6 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

6 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

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6 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

Start: Pune
Fly:  3​h 15​min
1
Chennai
— 1 night
bus + taxi:  1​h 30​min
2
Mahabalipuram
— 2 nights
+2
train + foot + Fly:  2​h 45​min
3
Madurai
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Pune

1
night
Chennai

Chennai ©
Chennai, a city hailed for its vibrant atmosphere and historic attractions, remains one of the most visited places in India.
On the 15th (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Parthasarathy Temple and then kick back and relax at Marina Beach. On your second day here, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams, then kick back and relax at Besant Nagar Beach, then admire the natural beauty at The Theosophical Society, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kapaleeshwarar Temple.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Chennai day trip planning app .

Pune to Chennai is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Chennai can reach 42°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel to Mahabalipuram.

Things to do in Chennai

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams
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Marina Beach ©
Marina Beach
Kapaleeshwarar Temple ©
Kapaleeshwarar Temple
The Theosophical Society ©
The Theosophical Society

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 17th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at The Madras Crocodile Bank Trust and Centre for Herpetology, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sea Shore Temple, and then make a trip to Pancha Rathas. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at DakshinaChitra Museum, then Head underground at Mahishasuramardini Cave, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Monuments at Mahabalipuram, and finally make a trip to Arjuna's Penance.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Mahabalipuram trip maker site .

Getting from Chennai to Mahabalipuram by combination of bus and taxi takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. In July in Mahabalipuram, expect temperatures between 42°C during the day and 30°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel to Madurai.

Things to do in Mahabalipuram

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

DakshinaChitra Museum
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Sea Shore Temple ©
Sea Shore Temple
Pancha Rathas ©
Pancha Rathas
Arjuna's Penance ©
Arjuna's Penance

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 19th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Yoga Narasimhar Temple, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Madurai trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Mahabalipuram to Madurai takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July in Madurai, expect temperatures between 40°C during the day and 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Ooty (Udhagamandalam).

Things to do in Madurai

Historic Sites
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Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple ©
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple
Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine ©
Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine

1
night
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.
To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Ooty (Udhagamandalam) day trip website .

Getting from Madurai to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of train and bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Madurai in July: high temperatures in Ooty (Udhagamandalam) hover around 30°C and lows are around 23°C. On the 20th (Sat), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

Parks Nature Historic Sites

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