7 days in Tamil Nadu, Mysuru (Mysore) & Kodagu (Coorg) Itinerary

7 days in Tamil Nadu, Mysuru (Mysore) & Kodagu (Coorg) Itinerary

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7 days in Tamil Nadu, Mysuru (Mysore) & Kodagu (Coorg) Itinerary

Kolkata (Calcutta)
+2
Fly + train + taxi:  5​h 30​min
Mahabalipuram
— 1 night
+2
taxi + train + Fly:  2​h 15​min
Madurai
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
Kodaikanal
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
Coonoor
— 1 night
bus:  30​min
Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
Mysuru (Mysore)
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Kodagu (Coorg)
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  8​h
Kolkata (Calcutta)

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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.
To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Mahabalipuram trip planner .

Kolkata (Calcutta) to Mahabalipuram is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight, train, and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in March, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Madurai.

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Sea Shore Temple ©
Sea Shore Temple
Descent Of The Ganges ©
Descent Of The Ganges

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): admire the striking features of Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Meenakshi Temple, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Aayiram Kaal Mandapam.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Madurai trip planning website .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Mahabalipuram to Madurai in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Kodaikanal.

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Sri Meenakshi Temple ©
Sri Meenakshi Temple
Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal ©
Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal

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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.
On the 4th (Sun), get your game on at Ice Skating Cafe, go for a walk through Coaker's Walk, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Kodaikanal Lake.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Kodaikanal trip itinerary maker site .

Getting from Madurai to Kodaikanal by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Coonoor.

Things to do in Kodaikanal

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Kodaikanal Lake ©
Kodaikanal Lake
Coakers Walk ©
Coakers Walk
Ice Skating Cafe ©
Ice Skating Cafe

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Coonoor

Coonoor ©
A small town up in the hills, Coonoor has a wealth of scenic sights and pleasant urban places of interest.
On the 5th (Mon), take in nature's colorful creations at Sim`s Park and then stroll the grounds of Tiger Hill Cemetery.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Coonoor tour itinerary planning tool .

Drive from Kodaikanal to Coonoor in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Ooty (Udhagamandalam).

Things to do in Coonoor

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Tiger Hill Cemetery ©
Tiger Hill Cemetery

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Ooty Lake, admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens, and then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Church.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Ooty (Udhagamandalam) trip site .

Ooty (Udhagamandalam) is just a short distance from Coonoor. In March, daily temperatures in Ooty (Udhagamandalam) can reach 41°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to drive to Mysuru (Mysore).

Things to do in Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

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Botanical Gardens ©
Botanical Gardens
Ooty Lake ©
Ooty Lake
St. Stephen's Church
St. Stephen's Church

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Mysuru (Mysore)

Mysuru (Mysore) ©
A historic and culturally distinctive city, Mysuru (Mysore) has all the stories, artworks, and architecture you'd hope to find in the former capital city of a rich kingdom.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens and then contemplate the long history of Mysore Maharajah's Palace (Amba Vilas).

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Mysuru (Mysore) trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) to Mysuru (Mysore) takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Kodagu (Coorg).

Things to do in Mysuru (Mysore)

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Kodagu (Coorg)

Kodagu (Coorg) ©
The hill station of Kodagu consists of a number of small towns amid a vast landscape of forested hills, rocky outcrops, and waterfalls.
On the 8th (Thu), admire the natural beauty at Raja's Seat and then take in the dramatic scenery at Abbi Falls.

For maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Kodagu (Coorg) day trip site .

You can drive from Mysuru (Mysore) to Kodagu (Coorg) in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kodagu (Coorg)

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Abbi Falls ©
Abbi Falls
Raja's Seat ©
Raja's Seat

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