15 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

15 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

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15 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  6​h 30​min
1
Madurai
— 1 night
Train:  2​h 45​min
2
Rameswaram
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Kanyakumari
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h
4
Kodaikanal
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
5
Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
— 2 nights
Taxi + Fly:  4​h 30​min
6
Mahabalipuram
— 3 nights
+2
Train + Foot + Fly:  4​h
7
Tiruchirappalli
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h
End: Kuala Lumpur

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 29th (Fri): take in the local highlights with Walking tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Sat): examine the collection at Gandhi Memorial Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Inmaiyil Nanmai Tharuvar Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tirupparankunram.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Madurai journey planning site .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Madurai is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Madurai due to the time zone difference. In November in Madurai, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Rameswaram.

Things to do in Madurai

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

1
night
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 1st (Sun): snap pictures at Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge, then snap pictures at Pamban bridge, then kick back and relax at Dhanushkodi Beach, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Rameswaram trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by train from Madurai to Rameswaram takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Kanyakumari.

Things to do in Rameswaram

Outdoors Historic Sites Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Dhanushkodi Beach ©
Dhanushkodi Beach
Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple ©
Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple
Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge ©
Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge

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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Kanyakumari Beach, don't miss a visit to Vivekananda Rock Memorial, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jain Temple Kanyakumari, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thanumalayan temple - Sthanumalayan Kovil. On the 3rd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the landmark architecture of Padmanabhapuram Palace, then make a trip to Thiruvalluvar Statue, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shirdhi Sai Baba Temple, Kanyakumari.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Kanyakumari trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Rameswaram to Kanyakumari in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December in Kanyakumari, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Kodaikanal.

Things to do in Kanyakumari

Historic Sites Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Padmanabhapuram Palace
Highlights from your plan
Padmanabhapuram Palace ©
Padmanabhapuram Palace
Vivekananda Rock Memorial ©
Vivekananda Rock Memorial
Kanyakumari Beach ©
Kanyakumari Beach

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 4th (Wed), get great views at Pillar Rocks, take in the pleasant sights at Coakers Walk, then contemplate the waterfront views at Kodaikanal Lake, and finally look for gifts at The Cocoa Bean. On the next day, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kuzhanthai Velappar temple, contemplate the waterfront views at Berijam Lake, cruise along Silent Valley View Point, then delve into the lush surroundings at Pine Forest, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at La Saleth Church.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Kodaikanal trip itinerary maker website .

Getting from Kanyakumari to Kodaikanal by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. December in Kodaikanal sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 25°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Ooty (Udhagamandalam).

Things to do in Kodaikanal

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Kodaikanal Lake ©
Kodaikanal Lake
Pine Forest ©
Pine Forest
Pillar Rocks ©
Pillar Rocks

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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): stop by Green Shop, Ooty, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Doddabetta Peak, then admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Ooty Lake. On your second day here, admire the natural beauty at Rose Garden, explore the activities along Pykara Lake, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Pykara Water Falls.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Ooty (Udhagamandalam) online travel route planner .

You can drive from Kodaikanal to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. Traveling from Kodaikanal in December, expect Ooty (Udhagamandalam) to be a bit cooler, temps between 30°C and 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel to Mahabalipuram.

Things to do in Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

Parks Nature Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Botanical Gardens ©
Botanical Gardens
Doddabetta Peak ©
Doddabetta Peak
Pykara Lake ©
Pykara Lake

3
nights
Mahabalipuram

Mahabalipuram ©
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.
Mahabalipuram is known for historic sites, zoos & aquariums, museums, nature, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sea Shore Temple, make a trip to Arjuna's Penance, explore the ancient world of Monuments at Mahabalipuram, and contemplate the long history of Descent Of The Ganges.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Mahabalipuram trip builder tool .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) to Mahabalipuram takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Traveling from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) in December, expect Mahabalipuram to be a bit warmer, temps between 34°C and 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Tiruchirappalli.

Things to do in Mahabalipuram

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Sea Shore Temple ©
Sea Shore Temple
Pancha Rathas ©
Pancha Rathas
Monuments at Mahabalipuram ©
Monuments at Mahabalipuram

3
nights
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 11th (Wed), admire the striking features of Brihadeeshwara Temple and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jambukeswarar Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kaattu Azhagiya Singar Srirangam, and then explore the striking landscape at Rock Fort Temple.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Tiruchirappalli road trip website .

Do a combination of train and flight from Mahabalipuram to Tiruchirappalli in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In December, daytime highs in Tiruchirappalli are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. On the 13th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tiruchirappalli

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Brihadeeshwara Temple
Highlights from your plan
Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple ©
Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple
Brihadeeshwara Temple ©
Brihadeeshwara Temple
Rock Fort Temple ©
Rock Fort Temple

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