24 days in Tamil Nadu & Bengaluru Itinerary

24 days in Tamil Nadu & Bengaluru Itinerary

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Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
— 1 night
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Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
— 9 nights
Fly
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Bengaluru
— 2 nights
Fly
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Mahabalipuram
— 3 nights
Drive
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Chennai
— 3 nights
Fly
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Kanyakumari
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rameswaram
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kodaikanal
— 1 night
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Ooty (Udhagamandalam) — 1 night

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.
Government Botanical Garden has been added to your itinerary. On the 30th (Thu), admire the natural beauty at Government Rose Garden and then admire the natural beauty at Government Botanical Garden.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Ooty (Udhagamandalam) online trip itinerary maker.

Coimbatore to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) is an approximately 2.5-hour bus ride. You can also drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Coimbatore in September: high temperatures in Ooty (Udhagamandalam) hover around 31°C and lows are around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to travel to Ooty (Udhagamandalam).
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Ooty (Udhagamandalam) — 9 nights

Queen of Hill Stations

You've now added Government Botanical Garden to your itinerary. Get some historical perspective at Sree Dhanwanthari Temple and All Saints Church. Get some cultural insight at Annamalai Murugan Temple and St. Stephen's Church. Enjoy Ooty (Udhagamandalam) some more: explore the activities along Pykara Lake, take in the spiritual surroundings of Muniswarar Temple, take in the dramatic scenery at Pykara Falls, and take in the awesome beauty at Doddabetta Peak.

For reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Ooty (Udhagamandalam) trip planner.

Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to fly to Bengaluru.
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Bengaluru — 2 nights

Silicon Valley of India

Flourishing development and a bustling IT industry transformed Bangalore into a vibrant metropolis, but the city preserves its numerous historic and cultural sights.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): find something for the whole family at Wonderla Amusement Park and then take in the spiritual surroundings of ISKCON Temple Bangalore. Here are some ideas for day two: step into the grandiose world of Bangalore Palace, then admire the natural beauty at Lalbagh Botanical Garden, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and finally get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Bengaluru online trip planner.

Fly from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) to Bengaluru in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or drive. When traveling from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) in October, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Bengaluru: temperatures range from 35°C by day to 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Mahabalipuram.
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Mahabalipuram — 3 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. Visit Covelong Beach and Mahabalipuram Beach for some beach relaxation. There's more to do: appreciate the history behind Bhima Ratha.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Mahabalipuram online attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from Bengaluru to Mahabalipuram takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Bengaluru in October, Mahabalipuram is a bit warmer at night with lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to drive 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 day by day itinerary now includes VGP Snow Kingdom, San Thome Church, Besant Nagar Beach, and other attractions you added. There's more to do: examine the collection at Live Art Museum and admire the landmark architecture of University of Madras.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Chennai journey planner.

Getting from Mahabalipuram to Chennai by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In October in Chennai, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Kanyakumari.
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Bhagavathy Amman Temple and then enjoy the sand and surf at Kanyakumari Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: step into the grandiose world of Padmanabhapuram Palace and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Thanumalayan temple - Sthanumalayan Kovil.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Kanyakumari trip builder app.

Traveling by flight from Chennai to Kanyakumari takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In October in Kanyakumari, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) 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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Ruined Temple/Church of Dhanushkodi, then stroll through Dhanushkodi Beach Point, and then don't miss a visit to Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Memorial. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the views from Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge and then contemplate the waterfront views at Villoondi Tirtham.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Rameswaram travel itinerary planner.

Drive from Kanyakumari to Rameswaram in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Kodaikanal.
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Kodaikanal — 1 night

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 23rd (Sat): take a peaceful walk through Pine Forest and then contemplate the waterfront views at Kodaikanal Lake.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Kodaikanal road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Rameswaram to Kodaikanal takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of train and bus. In October in Kodaikanal, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can go by car back home.
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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.
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