Beyond this immense, cosmopolitan city, you can explore Buddhist caves, ancient temple complexes, modern beach resorts, national parks, and pleasant hill stations that the European colonists used as summer retreats.