14 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

14 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

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14 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

Start: Vijayawada
Fly + Drive:  9​h
1
Kanyakumari
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
2
Rameswaram
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
3
Madurai
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Tiruchirappalli
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
5
Chennai
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  4​h
6
Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
7
Coimbatore
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Vijayawada

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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): pause for some photo ops at Thiruvalluvar Statue, then make a trip to Vivekananda Rock Memorial, then enjoy the sand and surf at Kanyakumari Beach, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Rajas Mall.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Kanyakumari road trip planning app .

Vijayawada to Kanyakumari is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. While traveling from Vijayawada, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Kanyakumari, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Rameswaram.

Things to do in Kanyakumari

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Rajas Mall
Highlights from your plan
Kanyakumari Beach ©
Kanyakumari Beach
Rajas Mall ©
Rajas Mall
Vivekananda Rock Memorial ©
Vivekananda Rock Memorial

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 20th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Water Bird Sanctuary, stop by Kalam Sea Shell Mart, then examine the collection at Former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam House, and finally kick back and relax at Dhanushkodi Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Ariyaman Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Kunthu kal Beach, Rameswaram, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Rameswaram day trip planning app .

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 21st (Sun) so you can take a train to Madurai.

Things to do in Rameswaram

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Dhanushkodi Beach ©
Dhanushkodi Beach
Water Bird Sanctuary ©
Water Bird Sanctuary
Kalam Sea Shell Mart ©
Kalam Sea Shell Mart

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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): stop by Prema Vilas, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple, then browse the different shops at Majesty Cine Mall, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Tirupparankunram.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Madurai trip planner .

Traveling by train from Rameswaram to Madurai takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In July, daily temperatures in Madurai can reach 40°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to drive to Tiruchirappalli.

Things to do in Madurai

Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple ©
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple
Tirupparankunram ©
Tirupparankunram

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 23rd (Tue), head outdoors with Grand Anaicut - Kallanai, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Rangam Ranga Nathar Temple.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Tiruchirappalli online travel route planner .

You can drive from Madurai to Tiruchirappalli in 2 hours. Another option is to take a train. Expect a daytime high around 43°C in July, and nighttime lows around 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel to Chennai.

Things to do in Tiruchirappalli

Historic Sites Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple ©
Sri Ranganathaswamy 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.
Step out of the city life by going to The Madras Crocodile Bank Trust and Centre for Herpetology and Marina Beach. For shopping fun, head to Sri Kumaran Shopping Centre or Pothys Hyper. There's much more to do: browse the different shops at Express Avenue Mall, get a taste of the local shopping with T Nagar, Ranganathan Street, browse the exhibits of Achalam Art Gallery, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kapaleeshwarar Temple.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Chennai trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Tiruchirappalli to Chennai in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 42°C in July, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Ooty (Udhagamandalam).

Things to do in Chennai

Shopping Parks Beaches

Side Trip

The Madras Crocodile Bank Trust and Centre for Herpetology
Highlights from your plan
Marina Beach ©
Marina Beach
Pondy Bazaar ©
Pondy Bazaar

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.
Get outdoors at Moyar River and Doddabetta Peak. And it doesn't end there: stop by Higginbotham's Bookstore, contemplate the waterfront views at Ooty Lake, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Mukurthi Dam, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Venkateshwara Perumal Temple.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Ooty (Udhagamandalam) using our trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Chennai to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Chennai in July, with highs in Ooty (Udhagamandalam) at 30°C and lows at 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Coimbatore.

Things to do in Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Moyar River
Highlights from your plan
Doddabetta Peak ©
Doddabetta Peak
Mukurthi Dam ©
Mukurthi Dam
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 30th (Tue): buy something for everyone on your list at Prozone Mall, then browse the different shops at Silver Palace, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Brookefields Mall. On your second day here, take in the spiritual surroundings of Adiyogi Shiva, view the masterpieces at Kasthuri Sreenivasan Trust Art Gallery and Textile Museum, and then get out on two wheels at Triumph Expeditions.

To see reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Coimbatore trip maker tool .

Traveling by car from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) to Coimbatore takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) in July: highs in Coimbatore hover around 37°C, while lows dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Coimbatore

Shopping Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Brookefields Mall ©
Brookefields Mall
Triumph Expeditions ©
Triumph Expeditions
Silver Palace ©
Silver Palace

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