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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Madurai
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Coimbatore
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
— 1 night
Bus
4
Coonoor
— 2 nights
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Madurai — 2 nights

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine and Walking tours. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Koodal Azhagar Temple, admire the striking features of Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal, examine the collection at Gandhi Memorial Museum, and stop by Prema Vilas.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Madurai online travel planner.

Chennai to Madurai is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Madurai are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Coimbatore.
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Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · Shopping
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Coimbatore — 3 nights

Manchester of India

Known throughout the country as a major industrial city, Coimbatore possesses a welcoming atmosphere and a growing cosmopolitanism.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Dhyanalinga and Cools Spa. Get out of town with these interesting Coimbatore side-trips: Palakkad (Tipu Sultan Fort, Malampuzha Garden and Dam, &more). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Marudamalai Temple, browse the different shops at Brookefields Mall, do some two-wheel cruising with Triumph Expeditions Private Limited, and see the interesting displays at Gedee Car Museum.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Coimbatore online journey planner.

Drive from Madurai to Coimbatore in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a train. August in Coimbatore sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 26°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 7th (Fri) before leaving for Ooty (Udhagamandalam).
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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.
On the 7th (Fri), admire the natural beauty at Government Rose Garden and then admire the natural beauty at Government Botanical Garden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Ayyappan Temple, then contemplate the waterfront views at Pykara Lake, then take in the dramatic scenery at Pykara Falls, and finally explore the activities along Ooty Lake.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Ooty (Udhagamandalam) trip planner.

You can drive from Coimbatore to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In August, daily temperatures in Ooty (Udhagamandalam) can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to take a bus to Coonoor.
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Coonoor — 2 nights

A small town up in the hills, Coonoor has a wealth of scenic sights and pleasant urban places of interest.
Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at All Saints Church, then take in nature's colorful creations at Sim`s Park, then take some stellar pictures from Lamb's Rock, and finally relax in the rural setting at Tranquilitea Gourmet Nilgiri Teas.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Coonoor trip planner.

Traveling by bus from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) to Coonoor takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in August, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly 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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