8 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

8 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

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8 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

Start: Madurai
1
Madurai
— 1 day
Fly:  3​h
2
Chennai
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
3
Coimbatore
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 15​min
5
Rameswaram
— 1 day
train:  3​h
End: Madurai

1
day
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 3rd (Fri), examine the collection at Gandhi Memorial Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Meenakshi Temple, and then step into the grandiose world of Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Madurai online attractions planner .

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Madurai. In August in Madurai, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Chennai (Madras).

Things to do in Madurai

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple ©
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple
Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal ©
Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal
Gandhi Memorial Museum
Gandhi Memorial Museum

3
nights
Chennai

Chennai ©
Chennai, a city hailed for its vibrant atmosphere and historic attractions, remains one of the most visited places in India.
Visit Marina Beach and Besant Nagar Beach for some beach relaxation. Get a sense of the local culture at DakshinaChitra Museum and Fort St. George. There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at The Madras Crocodile Bank Trust and Centre for Herpetology, shop like a local with Phoenix Marketcity, buy something for everyone on your list at The Forum Vijaya Mall, and browse the eclectic array of goods at T Nagar, Ranganathan Street.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Chennai (Madras) tour itinerary builder .

Traveling by flight from Madurai to Chennai (Madras) takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Chennai (Madras) are 40°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Coimbatore.

Things to do in Chennai

Shopping Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

DakshinaChitra Museum
Highlights from your plan
DakshinaChitra Museum ©
DakshinaChitra Museum
Marina Beach ©
Marina Beach
Kapaleeshwarar Temple ©
Kapaleeshwarar Temple

1
night
Coimbatore

Coimbatore ©
Known throughout the country as a major industrial city, Coimbatore possesses a welcoming atmosphere and a growing cosmopolitanism.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): get great views at Dharmalingeshwarar Temple, buy something for everyone on your list at Prozone Mall, then buy something for everyone on your list at Silver Palace, and finally browse the different shops at Brookefields Mall.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Coimbatore itinerary planning website .

Fly from Chennai (Madras) to Coimbatore in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Chennai (Madras) in August, plan for slightly colder days in Coimbatore, with highs around 37°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Ooty (Udhagamandalam).

Things to do in Coimbatore

Shopping Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Brookefields Mall ©
Brookefields Mall
Silver Palace ©
Silver Palace
Prozone Mall ©
Prozone Mall

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 8th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Ooty Lake, look for gifts at Moddy's Chocolates, then take in the awesome beauty at Doddabetta Peak, and finally appreciate the views at Mukurthi Dam. On the next day, take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens, contemplate the waterfront views at Upper Bhavani Lake, and then explore the activities along Pykara Lake.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Ooty (Udhagamandalam) trip planner .

Getting from Coimbatore to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Ooty (Udhagamandalam) can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can drive to Rameswaram.

Things to do in Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

Parks Nature Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Doddabetta Peak ©
Doddabetta Peak
Mukurthi Dam ©
Mukurthi Dam
Pykara Lake ©
Pykara Lake

1
day
Rameswaram

Rameswaram ©
A trip to Rameswaram on Pamban Island will take you across a long limestone shoal bridge with spectacular ocean scenery.
On the 10th (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ramanathaswamy Temple, then stroll through Dhanushkodi Beach, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Kalam National Memorial, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Kunthu kal Beach, Rameswaram.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Rameswaram online holiday planner .

Getting from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) to Rameswaram by car takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Rameswaram

Outdoors Beaches Parks
Highlights from your plan
Dhanushkodi Beach ©
Dhanushkodi Beach
Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple ©
Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple
Kalam National Memorial ©
Kalam National Memorial

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