4 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

4 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tamil Nadu holiday planner

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Make it your trip
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Chennai
— 1 day
Drive
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Mahabalipuram
— 2 nights
Fly
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Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
— 1 night
Fly

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Chennai

— 1 day

Detroit of South Asia

Chennai, a city hailed for its vibrant atmosphere and historic attractions, remains one of the most visited places in India.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Parthasarathy Temple, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Marina Beach, then pause for some serene contemplation at San Thome Church, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kapaleeshwarar Temple.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Chennai online itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Chennai. In March, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Mahabalipuram.

Things to do in Chennai

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Mahabalipuram

— 2 nights
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. The structures showcase the decoration and form of early Dravidian architecture, and their distinctive designs, striking coloration, and scale still create an evocative atmosphere when studied closely and when seen as a whole.
On the 27th (Sat), explore the ancient world of Monuments at Mahabalipuram and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shore Temple. Keep things going the next day: Head underground at Mahishasuramardini Cave, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at The Madras Crocodile Bank Trust and Centre for Herpetology, and then admire the landmark architecture of Pancha Rathas.

To see photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Mahabalipuram trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Chennai to Mahabalipuram takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. In March, daytime highs in Mahabalipuram are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Ooty (Udhagamandalam).

Things to do in Mahabalipuram

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Zoos & Aquariums

Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): admire the natural beauty at Government Rose Garden, then admire the natural beauty at Government Botanical Garden, and then explore the activities along Ooty Lake.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Ooty (Udhagamandalam) online sightseeing planner.

Fly from Mahabalipuram to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 41°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

Parks · Nature

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Tamil Nadu travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Bodies of Water · Beaches
Land of Tamils
Home to a Tamil population that speaks one of the world's oldest languages, the state of Tamil Nadu appeals to tourists with its many Hindu temples, beach resorts, charming hill stations, and World Heritage Sites. Several major civilizations have thrived in this area over the last 2,000 years, including the famous Chola, Chera, Pallava, and Pandya. Today, a trip to Tamil Nadu reveals its unique heritage blending elements of all the cultures that lived and died here, leaving their mark on the area's cuisine, music, religious traditions, and literature. In an ancient land steeped in history, state capital Chennai serves as a modern and convenient tourist base, providing great shopping, dining, and entertainment options.