11 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

11 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

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11 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

Start: Kolkata (Calcutta)
Fly + taxi:  7​h 30​min
1
Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
— 2 nights
+3
taxi + Fly + taxi + train:  7​h 30​min
2
Kanyakumari
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Rameswaram
— 3 nights
train:  3​h
4
Madurai
— 2 nights
+2
Fly + foot + train:  3​h
5
Mahabalipuram
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Kolkata (Calcutta)

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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Murugan Temple. On the 5th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Church, then explore the activities along Upper Bhavani Lake, then stop by Moddy's Chocolates, and finally admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Ooty (Udhagamandalam) trip planning tool .

Kolkata (Calcutta) to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. In December in Ooty (Udhagamandalam), expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Kanyakumari.

Things to do in Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Wenlock Downs 9th Mile Shooting Point
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Botanical Gardens ©
Botanical Gardens
Upper Bhavani Lake ©
Upper Bhavani Lake
St. Stephen's Church
St. Stephen's Church

1
day
Kanyakumari

Kanyakumari ©
Located at the most southerly point of mainland India, Kanyakumari has long attracted pilgrims and those keen to see the end of the road.
On the 7th (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bhagavathy Amman Temple, appreciate the history behind Thiruvalluvar Statue, make a trip to Vivekananda Rock Memorial, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kanyakumari Beach, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thanumalayan temple - Sthanumalayan Kovil.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Kanyakumari online tour planner .

Getting from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) to Kanyakumari by combination of taxi, flight, and train takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Traveling from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) in December, things will get a bit warmer in Kanyakumari: highs are around 36°C and lows about 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can go by car to Rameswaram.

Things to do in Kanyakumari

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Kanyakumari Beach ©
Kanyakumari Beach
Bhagavathy Amman Temple ©
Bhagavathy Amman Temple

3
nights
Rameswaram

Rameswaram ©
A trip to Rameswaram on Pamban Island will take you across a long limestone shoal bridge with spectacular ocean scenery.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Pamban bridge and Agnitheertham. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam House, kick back and relax at Dhanushkodi Beach, snap pictures at Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hanuman Temple.

To plan Rameswaram vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Getting from Kanyakumari to Rameswaram by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Madurai.

Things to do in Rameswaram

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife
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Dhanushkodi Beach ©
Dhanushkodi Beach
Pamban bridge ©
Pamban bridge
Kalam National Memorial ©
Kalam National Memorial

2
nights
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 11th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Koodal Azhagar Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Aayiram Kaal Mandapam, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Meenakshi Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Gandhi Memorial Museum and then get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Madurai vacation planner.

Drive from Rameswaram to Madurai in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. In December, daily temperatures in Madurai can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel to Mahabalipuram.

Things to do in Madurai

Historic Sites Tours Museums
Highlights from your plan
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple ©
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple
Walking tours
Aayiram Kaal Mandapam ©
Aayiram Kaal Mandapam

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 13th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sea Shore Temple, pause for some photo ops at Descent Of The Ganges, and then make a trip to Arjuna's Penance. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at The Madras Crocodile Bank Trust and Centre for Herpetology, then see the interesting displays at India Seashell Museum, and then admire the landmark architecture of Pancha Rathas.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Mahabalipuram trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight, train, and taxi from Madurai to Mahabalipuram in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. In December, daytime highs in Mahabalipuram are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Mahabalipuram

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Sea Shore Temple ©
Sea Shore Temple
Arjuna's Penance ©
Arjuna's Penance
Descent Of The Ganges ©
Descent Of The Ganges

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