15 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

15 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

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15 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

Start: Kadapa
Drive:  10​h 15​min
1
Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Coimbatore
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Kodaikanal
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Madurai
— 2 nights
train:  3​h
5
Rameswaram
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
6
Thanjavur
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  3​h 45​min
7
Chennai
— 3 nights
Drive:  7​h
End: Kadapa

1
night
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.
On the 2nd (Sun), explore the activities along Ooty Lake, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Doddabetta Peak, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the views at Mukurthi Dam, then look for all kinds of wild species at MacIvor's Bund, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Pykara Lake.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Ooty (Udhagamandalam) trip itinerary builder website .

Kadapa to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) is an approximately 12-hour car ride. You can also fly. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in December, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can drive to Coimbatore.

Things to do in Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Doddabetta Peak ©
Doddabetta Peak
Mukurthi Dam ©
Mukurthi Dam
Ooty Lake ©
Ooty Lake

2
nights
Coimbatore

Coimbatore ©
Known throughout the country as a major industrial city, Coimbatore possesses a welcoming atmosphere and a growing cosmopolitanism.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): examine the collection at Gass Forest Museum, browse the different shops at Brookefields Mall, then examine the collection at G.D. Naidu Industrial Exhibition, then examine the collection at Gedee Car Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Dharmalingeshwarar Temple. Keep things going the next day: delve into the lush surroundings at Topslip, then view the masterpieces at Kasthuri Sreenivasan Trust Art Gallery and Textile Museum, and then deepen your appreciation for local ecosystems through Triumph Expeditions.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Coimbatore travel planner.

Traveling by car from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) to Coimbatore takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. While traveling from Ooty (Udhagamandalam), expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Coimbatore, ranging from highs of 35°C to lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to drive to Kodaikanal.

Things to do in Coimbatore

Museums Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Gass Forest Museum ©
Gass Forest Museum
Triumph Expeditions ©
Triumph Expeditions
Brookefields Mall ©
Brookefields Mall

2
nights
Kodaikanal

Kodaikanal ©
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 6th (Thu): take a peaceful walk through Pine Forest, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Dynasty, explore the activities along Kodaikanal Lake, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kuzhanthai Velappar temple, and finally see the interesting displays at Shembaganur Museum of Natural History. On the 7th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Perumal Peak and then head outdoors with Dolphin's Nose.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Kodaikanal trip planner .

Traveling by car from Coimbatore to Kodaikanal takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. December in Kodaikanal sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Madurai.

Things to do in Kodaikanal

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
Kodaikanal Lake ©
Kodaikanal Lake
Pine Forest ©
Pine Forest
Perumal Peak ©
Perumal Peak

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.
On the 8th (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Yoga Narasimhar Temple, examine the collection at Gandhi Memorial Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Meenakshi Temple, and finally stop by Prema Vilas. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine, then pause for some serene contemplation at Idaikattur Church, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Vandiyur Mariamman Teppakulam, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Madurai trip planner.

Drive from Kodaikanal to Madurai in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. In December, daytime highs in Madurai are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Rameswaram.

Things to do in Madurai

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple ©
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple
Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine ©
Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine
Idaikattur Church ©
Idaikattur Church

2
nights
Rameswaram

Rameswaram ©
A trip to Rameswaram on Pamban Island will take you across a long limestone shoal bridge with spectacular ocean scenery.
On the 10th (Mon), enjoy the sand and surf at Dhanushkodi Beach, identify plant and animal life at Water Bird Sanctuary, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ruined Temple/Church of Dhanushkodi. On the next day, enjoy the sand and surf at Kunthu kal Beach, Rameswaram, make a trip to Burial Place of APJ Abdul Kalam, explore the different monuments and memorials at Kalam National Memorial, then see the interesting displays at Former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam House, then stop by Kalam Sea Shell Mart, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple.

To see maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Rameswaram travel planner .

You can drive from Madurai to Rameswaram in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Thanjavur.

Things to do in Rameswaram

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Dhanushkodi Beach ©
Dhanushkodi Beach
Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple ©
Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple
Water Bird Sanctuary ©
Water Bird Sanctuary

1
night
Thanjavur

Thanjavur ©
A bastion of South Indian culture and heritage, Thanjavur entrances visitors from all over the world with its architecture, distinct art style, and the Great Living Chola Temples, landmarks of the city and a World Heritage Site.
On the 12th (Wed), admire the masterpieces at Thanjavur Royal Palace and Art Gallery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Seerkazhi, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Naganathaswamy Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Raahu Navagrahasthalam, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mercury Temple, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Brihadeeshwara Temple.

To see where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Thanjavur online journey planner .

You can drive from Rameswaram to Thanjavur in 4 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and train. In December, daytime highs in Thanjavur are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel to Chennai.

Things to do in Thanjavur

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Brihadeeshwara Temple ©
Brihadeeshwara Temple
Thanjavur Royal Palace and Art Gallery ©
Seerkazhi ©
Seerkazhi

3
nights
Chennai

Chennai ©
Chennai, a city hailed for its vibrant atmosphere and historic attractions, remains one of the most visited places in India.
Escape the urban bustle at The Madras Crocodile Bank Trust and Centre for Herpetology and Besant Nagar Beach. Do your shopping at Cane and Bamboo and Express Avenue Mall. Step out of Chennai with an excursion to DakshinaChitra Museum in Muttukadu--about 1h 10 min away. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Marina Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kapaleeshwar Temple, examine the collection at Vivekananda House- Multimedia Cultural Museum, and browse the exhibits of M.Rm.Rm. Cultural Foundation.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Chennai online tour planner .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Thanjavur to Chennai in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In December in Chennai, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Chennai

Museums Beaches Parks

Side Trip

DakshinaChitra Museum
Highlights from your plan
DakshinaChitra Museum ©
DakshinaChitra Museum
Marina Beach ©
Marina Beach
Kapaleeshwarar Temple ©
Kapaleeshwarar Temple

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