5 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

5 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

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5 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

Start: Riyadh
Fly + taxi:  8​h 30​min
1
Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
— 1 day
taxi + Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Mahabalipuram
— 2 nights
+2
train + foot + Fly:  2​h 45​min
3
Madurai
— 1 night
Fly:  8​h
End: Riyadh

1
day
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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Doddabetta Peak, take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Ooty Lake.

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Riyadh to Ooty (Udhagamandalam). While traveling from Riyadh, expect cooler days and a bit cooler nights in Ooty (Udhagamandalam), ranging from highs of 31°C to lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Mahabalipuram.

Things to do in Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

Parks Nature
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Botanical Gardens ©
Botanical Gardens
Doddabetta Peak ©
Doddabetta Peak

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 18th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at The Madras Crocodile Bank Trust and Centre for Herpetology, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sea Shore Temple, and then admire the striking features of Pancha Rathas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Wed): see the interesting displays at DakshinaChitra Museum, then Head underground at Mahishasuramardini Cave, then delve into the distant past at Monuments at Mahabalipuram, and finally don't miss a visit to Arjuna's Penance.

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Do a combination of taxi and flight from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) to Mahabalipuram in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. In June, Mahabalipuram is a bit warmer than Ooty (Udhagamandalam) - with highs of 43°C and lows of 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel to Madurai.

Things to do in Mahabalipuram

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

DakshinaChitra Museum
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Sea Shore Temple ©
Sea Shore Temple
Pancha Rathas ©
Pancha Rathas

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): take in the spiritual surroundings of Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Yoga Narasimhar Temple.

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Getting from Mahabalipuram to Madurai by combination of train and flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. While traveling from Mahabalipuram, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Madurai, ranging from highs of 40°C to lows of 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Madurai

Historic Sites
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Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple ©
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple ©
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple

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