10 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

10 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tamil Nadu planner
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Make it your trip
Fly
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Madurai
— 1 night
Drive
2
Yercaud
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Coimbatore
— 2 nights
Bus
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Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
— 4 nights
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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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Aayiram Kaal Mandapam and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Madurai trip maker app.

Chennai to Madurai is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. October in Madurai sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can drive to Yercaud.
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Historic Sites
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Yercaud — 2 nights

The hill station of Yercaud sits among a rolling range of forested hills, and thrives in a climate that has benefitted the biodiversity of the landscape, and the productivity of the town's agricultural industry.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): take in the dramatic scenery at Kiliyur Falls and then explore the activities along Big Lake. On the 4th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get great views at Pagoda Point and then head outdoors with 32-km Loop Road.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Yercaud road trip tool.

Getting from Madurai to Yercaud by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in October, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to travel to Coimbatore.
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Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Scenic Drive
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Coimbatore — 2 nights

Manchester of India

Known throughout the country as a major industrial city, Coimbatore possesses a welcoming atmosphere and a growing cosmopolitanism.
On the 5th (Tue), admire the sheer force of Sengupathi Falls and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Marudamalai Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: do some two-wheel cruising with Triumph Expeditions Private Limited, browse the different shops at Brookefields Mall, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Siruvani Falls and Dam.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Coimbatore tour itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Yercaud to Coimbatore takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train; or drive. In October, daytime highs in Coimbatore are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a bus to Ooty (Udhagamandalam).
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Parks · Nature · Shopping · Historic Sites
Side Trip
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Ooty (Udhagamandalam) — 4 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.
Take a break from the city and head to Pykara Lake and Ooty Lake. There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Government Botanical Garden, revel in the low prices at Jai's King Star, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cairn Hill, and admire the sheer force of Pykara Falls.

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Ooty (Udhagamandalam) trip itinerary planner.

Take a bus from Coimbatore to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Coimbatore in October, things will get little chillier in Ooty (Udhagamandalam): highs are around 31°C and lows about 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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Parks · Nature · Shopping
Side Trip
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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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