6 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

6 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

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6 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly + taxi:  5​h 45​min
1
Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Madurai
— 1 night
+2
Fly + foot + train:  2​h 45​min
3
Mahabalipuram
— 2 nights
taxi + bus:  1​h 30​min
4
Chennai
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
End: New Delhi

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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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Church.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Ooty (Udhagamandalam) online vacation planner .

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 October, expect nights in Ooty (Udhagamandalam) to be about the same, around 23°C, while days are slightly colder, around 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to drive to Madurai.

Things to do in Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

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Botanical Gardens ©
Botanical Gardens
Doddabetta Peak ©
Doddabetta Peak
Ooty Lake ©
Ooty Lake

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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 11th (Fri): get the lay of the land with Walking tours and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple.

For where to stay and more tourist information, you can read our Madurai online attractions planner .

You can drive from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) to Madurai in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) in October, expect Madurai to be a bit warmer, temps between 37°C and 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Mahabalipuram.

Things to do in Madurai

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Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple ©
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple
Walking tours

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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at The Madras Crocodile Bank Trust and Centre for Herpetology, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sea Shore Temple, and then don't miss a visit to Pancha Rathas. On the 13th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: Head underground at Mahishasuramardini Cave, take in the spiritual surroundings of Monuments at Mahabalipuram, delve into the distant past at Krishna Mandapam, make a trip to Arjuna's Penance, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Varaha Cave Temple, and finally pause for some photo ops at Descent Of The Ganges.

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You can do a combination of flight and train from Madurai to Mahabalipuram in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in Mahabalipuram are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Chennai.

Things to do in Mahabalipuram

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

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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 14th (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of Kalikambal Temple, kick back and relax at Marina Beach, then admire the natural beauty at The Theosophical Society, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kapaleeshwarar Temple.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Chennai trip itinerary tool .

Getting from Mahabalipuram to Chennai by combination of taxi and bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Chennai

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Marina Beach ©
Marina Beach
Kapaleeshwarar Temple ©
Kapaleeshwarar Temple
The Theosophical Society ©
The Theosophical Society

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