15 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

15 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

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Make it your trip
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Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
— 4 nights
Fly
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Chennai
— 5 nights
Drive
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Mahabalipuram
— 5 nights
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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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Government Botanical Garden. Venture out of the city with trips to Coonoor (Tranquilitea Gourmet Nilgiri Teas, Sim`s Park, &more). There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Ooty Lake, take in the dramatic scenery at Pykara Water Falls, don't miss a visit to Wenlock Downs 9th Mile Shooting Point, and examine the collection at Mini Car Museum.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Ooty (Udhagamandalam) online trip itinerary planner.

Coimbatore to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 41°C in March, and nighttime lows around 26°C. On the 5th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Chennai.

Things to do in Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Chennai

— 5 nights

Detroit of South Asia

Chennai, a city hailed for its vibrant atmosphere and historic attractions, remains one of the most visited places in India.
You've added The Theosophical Society, VGP Snow Kingdom, San Thome Church, and other attractions to your itinerary. The adventure continues: gain insight with a tour of cultural highlights, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Audikesava Perumal Peyalvar Temple, examine the collection at Live Art Museum, and buy something for everyone on your list at Express Avenue Mall.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Chennai trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) to Chennai takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. In March, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to drive to Mahabalipuram.

Things to do in Chennai

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches
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Mahabalipuram

— 5 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Pancha Rathas, The Madras Crocodile Bank Trust and Centre for Herpetology, Monuments at Mahabalipuram, and other attractions you added. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Mahabalipuram: DakshinaChitra Museum (in Muttukadu), Kanchipuram (Sri Prasanna Venkatesa Perumaal & Vedanthangal Bird Sanctuary) and Covelong Beach (in Covelong). The adventure continues: explore the fascinating underground world of Mahishasuramardini Cave, admire the landmark architecture of Raya Gopura, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tiger Cave, and get engrossed in the history at Maritime Heritage Museum.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read 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. March in Mahabalipuram sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 27°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Mahabalipuram

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

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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.