7 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

7 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

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7 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)
— 2 nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Parthasarathy Temple and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Marina Beach. On the 16th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams, 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.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Chennai online road trip planner .

Pune to Chennai is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. July in Chennai sees daily highs of 42°C and lows of 30°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel to Mahabalipuram.

Things to do in Chennai

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at The Madras Crocodile Bank Trust and Centre for Herpetology, 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 next day: 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 make a trip to Arjuna's Penance.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Mahabalipuram trip maker site .

Do a combination of bus and taxi from Chennai to Mahabalipuram in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. July in Mahabalipuram sees daily highs of 42°C and lows of 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time 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 19th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Yoga Narasimhar Temple, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Madurai trip planner .

Do a combination of train and flight from Mahabalipuram to Madurai in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 40°C in July, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough 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

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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): take in the awesome beauty at Doddabetta Peak, then admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Ooty Lake. On the next day, admire the natural beauty at Rose Garden, admire the verdant scenery at Mukurthi Dam, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Pykara Lake.

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Drive from Madurai to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Madurai in July, with highs in Ooty (Udhagamandalam) at 30°C and lows at 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) 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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