10 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

10 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

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10 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

Start: Kuwait City
Fly + taxi:  7​h 30​min
1
Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
2
Kodaikanal
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Madurai
— 1 night
train:  2​h 45​min
4
Rameswaram
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
5
Thanjavur
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
6
Mahabalipuram
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Kuwait City

2
nights
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 2nd (Wed), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Doddabetta Peak, take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens, and then admire the natural beauty at Rose Garden. Keep things going the next day: explore the activities along Ooty Lake, admire the verdant scenery at Mukurthi Dam, and then explore the activities along Pykara Lake.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Ooty (Udhagamandalam) trip builder app .

Kuwait City, Kuwait to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Kuwait City to Ooty (Udhagamandalam). While traveling from Kuwait City, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Ooty (Udhagamandalam), ranging from highs of 31°C to lows of 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can go by car to Kodaikanal.

Things to do in Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

Parks Nature
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Botanical Gardens ©
Botanical Gardens
Doddabetta Peak ©
Doddabetta Peak
Pykara Lake ©
Pykara Lake

1
night
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 (Fri), stop by The Cocoa Bean, then explore the activities along Kodaikanal Lake, then take in the pleasant sights at Coakers Walk, and finally take a peaceful walk through Pine Forest.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Kodaikanal attractions planning tool .

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. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) in October; daily highs in Kodaikanal reach 37°C and lows reach 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Madurai.

Things to do in Kodaikanal

Nature Parks Shopping
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Kodaikanal Lake ©
Kodaikanal Lake
Pine Forest ©
Pine Forest

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.
On the 5th (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Yoga Narasimhar Temple, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Madurai route builder tool .

Traveling by car from Kodaikanal to Madurai takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. October in Madurai sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Rameswaram.

Things to do in Madurai

Historic Sites
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Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple ©
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple
Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine ©
Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine

1
night
Rameswaram

Rameswaram ©
A trip to Rameswaram on Pamban Island will take you across a long limestone shoal bridge with spectacular ocean scenery.
On the 6th (Sun), take in the views from Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge, take in the views from Pamban bridge, explore the different monuments and memorials at Kalam National Memorial, then enjoy the sand and surf at Dhanushkodi Beach, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Rameswaram trip itinerary maker .

You can take a train from Madurai to Rameswaram in 3 hours. Another option is to drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Thanjavur.

Things to do in Rameswaram

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Dhanushkodi Beach ©
Dhanushkodi Beach
Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple ©
Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple
Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge ©
Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge

2
nights
Thanjavur

Thanjavur ©
A bastion of South Indian culture and heritage, Thanjavur entrances visitors from all over the world with its architecture, distinct art style, and the Great Living Chola Temples, landmarks of the city and a World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): appreciate the history behind Thenkudi Thittai Sree Vashisteswarar Temple- Guru Stalam, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Naganathaswamy Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mercury Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Seerkazhi, then make a trip to Thanjai Mamani Koil, and finally admire the striking features of Brihadeeshwara Temple. On your second day here, explore the world behind art at Thanjavur Royal Palace and Art Gallery, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Garbarakshambigai Temple, and then admire the striking features of Gangaikonda Cholapuram.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Thanjavur day trip planning app .

Getting from Rameswaram to Thanjavur by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Thanjavur can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to drive to Mahabalipuram.

Things to do in Thanjavur

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Garbarakshambigai Temple
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Brihadeeshwara Temple ©
Brihadeeshwara Temple
Garbarakshambigai Temple ©
Garbarakshambigai Temple
Gangaikonda Cholapuram ©
Gangaikonda Cholapuram

2
nights
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 9th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at The Madras Crocodile Bank Trust and Centre for Herpetology, then admire the landmark architecture of Mahishasuramardhini Mandapa, then delve into the distant past at Monuments at Mahabalipuram, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Sea Shore Temple. On the 10th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: Head underground at Mahishasuramardini Cave, admire the striking features of Pancha Rathas, delve into the distant past at Krishna Mandapam, then don't miss a visit to Arjuna's Penance, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Varaha Cave Temple.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Mahabalipuram road trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Thanjavur to Mahabalipuram takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and train; or take a train. October in Mahabalipuram sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Mahabalipuram

Historic Sites Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Sea Shore Temple ©
Sea Shore Temple
Pancha Rathas ©
Pancha Rathas
Arjuna's Penance ©
Arjuna's Penance

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