13 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

13 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

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13 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

Start: Vijayawada
Fly + Drive:  9​h
1
Kanyakumari
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
2
Rameswaram
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
3
Madurai
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h
5
Chennai
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h 15​min
End: Vijayawada

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 20th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Kanyakumari Beach, make a trip to Vivekananda Rock Memorial, and then kick back and relax at Muttom Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some photo ops at Thiruvalluvar Statue, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Sunset View Point, then enjoy the sand and surf at Sothavilai Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Sanguthurai Beach.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Kanyakumari day trip planning website .

Vijayawada to Kanyakumari is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Vijayawada in July, expect nights in Kanyakumari to be about the same, around 28°C, while days are little chillier, around 36°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can go by car to Rameswaram.

Things to do in Kanyakumari

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Muttom Beach
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Kanyakumari Beach ©
Kanyakumari Beach
Muttom Beach ©
Muttom Beach
Sanguthurai Beach ©
Sanguthurai Beach

2
nights
Rameswaram

Rameswaram ©
A trip to Rameswaram on Pamban Island will take you across a long limestone shoal bridge with spectacular ocean scenery.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple, then enjoy the sand and surf at Dhanushkodi Beach, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Kalam National Memorial, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Water Bird Sanctuary. On the next day, kick back and relax at Ariyaman Beach, then snap pictures at Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge, and then kick back and relax at Kunthu kal Beach, Rameswaram.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Rameswaram trip planner .

You can drive from Kanyakumari to Rameswaram in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to take a train to Madurai.

Things to do in Rameswaram

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Dhanushkodi Beach ©
Dhanushkodi Beach
Water Bird Sanctuary ©
Water Bird Sanctuary
Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple ©
Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple

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 24th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine and then get the lay of the land with Walking tours. On the next day, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Yoga Narasimhar Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple.

To find reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Madurai tour builder tool .

Traveling by train from Rameswaram to Madurai takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July in Madurai, expect temperatures between 40°C during the day and 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can drive to Ooty (Udhagamandalam).

Things to do in Madurai

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Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple ©
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple
Walking tours
Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine ©
Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine

3
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.
When in Ooty (Udhagamandalam), make a side trip to see Moyar River in Mudumalai, approximately 1h 30 min away. There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens, admire the engineering at Mukurthi Dam, contemplate the waterfront views at Pykara Lake, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kandal Cross Roman Catholic Church.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Ooty (Udhagamandalam) travel itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Madurai to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Madurai in July, with highs in Ooty (Udhagamandalam) at 30°C and lows at 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to travel to Chennai.

Things to do in Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Moyar River
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Botanical Gardens ©
Botanical Gardens
MacIvor's Bund
MacIvor's Bund
Doddabetta Peak ©
Doddabetta Peak

3
nights
Chennai

Chennai ©
Chennai, a city hailed for its vibrant atmosphere and historic attractions, remains one of the most visited places in India.
When in Chennai, make a side trip to see The Madras Crocodile Bank Trust and Centre for Herpetology in Mahabalipuram, approximately 1h 20 min away. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Marina Beach, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, take in the spiritual surroundings of San Thome Church, and steep yourself in history at Fort St. George.

For maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Chennai online trip maker .

Getting from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) to Chennai by combination of taxi and flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) in July: high temperatures in Chennai hover around 42°C and lows are around 30°C. On the 31st (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Chennai

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

The Madras Crocodile Bank Trust and Centre for Herpetology
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Marina Beach ©
Marina Beach
Besant Nagar Beach ©
Besant Nagar Beach

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