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
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Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
— 2 nights
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Mahabalipuram
— 3 nights
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Chennai
— 4 nights
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Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

— 2 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Government Botanical Garden. There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Ooty Lake, look for gifts at Moddy's Chocolates, don't miss a visit to Wenlock Downs 9th Mile Shooting Point, and steep yourself in history at Raj Bhawan.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Ooty (Udhagamandalam) trip planner.

New Delhi to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from New Delhi in May: highs in Ooty (Udhagamandalam) hover around 40°C, while lows dip to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Mahabalipuram.

Things to do in Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 1 — 3:

Mahabalipuram

— 3 nights
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Pancha Rathas, The Madras Crocodile Bank Trust and Centre for Herpetology, Monuments at Mahabalipuram, and other attractions. Take a break from Mahabalipuram with a short trip to Sri Prasanna Venkatesa Perumaal in Kanchipuram, about 58 minutes away. There's lots more to do: Head underground at Mahishasuramardini Cave, look for gifts at Stone Sculptures of Mahabalipuram, visit a coastal fixture at Mahabalipuram Lighthouse, and take an in-depth tour of Maritime Heritage Museum.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Mahabalipuram trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by flight from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) to Mahabalipuram takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Traveling from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Mahabalipuram, with lows of 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Chennai.

Things to do in Mahabalipuram

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 3 — 6:

Chennai

— 4 nights

Detroit of South Asia

Chennai, a city hailed for its vibrant atmosphere and historic attractions, remains one of the most visited places in India.
Your list of things to see and do now includes The Theosophical Society, VGP Snow Kingdom, San Thome Church, and other attractions. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kalikambal Temple, walk around Panagal Park, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and examine the collection at Live Art Museum.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Chennai vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Mahabalipuram to Chennai takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. Expect a daytime high around 43°C in May, and nighttime lows around 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Chennai

Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors
Find places to stay May 6 — 10:

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.