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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Government Botanical Garden. On the 24th (Fri), admire the natural beauty at Government Rose Garden and then admire the natural beauty at Government Botanical Garden.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Ooty (Udhagamandalam) visit planning app.

Coimbatore to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) is an approximately 2.5-hour bus ride. You can also drive. In September, Ooty (Udhagamandalam) is a bit cooler than Coimbatore - with highs of 31°C and lows of 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel to Ooty (Udhagamandalam).
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Ooty (Udhagamandalam) — 9 nights

Queen of Hill Stations

Your day by day itinerary now includes Government Botanical Garden. Get some historical perspective at Sree Dhanwanthari Temple and Elk Hill Murugan Temple. Escape the urban bustle at Pykara Lake and Cairn Hill. Change things up with a short trip to All Saints Church in Coonoor (about 52 minutes away). See some other sides of Ooty (Udhagamandalam): make a trip to Wenlock Downs 9th Mile Shooting Point, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kandal Cross Roman Catholic Church, steep yourself in history at Raj Bhawan, and take in the dramatic scenery at Pykara Falls.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Ooty (Udhagamandalam) road trip planning site.

Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can fly to Bengaluru.
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Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums
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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.
Start 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. On your second day here, 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 take the plunge with a skydiving experience.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Bengaluru online trip builder.

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 somewhat 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 6th (Wed) early enough 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 day by day itinerary now includes Pancha Rathas, The Madras Crocodile Bank Trust and Centre for Herpetology, Monuments at Mahabalipuram, and other attractions you added. Family-friendly places like Covelong Beach and Mahabalipuram Beach will thrill your kids. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Bhima Ratha.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Mahabalipuram itinerary planning tool.

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, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Mahabalipuram, with lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time 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 list of things to see and do now includes VGP Snow Kingdom, San Thome Church, Besant Nagar Beach, and other attractions. Kids will enjoy Live Art Museum and University of Madras.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Chennai road trip website.

You can drive from Mahabalipuram to Chennai in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can 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 up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) 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 13th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bhagavathy Amman Temple and then kick back and relax at Kanyakumari Beach. On the next day, explore the historical opulence of Padmanabhapuram Palace and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Thanumalayan temple - Sthanumalayan Kovil.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Kanyakumari journey maker tool.

You can fly from Chennai to Kanyakumari in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Kanyakumari can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can go by car 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 15th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ruined Temple/Church of Dhanushkodi, then kick back and relax at Dhanushkodi Beach Point, and then make a trip to Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Memorial. On your second day here, snap pictures at Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge and then contemplate the waterfront views at Villoondi Tirtham.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Rameswaram attractions app.

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 your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Kodaikanal.
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Find places to stay Oct 14 — 16:

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.
On the 17th (Sun), delve into the lush surroundings at Pine Forest and then explore the activities along Kodaikanal Lake.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Kodaikanal online trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Rameswaram to Kodaikanal by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of train and bus. In October, daily temperatures in Kodaikanal can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can 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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