8 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

8 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

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8 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

Start: Kuwait City
Fly:  7​h 15​min
1
Mahabalipuram
— 2 nights
taxi + bus:  1​h 30​min
2
Chennai
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 45​min
3
Madurai
— 1 night
train:  2​h 45​min
4
Rameswaram
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 15​min
5
Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Kuwait City

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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at The Madras Crocodile Bank Trust and Centre for Herpetology, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sea Shore Temple, and then admire the striking features of Pancha Rathas. On the 16th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at DakshinaChitra Museum, then Head underground at Mahishasuramardini Cave, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Monuments at Mahabalipuram, and finally make a trip to Arjuna's Penance.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Mahabalipuram travel planner .

Kuwait City, Kuwait to Mahabalipuram is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Kuwait City to Mahabalipuram due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Kuwait City in June, things will get slightly colder in Mahabalipuram: highs are around 43°C and lows about 31°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel to Chennai.

Things to do in Mahabalipuram

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

DakshinaChitra Museum
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Sea Shore Temple ©
Sea Shore Temple
Pancha Rathas ©
Pancha Rathas
Arjuna's Penance ©
Arjuna's Penance

1
night
Chennai

Chennai ©
Chennai, a city hailed for its vibrant atmosphere and historic attractions, remains one of the most visited places in India.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Parthasarathy Temple, then kick back and relax at Marina Beach, then take in nature's colorful creations at The Theosophical Society, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kapaleeshwarar Temple.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Chennai driving holiday planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and bus from Mahabalipuram to Chennai takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. June in Chennai sees daily highs of 43°C and lows of 31°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Madurai.

Things to do in Chennai

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Marina Beach ©
Marina Beach
Kapaleeshwarar Temple ©
Kapaleeshwarar Temple
The Theosophical Society ©
The Theosophical Society

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 18th (Tue): take in the local highlights with Walking tours and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Madurai trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Chennai to Madurai takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Chennai in June: highs in Madurai hover around 40°C, while lows dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Rameswaram.

Things to do in Madurai

Historic Sites Tours
Highlights from your plan
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple ©
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple
Walking tours

1
night
Rameswaram

Rameswaram ©
A trip to Rameswaram on Pamban Island will take you across a long limestone shoal bridge with spectacular ocean scenery.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): take in the views from Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge, take in the views from Pamban bridge, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Kalam National Memorial, then kick back and relax at Dhanushkodi Beach, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Rameswaram holiday maker website .

Take a train from Madurai to Rameswaram in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Ooty (Udhagamandalam).

Things to do in Rameswaram

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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
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 20th (Thu): look for gifts at Green Shop, Ooty, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Doddabetta Peak, and then admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Ooty Lake, admire the natural beauty at Rose Garden, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Pykara Lake.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Ooty (Udhagamandalam) trip planner .

Traveling by car from Rameswaram to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and taxi; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in June, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

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

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