8 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

8 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

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8 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru
bus + Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
Tiruchirappalli
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Kodaikanal
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
3
Rameswaram
— 1 night
train:  2​h 45​min
4
Madurai
— 1 night
+2
Fly + foot + train:  2​h 45​min
5
Mahabalipuram
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  4​h 30​min
6
Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Bengaluru

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Tiruchirappalli

Tiruchirappalli ©
Located in the center of the state, the ancient city of Tiruchirappalli--or Trichy/Tiruchi as it is more commonly known--remains rich in Tamil culture.
On the 22nd (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Tiruchirappalli trip itinerary builder website .

Bengaluru to Tiruchirappalli is an approximately 3.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In October, Tiruchirappalli is a bit warmer than Bengaluru - with highs of 39°C and lows of 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can drive to Kodaikanal.

Things to do in Tiruchirappalli

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple ©
Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple

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 (Wed): go for a walk through Coakers Walk, then explore the activities along Kodaikanal Lake, and then explore the ancient world of Dolmen Circle.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Kodaikanal holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Tiruchirappalli to Kodaikanal takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. In October in Kodaikanal, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can drive to Rameswaram.

Things to do in Kodaikanal

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Kodaikanal Lake ©
Kodaikanal Lake
Dolmen Circle ©
Dolmen Circle

1
night
Rameswaram

Rameswaram ©
A trip to Rameswaram on Pamban Island will take you across a long limestone shoal bridge with spectacular ocean scenery.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): snap pictures at Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge, take in the views from Pamban bridge, then kick back and relax at Dhanushkodi Beach, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple.

To find maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Rameswaram online holiday builder .

You can drive from Kodaikanal to Rameswaram in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Madurai.

Things to do in Rameswaram

Outdoors Historic Sites Parks
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
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 25th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tirupparankunram, gain a rich perspective with a tour of cultural highlights, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Madurai online sightseeing planner .

Traveling by train from Rameswaram to Madurai takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Mahabalipuram.

Things to do in Madurai

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

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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): get to know the resident critters at The Madras Crocodile Bank Trust and Centre for Herpetology, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sea Shore Temple, and then delve into the distant past at Monuments at Mahabalipuram. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Maritime Heritage Museum, don't miss a visit to Pancha Rathas, then make a trip to Arjuna's Penance, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Varaha Cave Temple.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Mahabalipuram tour itinerary maker tool .

Do a combination of flight and train from Madurai to Mahabalipuram in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in October, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Ooty (Udhagamandalam).

Things to do in Mahabalipuram

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): look for gifts at Green Shop, Ooty, take in the awesome beauty at Doddabetta Peak, then admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Rose Garden. On the 29th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the activities along Pykara Lake, admire the verdant scenery at Mukurthi Dam, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Ooty Lake.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Ooty (Udhagamandalam) trip planner .

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Mahabalipuram to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Mahabalipuram in October: high temperatures in Ooty (Udhagamandalam) hover around 31°C and lows are around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough 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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