6 days in Chennai & Ooty (Udhagamandalam) Itinerary

6 days in Chennai & Ooty (Udhagamandalam) Itinerary

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6 days in Chennai & Ooty (Udhagamandalam) Itinerary

Start: Salem
Drive:  7​h
1
Chennai
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  4​h
2
Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
End: Salem

3
nights
Chennai

Chennai ©
Chennai, a city hailed for its vibrant atmosphere and historic attractions, remains one of the most visited places in India.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Chennai: Mahabalipuram (Monuments at Mahabalipuram, Sea Shore Temple, & more). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Marina Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kapaleeshwarar Temple, admire the landmark architecture of San Thome Church, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Besant Nagar Beach.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Chennai vacation planner.

Salem to Chennai is an approximately 6-hour car ride. Expect a daytime high around 43°C in May, and nighttime lows around 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to Ooty (Udhagamandalam).

Things to do in Chennai

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Mahabalipuram
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Sea Shore Temple ©
Sea Shore Temple
Marina Beach ©
Marina Beach
Pancha Rathas ©
Pancha Rathas

2
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 14th (Tue): take in the awesome beauty at Doddabetta Peak, then admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Rose Garden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the sheer force of Pykara Lake and Pykara Falls, then contemplate the waterfront views at Pykara Lake, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Ooty Lake.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Ooty (Udhagamandalam) road 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. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Chennai in May: high temperatures in Ooty (Udhagamandalam) hover around 40°C and lows are around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

Parks Nature
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Botanical Gardens ©
Botanical Gardens
Doddabetta Peak ©
Doddabetta Peak
Pykara Lake ©
Pykara Lake

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