12 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

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Madurai — 3 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 Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple and Nature & Wildlife Tours. There's lots more to do: gain insight with a tour of cultural highlights, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pazhamudhir Solai, and contemplate the long history of Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Madurai trip itinerary planning site.

Chennai to Madurai is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. November in Madurai sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 27°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Coimbatore.
Tours · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife
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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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Black Thunder, Masaniamman Temple and Dhyanalinga. Bring the kids along to Marudamalai Temple and Arulmigu Patteeswarar Swamy Temple. Step out of Coimbatore to go to Palakkad and see Malampuzha Garden and Dam, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Eachanari Vinayagar Temple, buy something for everyone on your list at Brookefields Mall, don't miss a visit to Then -Tirupathi, and get great views at Dharmalingeshwarar Temple.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Coimbatore vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Madurai to Coimbatore takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. November in Coimbatore sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can take a bus to Coonoor.
Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Parks · Shopping
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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.
On the 20th (Sun), take some stellar pictures from Lamb's Rock, then play a few rounds at Wellington Gymkhana Club Golf Course, and then admire the natural beauty at Sim`s Park. Keep things going the next day: stop by Green Shop, then take in the dramatic scenery at Catherine Falls, then take a memorable drive along Kodanadu View Point, and finally get great views at Dolphin's Nose.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Coonoor travel planner.

You can take a bus from Coimbatore to Coonoor in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In November, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to take a bus to Ooty (Udhagamandalam).
Parks · Outdoors · Golf · Nature
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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 Doddabetta Peak and Ooty Lake make great kid-friendly stops. There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Government Botanical Garden, stop by Moddy's Chocolates, examine the collection at Mini Car Museum, and explore the activities along Avalanche Lake.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Ooty (Udhagamandalam) trip planner.

You can take a bus from Coonoor to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly back home.
Parks · Nature · Museums · Shopping
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Tamil Nadu travel guide

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.