15 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

15 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

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15 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Fly + Taxi:  17​h 15​min
1
Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
2
Kodaikanal
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h
3
Kanyakumari
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Rameswaram
— 1 night
Train:  2​h 45​min
5
Madurai
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
6
Chennai
— 3 nights
Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: Johannesburg

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ooty (Udhagamandalam): Coonoor (The Shop & Sim`s Park). The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens, appreciate the views at Mukurthi Dam, contemplate the waterfront views at Pykara Lake, and take in the awesome beauty at Doddabetta Peak.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Ooty (Udhagamandalam) trip itinerary maker website .

Johannesburg, South Africa to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. The time zone difference moving from South Africa Standard Time (SAST) to India Standard Time (IST) is 3 hours. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Johannesburg in January: highs in Ooty (Udhagamandalam) hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to drive to Kodaikanal.

Things to do in Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Coonoor
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Botanical Gardens ©
Botanical Gardens
Doddabetta Peak ©
Doddabetta Peak
Ooty Lake ©
Ooty Lake

2
nights
Kodaikanal

Kodaikanal ©
A cool and relaxing hill station, Kodaikanal has long attracted visitors up to its privileged position in the Western Ghats.
On the 10th (Fri), get great views at Pillar Rocks, go for a walk through Coakers Walk, then contemplate the waterfront views at Kodaikanal Lake, and finally stop by The Cocoa Bean. Keep things going the next day: take a peaceful walk through Pine Forest, cruise along Silent Valley View Point, then contemplate the waterfront views at Berijam Lake, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kuzhanthai Velappar Temple.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Kodaikanal day trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) to Kodaikanal takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Traveling from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) in January, things will get a bit warmer in Kodaikanal: highs are around 34°C and lows about 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to drive to Kanyakumari.

Things to do in Kodaikanal

Parks Nature Shopping
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Kodaikanal Lake ©
Kodaikanal Lake
Pine Forest ©
Pine Forest
Pillar Rocks ©
Pillar Rocks

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.
On the 12th (Sun), pause for some photo ops at Thiruvalluvar Statue, then don't miss a visit to Vivekananda Rock Memorial, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Jain Temple Kanyakumari, and finally stroll through Kanyakumari Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Marungoor Murugan Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thanumalayan temple - Sthanumalayan Kovil, then take some stellar pictures from Sunset View Point, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Xavier Church.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Kanyakumari travel site .

Getting from Kodaikanal to Kanyakumari by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In January, daytime highs in Kanyakumari are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to drive to Rameswaram.

Things to do in Kanyakumari

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors
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Vivekananda Rock Memorial ©
Vivekananda Rock Memorial
Kanyakumari Beach ©
Kanyakumari 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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): snap pictures at Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge, take in the views from Pamban bridge, then stroll through Dhanushkodi Beach, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Rameswaram day trip site .

Getting from Kanyakumari to Rameswaram by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Madurai.

Things to do in Rameswaram

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites
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Dhanushkodi Beach ©
Dhanushkodi Beach
Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple ©
Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple
Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge ©
Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge

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 15th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Gandhi Memorial Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Inmaiyil Nanmai Tharuvar Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple, and finally look for gifts at Prema Vilas. On your second day here, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vandiyur Mariamman Teppakulam, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Tirupparankunram.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Madurai day trip planner .

You can take a train from Rameswaram to Madurai in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in January, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Chennai.

Things to do in Madurai

Tours Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple ©
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple
Walking tours
Gandhi Memorial Museum
Gandhi Memorial Museum

3
nights
Chennai

Chennai ©
Chennai, a city hailed for its vibrant atmosphere and historic attractions, remains one of the most visited places in India.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Chennai: Mahabalipuram (Monuments at Mahabalipuram, Sea Shore Temple, & more). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Marina Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kapaleeshwarar Temple, and take in nature's colorful creations at The Theosophical Society.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Chennai trip tool .

Traveling by flight from Madurai to Chennai takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. January in Chennai sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Chennai

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Mahabalipuram
Highlights from your plan
Sea Shore Temple ©
Sea Shore Temple
Pancha Rathas ©
Pancha Rathas
Marina Beach ©
Marina Beach

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