12 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

12 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

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Madurai
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Rameswaram
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Coimbatore
— 4 nights
Bus
4
Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
— 3 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.
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Chennai to Madurai is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in January, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to drive to Rameswaram.
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Rameswaram — 2 nights

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 24th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Villoondi Tirtham and then kick back and relax at Ariyaman Beach. On the 25th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Memorial and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hanuman Temple.

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You can drive from Madurai to Rameswaram in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. On the 25th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Coimbatore.
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Coimbatore — 4 nights

Manchester of India

Known throughout the country as a major industrial city, Coimbatore possesses a welcoming atmosphere and a growing cosmopolitanism.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Arulmigu Patteeswarar Swamy Temple and Triumph Expeditions Private Limited. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Velliangiri Mountains and Brookefields Mall. Next up on the itinerary: admire the sheer force of Siruvani Falls and Dam, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Naga Sai Temple, and see the interesting displays at G.D. Naidu Industrial Exhibition.

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Traveling by car from Rameswaram to Coimbatore takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. In January, daytime highs in Coimbatore are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can take a bus to Ooty (Udhagamandalam).
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Ooty (Udhagamandalam) — 3 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.
Attractions like St. Stephen's Church and Emerald Lake make great kid-friendly stops. There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Government Botanical Garden, see the interesting displays at Tea Museum, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Doddabetta Peak.

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Getting from Coimbatore to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) by bus takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Coimbatore in January: high temperatures in Ooty (Udhagamandalam) hover around 30°C and lows are around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough 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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