15 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

15 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tamil Nadu trip itinerary planner
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Make it your trip
Fly
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Tiruchirappalli
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
— 5 nights
Fly
3
Chennai
— 3 nights
Drive
4
Mahabalipuram
— 4 nights
Drive

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Tiruchirappalli — 2 nights

Rockfort City

Located in the center of the state, the ancient city of Tiruchirappalli--or Trichy/Tiruchi as it is more commonly known--remains rich in Tamil culture.
You've now added LA Cinema Maris to your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Tiruchirappalli side-trips: Thanjavur (Punnainallur Mariamman Koil, Thanjavur Royal Palace and Art Gallery, &more). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple, contemplate the long history of Jambukeswarar Temple, and admire the landmark architecture of Pundarikakshan Perumal Temple.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Tiruchirappalli trip site.

Pondicherry to Tiruchirappalli is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. March in Tiruchirappalli sees daily highs of 42°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can drive to Ooty (Udhagamandalam).
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Ooty (Udhagamandalam) — 5 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.
You've now added Government Botanical Garden to your itinerary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ooty (Udhagamandalam): Coonoor (Tranquilitea Gourmet Nilgiri Teas, Sim`s Park, &more). There's lots more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Doddabetta Peak, contemplate the long history of Raj Bhawan, admire the natural beauty at Government Rose Garden, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kandal Cross Roman Catholic Church.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Ooty (Udhagamandalam) travel planning app.

You can drive from Tiruchirappalli to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of flight and taxi. March in Ooty (Udhagamandalam) sees daily highs of 41°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to fly to Chennai.
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Chennai — 3 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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes The Theosophical Society, VGP Snow Kingdom, San Thome Church, and other attractions. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Parthasarathy Temple, examine the collection at Live Art Museum, and look for gifts at Pure Pearls.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Chennai route maker app.

Getting from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) to Chennai by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in March, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Mahabalipuram.
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Mahabalipuram — 4 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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Pancha Rathas, The Madras Crocodile Bank Trust and Centre for Herpetology, Monuments at Mahabalipuram, and other attractions. Step out of Mahabalipuram to go to Muttukadu and see DakshinaChitra Museum, which is approximately 38 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the fascinating underground world of Mahishasuramardini Cave, explore the ancient world of Tiger Cave, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thiruporur Murugan Temple, and stop by Apollo Books.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Mahabalipuram road trip tool.

You can drive from Chennai to Mahabalipuram in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. In March, daily temperatures in Mahabalipuram can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to drive back home.
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Tamil Nadu travel guide

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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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