10 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

10 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

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


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.
You've now added Government Botanical Garden to your itinerary. There's much more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Doddabetta Peak, explore the activities along Pykara Lake, take in the dramatic scenery at Pykara Falls, and look for gifts at Moddy's Chocolates.

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Coimbatore to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) is an approximately 2.5-hour bus ride. You can also drive. Traveling from Coimbatore in September, things will get little chillier in Ooty (Udhagamandalam): highs are around 31°C and lows about 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to fly to Chennai.
Parks · Nature · Shopping · Historic Sites
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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. There's lots more to do: gain a rich perspective with a tour of cultural highlights, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Annai Vailankanni Church, stop by Cane and Bamboo, and see the interesting displays at Live Art Museum.

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Traveling by flight from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) to Chennai takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or drive. In September, Chennai is a bit warmer than Ooty (Udhagamandalam) - with highs of 39°C and lows of 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to drive to Mahabalipuram.
Historic Sites · Beaches · Outdoors · Parks
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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.
You've added Pancha Rathas, The Madras Crocodile Bank Trust and Centre for Herpetology, Monuments at Mahabalipuram, and other attractions to your itinerary. Step out of Mahabalipuram to go to Covelong and see Covelong Beach, which is approximately 34 minutes away. The adventure continues: Head underground at Mahishasuramardini Cave, tour the pleasant surroundings at Mahabalipuram Beach, and contemplate the long history of Bhima Ratha.

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Traveling by car from Chennai to Mahabalipuram takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in September, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.
Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors
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Tamil Nadu travel guide

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.