6 days in Tamil Nadu & Mannarkkad Itinerary

6 days in Tamil Nadu & Mannarkkad Itinerary

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6 days in Tamil Nadu & Mannarkkad Itinerary

Start: Chennai
Drive:  8​h
1
Coimbatore
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Mannarkkad
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Mettupalayam
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Bannari
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  4​h
End: Chennai

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night
Coimbatore

Coimbatore ©
Known throughout the country as a major industrial city, Coimbatore possesses a welcoming atmosphere and a growing cosmopolitanism.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Kodiveri Dam as well as Bhavani Sagar Dam. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): take in the dramatic scenery at Kodiveri Dam and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mundhi Vinayagur Temple.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Coimbatore travel route planner .

Chennai to Coimbatore is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in December, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Mettupalayam.

Things to do in Coimbatore

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Indira Gandhi Wildlife Sanctuary and National Park
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Kodiveri Dam ©
Kodiveri Dam
Mundhi Vinayagur Temple ©
Mundhi Vinayagur Temple

1
night
Mannarkkad

Mannarkkad ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Silent Valley National Park. On the 31st (Mon), take in the awesome beauty at Attappadi Hills and then take a peaceful walk through Silent Valley National Park.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Mannarkkad trip itinerary site .

You can drive from Coimbatore to Mannarkkad in 2.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) to allow time to travel to Mettupalayam.

Things to do in Mannarkkad

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Silent Valley National Park
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Silent Valley National Park ©
Silent Valley National Park
Attappadi Hills ©
Attappadi Hills

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night
Mettupalayam

Mettupalayam ©
On the 31st (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of Bannari Amman Temple and then see human ingenuity at work at Pillur Dam.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Mettupalayam journey site .

You can drive from Coimbatore to Mettupalayam in an hour. In December, daytime highs in Mettupalayam are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. On the 31st (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Bannari.

Things to do in Mettupalayam

Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Bannari Amman Temple
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Pillur Dam ©
Pillur Dam

1
night
Bannari

Bannari
For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Bannari sightseeing planning tool .

Getting from Mettupalayam to Bannari by car takes about 1.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Bannari are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. You'll set off for Ooty (Udhagamandalam) on the 1st (Tue).

Things to do in Bannari

Historic Sites

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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 3rd (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Murugan Temple, then contemplate the waterfront views at Ooty Lake, then look for all kinds of wild species at MacIvor's Bund, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Doddabetta Peak.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Ooty (Udhagamandalam) trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by car from Bannari to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) takes 3 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Bannari in January: high temperatures in Ooty (Udhagamandalam) hover around 30°C and lows are around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

Parks Nature Wildlife
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MacIvor's Bund
MacIvor's Bund
Doddabetta Peak ©
Doddabetta Peak
Ooty Lake ©
Ooty Lake

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