8 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

8 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

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8 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly + taxi:  6​h 30​min
1
Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Coimbatore
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 45​min
3
Chennai
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  5​h 30​min
4
Kodaikanal
— 1 day
Drive:  5​h 45​min
5
Rameswaram
— 1 day
train:  3​h
6
Madurai
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
End: Dubai

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 20th (Tue): look for gifts at Moddy's Chocolates.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Ooty (Udhagamandalam) planning website .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or drive. The time zone changes from Gulf Standard Time to India Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In November, daytime highs in Ooty (Udhagamandalam) are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can go by car to Coimbatore.

Things to do in Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

Parks Nature Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Doddabetta Peak ©
Doddabetta Peak
Ooty Lake ©
Ooty Lake
Moddy's Chocolates ©
Moddy's Chocolates

1
night
Coimbatore

Coimbatore ©
Known throughout the country as a major industrial city, Coimbatore possesses a welcoming atmosphere and a growing cosmopolitanism.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Dharmalingeshwarar Temple, browse the different shops at Prozone Mall, then browse the different shops at Silver Palace, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Brookefields Mall.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Coimbatore journey planner.

Traveling by car from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) to Coimbatore takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. November in Coimbatore sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 25°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can travel to Chennai (Madras).

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
Chennai

Chennai ©
Chennai, a city hailed for its vibrant atmosphere and historic attractions, remains one of the most visited places in India.
On the 23rd (Fri), look for all kinds of wild species at The Madras Crocodile Bank Trust and Centre for Herpetology, then enjoy the sand and surf at Marina Beach, and then take a stroll through Fort St. George. Keep things going the next day: browse the different shops at Express Avenue Mall, buy something for everyone on your list at The Forum Vijaya Mall, then shop like a local with Phoenix Marketcity, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Arulmigu Sri Muppathamman Temple.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Chennai (Madras) trip itinerary site .

Getting from Coimbatore to Chennai (Madras) by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In November, daily temperatures in Chennai (Madras) can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel to Kodaikanal.

Things to do in Chennai

Shopping Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Express Avenue Mall ©
Express Avenue Mall
Marina Beach ©
Marina Beach
Fort St. George ©
Fort St. George

1
day
Kodaikanal

Kodaikanal ©
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 25th (Sun): delve into the lush surroundings at Pine Forest, then Head underground at Guna Cave, and then explore the activities along Kodaikanal Lake.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Kodaikanal trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Chennai (Madras) to Kodaikanal in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, taxi, and train; or drive. In November, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Rameswaram.

Things to do in Kodaikanal

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Kodaikanal Lake ©
Kodaikanal Lake
Pine Forest ©
Pine Forest
Guna Cave ©
Guna Cave

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 26th (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ramanathaswamy Temple, tour the pleasant surroundings at Dhanushkodi Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Kunthu kal Beach, Rameswaram.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Rameswaram road trip app .

You can drive from Kodaikanal to Rameswaram in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi, train, and bus; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Madurai.

Things to do in Rameswaram

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

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 27th (Tue): explore the striking landscape at Samanar Hills, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Meenakshi Temple, and then steep yourself in history at Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Madurai online trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Rameswaram to Madurai takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. November in Madurai sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Madurai

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple ©
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple
Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal ©
Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal
Samanar Hills ©
Samanar Hills

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