10 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

10 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tamil Nadu trip planner
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Make it your trip
Fly
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Chennai
— 1 night
Fly
2
Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Kodaikanal
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Madurai
— 1 night
Bus
5
Kanyakumari
— 2 nights
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Chennai — 1 night

Detroit of South Asia

Chennai, a city hailed for its vibrant atmosphere and historic attractions, remains one of the most visited places in India.
For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Chennai visit planning app.

Stockholm, Sweden to Chennai is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Stockholm to Chennai is 4.5 hours. In July, Chennai is much hotter than Stockholm - with highs of 42°C and lows of 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to fly to Ooty (Udhagamandalam).
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Ooty (Udhagamandalam) — 3 nights

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.
Ooty (Udhagamandalam) is known for nature, parks, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Government Botanical Garden, contemplate the waterfront views at Ooty Lake, take in the dramatic scenery at Pykara Falls, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Doddabetta Peak.

To find photos and tourist information, use the Ooty (Udhagamandalam) trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Chennai to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi; or drive. Traveling from Chennai in July, things will get a bit cooler in Ooty (Udhagamandalam): highs are around 30°C and lows about 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Kodaikanal.
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Kodaikanal — 2 nights

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 6th (Wed): delve into the lush surroundings at Pine Forest and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kurinji Andavar Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Thu): go for a walk through Coakers Walk and then explore the activities along Kodaikanal Lake.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Kodaikanal planner.

Traveling by car from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) to Kodaikanal takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In July, Kodaikanal is a bit warmer than Ooty (Udhagamandalam) - with highs of 40°C and lows of 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can go by car to Madurai.
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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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Madurai trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from Kodaikanal to Madurai by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. In July in Madurai, expect temperatures between 40°C during the day and 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to take a bus to Kanyakumari.
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Kanyakumari — 2 nights

Cape Comorin

Located at the most southerly point of mainland India, Kanyakumari has long attracted pilgrims and those keen to see the end of the road.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): make a trip to Vivekananda Rock Memorial, kick back and relax at Kanyakumari Beach, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Narayani Shakti Peeth (Suchindram Shakti Peeth).

For traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Kanyakumari visit planner.

You can take a bus from Madurai to Kanyakumari in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. When traveling from Madurai in July, plan for slightly colder days in Kanyakumari, with highs around 36°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to 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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