5 days in Chennai & Ooty (Udhagamandalam) Itinerary

5 days in Chennai & Ooty (Udhagamandalam) Itinerary

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5 days in Chennai & Ooty (Udhagamandalam) Itinerary

Start: Chennai
1
Chennai
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  4​h
2
Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h
End: Chennai

1
night
Chennai

Chennai ©
Chennai, a city hailed for its vibrant atmosphere and historic attractions, remains one of the most visited places in India.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Besant Nagar Beach, pause for some serene contemplation at San Thome Church, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kapaleeshwarar Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Parthasarathy Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vadapalani Murugan Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Shirdi Sai Baba Temple, and finally kick back and relax at Marina Beach.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Chennai online trip builder .

If you are flying in from Malaysia, the closest major airport is Chennai International Airport. In August, plan for daily highs up to 41°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel to Ooty (Udhagamandalam).

Things to do in Chennai

Historic Sites Outdoors Beaches
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Kapaleeshwarar Temple ©
Kapaleeshwarar Temple
Marina Beach ©
Marina Beach
Besant Nagar Beach ©
Besant Nagar Beach

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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at All Saints Church, see the interesting displays at Tea Museum, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Doddabetta Peak, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Church. On the 14th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Anubhavi Subramaniar Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Karaimadai Ranganathar Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Palamalai Ranganathar Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Murugan Temple.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Ooty (Udhagamandalam) trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Chennai to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Chennai in August, you will find days in Ooty (Udhagamandalam) are slightly colder (37°C), and nights are about the same (26°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Coimbatore, All Saints Church
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Palamalai Ranganathar Temple ©
Palamalai Ranganathar Temple
Doddabetta Peak ©
Doddabetta Peak
Ooty Lake ©
Ooty Lake

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