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Mahabalipuram, India
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Coimbatore, India
— 3 nights
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Ooty (Udhagamandalam), India
— 5 nights
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Tiruchirappalli, India
— 5 nights
Drive
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Rameswaram, India
— 4 nights
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Madurai, India
— 3 nights
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Kanyakumari, India
— 4 nights
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Singapore, Singapore
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Mahabalipuram, India — 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 Kapaleeshwarar Temple as well as Tiger Cave. Kids will enjoy Mahishasuramardini Cave and Kamakshi Amman Temple. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Shore Temple, enjoy the sea views from Mahabalipuram Lighthouse, explore the ancient world of Monuments at Mahabalipuram, and admire the striking features of Raya Gopura.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Mahabalipuram trip itinerary maker site.

Chennai to Mahabalipuram is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 43°C in May, and nighttime lows around 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can fly to Coimbatore.
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Coimbatore, India — 3 nights

Manchester of India

Known throughout the country as a major industrial city, Coimbatore possesses a welcoming atmosphere and a growing cosmopolitanism.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Eachanari Vinayagar Temple and Arulmigu Patteeswarar Swamy Temple. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Marudamalai Temple and get in on the family fun at Kovai Kondattam Theme Park.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Coimbatore trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Mahabalipuram to Coimbatore by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Mahabalipuram in May, things will get little chillier in Coimbatore: highs are around 40°C and lows about 28°C. You will leave for Ooty (Udhagamandalam) on the 22nd (Wed).
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Ooty (Udhagamandalam), India — 5 nights

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'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Government Botanical Garden and Pykara Lake. When in Ooty (Udhagamandalam), make a side trip to see Moyar River in Mudumalai, approximately Mudumalai away. The adventure continues: take in the awesome beauty at Doddabetta Peak, take in nature's colorful creations at Government Rose Garden, explore the activities along Upper Bhavani Lake, and get outside with Glenmorgan.

To see more things to do and other tourist information, read our Ooty (Udhagamandalam) vacation maker app.

Getting from Coimbatore to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) by bus takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive. In May in Ooty (Udhagamandalam), expect temperatures between 40°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can go by car to Tiruchirappalli.
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Tiruchirappalli, India — 5 nights

Rockfort City

Located in the center of the state, the ancient city of Tiruchirappalli--or Trichy/Tiruchi as it is more commonly known--remains rich in Tamil culture.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Puliyancholai Falls and Grand Anicut. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tiruchirappalli: Garbarakshambigai Temple (in Thirukkarugavur) and Thanjavur (Brihadeeswara Temple, Thanjavur Royal Palace and Art Gallery, &more). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple, contemplate the long history of Pundarikakshan Perumal Temple, pause for some serene contemplation at Tiruchirapalli Rock Fort, and admire the striking features of Rockfort Temple.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Tiruchirappalli trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) to Tiruchirappalli takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi and flight. In May, plan for daily highs up to 43°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to drive to Rameswaram.
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Rameswaram, India — 4 nights

A trip to Rameswaram on Pamban Island will take you across a long limestone shoal bridge with spectacular ocean scenery.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Dhanushkodi Beach Point and Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple. When in Rameswaram, make a side trip to see Five-Faced Hanuman Temple in Ramanathapuram, approximately Ramanathapuram away. There's still lots to do: snap pictures at Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge, stroll through Water Bird Sanctuary, look for gifts at Kalam Sea Shell Mart, and examine the collection at Former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam House.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Rameswaram journey planner.

You can drive from Tiruchirappalli to Rameswaram in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Madurai.
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Madurai, India — 3 nights

Athens of the East

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.
Kids will enjoy Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple and Koodal Azhagar Temple. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Yoga Narasimhar Temple, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, don't miss a visit to Arittapatti Shivan Temple, and contemplate the long history of Sri Ramana Mandiram.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Madurai online trip maker.

You can drive from Rameswaram to Madurai in 3 hours. Another option is to take a train. June in Madurai sees daily highs of 40°C and lows of 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can take a bus to Kanyakumari.
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Kanyakumari, India — 4 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.
Bring the kids along to Vivekananda Rock Memorial and Marungoor Murugan Temple. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kanyakumari: Padmanabhapuram Palace (in Thuckalay) and Nagaraja Temple (in Nagercoil). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Thanumalayan temple - Sthanumalayan Kovil, don't miss a visit to Thiruvalluvar Statue, admire the sheer force of Kaalikesam Waterfalls, and enjoy the sand and surf at Sothavilai Beach.

Find out how to plan Kanyakumari trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Take a bus from Madurai to Kanyakumari in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Madurai in June, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Kanyakumari: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Singapore.
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Singapore, Singapore — 7 nights

Lion City

A Singapore vacation reveals the many charms of a leading city-state and regional hub of culture, retail, and tourism.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Singapore Zoo and Universal Studios Singapore. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Singapore Flyer, appreciate the history behind Merlion Park, take in nature's colorful creations at Gardens by the Bay, and walk around Singapore Botanic Gardens.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Singapore road trip planner.

Getting from Kanyakumari to Singapore by combination of train and flight takes about 10.5 hours. Other options: drive. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Singapore Standard Time (SGT), which is usually a 2.5 hour difference. In June, daily temperatures in Singapore can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Tamil Nadu travel guide

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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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