8 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

8 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tamil Nadu tour planner

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Make it your trip
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Chennai
— 1 day
Drive
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Mahabalipuram
— 2 nights
Fly to Trivandrum, Train to Kanyakumari
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Kanyakumari
— 1 night
Drive
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Rameswaram
— 2 nights
Drive
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Tiruchirappalli
— 1 night
Drive
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Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
— 1 night
Fly

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Chennai

— 1 day

Detroit of South Asia

Chennai, a city hailed for its vibrant atmosphere and historic attractions, remains one of the most visited places in India.
On the 10th (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kapaleeshwarar Temple, then kick back and relax at Besant Nagar Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Marina Beach, and finally stop by Fort St. George.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Chennai travel route planner.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Chennai. February in Chennai sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can go by car to Mahabalipuram.

Things to do in Chennai

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Mahabalipuram

— 2 nights
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 11th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Maritime Heritage Museum, then meet the residents at The Madras Crocodile Bank Trust and Centre for Herpetology, then don't miss a visit to Pancha Rathas, and finally Head underground at Mahishasuramardini Cave. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Monuments at Mahabalipuram and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Shore Temple.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Mahabalipuram trip itinerary maker website.

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. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in February, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Kanyakumari.

Things to do in Mahabalipuram

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Kanyakumari

— 1 night

Cape Comorin

Located at the most southerly point of mainland India, Kanyakumari has long attracted pilgrims and those keen to see the end of the road.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): take some stellar pictures from Sunset View Point, pause for some photo ops at Thiruvalluvar Statue, then don't miss a visit to Vivekananda Rock Memorial, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Kanyakumari Beach.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Kanyakumari visit planning site.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Mahabalipuram to Kanyakumari takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. In February in Kanyakumari, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Rameswaram.

Things to do in Kanyakumari

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Rameswaram

— 2 nights
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 14th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple, then contemplate the waterfront views at Agnitheertham, then identify plant and animal life at Water Bird Sanctuary, and finally see the interesting displays at Former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam House. On the next day, stroll the grounds of Kalam National Memorial, then snap pictures at Pamban bridge, then take in the views from Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge, and finally kick back and relax at Dhanushkodi Beach Point.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Rameswaram day trip planner.

Drive from Kanyakumari to Rameswaram in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can drive to Tiruchirappalli.

Things to do in Rameswaram

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches

Tiruchirappalli

— 1 night

Rockfort City

Located in the center of the state, the ancient city of Tiruchirappalli--or Trichy/Tiruchi as it is more commonly known--remains rich in Tamil culture.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): get outside with Grand Anaicut - Kallanai, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple, and then admire the landmark architecture of Pundarikakshan Perumal Temple.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Tiruchirappalli day trip website.

Traveling by car from Rameswaram to Tiruchirappalli takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. February in Tiruchirappalli sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can go by car to Ooty (Udhagamandalam).

Things to do in Tiruchirappalli

Historic Sites · Outdoors

Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

— 1 night

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 17th (Wed), see the interesting displays at Tea Museum, then take in the awesome beauty at Doddabetta Peak, then take in nature's colorful creations at Government Botanical Garden, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Ooty Lake.

To plan Ooty (Udhagamandalam) vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Getting from Tiruchirappalli to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of flight and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in February, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

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.