7 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

7 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  5 h
1
Chennai
— 1 night
Drive:  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:  5 h 45 min
End: New Delhi

1
night
Chennai

Chennai ©
Chennai, a city hailed for its vibrant atmosphere and historic attractions, remains one of the most visited places in India.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Krishnapuram Anchaneyar Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the natural beauty at The Theosophical Society, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kapaleeshwarar Temple, then stroll through Marina Beach, and finally stop by Fort St. George.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Chennai road trip planning app.

New Delhi to Chennai is an approximately 5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from New Delhi in November, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 26°C in Chennai. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to drive to Mahabalipuram.

Things to do in Chennai

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Krishnapuram Anchaneyar Temple
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Kapaleeshwarar Temple ©
Kapaleeshwarar Temple
Marina Beach ©
Marina Beach
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.
On the 3rd (Tue), learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at The Madras Crocodile Bank Trust and Centre for Herpetology, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Shore Temple, and then make a trip to Pancha Rathas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the ancient world of Monuments at Mahabalipuram, see the interesting displays at India Seashell Museum, and then examine the collection at DakshinaChitra Museum.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Mahabalipuram trip planner.

Drive from Chennai to Mahabalipuram in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In November, daytime highs in Mahabalipuram are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to travel to Madurai.

Things to do in Mahabalipuram

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

DakshinaChitra Museum
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Shore Temple ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): make a trip to Arittapatti Shivan Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Yoga Narasimhar Temple.

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Traveling by combination of train and flight from Mahabalipuram to Madurai takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In November, daily temperatures in Madurai can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) 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
Arittapatti Shivan Temple ©
Arittapatti Shivan Temple

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.
On the 6th (Fri), contemplate the waterfront views at Ooty Lake, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Elk Hill Murugan Temple, then admire the natural beauty at Government Rose Garden, and finally admire the natural beauty at Government Botanical Garden. On your second day here, explore the activities along Pykara Lake, then get some fabulous bargains at Jai's King Star, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Doddabetta Peak.

For traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Ooty (Udhagamandalam) trip itinerary tool.

Getting from Madurai to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and taxi; or take a bus. November in Ooty (Udhagamandalam) sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trip

Government Botanical Garden
Highlights from your plan
Government Botanical Garden ©
Government Botanical Garden
Doddabetta Peak ©
Doddabetta Peak
Pykara Lake ©
Pykara Lake

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