15 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

15 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tamil Nadu journey planner

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Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
— 3 nights
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Kodaikanal
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kanyakumari
— 1 night
Drive
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Rameswaram
— 2 nights
Drive
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Madurai
— 1 night
Drive
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Tiruchirappalli
— 1 night
Drive
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Mahabalipuram
— 2 nights
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Chennai
— 2 nights
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Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

— 3 nights

Queen of Hill Stations

Tea gardens and eucalyptus trees scent the air of the fields surrounding Ooty, a popular summer tourism destination up in the hills.
Ooty (Udhagamandalam) is known for nature, parks, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Government Botanical Garden, explore the activities along Ooty Lake, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Venkateshwara Perumal Temple, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Doddabetta Peak.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Ooty (Udhagamandalam) online trip maker.

New Delhi to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. When traveling from New Delhi in April, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Ooty (Udhagamandalam): temperatures range from 36°C by day to 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can drive to Kodaikanal.

Things to do in Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Kodaikanal

— 2 nights

Princess of Hill Stations

A cool and relaxing hill station, Kodaikanal has long attracted visitors up to its privileged position in the Western Ghats.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kurinji Andavar Temple, delve into the lush surroundings at Pine Forest, then explore the activities along Kodaikanal Lake, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kuzhanthai Velappar Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Wed): take some stellar pictures from Pillar Rocks, admire the natural beauty at Bryant Park, and then go for a walk through Coakers Walk.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Kodaikanal driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) to Kodaikanal in 5.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) in April, with highs in Kodaikanal at 41°C and lows at 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Kanyakumari.

Things to do in Kodaikanal

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Kanyakumari

— 1 night

Cape Comorin

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 22nd (Thu), get great views at Sunset View Point, pause for some photo ops at Thiruvalluvar Statue, then make a trip to Vivekananda Rock Memorial, and finally kick back and relax at Kanyakumari Beach.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Kanyakumari itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Kodaikanal to Kanyakumari takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi, flight, and train. In April, daytime highs in Kanyakumari are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can go by car to Rameswaram.

Things to do in Kanyakumari

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Rameswaram

— 2 nights
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 23rd (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple, make a trip to Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Memorial, then enjoy the sand and surf at Dhanushkodi Beach Point, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kothandaramar Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam House, stop by Kalam Sea Shell Mart, then snap pictures at Pamban bridge, then snap pictures at Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Hanuman Temple.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Rameswaram day trip planner.

Getting from Kanyakumari to Rameswaram by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can go by car to Madurai.

Things to do in Rameswaram

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Madurai

— 1 night

Athens of the East

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 25th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Koodal Azhagar Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tirupparankunram, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Pazhamudhir Solai, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Yoga Narasimhar Temple.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Madurai trip planner.

Traveling by car from Rameswaram to Madurai takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In April in Madurai, expect temperatures between 41°C during the day and 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to drive to Tiruchirappalli.

Things to do in Madurai

Historic Sites

Tiruchirappalli

— 1 night

Rockfort City

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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kaattu Azhagiya Singar Srirangam, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jambukeswarar Temple.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Tiruchirappalli online trip planner.

You can drive from Madurai to Tiruchirappalli in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a train. When traveling from Madurai in April, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Tiruchirappalli: temperatures range from 45°C by day to 31°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Mahabalipuram.

Things to do in Tiruchirappalli

Historic Sites

Mahabalipuram

— 2 nights
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. The structures showcase the decoration and form of early Dravidian architecture, and their distinctive designs, striking coloration, and scale still create an evocative atmosphere when studied closely and when seen as a whole.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): admire the landmark architecture of Pancha Rathas, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at The Madras Crocodile Bank Trust and Centre for Herpetology, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shore Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at DakshinaChitra Museum, then enjoy the sea views from Mahabalipuram Lighthouse, and then Head underground at Mahishasuramardini Cave.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Mahabalipuram sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Tiruchirappalli to Mahabalipuram in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. When traveling from Tiruchirappalli in April, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Mahabalipuram: temperatures range from 42°C by day to 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Chennai.

Things to do in Mahabalipuram

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trip

Chennai

— 2 nights

Detroit of South Asia

Chennai, a city hailed for its vibrant atmosphere and historic attractions, remains one of the most visited places in India.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kapaleeshwarar Temple, admire the striking features of San Thome Church, then stroll through Marina Beach, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Parthasarathy Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by Cane and Bamboo, then kick back and relax at Besant Nagar Beach, then take in nature's colorful creations at The Theosophical Society, and finally soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Chennai trip maker site.

Drive from Mahabalipuram to Chennai in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In April, daytime highs in Chennai are 42°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Chennai

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Tamil Nadu travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Bodies of Water · Beaches
Land of Tamils
Home to a Tamil population that speaks one of the world's oldest languages, the state of Tamil Nadu appeals to tourists with its many Hindu temples, beach resorts, charming hill stations, and World Heritage Sites. Several major civilizations have thrived in this area over the last 2,000 years, including the famous Chola, Chera, Pallava, and Pandya. Today, a trip to Tamil Nadu reveals its unique heritage blending elements of all the cultures that lived and died here, leaving their mark on the area's cuisine, music, religious traditions, and literature. In an ancient land steeped in history, state capital Chennai serves as a modern and convenient tourist base, providing great shopping, dining, and entertainment options.