15 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

15 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Chennai
— 2 nights
2
Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
— 3 nights
3
Coimbatore
— 2 nights
4
Kodaikanal
— 2 nights
5
Madurai
— 1 night
6
Rameswaram
— 2 nights
7
Thanjavur
— 2 nights

2
nights
Chennai

Chennai ©
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 Shirdi Sai Baba Temple. 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: kick back and relax at Besant Nagar Beach, stop by Cane and Bamboo, see the interesting displays at Vivekananda House- Multimedia Cultural Museum, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Thome Church.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Chennai tour planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Chennai. In April, plan for daily highs up to 42°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Ooty (Udhagamandalam).

Things to do in Chennai

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

DakshinaChitra Museum, Covelong Beach
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Marina Beach ©
Marina Beach
Kapaleeshwarar Temple ©
Kapaleeshwarar Temple
DakshinaChitra Museum ©
DakshinaChitra Museum

3
nights
Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

Ooty (Udhagamandalam) ©
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 Pykara Lake. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Mini Car Museum and M&N Chocolate Museum. Go for a jaunt from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) to Mudumalai to see Moyar River about 1h 40 min away. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Ooty Lake, stop by Moddy's Chocolates, and take in nature's colorful creations at Government Botanical Garden.

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 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. 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 drive to Coimbatore.

Things to do in Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Government Botanical Garden, Moyar River
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Doddabetta Peak ©
Doddabetta Peak
Moyar River ©
Moyar River
Pykara Lake ©
Pykara Lake

2
nights
Coimbatore

Coimbatore ©
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, 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 car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. 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.

Things to do in Coimbatore

Shopping · Museums · Parks
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Brookefields Mall ©
Brookefields Mall
Mundhi Vinayagur Temple ©
Mundhi Vinayagur Temple
Gedee Car Museum ©
Gedee Car Museum

2
nights
Kodaikanal

Kodaikanal ©
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 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.

Things to do in Kodaikanal

Parks · Nature · Museums
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Kodaikanal Lake ©
Kodaikanal Lake
Pine Forest ©
Pine Forest
Perumal Peak ©
Perumal Peak

1
night
Madurai

Madurai ©
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 do a combination of taxi and train. 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.

Things to do in Madurai

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
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Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple ©
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple
Gandhi Memorial Museum ©
Gandhi Memorial Museum
Prema Vilas ©
Prema Vilas

2
nights
Rameswaram

Rameswaram ©
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, identify plant and animal life 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 Burial Place of APJ Abdul Kalam, explore the different monuments and memorials at Kalam National Memorial, then examine the collection 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 see photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Rameswaram online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Madurai to Rameswaram takes 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.

Things to do in Rameswaram

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors
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Dhanushkodi Beach Point ©
Dhanushkodi Beach Point
Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple ©
Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple
Water Bird Sanctuary ©
Water Bird Sanctuary

2
nights
Thanjavur

Thanjavur ©
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 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 travel back home.

Things to do in Thanjavur

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Kumbakonam, Garbarakshambigai Temple
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Brihadeeswara Temple ©
Brihadeeswara Temple
Garbarakshambigai Temple ©
Garbarakshambigai Temple
Patteeswaram Temple ©
Patteeswaram Temple

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