5 days in Chennai (Madras), Ooty (Udhagamandalam) & Velankanni Itinerary

5 days in Chennai (Madras), Ooty (Udhagamandalam) & Velankanni Itinerary

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5 days in Chennai (Madras), Ooty (Udhagamandalam) & Velankanni Itinerary

Velankanni
Drive:  7​h
Chennai (Madras)
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  4​h 15​min
Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
— 2 nights
Drive:  8​h
Velankanni
— Few hours
Velankanni

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Chennai (Madras)

Chennai (Madras) ©
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 28th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kapaleeshwar Temple, then stroll through Besant Nagar Beach, and then identify plant and animal life at MadrasCrocodileBank. On your second day here, take a stroll through Fort St. George, browse the different shops at Express Avenue Mall, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Parthasarathy Temple, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Thome Church, and finally kick back and relax at Marina Beach.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Chennai (Madras) vacation maker app .

Velankanni to Chennai (Madras) is an approximately 7-hour car ride. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in January, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Ooty (Udhagamandalam).

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MadrasCrocodileBank ©
MadrasCrocodileBank
Marina Beach ©
Marina Beach
Kapaleeshwar Temple ©
Kapaleeshwar Temple

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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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Tue): take in nature's colorful creations at Rose Garden, take in the awesome beauty at Doddabetta Peak, and then admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens. On the 31st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take some stellar pictures from Shooting Point, then contemplate the waterfront views at Pykara Lake, then contemplate the waterfront views at Ooty Lake, and finally look for gifts at Moddy's Chocolates.

For photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Ooty (Udhagamandalam) journey maker tool .

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Chennai (Madras) to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in January, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) to allow time to travel to Velankanni.

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Botanical Gardens ©
Botanical Gardens
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Doddabetta Peak
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Ooty Lake

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Velankanni

Velankanni ©
Velankanni officially spelled as Vailankanni, also spelled as "Velanganni", is a panchayat town in Nagapattinam district in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Morning Star Church for Our Lady of Vailankanni, kick back and relax at Velankanni Beach, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica of Our Lady of Good Health, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Velankanni Church.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Velankanni road trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) to Velankanni takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

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Velankanni Beach ©
Velankanni Beach
Velankanni Church ©
Velankanni Church
Basilica of Our Lady of Good Health ©

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