12 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

12 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Chennai
— 4 nights
2
Mahabalipuram
— 1 night
3
Kanyakumari
— 1 night
4
Rameswaram
— 2 nights
5
Kodaikanal
— 1 night
6
Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
— 2 nights

4
nights
Chennai

Chennai ©
Chennai, a city hailed for its vibrant atmosphere and historic attractions, remains one of the most visited places in India.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes San Thome Church. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Marina Beach, take in nature's colorful creations at The Theosophical Society, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kapaleeshwarar Temple, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

For traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Chennai online vacation planner.

New Delhi to Chennai is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In August in Chennai, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Mahabalipuram.

Things to do in Chennai

Historic Sites Shopping Parks
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Parthasarathy Temple ©
Parthasarathy Temple
Marina Beach ©
Marina Beach
Kapaleeshwarar Temple ©
Kapaleeshwarar Temple

1
night
Mahabalipuram

Mahabalipuram ©
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.
On the 6th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Shore Temple and then get to know the resident critters at The Madras Crocodile Bank Trust and Centre for Herpetology.

For maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Mahabalipuram trip planning site.

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. In August, daytime highs in Mahabalipuram are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to travel to Kanyakumari.

Things to do in Mahabalipuram

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Shore Temple ©
Shore Temple

1
night
Kanyakumari

Kanyakumari ©
Located at the most southerly point of mainland India, Kanyakumari has long attracted pilgrims and those keen to see the end of the road.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thanumalayan temple - Sthanumalayan Kovil, identify plant and animal life at Sunset View Point, thenappreciate the history behind Thiruvalluvar Statue, and finally kick back and relax at Kanyakumari Beach.

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Traveling by flight from Mahabalipuram to Kanyakumari takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Mahabalipuram in August: highs in Kanyakumari hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to drive to Rameswaram.

Things to do in Kanyakumari

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites
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Kanyakumari Beach ©
Kanyakumari Beach
Thiruvalluvar Statue ©
Thiruvalluvar Statue
Thanumalayan temple - Sthanumalayan Kovil ©

2
nights
Rameswaram

Rameswaram ©
A trip to Rameswaram on Pamban Island will take you across a long limestone shoal bridge with spectacular ocean scenery.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple, thentour the pleasant surroundings at Dhanushkodi Beach Point, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Agnitheertham. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Villoondi Tirtham, snap pictures at Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge, take in the views from Pamban bridge, thenexplore the different monuments and memorials at Kalam National Memorial, and finally see the interesting displays at Former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam House.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Rameswaram tour planner.

Traveling by car from Kanyakumari to Rameswaram takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Kodaikanal.

Things to do in Rameswaram

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple ©
Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple
Dhanushkodi Beach Point ©
Dhanushkodi Beach Point
Pamban bridge ©
Pamban bridge

1
night
Kodaikanal

Kodaikanal ©
A cool and relaxing hill station, Kodaikanal has long attracted visitors up to its privileged position in the Western Ghats.
On the 10th (Mon), get great views at Pillar Rocks, thengo for a walk through Coakers Walk, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Kodaikanal Lake.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Kodaikanal day trip website.

Traveling by car from Rameswaram to Kodaikanal takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. Expect a daytime high around °C in August, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can go by car to Ooty (Udhagamandalam).

Things to do in Kodaikanal

Nature Parks
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Kodaikanal Lake ©
Kodaikanal Lake
Coakers Walk ©
Coakers Walk
Pillar Rocks ©
Pillar Rocks

2
nights
Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

Ooty (Udhagamandalam) ©
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 11th (Tue): take in nature's colorful creations at Government Botanical Garden, thentake your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Doddabetta Peak, thenlook for gifts at Moddy's Chocolates, and finally explore the activities along Ooty Lake. On the next day, contemplate the waterfront views at Pykara Lake, admire the natural beauty at Government Rose Garden, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Elk Hill Murugan Temple.

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Getting from Kodaikanal to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. In August, daytime highs in Ooty (Udhagamandalam) are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Government Botanical Garden
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Doddabetta Peak ©
Doddabetta Peak
Government Botanical Garden ©
Government Botanical Garden
Pykara Lake ©
Pykara Lake

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