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.
You've now added Government Botanical Garden to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): admire the natural beauty at Government Rose Garden and then admire the natural beauty at Government Botanical Garden.

For reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Ooty (Udhagamandalam) online vacation planner.

Coimbatore to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) is an approximately 2.5-hour bus ride. You can also drive. Traveling from Coimbatore in September, things will get a bit cooler in Ooty (Udhagamandalam): highs are around 31°C and lows about 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Ooty (Udhagamandalam).
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Ooty (Udhagamandalam) — 9 nights

Queen of Hill Stations

Government Botanical Garden has been added to your itinerary. Step out of the city life by going to Pykara Lake and Ooty Lake. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Sree Dhanwanthari Temple and Annamalai Murugan Temple. Go for a jaunt from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) to Coonoor to see All Saints Church about 52 minutes away. Explore Ooty (Udhagamandalam) further: don't miss a visit to Wenlock Downs 9th Mile Shooting Point, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Doddabetta Peak, contemplate the long history of Raj Bhawan, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Church.

To see reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Ooty (Udhagamandalam) trip planner.

Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can 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 5th (Tue): find something for the whole family at Wonderla Amusement Park and then take in the spiritual surroundings of ISKCON Temple Bangalore. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Wed): step into the grandiose world of Bangalore Palace, admire the natural beauty at Lalbagh Botanical Garden, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and finally take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Bengaluru trip planner.

You can fly from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) to Bengaluru in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or drive. Traveling from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) in October, you will find days in Bengaluru are somewhat warmer (35°C), and nights are about the same (24°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can catch the flight 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. Step out of the city life by going to Covelong Beach and Mahabalipuram Beach. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Bhima Ratha.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Mahabalipuram trip planning tool.

You can fly from Bengaluru to Mahabalipuram in 3 hours. Other options are to 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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can 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. It doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Live Art Museum and admire the landmark architecture of University of Madras.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Chennai journey maker site.

You can drive from Mahabalipuram to Chennai in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) so you can fly 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.
On the 13th (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Bhagavathy Amman Temple and then kick back and relax at Kanyakumari Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the striking features of Padmanabhapuram Palace and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Thanumalayan temple - Sthanumalayan Kovil.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Kanyakumari journey 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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough 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 15th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Ruined Temple/Church of Dhanushkodi, kick back and relax at Dhanushkodi Beach Point, and then make a trip to Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Memorial. Keep things going the next day: snap pictures at Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge and then contemplate the waterfront views at Villoondi Tirtham.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Rameswaram trip itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Kanyakumari to Rameswaram in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can go by car 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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): delve into the lush surroundings at Pine Forest and then contemplate the waterfront views at Kodaikanal Lake.

Before you visit Kodaikanal, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can drive from Rameswaram to Kodaikanal in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in October, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to drive 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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