7 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

7 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

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Fly
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Thanjavur
Drive
2
Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
— 1 night
Drive
3
Kodaikanal
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Madurai
Drive
5
Palani
— 1 night
Drive
6
Chennai
— 1 night
Fly to Madurai, Train to Rameswaram
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Rameswaram
— 1 night
Drive
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Kanyakumari
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Thanjavur

Rice Bowl of Tamil Nadu

A bastion of South Indian culture and heritage, Thanjavur entrances visitors from all over the world with its architecture, distinct art style, and the Great Living Chola Temples, landmarks of the city and a World Heritage Site.
For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Thanjavur trip itinerary builder tool.

Chennai to Thanjavur is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 43°C in June, and nighttime lows around 31°C. You'll set off for Ooty (Udhagamandalam) on the 7th (Mon).

Things to do in Thanjavur

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Tours

Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

— 1 night

Queen of Hill Stations

Tea gardens and eucalyptus trees scent the air of the fields surrounding Ooty, a popular summer tourism destination up in the hills.
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Drive from Thanjavur to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of flight and taxi. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Thanjavur in June, with highs in Ooty (Udhagamandalam) at 31°C and lows at 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Kodaikanal.

Things to do in Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Kodaikanal

— 2 nights

Princess of Hill Stations

A cool and relaxing hill station, Kodaikanal has long attracted visitors up to its privileged position in the Western Ghats.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kurinji Andavar Temple, then take in the pleasant sights at Coakers Walk, then explore the activities along Kodaikanal Lake, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kuzhanthai Velappar Temple.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Kodaikanal road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) to Kodaikanal takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) in June, things will get a bit warmer in Kodaikanal: highs are around 40°C and lows about 30°C. On the 10th (Thu), you're off to Madurai.

Things to do in Kodaikanal

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Madurai

Athens of the East

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 10th (Thu): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Immaiyil Nanmai Tharuvar Temple.

To find reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Madurai attractions planner.

You can drive from Kodaikanal to Madurai in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 40°C in June, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Palani.

Things to do in Madurai

Spas · Historic Sites

Palani

— 1 night
Palani is a town and a municipality in Dindigul district, Tamil Nadu, located about 100km north-west of Madurai, 100km South-east of Coimbatore, and 60km west of Dindigul. Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Thiru Avinankudi Temple and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Periyanayaki Amman Temple.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Palani tour itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Madurai to Palani by car takes about 2.5 hours. Traveling from Madurai in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Palani, with lows of 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can go by car to Chennai.

Things to do in Palani

Historic Sites
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Chennai

— 1 night

Detroit of South Asia

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 12th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kapaleeshwarar Temple, enjoy the sand and surf at Marina Beach, and then don't miss a visit to New Life Assembly of God.

For where to stay and tourist information, read our Chennai trip planner.

Traveling by car from Palani to Chennai takes 8.5 hours. Traveling from Palani in June, expect Chennai to be somewhat warmer, temps between 43°C and 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Rameswaram.

Things to do in Chennai

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Historic Sites

Rameswaram

— 1 night
A trip to Rameswaram on Pamban Island will take you across a long limestone shoal bridge with spectacular ocean scenery.
To see photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Rameswaram tour itinerary maker site.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Chennai to Rameswaram in 7.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. On the 13th (Sun), you'll travel to Kanyakumari.

Things to do in Rameswaram

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Kanyakumari

Cape Comorin

Located at the most southerly point of mainland India, Kanyakumari has long attracted pilgrims and those keen to see the end of the road.
For photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Kanyakumari vacation app.

Traveling by car from Rameswaram to Kanyakumari takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a train. In June in Kanyakumari, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 29°C at night. On the 13th (Sun), you're off to home.

Things to do in Kanyakumari

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Tamil Nadu travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Bodies of Water · Beaches
Land of Tamils
Home to a Tamil population that speaks one of the world's oldest languages, the state of Tamil Nadu appeals to tourists with its many Hindu temples, beach resorts, charming hill stations, and World Heritage Sites. Several major civilizations have thrived in this area over the last 2,000 years, including the famous Chola, Chera, Pallava, and Pandya. Today, a trip to Tamil Nadu reveals its unique heritage blending elements of all the cultures that lived and died here, leaving their mark on the area's cuisine, music, religious traditions, and literature. In an ancient land steeped in history, state capital Chennai serves as a modern and convenient tourist base, providing great shopping, dining, and entertainment options.