11 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

11 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

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11 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  5​h
1
Chennai
— 1 night
bus + taxi:  1​h 30​min
2
Mahabalipuram
— 2 nights
+2
train + foot + Fly:  2​h 45​min
3
Madurai
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
4
Rameswaram
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
5
Kanyakumari
— 1 night
+3
train + taxi + Fly + taxi:  7​h 30​min
6
Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: New Delhi

1
night
Chennai

Chennai ©
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 9th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Audikesava Perumal Peyalvar Temple and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Vadapalani Murugan Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kapaleeshwarar Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Parthasarathy Temple, then enjoy the sand and surf at Marina Beach, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Shirdi Sai Baba Temple.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Chennai trip site .

New Delhi to Chennai is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from New Delhi in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Chennai, with lows of 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel to Mahabalipuram.

Things to do in Chennai

Historic Sites Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Kapaleeshwarar Temple ©
Kapaleeshwarar Temple
Sri Parthasarathy Temple ©
Sri Parthasarathy Temple
Vadapalani Murugan Temple ©
Vadapalani Murugan Temple

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 11th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at The Madras Crocodile Bank Trust and Centre for Herpetology, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sea Shore Temple, then delve into the distant past at Monuments at Mahabalipuram, and finally don't miss a visit to Mahishasura Rock. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Sat): examine the collection at India Seashell Museum, admire the striking features of Pancha Rathas, make a trip to Arjuna's Penance, then pause for some photo ops at Descent Of The Ganges, then explore the ancient world of Krishna Mandapam, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Varaha Cave Temple.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Mahabalipuram tour itinerary builder website .

Traveling by combination of bus and taxi from Chennai to Mahabalipuram takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. In October, daytime highs in Mahabalipuram are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel to Madurai.

Things to do in Mahabalipuram

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

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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): take in the local highlights with Walking tours and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pazhamudhir Solai, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Aayiram Kaal Mandapam, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Koodal Azhagar Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tirupparankunram, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Madurai route planner .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Mahabalipuram to Madurai takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Madurai can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Rameswaram.

Things to do in Madurai

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

2
nights
Rameswaram

Rameswaram ©
A trip to Rameswaram on Pamban Island will take you across a long limestone shoal bridge with spectacular ocean scenery.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): explore the striking landscape at Adam's Bridge, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple, and then snap pictures at Pamban bridge. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Dhanushkodi Beach, don't miss a visit to Burial Place of APJ Abdul Kalam, explore the different monuments and memorials at Kalam National Memorial, then explore the activities along Villoondi Tirtham, and finally snap pictures at Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Rameswaram trip builder tool .

Getting from Madurai to Rameswaram by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Kanyakumari.

Things to do in Rameswaram

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Adam's Bridge ©
Adam's Bridge
Pamban bridge ©
Pamban bridge
Kalam National Memorial ©
Kalam National Memorial

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thanumalayan temple - Sthanumalayan Kovil, pause for some serene contemplation at Our Lady of Ransom Church, then make a trip to Vivekananda Rock Memorial, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bhagavathy Amman Temple.

For maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Kanyakumari online tour planner .

Getting from Rameswaram to Kanyakumari by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in Kanyakumari are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel to Ooty (Udhagamandalam).

Things to do in Kanyakumari

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Bhagavathy Amman Temple ©
Bhagavathy Amman Temple
Our Lady of Ransom Church ©
Our Lady of Ransom Church

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 18th (Fri): explore the activities along Upper Bhavani Lake, then take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens, and then take in the awesome beauty at Doddabetta Peak. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the activities along Avalanche Lake, contemplate the waterfront views at Emerald Lake, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Church.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Ooty (Udhagamandalam) tour itinerary builder site .

Do a combination of train, flight, and taxi from Kanyakumari to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Kanyakumari in October, expect Ooty (Udhagamandalam) to be little chillier, temps between 31°C and 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Botanical Gardens ©
Botanical Gardens
Upper Bhavani Lake ©
Upper Bhavani Lake
Avalanche Lake ©
Avalanche Lake

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