7 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

7 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

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7 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

Start: Jaipur
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Madurai
— Few hours
train:  3​h
2
Rameswaram
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Kanyakumari
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
4
Kodaikanal
— 1 day
Drive:  5​h 15​min
5
Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Jaipur

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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.
On the 23rd (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Meenakshi Temple and then examine the collection at Gandhi Memorial Museum.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Madurai day trip planner.

Jaipur to Madurai is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Jaipur in December, expect nights in Madurai to be warmer, around 25°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 34°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can drive to Rameswaram.

Things to do in Madurai

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple ©
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple
Gandhi Memorial Museum
Gandhi Memorial Museum

1
night
Rameswaram

Rameswaram ©
A trip to Rameswaram on Pamban Island will take you across a long limestone shoal bridge with spectacular ocean scenery.
On the 24th (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple, then snap pictures at Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ruined Temple/Church of Dhanushkodi, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Dhanushkodi Beach.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Rameswaram trip planner .

Traveling by car from Madurai to Rameswaram takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to drive to Kanyakumari.

Things to do in Rameswaram

Beaches Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Dhanushkodi Beach ©
Dhanushkodi Beach
Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple ©
Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple
Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge ©
Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge

1
night
Kanyakumari

Kanyakumari ©
Located at the most southerly point of mainland India, Kanyakumari has long attracted pilgrims and those keen to see the end of the road.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Bhagavathy Amman Temple, make a trip to Vivekananda Rock Memorial, then pause for some photo ops at Thiruvalluvar Statue, then stroll through Kanyakumari Beach, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Thanumalayan temple - Sthanumalayan Kovil.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Kanyakumari road trip planning site .

Getting from Rameswaram to Kanyakumari by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a train. In December, daytime highs in Kanyakumari are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Kodaikanal.

Things to do in Kanyakumari

Beaches Outdoors Parks
Highlights from your plan
Kanyakumari Beach ©
Kanyakumari Beach
Vivekananda Rock Memorial ©
Vivekananda Rock Memorial
Thiruvalluvar Statue ©
Thiruvalluvar Statue

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day
Kodaikanal

Kodaikanal ©
A cool and relaxing hill station, Kodaikanal has long attracted visitors up to its privileged position in the Western Ghats.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): take some stellar pictures from Pillar Rocks, delve into the lush surroundings at Pine Forest, then contemplate the waterfront views at Kodaikanal Lake, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kuzhanthai Velappar temple.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Kodaikanal online road trip planner .

Getting from Kanyakumari to Kodaikanal by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. In December, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Ooty (Udhagamandalam).

Things to do in Kodaikanal

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Kodaikanal Lake ©
Kodaikanal Lake
Pine Forest ©
Pine Forest
Pillar Rocks ©
Pillar Rocks

1
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 27th (Thu): take in nature's colorful creations at Rose Garden, then admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens, and then take in the awesome beauty at Doddabetta Peak. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Ooty Lake, take some stellar pictures from Shooting Point, and then explore the activities along Pykara Lake.

To plan Ooty (Udhagamandalam) vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

You can drive from Kodaikanal to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. Traveling from Kodaikanal in December, things will get slightly colder in Ooty (Udhagamandalam): highs are around 30°C and lows about 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Doddabetta Peak ©
Doddabetta Peak
Botanical Gardens ©
Botanical Gardens
Ooty Lake ©
Ooty Lake

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