8 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

8 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

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Chennai
— 1 night
Drive
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Mahabalipuram
— 2 nights
Drive
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Chidambaram
— 1 night
Drive
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Kodaikanal
— 1 night
Drive
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Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
— 2 nights
Fly

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Chennai

Detroit of South Asia

Chennai, a city hailed for its vibrant atmosphere and historic attractions, remains one of the most visited places in India.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): stop by Pondy Bazaar, get a new perspective on things with Tent N Trek, and then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers. On your second day here, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kapaleeshwarar Temple, enjoy the sand and surf at Besant Nagar Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Marina Beach, and finally wander the streets of Fort St. George.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Chennai online tour itinerary planner.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Chennai. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in November, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Mahabalipuram.

Things to do in Chennai

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Adventure

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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 8th (Sun): add some adventure to your tour with Bay of Life Surf & SUP, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Covelong Beach, and then delve into the distant past at Monuments at Mahabalipuram. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shore Temple, explore the fascinating underground world of Mahishasuramardini Cave, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mahishasuramardhini Mandapa.

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You can drive from Chennai to Mahabalipuram in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. November in Mahabalipuram sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel to Chidambaram.

Things to do in Mahabalipuram

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

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Chidambaram

Chidambaram is a town and municipality in Cuddalore district in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): head outdoors with Learn Kayak, StandupPaddle & Camp outdoors and then look for all kinds of wild species at Pichavaram Mangrove Forest.

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You can drive from Mahabalipuram to Chidambaram in 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to Kodaikanal.

Things to do in Chidambaram

Parks · Adventure · Outdoors · Tours
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Kodaikanal

Princess of Hill Stations

A cool and relaxing hill station, Kodaikanal has long attracted visitors up to its privileged position in the Western Ghats.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Palani, then delve into the lush surroundings at Pine Forest, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Kodaikanal Lake.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Kodaikanal day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Chidambaram to Kodaikanal takes 7.5 hours. November in Kodaikanal sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can drive to Ooty (Udhagamandalam).

Things to do in Kodaikanal

Parks · Nature

Side Trip

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Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

Queen of Hill Stations

Tea gardens and eucalyptus trees scent the air of the fields surrounding Ooty, a popular summer tourism destination up in the hills.
On the 12th (Thu), take in the dramatic scenery at Pykara Water Falls, contemplate the waterfront views at Pykara Lake, and then make a trip to Wenlock Downs 9th Mile Shooting Point. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Fri): explore the activities along Ooty Lake, admire the natural beauty at Government Botanical Garden, and then take in the awesome beauty at Doddabetta Peak.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Ooty (Udhagamandalam) trip planner.

You can drive from Kodaikanal to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in November, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Tamil Nadu travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Bodies of Water · Beaches
Land of Tamils
Home to a Tamil population that speaks one of the world's oldest languages, the state of Tamil Nadu appeals to tourists with its many Hindu temples, beach resorts, charming hill stations, and World Heritage Sites. Several major civilizations have thrived in this area over the last 2,000 years, including the famous Chola, Chera, Pallava, and Pandya. Today, a trip to Tamil Nadu reveals its unique heritage blending elements of all the cultures that lived and died here, leaving their mark on the area's cuisine, music, religious traditions, and literature. In an ancient land steeped in history, state capital Chennai serves as a modern and convenient tourist base, providing great shopping, dining, and entertainment options.