8 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

8 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

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8 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

Start: Jaipur
Fly:  4​h 30​min
1
Chennai
— 1 night
bus + taxi:  1​h 30​min
2
Mahabalipuram
— 2 nights
+2
train + foot + 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:  6​h 15​min
End: Jaipur

1
night
Chennai

Chennai ©
Chennai, a city hailed for its vibrant atmosphere and historic attractions, remains one of the most visited places in India.
On the 16th (Mon), kick back and relax at Marina Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Parthasarathy Temple, stroll through Besant Nagar Beach, then take in nature's colorful creations at The Theosophical Society, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kapaleeshwarar Temple.

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Jaipur to Chennai is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Chennai are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to Mahabalipuram.

Things to do in Chennai

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Marina Beach ©
Marina Beach
Kapaleeshwarar Temple ©
Kapaleeshwarar Temple
The Theosophical Society ©
The Theosophical Society

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 18th (Wed), look for all kinds of wild species at The Madras Crocodile Bank Trust and Centre for Herpetology, admire the landmark architecture of Pancha Rathas, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sea Shore Temple. Keep things going the next day: Head underground at Mahishasuramardini Cave, explore the ancient world of Monuments at Mahabalipuram, explore the ancient world of Krishna Mandapam, then make a trip to Arjuna's Penance, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Varaha Cave Temple, and finally appreciate the history behind Descent Of The Ganges.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Mahabalipuram online driving holiday planner .

You can do a combination of bus and taxi from Chennai to Mahabalipuram in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. In September, daily temperatures in Mahabalipuram can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel to Madurai.

Things to do in Mahabalipuram

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Sea Shore Temple ©
Sea Shore Temple
Pancha Rathas ©
Pancha Rathas

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.
On the 20th (Fri), take in the local highlights with Walking tours and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple.

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Traveling by combination of train and flight from Mahabalipuram to Madurai takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In September in Madurai, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Rameswaram.

Things to do in Madurai

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Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple ©
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple
Walking tours

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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 21st (Sat): snap pictures at Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge, snap pictures at Pamban bridge, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Kalam National Memorial, then enjoy the sand and surf at Dhanushkodi Beach, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Rameswaram trip maker tool .

You can take a train from Madurai to Rameswaram in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can drive to Ooty (Udhagamandalam).

Things to do in Rameswaram

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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 22nd (Sun): stop by Moddy's Chocolates, take in the awesome beauty at Doddabetta Peak, and then admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens. On the 23rd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the activities along Ooty Lake, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Murugan Temple, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Pykara Lake.

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You can drive from Rameswaram to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, flight, and taxi; or take a bus. September in Ooty (Udhagamandalam) sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

Parks Nature Shopping
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Botanical Gardens ©
Botanical Gardens
Doddabetta Peak ©
Doddabetta Peak
Pykara Lake ©
Pykara Lake

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