8 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

8 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

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8 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

Start: Paris
Fly:  14​h 15​min
1
Chennai
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  4​h
2
Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Madurai
— 1 night
+2
Fly + foot + train:  2​h 45​min
4
Mahabalipuram
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: Paris

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 11th (Sun): kick back and relax at Marina Beach and then admire the landmark architecture of San Thome Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Parthasarathy Temple, then kick back and relax at Besant Nagar Beach, then take in nature's colorful creations at The Theosophical Society, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kapaleeshwarar Temple.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Chennai trip planner.

Paris, France to Chennai is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Paris to Chennai, you'll lose 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Paris in August; daily highs in Chennai reach 41°C and lows reach 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel to Ooty (Udhagamandalam).

Things to do in Chennai

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Marina Beach ©
Marina Beach
Kapaleeshwarar Temple ©
Kapaleeshwarar Temple
The Theosophical Society ©
The Theosophical Society

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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Doddabetta Peak, admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Ooty Lake.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Ooty (Udhagamandalam) trip itinerary planning site .

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Chennai to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Chennai in August, expect nights in Ooty (Udhagamandalam) to be about the same, around 26°C, while days are little chillier, around 37°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Madurai.

Things to do in Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

Parks Nature
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Botanical Gardens ©
Botanical Gardens
Doddabetta Peak ©
Doddabetta Peak
Ooty Lake ©
Ooty Lake

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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Yoga Narasimhar Temple, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple.

To see where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Madurai trip itinerary planning app .

Getting from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) to Madurai by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of bus and train. In August in Madurai, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Mahabalipuram.

Things to do in Madurai

Historic Sites
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Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple ©
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple
Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine ©
Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at The Madras Crocodile Bank Trust and Centre for Herpetology, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sea Shore Temple, and then make a trip to Pancha Rathas. On the next day, explore the fascinating underground world of Mahishasuramardini Cave, delve into the distant past at Monuments at Mahabalipuram, then steep yourself in history at Krishna Mandapam, and finally see the interesting displays at DakshinaChitra Museum.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Mahabalipuram visit planner.

Getting from Madurai to Mahabalipuram by combination of flight and train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Mahabalipuram can reach 41°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Mahabalipuram

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

DakshinaChitra Museum
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Sea Shore Temple ©
Sea Shore Temple
Pancha Rathas ©
Pancha Rathas

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