5 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

5 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

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5 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly + taxi:  5​h 45​min
1
Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
— Few hours
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Madurai
— 1 night
3
Thanjavur
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Mahabalipuram
— 2 nights
+3
taxi + train + foot + Fly:  6​h
End: New Delhi

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hours
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.
Make your Ooty (Udhagamandalam) itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

New Delhi to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from New Delhi in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Ooty (Udhagamandalam), with lows of 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can go by car to Madurai.

Things to do in Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

Parks
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Botanical Gardens ©
Botanical Gardens

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Yoga Narasimhar Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Meenakshi Temple, and then gain a rich perspective with a tour of cultural highlights.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Madurai trip planner.

Drive from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) to Madurai in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) in December, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 25°C in Madurai. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Thanjavur.

Things to do in Madurai

Historic Sites Tours
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Sri Meenakshi Temple ©
Sri Meenakshi Temple
Walking tours

1
night
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.
On the 21st (Fri), admire the masterpieces at Thanjavur Royal Palace and Art Gallery, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mercury Temple, don't miss a visit to Thanjai Mamani Koil, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Seerkazhi, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Brihadeeshwara Temple.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Thanjavur trip itinerary tool .

Drive from Madurai to Thanjavur in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in December, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Mahabalipuram.

Things to do in Thanjavur

Historic Sites Museums
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Brihadeeshwara Temple ©
Brihadeeshwara Temple
Thanjavur Royal Palace and Art Gallery ©

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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): make a trip to Pancha Rathas, delve into the distant past at Monuments at Mahabalipuram, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sea Shore Temple. On the 23rd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the fascinating underground world of Mahishasuramardini Cave, steep yourself in history at Descent Of The Ganges, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Varaha Cave Temple, then contemplate the long history of Krishna Mandapam, and finally don't miss a visit to Arjuna's Penance.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Mahabalipuram road trip site .

You can drive from Thanjavur to Mahabalipuram in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and train; or do a combination of train and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in December, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Mahabalipuram

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Sea Shore Temple ©
Sea Shore Temple
Pancha Rathas ©
Pancha Rathas
Arjuna's Penance ©
Arjuna's Penance

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