60 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

60 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

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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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Perumal Peak. There's much more to do: explore the activities along Kodaikanal Lake, take in the pleasant sights at Coakers Walk, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Palani, and get great views at Pillar Rocks.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Kodaikanal online vacation builder.

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. In October, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to 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: enjoy the sand and surf at Dhanushkodi Beach Point, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kunthu kal Beach, Rameswaram, take in the spiritual surroundings of Hanuman Temple, and see the interesting displays at Former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam House.

To see photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Rameswaram itinerary builder 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) to allow time to drive to Madurai.
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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 lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Aayiram Kaal Mandapam, browse the different shops at Majesty Cine Mall, see the interesting displays at Gandhi Memorial Museum, and make a trip to Arittapatti Shivan Temple.

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You can drive from Rameswaram to Madurai in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In October in Madurai, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can 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.
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. Venture out of the city with trips to Bhairava Temple (in Chengalpattu), Covelong Beach (in Covelong) and DakshinaChitra Museum (in Muttukadu). There's much more to do: Head underground at Mahishasuramardini Cave, take in the spiritual surroundings of Thiruporur Murugan Temple, get to know the fascinating history of Vedagiriswarar Temple, and examine the collection at India Seashell Museum.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Mahabalipuram road trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Madurai to Mahabalipuram takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. In October, daily temperatures in Mahabalipuram can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can go by car 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.
You've added VGP Snow Kingdom, San Thome Church, Besant Nagar Beach, and other attractions to your itinerary. The adventure continues: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, don't miss a visit to Indian Institute Of Technology, Madras, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Parthasarathy Temple, and admire the landmark architecture of Rockfort Temple.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Chennai online trip itinerary maker.

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. November in Chennai sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can fly 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.
Government Botanical Garden has been added to your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to Bandipur National Park and Tiger Reserve (in Bandipur), Chitti Vinayagar Temple (in Valparai) and Sree Dhanwanthari Temple (in Coimbatore). There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Pykara Lake, take some stellar pictures from Dolphin's Nose, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Elk Hill Murugan Temple, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Doddabetta Peak.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Ooty (Udhagamandalam) itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Chennai to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or drive. In November in Ooty (Udhagamandalam), expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to take a bus 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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