12 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

12 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

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12 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

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

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.
On the 19th (Sat), take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens. On the 20th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the awesome beauty at Doddabetta Peak, then admire the verdant scenery at Mukurthi Dam, and then explore the activities along Pykara Lake.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Ooty (Udhagamandalam) sightseeing site .

Mumbai to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) is an approximately 5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or drive. Traveling from Mumbai in October, things will get little chillier in Ooty (Udhagamandalam): highs are around 31°C and lows about 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Mahabalipuram.

Things to do in Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Botanical Gardens ©
Botanical Gardens
Doddabetta Peak ©
Doddabetta Peak
Pykara Lake ©
Pykara Lake

3
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.
Step out of Mahabalipuram to go to Muttukadu and see DakshinaChitra Museum, which is approximately 38 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sea Shore Temple, Head underground at Mahishasuramardini Cave, get to know the resident critters at The Madras Crocodile Bank Trust and Centre for Herpetology, and make a trip to Tiger Cave.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Mahabalipuram day trip site .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) to Mahabalipuram takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) in October, with highs in Mahabalipuram at 38°C and lows at 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Madurai.

Things to do in Mahabalipuram

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

DakshinaChitra Museum
Highlights from your plan
Sea Shore Temple ©
Sea Shore Temple
Pancha Rathas ©
Pancha Rathas
Arjuna's Penance ©
Arjuna's Penance

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 24th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Tirupparankunram, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple.

For more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Madurai online trip planner .

You can do a combination of train and flight from Mahabalipuram to Madurai in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In October in Madurai, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can drive to Kanyakumari.

Things to do in Madurai

Historic Sites Tours
Highlights from your plan
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple ©
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple
Walking tours
Tirupparankunram ©
Tirupparankunram

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Thiruvalluvar Statue, make a trip to Vivekananda Rock Memorial, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jain Temple Kanyakumari, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Ayya Vaikundar Nizhal Thangal. On the 26th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: step into the grandiose world of Padmanabhapuram Palace, pause for some serene contemplation at St Xavier Church, and then stroll through Kanyakumari Beach.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Kanyakumari trip planner .

Traveling by car from Madurai to Kanyakumari takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. October in Kanyakumari sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Rameswaram.

Things to do in Kanyakumari

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Padmanabhapuram Palace
Highlights from your plan
Padmanabhapuram Palace ©
Padmanabhapuram Palace
Vivekananda Rock Memorial ©
Vivekananda Rock Memorial
Kanyakumari Beach ©
Kanyakumari Beach

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 27th (Sun), take in the views from Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge, then snap pictures at Pamban bridge, then enjoy the sand and surf at Dhanushkodi Beach, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Rameswaram trip maker website .

Traveling by car from Kanyakumari to Rameswaram takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Tiruchirappalli.

Things to do in Rameswaram

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Dhanushkodi Beach ©
Dhanushkodi Beach
Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple ©
Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple
Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge ©
Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge

1
night
Tiruchirappalli

Tiruchirappalli ©
Located in the center of the state, the ancient city of Tiruchirappalli--or Trichy/Tiruchi as it is more commonly known--remains rich in Tamil culture.
On the 28th (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jambukeswarar Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kaattu Azhagiya Singar Srirangam, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Tiruchirappalli trip simple and quick.

Drive from Rameswaram to Tiruchirappalli in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in October, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can go by car to Kodaikanal.

Things to do in Tiruchirappalli

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple ©
Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple
Jambukeswarar Temple ©
Jambukeswarar Temple
Kaattu Azhagiya Singar Srirangam ©
Kaattu Azhagiya Singar Srirangam

2
nights
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 29th (Tue): get great views at Pillar Rocks, then go for a walk through Coakers Walk, then contemplate the waterfront views at Kodaikanal Lake, and finally look for gifts at The Cocoa Bean. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Wed): delve into the distant past at Dolmen Circle, then take a peaceful walk through Pine Forest, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kuzhanthai Velappar Temple.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Kodaikanal road trip site .

Traveling by car from Tiruchirappalli to Kodaikanal takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. October in Kodaikanal sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kodaikanal

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Kodaikanal Lake ©
Kodaikanal Lake
Pine Forest ©
Pine Forest
Pillar Rocks ©
Pillar Rocks

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