8 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

8 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

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8 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

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

2
nights
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.
Ooty (Udhagamandalam) is known for nature, parks, wildlife, historic sites, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens, explore the activities along Pykara Lake, look for gifts at Moddy's Chocolates, and admire the sheer force of Pykara Lake and Pykara Falls.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Ooty (Udhagamandalam) journey planner .

Hyderabad to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) is an approximately 3.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Hyderabad in December: highs in Ooty (Udhagamandalam) hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Kodaikanal.

Things to do in Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

Parks Nature Shopping
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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 25th (Tue), take in the pleasant sights at Coakers Walk, then take in nature's colorful creations at Bryant Park, then contemplate the waterfront views at Kodaikanal Lake, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kuzhanthai Velappar temple.

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Traveling by car from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) to Kodaikanal takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) in December since evenings lows in Kodaikanal dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Kanyakumari.

Things to do in Kodaikanal

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Kodaikanal Lake ©
Kodaikanal Lake
Bryant Park ©
Bryant Park
Kuzhanthai Velappar temple ©
Kuzhanthai Velappar temple

1
day
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 26th (Wed): make a trip to Vivekananda Rock Memorial, appreciate the history behind Thiruvalluvar Statue, kick back and relax at Kanyakumari Beach, then kick back and relax at Vattakotai Beach, and finally appreciate the history behind Kamarajar Mani Mantapa Monument.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Kanyakumari trip site .

You can drive from Kodaikanal to Kanyakumari in 6 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In December, daytime highs in Kanyakumari are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to drive to Madurai.

Things to do in Kanyakumari

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

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 27th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of ISKCON Madurai, Sri Sri Radha Mathurapati Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Meenakshi Temple, then contemplate the long history of Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Cathedral Church.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Madurai trip planner .

Traveling by car from Kanyakumari to Madurai takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Madurai can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel to Mahabalipuram.

Things to do in Madurai

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple ©
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple
Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal ©
Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal

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.
On the 28th (Fri), don't miss a visit to Pancha Rathas, admire the striking features of Raya Gopura, then make a trip to Arjuna's Penance, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Sea Shore Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the fascinating underground world of Mahishasuramardini Cave, don't miss a visit to Krishna's Butter Ball, admire the striking features of Mahishasuramardhini Mandapa, contemplate the long history of Descent Of The Ganges, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Varaha Cave Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Monuments at Mahabalipuram.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Mahabalipuram sightseeing planner .

Do a combination of flight, train, and taxi from Madurai to Mahabalipuram in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in December, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Mahabalipuram

Historic Sites Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Sea Shore Temple ©
Sea Shore Temple
Pancha Rathas ©
Pancha Rathas
Arjuna's Penance ©
Arjuna's Penance

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