12 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

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Fly
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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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Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches · Nature
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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 Brookefields Mall. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Velliangiri Mountains and Siruvani Falls and Dam. There's still lots to do: take a spin around town with Triumph Expeditions Private Limited, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at ISKCON Coimbatore, and examine the collection 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 in Coimbatore, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to 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 Doddabetta Peak make great kid-friendly stops. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Emerald Lake and Tea Museum. There's more to do: admire the natural beauty at Government Botanical Garden.

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You can take a bus from Coimbatore to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) in 2.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Coimbatore in January, things will get a bit cooler in Ooty (Udhagamandalam): highs are around 30°C and lows about 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) 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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