60 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

60 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tamil Nadu journey planner
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Kodaikanal
— 6 nights
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Rameswaram
— 7 nights
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Madurai
— 8 nights
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Mahabalipuram
— 11 nights
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Chennai
— 13 nights
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Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
— 14 nights
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Kodaikanal — 6 nights

Princess of Hill Stations

A cool and relaxing hill station, Kodaikanal has long attracted visitors up to its privileged position in the Western Ghats.
Kodaikanal is known for nature, sightseeing, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Kodaikanal Lake, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Lutheran Church, Head underground at Guna Cave, and take in nature's colorful creations at Bryant Park.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Kodaikanal sightseeing planner.

Coimbatore to Kodaikanal is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Coimbatore in July, Kodaikanal is a bit warmer at night with lows of 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can drive to Rameswaram.
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Rameswaram — 7 nights

A trip to Rameswaram on Pamban Island will take you across a long limestone shoal bridge with spectacular ocean scenery.
Rameswaram is known for historic sites, beaches, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: kick back and relax at Dhanushkodi Beach Point, stop by Kalam Sea Shell Mart, explore the activities along Agnitheertham, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kothandaramar Temple.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Rameswaram trip itinerary app.

You can drive from Kodaikanal to Rameswaram in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to drive to Madurai.
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Find places to stay Jul 7 — 14:

Madurai — 8 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.
Go for a jaunt from Madurai to Srivilliputhur to see Andal Renga Mannar Temple about 1h 45 min away. There's still lots to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pazhamudhir Solai, and examine the collection at Gandhi Memorial Museum.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Madurai planner.

Getting from Rameswaram to Madurai by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train. July in Madurai sees daily highs of 40°C and lows of 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to fly to Mahabalipuram.
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Mahabalipuram — 11 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Mahabalipuram: Bhairava Temple (in Chengalpattu), Covelong Beach (in Covelong) and DakshinaChitra Museum (in Muttukadu). The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Pancha Rathas, get to know the fascinating history of Vedagiriswarar Temple, look for gifts at Jewel Mount., and take in the spiritual surroundings of Thiruporur Murugan Temple.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Mahabalipuram travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Madurai to Mahabalipuram takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. July in Mahabalipuram sees daily highs of 42°C and lows of 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Chennai.
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Chennai — 13 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.
Chennai is known for historic sites, beaches, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: enjoy the sand and surf at Marina Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kapaleeshwarar Temple, don't miss a visit to Ayappan Temple, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Besant Nagar Beach.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Chennai route builder 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 August, daytime highs in Chennai are 41°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Ooty (Udhagamandalam).
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Ooty (Udhagamandalam) — 14 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Ooty (Udhagamandalam): Sree Dhanwanthari Temple (in Coimbatore), Bandipur National Park and Tiger Reserve (in Bandipur) and Chitti Vinayagar Temple (in Valparai). Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Government Botanical Garden, don't miss a visit to Wenlock Downs 9th Mile Shooting Point, take in the awesome beauty at Doddabetta Peak, and admire the sheer force of Pykara Falls.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Ooty (Udhagamandalam) itinerary tool.

Traveling by flight from Chennai to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or drive. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Chennai in August: highs in Ooty (Udhagamandalam) hover around 37°C, while lows dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to take a bus back home.
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Find places to stay Aug 15 — 29:

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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