3 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

3 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tamil Nadu tour planner

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Mahabalipuram
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Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
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Mahabalipuram

— 1 night
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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): admire the striking features of Pancha Rathas, get to know the resident critters at The Madras Crocodile Bank Trust and Centre for Herpetology, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Mahishasuramardini Cave. On the next day, take in the spiritual surroundings of Shore Temple and then delve into the distant past at Monuments at Mahabalipuram.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Mahabalipuram trip maker tool.

New Delhi to Mahabalipuram is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Mahabalipuram when traveling from New Delhi in April, with lows around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time to fly to Ooty (Udhagamandalam).

Things to do in Mahabalipuram

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums
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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.
On the 3rd (Sat), take in nature's colorful creations at Government Rose Garden, take in nature's colorful creations at Government Botanical Garden, and then explore the activities along Ooty Lake.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Ooty (Udhagamandalam) trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from Mahabalipuram to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. Traveling from Mahabalipuram in April, expect Ooty (Udhagamandalam) to be a bit cooler, temps between 36°C and 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

Parks · Nature

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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.