8 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

8 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

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8 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

Start: Lagos
Fly:  21​h 45​min
1
Madurai
— 1 day
train:  3​h
2
Rameswaram
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 15​min
3
Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  4​h
4
Chennai
— 2 nights
Fly:  21​h 45​min
End: Lagos

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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Meenakshi Temple.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Madurai trip itinerary planning site .

Lagos, Nigeria to Madurai is an approximately 22-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Western African Time (WAT) to India Standard Time (IST) is 4 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 41°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Rameswaram.

Things to do in Madurai

Historic Sites
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Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple ©
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple

1
night
Rameswaram

Rameswaram ©
A trip to Rameswaram on Pamban Island will take you across a long limestone shoal bridge with spectacular ocean scenery.
On the 21st (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple, then stroll through Kunthu kal Beach, Rameswaram, then stroll the grounds of Kalam National Memorial, and finally stroll through Dhanushkodi Beach.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Rameswaram using our trip planner.

Traveling by car from Madurai to Rameswaram takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can go by car to Ooty (Udhagamandalam).

Things to do in Rameswaram

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Dhanushkodi Beach ©
Dhanushkodi Beach
Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple ©
Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple
Kalam National Memorial ©
Kalam National Memorial

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.
On the 22nd (Mon), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Doddabetta Peak, then admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Rose Garden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Pykara Lake and Pykara Falls, contemplate the waterfront views at Pykara Lake, and then explore the activities along Ooty Lake.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Ooty (Udhagamandalam) online tour planner .

Traveling by car from Rameswaram to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. In April in Ooty (Udhagamandalam), expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Chennai.

Things to do in Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

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

2
nights
Chennai

Chennai ©
Chennai, a city hailed for its vibrant atmosphere and historic attractions, remains one of the most visited places in India.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Besant Nagar Beach, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kapaleeshwar Temple, and then kick back and relax at Marina Beach. On the next day, get in on the family fun at VGP Snow Kingdom and then identify plant and animal life at The Madras Crocodile Bank Trust and Centre for Herpetology.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Chennai day trip planning tool .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) to Chennai takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) in April: high temperatures in Chennai hover around 42°C and lows are around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Chennai

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

The Madras Crocodile Bank Trust and Centre for Herpetology
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Marina Beach ©
Marina Beach
Besant Nagar Beach ©
Besant Nagar Beach

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