13 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

13 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

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13 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

Start: Visakhapatnam
Fly:  4​h
1
Coimbatore
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
— 2 nights
bus + train:  13​h 15​min
3
Madurai
— 1 night
train:  2​h 45​min
4
Rameswaram
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
5
Kanyakumari
— 1 day
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  5​h 45​min
6
Chennai
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
7
Kumbakonam
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: Visakhapatnam

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Coimbatore

Coimbatore ©
Known throughout the country as a major industrial city, Coimbatore possesses a welcoming atmosphere and a growing cosmopolitanism.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): get out on two wheels at Triumph Expeditions, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Lourdes Forane Church, and then browse the different shops at Brookefields Mall.

To find more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Coimbatore travel itinerary planner.

Visakhapatnam to Coimbatore is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can go by car to Ooty (Udhagamandalam).

Things to do in Coimbatore

Shopping Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Brookefields Mall ©
Brookefields Mall
Triumph Expeditions ©
Triumph Expeditions
Lourdes Forane Church ©
Lourdes Forane 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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Doddabetta Peak, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Venkateshwara Perumal Temple, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Kandal Cross Roman Catholic Church. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Ooty Lake, then pause for some serene contemplation at Union Church, and then look for gifts at Higginbotham's Bookstore.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Ooty (Udhagamandalam) travel route app .

Drive from Coimbatore to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Coimbatore in June, expect Ooty (Udhagamandalam) to be little chillier, temps between 31°C and 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can drive to Madurai.

Things to do in Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Doddabetta Peak ©
Doddabetta Peak
Union Church ©
Union Church
Botanical Gardens ©
Botanical Gardens

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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple, see the interesting displays at Gandhi Memorial Museum, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Madurai itinerary planning tool .

You can drive from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) to Madurai in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In June, Madurai is a bit warmer than Ooty (Udhagamandalam) - with highs of 40°C and lows of 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Rameswaram.

Things to do in Madurai

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple ©
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple
Gandhi Memorial Museum ©
Gandhi Memorial Museum
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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam House, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ruined Temple/Church of Dhanushkodi, then enjoy the sand and surf at Dhanushkodi Beach, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple, and finally explore the activities along Agnitheertham.

To see more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Rameswaram day trip planning website .

You can take a train from Madurai to Rameswaram in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can drive to Kanyakumari.

Things to do in Rameswaram

Parks Historic Sites Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Dhanushkodi Beach ©
Dhanushkodi Beach
Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple ©
Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple
Ruined Temple/Church of Dhanushkodi ©

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 26th (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bhagavathy Amman Temple, don't miss a visit to Vivekananda Rock Memorial, don't miss a visit to Gandhi Memorial, then kick back and relax at Kanyakumari Beach, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Thanumalayan temple - Sthanumalayan Kovil.

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Drive from Rameswaram to Kanyakumari in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June in Kanyakumari, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 29°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to Chennai.

Things to do in Kanyakumari

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

3
nights
Chennai

Chennai ©
Chennai, a city hailed for its vibrant atmosphere and historic attractions, remains one of the most visited places in India.
Take a break from the city and head to Marina Beach and Besant Nagar Beach. Sea Shore Temple and Arulmigu Sri Muppathamman Temple are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Chennai side-trips: Mahabalipuram (Monuments at Mahabalipuram & The Madras Crocodile Bank Trust and Centre for Herpetology). And it doesn't end there: browse the different shops at Express Avenue Mall, view the masterpieces at M.Rm.Rm. Cultural Foundation, get a taste of the local shopping with Phoenix Marketcity, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kapaleeshwarar Temple.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Chennai trip planner.

Getting from Kanyakumari to Chennai by combination of bus and flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. While traveling from Kanyakumari, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Chennai, ranging from highs of 43°C to lows of 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Chennai

Historic Sites Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Mahabalipuram
Highlights from your plan
Sea Shore Temple ©
Sea Shore Temple
Marina Beach ©
Marina Beach
Monuments at Mahabalipuram ©
Monuments at Mahabalipuram

3
nights
Kumbakonam

Kumbakonam ©
A notable temple town, Kumbakonam harbors a wealth of Hindu buildings dedicated to Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Brihadeeshwara Temple, then explore the world behind art at Thanjavur Royal Palace and Art Gallery, then get lost in a book at The Serfoji Sarasvati Mahal Library, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Airavatesvara Temple. Keep things going the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Gangaikonda Cholapuram, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suriyanar Koil, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Arulmigu Swaminatha Swami Temple, Swamimalai, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Adi Kumbeswarar Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kathiramangalam Vana Durga Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thiru Nandipura Vinnagaram Temple.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Kumbakonam trip maker app .

Traveling by car from Chennai to Kumbakonam takes 6 hours. In June in Kumbakonam, expect temperatures between 43°C during the day and 31°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Kumbakonam

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Thanjavur, Uppiliappan Temple
Highlights from your plan
Airavatesvara Temple ©
Airavatesvara Temple
Brihadeeshwara Temple ©
Brihadeeshwara Temple

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