8 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

8 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

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8 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

Start: Amritsar
Fly + taxi:  7​h
1
Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
2
Kodaikanal
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h
3
Madurai
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Kanyakumari
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
5
Mahabalipuram
— 2 nights
+3
taxi + train + foot + Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Amritsar

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.
On the 18th (Sat), take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Church.

To find more things to do and more tourist information, refer to the Ooty (Udhagamandalam) trip itinerary planning tool .

Amritsar to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi; or drive. In August, daily temperatures in Ooty (Udhagamandalam) can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Kodaikanal.

Things to do in Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

#Parks, #Nature, #Historic Sites
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Botanical Gardens ©
Botanical Gardens
Doddabetta Peak ©
Doddabetta Peak
Ooty Lake ©
Ooty Lake

1
day
Kodaikanal

Kodaikanal ©
A cool and relaxing hill station, Kodaikanal has long attracted visitors up to its privileged position in the Western Ghats.
On the 20th (Mon), get your game on at Ice Skating Cafe, then take a peaceful walk through Pine Forest, then take some stellar pictures from Pillar Rocks, and finally explore the activities along Kodaikanal Lake.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Kodaikanal travel route planning site .

Getting from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) to Kodaikanal by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in August, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Madurai.

Things to do in Kodaikanal

#Parks, #Nature, #Fun & Games
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Kodaikanal Lake ©
Kodaikanal Lake
Pine Forest ©
Pine Forest
Pillar Rocks ©
Pillar Rocks

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 21st (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of ISKCON Madurai, Sri Sri Radha Mathurapati Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Meenakshi Temple, then explore the historical opulence of Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Cathedral Church.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Madurai online trip planner .

You can drive from Kodaikanal to Madurai in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and train. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in August, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Kanyakumari.

Things to do in Madurai

#Historic Sites
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Sri Meenakshi Temple ©
Sri Meenakshi Temple
Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal ©
Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal
St. Mary's Cathedral Church ©
St. Mary's Cathedral Church

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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 22nd (Wed): make a trip to Vivekananda Rock Memorial, make a trip to Thiruvalluvar Statue, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kanyakumari Beach, pause for some serene contemplation at St Xavier Church, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Jain Temple Kanyakumari, and finally appreciate the history behind Kamarajar Mani Mantapa Monument.

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Traveling by car from Madurai to Kanyakumari takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August in Kanyakumari, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel to Mahabalipuram.

Things to do in Kanyakumari

#Beaches, #Parks, #Outdoors
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Kanyakumari Beach ©
Kanyakumari Beach
Vivekananda Rock Memorial ©
Vivekananda Rock Memorial
Thiruvalluvar Statue ©
Thiruvalluvar Statue

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Mahabalipuram: Chennai (Madras) (Kapaleeshwar Temple & Marina Beach). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sea Shore Temple, make a trip to Krishna's Butter Ball, explore the ancient world of Monuments at Mahabalipuram, and admire the striking features of Pancha Rathas.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Mahabalipuram trip planner .

Traveling by combination of train, flight, and taxi from Kanyakumari to Mahabalipuram takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, taxi, and flight; or drive. When traveling from Kanyakumari in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Mahabalipuram, with highs around 40°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Mahabalipuram

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Beaches

Side Trip

Chennai
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Sea Shore Temple ©
Sea Shore Temple
Marina Beach ©
Marina Beach
Pancha Rathas ©
Pancha Rathas

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