7 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

7 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

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Chennai
— 1 day
Drive
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Mahabalipuram
— 2 nights
Fly to Trivandrum, Train to Kanyakumari
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Kanyakumari
— 1 night
Drive
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Rameswaram
— 2 nights
Drive
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Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
— 1 night
Fly

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Chennai

— 1 day

Detroit of South Asia

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 11th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kapaleeshwarar Temple, stroll through Besant Nagar Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Marina Beach, and finally wander the streets of Fort St. George.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Chennai trip itinerary builder tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Chennai. February in Chennai sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Mahabalipuram.

Things to do in Chennai

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Historic Sites

Mahabalipuram

— 2 nights
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 12th (Fri), meet the residents at The Madras Crocodile Bank Trust and Centre for Herpetology, then admire the striking features of Pancha Rathas, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shore Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Maritime Heritage Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Monuments at Mahabalipuram, and then Head underground at Mahishasuramardini Cave.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Mahabalipuram trip planning tool.

Getting from Chennai to Mahabalipuram by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. In February, daytime highs in Mahabalipuram are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel to Kanyakumari.

Things to do in Mahabalipuram

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Kanyakumari

— 1 night

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.
On the 14th (Sun), take some stellar pictures from Sunset View Point, then pause for some photo ops at Thiruvalluvar Statue, then don't miss a visit to Vivekananda Rock Memorial, and finally kick back and relax at Kanyakumari Beach.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Kanyakumari day trip planning app.

Getting from Mahabalipuram to Kanyakumari by combination of flight and train takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. In February, daytime highs in Kanyakumari are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can drive to Rameswaram.

Things to do in Kanyakumari

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Rameswaram

— 2 nights
A trip to Rameswaram on Pamban Island will take you across a long limestone shoal bridge with spectacular ocean scenery.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple, contemplate the waterfront views at Agnitheertham, snap pictures at Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge, then snap pictures at Pamban bridge, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Kalam National Memorial. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Dhanushkodi Beach Point and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ruined Temple/Church of Dhanushkodi.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Rameswaram driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Kanyakumari to Rameswaram in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Ooty (Udhagamandalam).

Things to do in Rameswaram

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Tea Museum, then take in the awesome beauty at Doddabetta Peak, then take in nature's colorful creations at Government Botanical Garden, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Ooty Lake.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Ooty (Udhagamandalam) online tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Rameswaram to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in February, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

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.