5 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

5 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

Created using Inspirock India tour itinerary planner

©
This plan was created by another user.  Make it your plan

Route & dates

5 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

Start: Chandigarh
+2
Fly + train + taxi:  6​h 45​min
1
Mahabalipuram
— 1 night
+3
taxi + train + Fly + taxi:  4​h 15​min
2
Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
3
Kodaikanal
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h
4
Madurai
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Chandigarh

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): make a trip to Arjuna's Penance.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Mahabalipuram trip itinerary tool .

Chandigarh to Mahabalipuram is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight, train, and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In December, Mahabalipuram is a bit warmer than Chandigarh - with highs of 34°C and lows of 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Ooty (Udhagamandalam).

Things to do in Mahabalipuram

#Historic Sites, #Wildlife, #Parks

Side Trip

The Madras Crocodile Bank Trust and Centre for Herpetology
Find places to stay Dec 6 — 7:
Highlights from your plan
Sea Shore Temple ©
Sea Shore Temple
Arjuna's Penance ©
Arjuna's Penance
Pancha Rathas ©
Pancha Rathas

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Ooty Lake, then take in the awesome beauty at Doddabetta Peak, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens.

To find photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Ooty (Udhagamandalam) trip itinerary builder .

You can do a combination of taxi, train, and flight from Mahabalipuram to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Traveling from Mahabalipuram in December, things will get a bit cooler in Ooty (Udhagamandalam): highs are around 30°C and lows about 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can drive to Kodaikanal.

Things to do in Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

#Parks, #Nature
Find places to stay Dec 7 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Botanical Gardens ©
Botanical Gardens
Doddabetta Peak ©
Doddabetta Peak
Ooty Lake ©
Ooty Lake

few
hours
Kodaikanal

Kodaikanal ©
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 9th (Sun): take in the pleasant sights at Coakers Walk, then get great views at Pillar Rocks, then admire the natural beauty at Bryant Park, and finally explore the activities along Kodaikanal Lake.

Plan a Kodaikanal trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

You can drive from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) to Kodaikanal in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Traveling from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Kodaikanal, with lows of 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can drive to Madurai.

Things to do in Kodaikanal

#Parks, #Nature
Find places to stay Dec 8 — 9:
Highlights from your plan
Kodaikanal Lake ©
Kodaikanal Lake
Coakers Walk ©
Coakers Walk
Pillar Rocks ©
Pillar Rocks

1
night
Madurai

Madurai ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Cathedral Church, explore the historical opulence of Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Meenakshi Temple.

To see photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Madurai day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kodaikanal to Madurai takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. December in Madurai sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 25°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Madurai

#Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 9 — 10:
Highlights from your plan
Sri Meenakshi Temple ©
Sri Meenakshi Temple
Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal ©
Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal
St. Mary's Cathedral Church ©
St. Mary's Cathedral Church

Similar Plans

9 days in Tamil Nadu BY A USER FROM INDIA September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 7 days in Tamil Nadu BY A USER FROM INDIA September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 9 days in Tamil Nadu BY A USER FROM INDIA September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 6 days in India & Tamil Nadu BY A USER FROM INDIA September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 6 days in Tamil Nadu BY A USER FROM INDIA September, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 9 days in Tamil Nadu BY A USER FROM INDIA November, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, museums, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: November, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 12 days in Tamil Nadu BY A USER FROM INDIA August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 10 days in Tamil Nadu BY A USER FROM INDIA October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 6 days in Tamil Nadu BY A USER FROM INDIA November, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: November, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in Tamil Nadu BY A USER FROM INDIA September, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: September, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 17 days in India BY A USER FROM INDIA December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Tamil Nadu BY A USER FROM INDIA January, culture, relaxing, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: January, culture, relaxing, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans
Request an agent
TRAVEL AGENT