10 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

10 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tamil Nadu trip itinerary planner
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Make it your trip
Fly
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Chennai
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Mahabalipuram
— 2 nights
Fly
3
Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
— 1 night
Drive
4
Madurai
— 1 night
Drive
5
Rameswaram
— 1 night
Drive
6
Kanyakumari
— 2 nights
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Chennai — 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at San Thome Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Shirdi Sai Baba Temple, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Besant Nagar Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Marina Beach. On the next day, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Ramakrishna Math and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kapaleeshwarar Temple.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Chennai holiday builder site.

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. Traveling from Stockholm in September, expect Chennai to be much hotter, temps between 39°C and 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can go by car to Mahabalipuram.
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Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at The Madras Crocodile Bank Trust and Centre for Herpetology, then explore the fascinating underground world of Mahishasuramardini Cave, and then admire the landmark architecture of Pancha Rathas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Shore Temple and then explore the ancient world of Monuments at Mahabalipuram.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Mahabalipuram route planning site.

Drive from Chennai to Mahabalipuram in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. September in Mahabalipuram sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Ooty (Udhagamandalam).
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Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums
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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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): admire the natural beauty at Government Botanical Garden, then take in the awesome beauty at Doddabetta Peak, and then stop by Green Shop, Ooty.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Ooty (Udhagamandalam) road trip planning app.

Getting from Mahabalipuram to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. Traveling from Mahabalipuram in September, expect Ooty (Udhagamandalam) to be little chillier, temps between 31°C and 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive 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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): examine the collection at Gandhi Memorial Museum, then stop by Kishkintha Garments, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Immaiyil Nanmai Tharuvar Temple.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Madurai vacation tool.

Traveling by car from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) to Madurai takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of taxi and flight. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) in September: high temperatures in Madurai hover around 38°C and lows are around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Rameswaram.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
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Rameswaram — 1 night

A trip to Rameswaram on Pamban Island will take you across a long limestone shoal bridge with spectacular ocean scenery.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): kick back and relax at Dhanushkodi Beach Point, then examine the collection at Former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam House, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple.

For other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Rameswaram tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Madurai to Rameswaram by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Kanyakumari.
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Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites
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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.
On the 9th (Fri), pause for some photo ops at Thiruvalluvar Statue, then make a trip to Vivekananda Rock Memorial, and then kick back and relax at Kanyakumari Beach.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Kanyakumari trip itinerary app.

Getting from Rameswaram to Kanyakumari by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.
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Outdoors · Parks · Beaches
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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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