22 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

22 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

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22 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

Start: Coimbatore
1
Coimbatore
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
3
Kodaikanal
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h
4
Kanyakumari
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
5
Rameswaram
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
6
Madurai
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
7
Tiruchirappalli
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h
8
Chennai
— 4 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
End: Coimbatore

2
nights
Coimbatore

Coimbatore ©
Known throughout the country as a major industrial city, Coimbatore possesses a welcoming atmosphere and a growing cosmopolitanism.
Step out of Coimbatore to go to Mettupalayam and see Vanabathrakali Amman Kovil, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dhyanalinga, don't miss a visit to Then -Tirupathi, appreciate the history behind Narayana Kavi Memorial, and examine the collection at Gedee Car Museum.

For maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Coimbatore trip planner .

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Coimbatore. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in October, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to drive to Ooty (Udhagamandalam).

Things to do in Coimbatore

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trip

Vanabathrakali Amman Kovil
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Dhyanalinga ©
Dhyanalinga
Marudamalai Temple ©
Marudamalai Temple
Arulmigu Patteeswarar Swamy Temple ©
Arulmigu Patteeswarar Swamy Temple

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.
Step out of Ooty (Udhagamandalam) to go to Coonoor and see Sim`s Park, which is approximately 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens, take in the dramatic scenery at Mukurthi Dam, head outdoors with Glenmorgan, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Murugan Temple.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Ooty (Udhagamandalam) trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Coimbatore to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Coimbatore in October; daily highs in Ooty (Udhagamandalam) reach 31°C and lows reach 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can drive to Kodaikanal.

Things to do in Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Sim`s Park
Highlights from your plan
Botanical Gardens ©
Botanical Gardens
Doddabetta Peak ©
Doddabetta Peak
Pykara Lake ©
Pykara 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 27th (Sun), take some stellar pictures from Pillar Rocks, then go for a walk through Coakers Walk, then contemplate the waterfront views at Kodaikanal Lake, and finally look for gifts at The Cocoa Bean. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kuzhanthai Velappar temple, explore the activities along Berijam Lake, then take a memorable drive along Silent Valley View Point, and finally delve into the lush surroundings at Pine Forest.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Kodaikanal road trip planning website .

Getting from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) to Kodaikanal by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. In October, Kodaikanal is somewhat warmer than Ooty (Udhagamandalam) - with highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can drive to Kanyakumari.

Things to do in Kodaikanal

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

3
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.
When in Kanyakumari, make a side trip to see Padmanabhapuram Palace in Thuckalay, approximately 58 minutes away. There's much more to do: make a trip to Vivekananda Rock Memorial, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thanumalayan temple - Sthanumalayan Kovil, pause for some photo ops at Thiruvalluvar Statue, and pause for some serene contemplation at St Xavier Church.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Kanyakumari trip itinerary site .

Traveling by car from Kodaikanal to Kanyakumari takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in October, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can go by car to Rameswaram.

Things to do in Kanyakumari

Historic Sites Beaches Parks

Side Trip

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

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 1st (Fri): snap pictures at Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge, snap pictures at Pamban bridge, then kick back and relax at Kunthu kal Beach, Rameswaram, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple. On your second day here, make a trip to Burial Place of APJ Abdul Kalam, stroll the grounds of Kalam National Memorial, look for all kinds of wild species at Water Bird Sanctuary, then examine the collection at Former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam House, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Dhanushkodi Beach.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read Rameswaram trip planning website .

Getting from Kanyakumari to Rameswaram by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Madurai.

Things to do in Rameswaram

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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
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 3rd (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Aayiram Kaal Mandapam, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Inmaiyil Nanmai Tharuvar Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Tirupparankunram. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Yoga Narasimhar Temple.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Madurai tour itinerary builder site .

Take a train from Rameswaram to Madurai in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In November, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Tiruchirappalli.

Things to do in Madurai

Historic Sites Tours
Highlights from your plan
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple ©
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple
Walking tours
Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine ©
Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Brihadeeshwara Temple in Thanjavur (about 1h 05 min away). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple, take in the dramatic natural features at Rock Fort Temple, admire the sheer force of Puliyancholai Falls, and steep yourself in history at Pundarikakshan Perumal Temple.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Tiruchirappalli travel planner.

Getting from Madurai to Tiruchirappalli by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train. November in Tiruchirappalli sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Chennai.

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

4
nights
Chennai

Chennai ©
Chennai, a city hailed for its vibrant atmosphere and historic attractions, remains one of the most visited places in India.
Venture out of the city with trips to Mahabalipuram (Monuments at Mahabalipuram, Sea Shore Temple, & more). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Marina Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kapaleeshwarar Temple, and admire the natural beauty at The Theosophical Society.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Chennai trip builder .

Fly from Tiruchirappalli to Chennai in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in November, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Chennai

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trip

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

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