15 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

15 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

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Make it your trip
Fly
1
Chennai
— 1 night
Drive
2
Mahabalipuram
— 2 nights
Fly
3
Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
— 4 nights
Drive
4
Kodaikanal
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Madurai
— 1 night
Drive
6
Rameswaram
— 2 nights
Drive
7
Kanyakumari
— 2 nights
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Chennai — 1 night

Detroit of South Asia

Chennai, a city hailed for its vibrant atmosphere and historic attractions, remains one of the most visited places in India.
On the 2nd (Thu), look for gifts at San-Cha Tea Boutique, enjoy the sand and surf at Marina Beach, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kapaleeshwarar Temple.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Chennai trip planner.

Stockholm, Sweden to Chennai is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Traveling from Stockholm to Chennai, you'll lose 4.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Stockholm in June, expect Chennai to be much hotter, temps between 43°C and 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can drive to Mahabalipuram.
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Mahabalipuram — 2 nights

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. The structures showcase the decoration and form of early Dravidian architecture, and their distinctive designs, striking coloration, and scale still create an evocative atmosphere when studied closely and when seen as a whole.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shore Temple and then delve into the distant past at Monuments at Mahabalipuram. Keep things going the next day: get to know the resident critters at The Madras Crocodile Bank Trust and Centre for Herpetology and then admire the striking features of Pancha Rathas.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Mahabalipuram trip planner.

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. Expect a daytime high around 43°C in June, and nighttime lows around 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Ooty (Udhagamandalam).
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Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Jun 2 — 4:

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.
Go for a jaunt from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) to Coonoor to see Sim`s Park about 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Government Botanical Garden, take in the spiritual surroundings of Elk Hill Murugan Temple, make a trip to Wenlock Downs 9th Mile Shooting Point, and explore the activities along Ooty Lake.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Ooty (Udhagamandalam) attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from Mahabalipuram to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. In June, Ooty (Udhagamandalam) is a bit cooler than Mahabalipuram - with highs of 31°C and lows of 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Kodaikanal.
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Find places to stay Jun 4 — 8:

Kodaikanal — 2 nights

Princess of Hill Stations

A cool and relaxing hill station, Kodaikanal has long attracted visitors up to its privileged position in the Western Ghats.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): take a peaceful walk through Pine Forest and then go for a walk through Coakers Walk. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Bryant Park and then explore the activities along Kodaikanal Lake.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Kodaikanal travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) to Kodaikanal in 5.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) in June: high temperatures in Kodaikanal hover around 40°C and lows are around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to drive to Madurai.
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Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Jun 8 — 10:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple, and then stop by Femina Silks & Handlooms.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Madurai journey planner.

You can drive from Kodaikanal to Madurai in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Madurai can reach 40°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can drive to Rameswaram.
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Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Jun 10 — 11:

Rameswaram — 2 nights

A trip to Rameswaram on Pamban Island will take you across a long limestone shoal bridge with spectacular ocean scenery.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): make a trip to Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Memorial and then take in the views from Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple and then enjoy the sand and surf at Dhanushkodi Beach Point.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Rameswaram day trip website.

You can drive from Madurai to Rameswaram in 3 hours. Another option is to take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can go by car to Kanyakumari.
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Find places to stay Jun 11 — 13:

Kanyakumari — 2 nights

Cape Comorin

Located at the most southerly point of mainland India, Kanyakumari has long attracted pilgrims and those keen to see the end of the road.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): make a trip to Vivekananda Rock Memorial, kick back and relax at Kanyakumari Beach, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Narayani Shakti Peeth (Suchindram Shakti Peeth).

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Kanyakumari driving holiday tool.

Drive from Rameswaram to Kanyakumari in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Kanyakumari can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.
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Side Trip
Find places to stay Jun 13 — 15:

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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