14 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

14 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

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14 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly + taxi:  5​h 45​min
1
Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
— 3 nights
2
Coimbatore
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
3
Kanyakumari
— 3 nights
4
Rameswaram
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
5
Madurai
— 1 night
6
Chennai
— 3 nights
End: New Delhi

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Doddabetta Peak and Sanctuary Avalanche. There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Ooty Lake, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Church, get great views at Shooting Point, and admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Ooty (Udhagamandalam) trip itinerary maker .

New Delhi to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from New Delhi in June, you will find days in Ooty (Udhagamandalam) are cooler (31°C), and nights are little chillier (24°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Coimbatore.

Things to do in Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Doddabetta Peak ©
Doddabetta Peak
Ooty Lake ©
Ooty Lake
Pykara Lake ©
Pykara Lake

2
nights
Coimbatore

Coimbatore ©
Known throughout the country as a major industrial city, Coimbatore possesses a welcoming atmosphere and a growing cosmopolitanism.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): buy something for everyone on your list at Silver Palace, then buy something for everyone on your list at Prozone Mall, and then browse the different shops at Brookefields Mall.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Coimbatore day trip planner.

Drive from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) to Coimbatore in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) in June, plan for a bit warmer days in Coimbatore, with highs around 38°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can drive to Rameswaram.

Things to do in Coimbatore

Shopping
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Brookefields Mall ©
Brookefields Mall
Prozone Mall ©
Prozone Mall
Silver Palace ©
Silver Palace

3
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.
On the 6th (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jain Temple Kanyakumari and then don't miss a visit to Gandhi Memorial. On the 7th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Sunset View Point, stroll through Sothavilai Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Shirdhi Sai Baba Temple, Kanyakumari, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Thanumalayan temple - Sthanumalayan Kovil, and finally see the interesting displays at Kanyakumari Wax Museum.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Kanyakumari trip itinerary planning app .

You can drive from Coimbatore to Kanyakumari in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. June in Kanyakumari sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 29°C at night. On the 9th (Sat), you're off toRameswaram.

Things to do in Kanyakumari

Parks Beaches Historic Sites
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Kanyakumari Beach ©
Kanyakumari Beach
Sothavilai Beach ©
Sothavilai 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.
For other places to visit and tourist information, read our Rameswaram trip maker .

Drive from Kanyakumari to Rameswaram in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can go by car to Madurai.

Things to do in Rameswaram

Museums
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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 10th (Sun), explore the historical opulence of Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Meenakshi Temple.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Madurai day trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Rameswaram to Madurai takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. June in Madurai sees daily highs of 40°C and lows of 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Chennai (Madras).

Things to do in Madurai

Historic Sites
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Sri Meenakshi Temple ©
Sri Meenakshi Temple
Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal ©
Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal

3
nights
Chennai

Chennai ©
Chennai, a city hailed for its vibrant atmosphere and historic attractions, remains one of the most visited places in India.
Visiting Marina Beach and Besant Nagar Beach will get you outdoors. DakshinaChitra Museum and Monuments at Mahabalipuram are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Take a break from Chennai (Madras) with a short trip to Sea Shore Temple in Mahabalipuram, about 1h 45 min away. There's lots more to do: buy something for everyone on your list at Express Avenue Mall, take in the spiritual surroundings of Shirdi Sai Baba Temple, wander the streets of Mylapore, and get a taste of the local shopping with T Nagar, Ranganathan Street.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Chennai (Madras) trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Madurai to Chennai (Madras) takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 43°C, and evening lows to 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Chennai

Historic Sites Shopping Beaches

Side Trips

Mahabalipuram, DakshinaChitra Museum
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DakshinaChitra Museum ©
DakshinaChitra Museum
Sea Shore Temple ©
Sea Shore Temple
Marina Beach ©
Marina Beach

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