10 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

10 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Mahabalipuram
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Chennai
— 4 nights
Fly
3
Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
— 3 nights
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Mahabalipuram — 2 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. The adventure continues: Head underground at Mahishasuramardini Cave, take in the spiritual surroundings of Nitya Kalyana Perumal Temple, and admire the striking features of Raya Gopura.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Mahabalipuram journey planner.

Coimbatore to Mahabalipuram is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in September, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Chennai.
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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.
You've added Sathyam Cinemas, VGP Snow Kingdom, San Thome Church, and other attractions to your itinerary. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Elliot's Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kaaraneeswarar Temple, make a trip to Dhandeeswaram Temple, and look for gifts at Pure Pearls.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Chennai online travel route builder.

Getting from Mahabalipuram to Chennai by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In September, daytime highs in Chennai are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can catch the flight 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.
You've now added Government Botanical Garden to your itinerary. Next up on the itinerary: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Doddabetta Peak, admire the sheer force of Pykara Falls, stop by Green Shop, Ooty, and contemplate the waterfront views at Ooty Lake.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Ooty (Udhagamandalam) online trip itinerary builder.

You can fly from Chennai to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Chennai in September; daily highs in Ooty (Udhagamandalam) reach 31°C and lows reach 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can catch the bus 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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