32 days in Tamil Nadu & Pondicherry Itinerary

32 days in Tamil Nadu & Pondicherry Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
— 4 nights
2
Kodaikanal
— 2 nights
3
Tirunelveli
— 2 nights
4
Kanyakumari
— 2 nights
5
Rameswaram
— 2 nights
6
Tiruchirappalli
— 1 night
7
Thanjavur
— 3 nights
8
Kumbakonam
— 3 nights
9
Pondicherry
— 3 nights
10
Mahabalipuram
— 3 nights
11
Kanchipuram
— 2 nights
12
Chennai
— 4 nights

4
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.
You've now added Nilgiri Mountain Railway to your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from Ooty (Udhagamandalam): Coonoor (Dolphin's Nose, All Saints Church, &more). There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Government Botanical Garden, make a trip to Sri Ayyappan Temple, contemplate the waterfront views at Ooty Lake, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Elk Hill Murugan Temple.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Ooty (Udhagamandalam) tour itinerary planning site.

Ahmedabad to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Ahmedabad in October, expect nights in Ooty (Udhagamandalam) to be about the same, around 23°C, while days are slightly colder, around 31°C. You'll set off for Kodaikanal on the 5th (Tue).

Things to do in Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

Parks · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

Coonoor, Wenlock Downs 9th Mile Shooting Point, Government Botanical Garden
Highlights from your plan
Government Botanical Garden ©
Government Botanical Garden
Pykara Lake ©
Pykara Lake
Wenlock Downs 9th Mile Shooting Point ©
Wenlock Downs 9th Mile Shooting Point

2
nights
Kodaikanal

Kodaikanal ©
A cool and relaxing hill station, Kodaikanal has long attracted visitors up to its privileged position in the Western Ghats.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Guna Cave as well as Silver Cascade Falls. On the 6th (Wed), go for a walk through Coakers Walk, take in nature's colorful creations at Bryant Park, contemplate the waterfront views at Kodaikanal Lake, admire the sheer force of Silver Cascade Falls, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kuzhanthai Velappar Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kurinji Andavar Temple. On the 7th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the awesome beauty at Palani, take some stellar pictures from Pillar Rocks, then Head underground at Guna Cave, and finally take a peaceful walk through Pine Forest.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Kodaikanal road trip app.

Traveling by car from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) to Kodaikanal takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) in October; daily highs in Kodaikanal reach 37°C and lows reach 28°C. On the 7th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Tirunelveli.

Things to do in Kodaikanal

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Silver Cascade Falls, Palani
Highlights from your plan
Kodaikanal Lake ©
Kodaikanal Lake
Coakers Walk ©
Coakers Walk
Pine Forest ©
Pine Forest

2
nights
Tirunelveli

Tirunelveli ©
Tirunelveli ), also known as Nellai and historically descended in the form of a hedge and roof to save the paddy crop of a devotee. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vanatirupathi, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Vaikuntam Temple, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kanthimathi-Nellaiyapper Temple. On the next day, take in the dramatic scenery at Agasthiyar Falls and then see human ingenuity at work at Manimuthar And Papanasam Dams.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Tirunelveli travel planning tool.

Traveling by car from Kodaikanal to Tirunelveli takes 5.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can go by car to Kanyakumari.

Things to do in Tirunelveli

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Sri Vaikuntam Temple, Vanatirupathi
Highlights from your plan
Kanthimathi-Nellaiyapper Temple ©
Kanthimathi-Nellaiyapper Temple
Agasthiyar Falls ©
Agasthiyar Falls

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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Kanyakumari Beach, don't miss a visit to Thiruvalluvar Statue, don't miss a visit to Vivekananda Rock Memorial, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kanyakumari Tirupati Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jain Temple Kanyakumari, and finally take some stellar pictures from Sunset View Point. On the 11th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady of Ransom Church, don't miss a visit to Thollavilai Narayana Swamy Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Marungoor Murugan Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Thanumalayan temple - Sthanumalayan Kovil, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shirdhi Sai Baba Temple, Kanyakumari.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Kanyakumari trip simple and quick.

You can drive from Tirunelveli to Kanyakumari in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in October, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can drive to Rameswaram.

Things to do in Kanyakumari

Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Thanumalayan temple - Sthanumalayan Kovil ©
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.
You've now added Adam's Bridge to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): snap pictures at Pamban bridge, take in the views from Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge, contemplate the waterfront views at Villoondi Tirtham, then don't miss a visit to Burial Place of APJ Abdul Kalam, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Kalam National Memorial, and finally see the interesting displays at Former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam House. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Ramar Padam, take in the spiritual surroundings of Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hanuman Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ruined Temple/Church of Dhanushkodi, then look for all kinds of wild species at Water Bird Sanctuary, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Dhanushkodi Beach Point.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Rameswaram tour itinerary app.

You can drive from Kanyakumari to Rameswaram in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Tiruchirappalli.

Things to do in Rameswaram

Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Dhanushkodi Beach Point ©
Dhanushkodi Beach Point
Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple ©
Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple
Pamban bridge ©
Pamban bridge

1
night
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 14th (Thu), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tiruchirapalli Rock Fort, contemplate the long history of Jambukeswarar Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple, and finally don't miss a visit to Ayyanar Temple.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Tiruchirappalli online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Rameswaram to Tiruchirappalli in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Thanjavur.

Things to do in Tiruchirappalli

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple ©
Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple
Jambukeswarar Temple ©
Jambukeswarar Temple
Tiruchirapalli Rock Fort ©
Tiruchirapalli Rock Fort

3
nights
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.
Step out of Thanjavur with an excursion to Garbarakshambigai Temple in Thirukkarugavur--about 42 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Brihadeeswara Temple, make a trip to Punnainallur Mariamman Koil, pause for some photo ops at Thenkudi Thittai Sree Vashisteswarar Temple- Guru Stalam, and explore the world behind art at Thanjavur Royal Palace and Art Gallery.

For other places to visit and tourist information, read our Thanjavur online trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Tiruchirappalli to Thanjavur in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October in Thanjavur, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 28°C at night. You'll set off for Kumbakonam on the 17th (Sun).

Things to do in Thanjavur

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Garbarakshambigai Temple
Highlights from your plan
Brihadeeswara Temple ©
Brihadeeswara Temple
Garbarakshambigai Temple ©
Garbarakshambigai Temple
Thanjavur Royal Palace and Art Gallery ©
Thanjavur Royal Palace and Art Gallery

3
nights
Kumbakonam

Kumbakonam ©
A notable temple town, Kumbakonam harbors a wealth of Hindu buildings dedicated to Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva.
Kumbakonam is known for historic sites and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Airavatesvara Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Patteeswaram Temple, and make a trip to Thiruvidaimarudur Mahalinga Swamy Temple.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Kumbakonam online travel planner.

You can drive from Thanjavur to Kumbakonam in 1.5 hours. In October in Kumbakonam, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Pondicherry.

Things to do in Kumbakonam

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Uppiliappan Temple
Highlights from your plan
Adi Kumbeswarar Temple ©
Adi Kumbeswarar Temple
Airavatesvara Temple ©
Airavatesvara Temple
Kampaheswarar Temple ©
Kampaheswarar Temple

3
nights
Pondicherry

Pondicherry ©
South Indian spiritualism meets French chic in Pondicherry, an interesting, unusual, and international destination on the Bay of Bengal.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Sadhana Forest, Spas and Seaside Promenade. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Paradise Beach, make a trip to Sri Aurobindo Ashram, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise de Notre Dame des Anges, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Arulmigu Manakula Vinayagar Temple.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Pondicherry online travel route planner.

You can drive from Kumbakonam to Pondicherry in 3.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Mahabalipuram.

Things to do in Pondicherry

Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trip

Sadhana Forest
Highlights from your plan
Seaside Promenade ©
Seaside Promenade
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach
Arulmigu Manakula Vinayagar Temple ©
Arulmigu Manakula Vinayagar Temple

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Mahabalipuram: Covelong Beach (in Covelong) and DakshinaChitra Museum (in Muttukadu). There's much more to do: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at The Madras Crocodile Bank Trust and Centre for Herpetology, Head underground at Mahishasuramardini Cave, steep yourself in history at Nakula Sahadeva Ratha, and delve into the distant past at Monuments at Mahabalipuram.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Mahabalipuram itinerary builder website.

Drive from Pondicherry to Mahabalipuram in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in October, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Kanchipuram.

Things to do in Mahabalipuram

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Covelong Beach, DakshinaChitra Museum, Thiruporur Murugan Temple
Highlights from your plan
Monuments at Mahabalipuram ©
Monuments at Mahabalipuram
Pancha Rathas ©
Pancha Rathas

2
nights
Kanchipuram

Kanchipuram ©
The busy town of Kanchipuram enjoys a reputation for its Hindu temples and handwoven silk saris.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kailasanathar Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ekambareswarar Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamakshi Amman Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Vaikuntha Perumal Temple (Parameshwara Vinnagaram). Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Ashtabuja Perumal Temple, then delve into the lush surroundings at Vedanthangal Bird Sanctuary, and then admire the landmark architecture of Sri Varadharaja Perumal Temple.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Kanchipuram online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Mahabalipuram to Kanchipuram takes 2 hours. In October, daytime highs in Kanchipuram are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to drive to Chennai.

Things to do in Kanchipuram

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Ekambareswarar Temple ©
Ekambareswarar Temple
Kamakshi Amman Temple ©
Kamakshi Amman Temple
Kailasanathar Temple ©
Kailasanathar Temple

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nights
Chennai

Chennai ©
Chennai, a city hailed for its vibrant atmosphere and historic attractions, remains one of the most visited places in India.
Chennai is known for historic sites, beaches, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get in on the family fun at VGP Snow Kingdom, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Parthasarathy Temple, take in nature's colorful creations at The Theosophical Society, and admire the striking features of San Thome Church.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Chennai trip maker website.

Getting from Kanchipuram to Chennai by car takes about 2 hours. In October in Chennai, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Chennai

Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Kapaleeshwarar Temple ©
Kapaleeshwarar Temple
VGP Snow Kingdom ©
VGP Snow Kingdom
Marina Beach ©
Marina Beach

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