8 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

8 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

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8 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly + taxi:  6​h 45​min
1
Kodaikanal
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
2
Kanyakumari
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Madurai
— 1 night
+2
Fly + foot + train:  3​h
4
Mahabalipuram
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  4​h 15​min
5
Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  5​h
End: Mumbai

1
night
Kodaikanal

Kodaikanal ©
A cool and relaxing hill station, Kodaikanal has long attracted visitors up to its privileged position in the Western Ghats.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): take in the pleasant sights at Coakers Walk.

To see reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Kodaikanal driving holiday planner .

Mumbai to Kodaikanal is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Mumbai in November, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Kodaikanal: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 27°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can go by car to Kanyakumari.

Things to do in Kodaikanal

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Kodaikanal Lake ©
Kodaikanal Lake
Pine Forest ©
Pine Forest
Pillar Rocks ©
Pillar Rocks

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.
On the 25th (Sun), don't miss a visit to Vivekananda Rock Memorial, make a trip to Thiruvalluvar Statue, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kanyakumari Beach, then kick back and relax at Vattakotai Beach, and finally make a trip to Adi Keshava Perumal Temple.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Kanyakumari day trip app .

You can drive from Kodaikanal to Kanyakumari in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in November, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) 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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Cathedral Church, step into the grandiose world of Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Meenakshi Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at ISKCON Madurai, Sri Sri Radha Mathurapati Temple.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Madurai sightseeing planning app .

You can drive from Kanyakumari to Madurai in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in November, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) 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
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 27th (Tue), don't miss a visit to Pancha Rathas, then explore the ancient world of Monuments at Mahabalipuram, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sea Shore Temple. On the 28th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at The Madras Crocodile Bank Trust and Centre for Herpetology, make a trip to Arjuna's Penance, explore the ancient world of Raya Gopura, then make a trip to Krishna's Butter Ball, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Mahishasuramardini Cave.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Mahabalipuram trip builder tool .

You can do a combination of flight, train, and taxi from Madurai to Mahabalipuram in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. In November, daily temperatures in Mahabalipuram can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can travel to Ooty (Udhagamandalam).

Things to do in Mahabalipuram

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Sea Shore Temple ©
Sea Shore Temple
Pancha Rathas ©
Pancha Rathas
Arjuna's Penance ©
Arjuna's Penance

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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Doddabetta Peak, then admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Rose Garden. On the 30th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the waterfront views at Ooty Lake, then explore the world behind art at M&N Chocolate Museum, then contemplate the waterfront views at Pykara Lake, and finally get great views at Shooting Point.

For reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Ooty (Udhagamandalam) trip itinerary planning tool .

You can do a combination of taxi, train, and flight from Mahabalipuram to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. In November, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Wenlock Downs 9th Mile Shooting Point
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Botanical Gardens ©
Botanical Gardens
Doddabetta Peak ©
Doddabetta Peak
Ooty Lake ©
Ooty Lake

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