33 days in Tamil Nadu & Ladakh Itinerary

33 days in Tamil Nadu & Ladakh Itinerary

Created using Inspirock India holiday planner

Plan created by another user. Make it yours
1
Mahabalipuram
— 2 nights
2
Chennai
— 4 nights
3
Leh
— 7 nights
4
Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
— 3 nights
5
Kodaikanal
— 2 nights
6
Madurai
— 1 night
7
Kanyakumari
— 2 nights
8
Rameswaram
— 2 nights
9
Tiruchirappalli
— 3 nights
10
Thanjavur
— 1 night
11
Kumbakonam
— 1 night

S M T W T F S
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
1
2
3
4
5

2
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.
Go for a jaunt from Mahabalipuram to Muttukadu to see DakshinaChitra Museum about 38 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shore Temple, explore the ancient world of Monuments at Mahabalipuram, see the interesting displays at India Seashell Museum, and appreciate the history behind Nakula Sahadeva Ratha.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Mahabalipuram road trip planning tool.

Salem to Mahabalipuram is an approximately 5.5-hour car ride. You can also drive. In November, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Chennai.

Things to do in Mahabalipuram

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Adventure

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
©
Religious Site
Shore Temple
4.4
©
Architectural Building
Pancha Rathas
4.6

4
nights
Chennai

Chennai ©

Detroit of South Asia

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: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kapaleeshwarar Temple, make a trip to Sri Thiagarajarswamy Temple, enjoy the sand and surf at Besant Nagar Beach, and pause for some serene contemplation at San Thome Church.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Chennai day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Mahabalipuram to Chennai takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In November, daytime highs in Chennai are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. On the 7th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Leh.

Things to do in Chennai

Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors
Highlights from your trip
©
Religious Site
Kapaleeshwarar Temple
4.6
©
Beach
Marina Beach
3.4
©
Theme Park
VGP Snow Kingdom
4.6

7
nights
Leh

Leh ©
The former capital of the Kingdom of Ladakh, Leh possesses a historic old town area marked by stupas, monasteries, and traditional mud-brick houses.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Leh: Alchi Monastery (in Alchi) and Likir Gompa (in Likir). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thiksey Monastery, capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, make a trip to Confluence of the Indus and Zanskar Rivers, and head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

For other places to visit and more tourist information, go to the Leh trip planner.

Getting from Chennai to Leh by flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. On the 16th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Ooty (Udhagamandalam).

Things to do in Leh

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Adventure

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
©
Religious Site
Thiksey Monastery
4.6
©
Specialty Museum
Hall of Fame
4.7
©
Ruin
Basgo gompa
4.4

3
nights
Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

Ooty (Udhagamandalam) ©

Queen of Hill Stations

Tea gardens and eucalyptus trees scent the air of the fields surrounding Ooty, a popular summer tourism destination up in the hills.
Ooty (Udhagamandalam) is known for nature, parks, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Government Botanical Garden, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Elk Hill Murugan Temple, get the lay of the land with Amble with Anne, and make a trip to Wenlock Downs 9th Mile Shooting Point.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Ooty (Udhagamandalam) trip itinerary app.

You can fly from Leh to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In November in Ooty (Udhagamandalam), expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Kodaikanal.

Things to do in Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

Parks · Nature · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
©
Water Body
Pykara Lake
4.2
©
Mountain
Doddabetta Peak
3.7

2
nights
Kodaikanal

Kodaikanal ©

Princess of Hill Stations

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 22nd (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kuzhanthai Velappar Temple, explore the activities along Kodaikanal Lake, then take in nature's colorful creations at Bryant Park, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Coakers Walk. Here are some ideas for day two: take some stellar pictures from Pillar Rocks, delve into the lush surroundings at Pine Forest, then explore the ancient world of Dolmen Circle, and finally browse for treasures at Dynasty.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Kodaikanal holiday planner.

You can drive from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) to Kodaikanal in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In November, daily temperatures in Kodaikanal can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can go by car to Madurai.

Things to do in Kodaikanal

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Shopping
Highlights from your trip
©
Forest
Pine Forest
3.8
©
Water Body
Kodaikanal Lake
4.2
©
Scenic Walking Area
Coakers Walk
4.0

1
night
Madurai

Madurai ©

Athens of the East

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 24th (Tue), contemplate the long history of Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Aayiram Kaal Mandapam, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Immaiyil Nanmai Tharuvar Temple.

To find ratings and tourist information, refer to the Madurai trip planner.

You can drive from Kodaikanal to Madurai in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. November in Madurai sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 27°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can go by car to Kanyakumari.

Things to do in Madurai

Highlights from your trip
©
Religious Site
Aayiram Kaal Mandapam
4.5
©
Walking tour
Walking tours
4.9
©
Architectural Building
Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal
2.4

2
nights
Kanyakumari

Kanyakumari ©

Cape Comorin

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 25th (Wed): make a trip to Vivekananda Rock Memorial, then pause for some photo ops at Thiruvalluvar Statue, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Jain Temple Kanyakumari, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Kanyakumari Beach. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thanumalayan temple - Sthanumalayan Kovil, admire the striking features of Padmanabhapuram Palace, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Gandhi Memorial.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Kanyakumari holiday maker tool.

Traveling by car from Madurai to Kanyakumari takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can drive to Rameswaram.

Things to do in Kanyakumari

Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

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 27th (Fri): explore the activities along Agnitheertham, kick back and relax at Dhanushkodi Beach Point, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ruined Temple/Church of Dhanushkodi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple, examine the collection at Former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam House, take in the views from Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge, take in the views from Pamban bridge, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Kalam National Memorial, and finally don't miss a visit to Burial Place of APJ Abdul Kalam.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Rameswaram online holiday maker.

Traveling by car from Kanyakumari to Rameswaram takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Tiruchirappalli.

Things to do in Rameswaram

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Beaches
Highlights from your trip

3
nights
Tiruchirappalli

Tiruchirappalli ©

Rockfort City

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.
Tiruchirappalli is known for historic sites, nature, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple, make a trip to Ayyanar Temple, get outside with Grand Anaicut - Kallanai, and admire the engineering at Kallanai.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Tiruchirappalli planner.

Drive from Rameswaram to Tiruchirappalli in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November in Tiruchirappalli, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 27°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Thanjavur.

Things to do in Tiruchirappalli

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks
Highlights from your trip
©
Religious Site
Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple
4.5
©
Dam
Kallanai
4.6
Outdoor Activity
Grand Anaicut - Kallanai
5.0

1
night
Thanjavur

Thanjavur ©

Rice Bowl of Tamil Nadu

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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): don't miss a visit to Thanjai Mamani Koil, admire the striking features of Brihadeeswara Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sree Moolai Anjaneya Temple, and finally admire the masterpieces at Thanjavur Royal Palace and Art Gallery.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Thanjavur tour itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Tiruchirappalli to Thanjavur in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Thanjavur are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can drive to Kumbakonam.

Things to do in Thanjavur

Museums · Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip
©
Architectural Building
Brihadeeswara Temple
4.9

1
night
Kumbakonam

Kumbakonam ©
A notable temple town, Kumbakonam harbors a wealth of Hindu buildings dedicated to Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva.
On the 3rd (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Adi Kumbeswarar Temple, admire the landmark architecture of Airavatesvara Temple, then make a trip to Arulmigu Naganathaswamy Temple Thirunageswaram, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uppiliappan Temple.

Plan a Kumbakonam trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

You can drive from Thanjavur to Kumbakonam in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In December, daytime highs in Kumbakonam are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kumbakonam

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
©
Religious Site
Adi Kumbeswarar Temple
4.8
©
World heritage site
Airavatesvara Temple
4.8
©
Religious Site
Uppiliappan Temple
4.7

Similar trips

9 days in India BY A USER FROM INDIA January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems Preferences: January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Fast-paced 11 days in Kollam & Tamil Nadu BY A USER FROM INDIA November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: November, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 10 days in Tamil Nadu BY A USER FROM INDIA December, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: December, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 31 days in India BY A USER FROM INDIA November, outdoors, beaches, wildlife, hidden gems Preferences: November, outdoors, beaches, wildlife Attraction style: Hidden gems Pace: Medium 5 days in Chennai & Ladakh BY A USER FROM INDIA February, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: February, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 1 day in Tamil Nadu BY A USER FROM INDIA September, teens, kids, outdoors, historic sites, museums, shopping, fast-paced, popular sights Preferences: September, teens, kids, outdoors, historic sites, museums, shopping Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Fast-paced 3 days in Tamil Nadu BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE November, outdoors, beaches, wildlife, fast-paced, hidden gems Preferences: November, outdoors, beaches, wildlife Attraction style: Hidden gems Pace: Fast-paced 6 days in Tamil Nadu BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE December, outdoors, beaches, wildlife, slow & easy, popular sights Preferences: December, outdoors, beaches, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Slow & easy 60 days in Tamil Nadu BY A USER FROM INDIA October, popular sights Preferences: October Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 31 days in Tamil Nadu BY A USER FROM INDIA October, popular sights Preferences: October Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 11 days in Tamil Nadu BY A USER FROM INDIA October, teens, kids, historic sites, popular sights Preferences: October, teens, kids, historic sites Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 31 days in Narasaraopet & Ladakh BY A USER FROM INDIA August, popular sights Preferences: August Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium
See more trips