9 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

9 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

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Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
— 1 night
2
Kodaikanal
— 1 night
3
Rameswaram
— 2 nights
4
Kanyakumari
— 1 night
5
Mahabalipuram
— 1 night
6
Chennai
— 2 nights

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Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

Ooty (Udhagamandalam) ©
Tea gardens and eucalyptus trees scent the air of the fields surrounding Ooty, a popular summer tourism destination up in the hills.
On the 1st (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Elk Hill Murugan Temple, then stop by Moddy's Chocolates, then take in nature's colorful creations at Government Botanical Garden, and finally explore the activities along Ooty Lake. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the sheer force of Pykara Water Falls, contemplate the waterfront views at Pykara Lake, and then make a trip to Wenlock Downs 9th Mile Shooting Point.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Ooty (Udhagamandalam) trip itinerary planner.

Chennai to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Chennai in October, with highs in Ooty (Udhagamandalam) at 31°C and lows at 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Kodaikanal.

Things to do in Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

Parks · Nature · Shopping

Side Trips

Government Botanical Garden, Wenlock Downs 9th Mile Shooting Point
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Government Botanical Garden ©
Government Botanical Garden
Pykara Lake ©
Pykara Lake
Wenlock Downs 9th Mile Shooting Point ©
Wenlock Downs 9th Mile Shooting Point

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Kodaikanal

Kodaikanal ©
A cool and relaxing hill station, Kodaikanal has long attracted visitors up to its privileged position in the Western Ghats.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): go for a walk through Coakers Walk, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Dynasty, then explore the activities along Kodaikanal Lake, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kuzhanthai Velappar Temple.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Kodaikanal online vacation planner.

You can drive from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) to Kodaikanal in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In October, Kodaikanal is somewhat warmer than Ooty (Udhagamandalam) - with highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Rameswaram.

Things to do in Kodaikanal

Parks · Nature · Shopping
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Kodaikanal Lake ©
Kodaikanal Lake
Coakers Walk ©
Coakers Walk
Dynasty ©
Dynasty

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Rameswaram

Rameswaram ©
A trip to Rameswaram on Pamban Island will take you across a long limestone shoal bridge with spectacular ocean scenery.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Water Bird Sanctuary, then kick back and relax at Dhanushkodi Beach Point, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ruined Temple/Church of Dhanushkodi. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple, examine the collection at Former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam House, explore the different monuments and memorials at Kalam National Memorial, then take in the views from Pamban bridge, then snap pictures at Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge, and finally don't miss a visit to Burial Place of APJ Abdul Kalam.

For reviews and other tourist information, use the Rameswaram tour planner.

Getting from Kodaikanal to Rameswaram by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can drive to Kanyakumari.

Things to do in Rameswaram

Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches
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Dhanushkodi Beach Point ©
Dhanushkodi Beach Point
Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple ©
Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple
Pamban bridge ©
Pamban bridge

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Kanyakumari

Kanyakumari ©
Located at the most southerly point of mainland India, Kanyakumari has long attracted pilgrims and those keen to see the end of the road.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): stroll through Kanyakumari Beach, then make a trip to Vivekananda Rock Memorial, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jain Temple Kanyakumari.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Kanyakumari online road trip planner.

Drive from Rameswaram to Kanyakumari in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a train. October in Kanyakumari sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Mahabalipuram.

Things to do in Kanyakumari

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors
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Vivekananda Rock Memorial ©
Vivekananda Rock Memorial
Kanyakumari Beach ©
Kanyakumari Beach
Jain Temple Kanyakumari ©
Jain Temple Kanyakumari

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Mahabalipuram

Mahabalipuram ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): delve into the distant past at Tiger Cave, then admire the landmark architecture of Pancha Rathas, then get to know the resident critters at The Madras Crocodile Bank Trust and Centre for Herpetology, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monuments at Mahabalipuram.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Mahabalipuram online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Kanyakumari to Mahabalipuram takes 7 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to drive to Chennai.

Things to do in Mahabalipuram

Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
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Monuments at Mahabalipuram ©
Monuments at Mahabalipuram
Pancha Rathas ©
Pancha Rathas

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Chennai

Chennai ©
Chennai, a city hailed for its vibrant atmosphere and historic attractions, remains one of the most visited places in India.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kapaleeshwarar Temple, then enjoy the sand and surf at Marina Beach, and then take in the local highlights with Walking tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the natural beauty at The Theosophical Society, take in the spiritual surroundings of Aarupadai Veedu Temple, then get in on the family fun at VGP Snow Kingdom, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Marundeeswarar Temple.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Chennai online itinerary planner.

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 October, daytime highs in Chennai are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Chennai

Parks · Historic Sites · Tours
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Marina Beach ©
Marina Beach
VGP Snow Kingdom ©
VGP Snow Kingdom
Kapaleeshwarar Temple ©
Kapaleeshwarar Temple

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