9 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

9 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

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Make it your trip
— 2 nights
— 3 nights
Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
— 2 nights
Taxi to Calicut, Fly to Kanyakumari
— 1 night
Train to Thiruvananthapuram Central, Fly to Bengaluru


Madurai — 2 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.
On the 5th (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Yoga Narasimhar Temple, gain insight with a tour of cultural highlights, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vandiyur Mariamman Teppakulam. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Madurai online trip itinerary builder.

Bengaluru to Madurai is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Bengaluru in February, plan for a bit warmer nights in Madurai, with lows around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can drive to Coimbatore.
Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors · Historic Sites
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Coimbatore — 3 nights

Manchester of India

Known throughout the country as a major industrial city, Coimbatore possesses a welcoming atmosphere and a growing cosmopolitanism.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Arulmigu Patteeswarar Swamy Temple and then take in the awesome beauty at Velliangiri Mountains. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Siruvani Falls and Dam, take in the spiritual surroundings of Masaniamman Temple, and then get out on two wheels at Triumph Expeditions Private Limited.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Coimbatore trip itinerary planning app.

Drive from Madurai to Coimbatore in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In February, daytime highs in Coimbatore are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to take a bus to Ooty (Udhagamandalam).
Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Trails
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Ooty (Udhagamandalam) — 2 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.
Escape the urban bustle at Upper Bhavani Lake and Emerald Lake. Kids will enjoy St. Stephen's Church and Doddabetta Peak.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Ooty (Udhagamandalam) online attractions planner.

Getting from Coimbatore to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) by bus takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive. In February in Ooty (Udhagamandalam), expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Kanyakumari.
Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
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Kanyakumari — 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Sothavilai Beach and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Sothavilai Beach.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Kanyakumari journey maker.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) to Kanyakumari takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Traveling from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) in February, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 28°C in Kanyakumari. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel back home.
Outdoors · Parks · Beaches
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Tamil Nadu travel guide

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.