8 days in Chennai, Madurai & Kodaikanal Itinerary

8 days in Chennai, Madurai & Kodaikanal Itinerary

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8 days in Chennai, Madurai & Kodaikanal Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  5​h
1
Chennai
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Madurai
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h
3
Kodaikanal
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  103​h 30​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 10th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Thome Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kapaleeshwarar Temple, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Express Avenue Mall.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Chennai online road trip planner .

New Delhi to Chennai is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In August in Chennai, expect temperatures between 41°C during the day and 29°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel to Madurai.

Things to do in Chennai

Historic Sites Shopping
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San Thome Church ©
San Thome Church
Kapaleeshwarar Temple ©
Kapaleeshwarar Temple
Express Avenue Mall ©
Express Avenue Mall

few
hours
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 11th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pazhamudhir Solai and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Madurai day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Chennai to Madurai takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Madurai are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can drive to Kodaikanal.

Things to do in Madurai

Historic Sites
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Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine ©
Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine
Pazhamudhir Solai ©
Pazhamudhir Solai

2
nights
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 12th (Mon): get great views at Pillar Rocks, then contemplate the waterfront views at Kodaikanal Lake, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kurinji Andavar Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kuzhanthai Velappar temple.

Discover how to plan a Kodaikanal trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can drive from Madurai to Kodaikanal in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of train and taxi. In August, daily temperatures in Kodaikanal can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. You will have some time to spend on the 13th (Tue) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Kodaikanal

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Kodaikanal Lake ©
Kodaikanal Lake
Pillar Rocks ©
Pillar Rocks
Kurinji Andavar Temple ©
Kurinji Andavar Temple

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