7 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

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Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
— 1 day
Fly
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Chennai
— 1 night
Drive
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Mahabalipuram
— 1 night
Drive
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Salem
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kodaikanal
— 1 day
Drive

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Ooty (Udhagamandalam) — 1 day

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. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Ooty Lake and then admire the natural beauty at Government Botanical Garden.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Ooty (Udhagamandalam) holiday maker.

Coimbatore to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) is an approximately 2.5-hour bus ride. You can also drive. Traveling from Coimbatore in June, expect Ooty (Udhagamandalam) to be slightly colder, temps between 31°C and 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Chennai.
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Chennai — 1 night

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 day by day itinerary now includes San Thome Church, Marina Beach and Kapaleeshwarar Temple. On the 11th (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of San Thome Church, don't miss a visit to Indian Institute Of Technology, Madras, then enjoy the sand and surf at Marina Beach, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kapaleeshwarar Temple.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Chennai trip builder site.

Fly from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) to Chennai in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or drive. In June, Chennai is somewhat warmer than Ooty (Udhagamandalam) - with highs of 43°C and lows of 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to drive to Mahabalipuram.
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Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches · Parks
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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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Pancha Rathas as well as Monuments at Mahabalipuram. On the 12th (Mon), don't miss a visit to Pancha Rathas and then explore the ancient world of Monuments at Mahabalipuram.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Mahabalipuram day trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Chennai to Mahabalipuram takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. June in Mahabalipuram sees daily highs of 43°C and lows of 31°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to drive to Salem.
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Salem — 2 nights

Salem is a city in Salem district in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kottai Mariamman Temple and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at 1008 Lingam Temple. On the 14th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: experience rural life at Silk Farm and then get great views at Lady's Seat.

Discover how to plan a Salem trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Getting from Mahabalipuram to Salem by car takes about 5.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to drive to Kodaikanal.
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Kodaikanal — 1 day

Princess of Hill Stations

A cool and relaxing hill station, Kodaikanal has long attracted visitors up to its privileged position in the Western Ghats.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): get great views at Pillar Rocks, look for gifts at Danish Display, and then explore the activities along Kodaikanal Lake.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Kodaikanal tour itinerary builder app.

Getting from Salem to Kodaikanal by car takes about 5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 40°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to 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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