15 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

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Chennai
— 2 nights
Fly
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Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
— 3 nights
Bus
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Coimbatore
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kodaikanal
— 2 nights
Drive
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Madurai
— 1 night
Drive
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Rameswaram
— 2 nights
Drive
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Thanjavur
— 2 nights
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Chennai — 2 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.
We've included these beaches for you: Marina Beach and Covelong Beach. Get some historical perspective at Kapaleeshwarar Temple and San Thome Church. Step out of Chennai to go to Muttukadu and see DakshinaChitra Museum, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. There's much more to do: look for gifts at Cane and Bamboo, see the interesting displays at Vivekananda House- Multimedia Cultural Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Besant Nagar Beach, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Shirdi Sai Baba Temple.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Chennai sightseeing planner.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Chennai. April in Chennai sees daily highs of 42°C and lows of 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to fly 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.
Get in touch with nature at Doddabetta Peak and Moyar River. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Mini Car Museum and M&N Chocolate Museum. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Ooty Lake, take in nature's colorful creations at Government Botanical Garden, and stop by Moddy's Chocolates.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Ooty (Udhagamandalam) trip builder tool.

Fly from Chennai to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or drive. Traveling from Chennai in April, expect Ooty (Udhagamandalam) to be slightly colder, temps between 36°C and 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to take a bus to Coimbatore.
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Coimbatore — 2 nights

Manchester of India

Known throughout the country as a major industrial city, Coimbatore possesses a welcoming atmosphere and a growing cosmopolitanism.
Kasthuri Sreenivasan Trust Art Gallery and Textile Museum has been added to your itinerary. On the 7th (Sun), browse the different shops at Brookefields Mall, then examine the collection at G.D. Naidu Industrial Exhibition, then see the interesting displays at Gedee Car Museum, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Thoonakkadavu Lake. On the next day, get engrossed in the history at Gass Forest Museum, stroll through Triumph Expeditions Private Limited, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mundhi Vinayagur Temple, then take in the exciting artwork at Kasthuri Sreenivasan Trust Art Gallery and Textile Museum, and finally browse the different shops at Prozone Mall.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Coimbatore visit planner.

Getting from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) to Coimbatore by bus takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive. While traveling from Ooty (Udhagamandalam), expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Coimbatore, ranging from highs of 43°C to lows of 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Kodaikanal.
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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 (Tue): take a peaceful walk through Pine Forest, look for gifts at Dynasty, then contemplate the waterfront views at Kodaikanal Lake, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kuzhanthai Velappar Temple, and finally see the interesting displays at Shembaganur Museum of Natural History. On the 10th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Perumal Peak and then take in the dramatic natural features at Dolphin's Nose.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Kodaikanal attractions planner.

Drive from Coimbatore to Kodaikanal in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In April, daytime highs in Kodaikanal are 41°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can drive to Madurai.
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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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Yoga Narasimhar Temple, examine the collection at Gandhi Memorial Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple, and finally stop by Prema Vilas.

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Traveling by car from Kodaikanal to Madurai takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Madurai are 41°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time 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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Ruined Temple/Church of Dhanushkodi, tour the pleasant surroundings at Water Bird Sanctuary, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Dhanushkodi Beach Point. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Kunthu kal Beach, Rameswaram, don't miss a visit to Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Memorial, then see the interesting displays at Former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam House, then stop by Kalam Sea Shell Mart, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Rameswaram trip itinerary planning app.

Drive from Madurai to Rameswaram in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can go by car to Thanjavur.
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Thanjavur — 2 nights

Rice Bowl of Tamil Nadu

A bastion of South Indian culture and heritage, Thanjavur entrances visitors from all over the world with its architecture, distinct art style, and the Great Living Chola Temples, landmarks of the city and a World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Thanjavur Royal Palace and Art Gallery, take in the spiritual surroundings of Naganathaswamy Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Raahu Navagrahasthalam, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mercury Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Brihadeeswara Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Ramalingaswami Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Swami Malai Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Arulmigu Swaminatha Swami Temple, Swamimalai, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Patteeswaram Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Garbarakshambigai Temple.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Thanjavur day trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Rameswaram to Thanjavur takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 46°C in April, and nighttime lows around 31°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can catch the flight 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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