8 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

8 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

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8 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

Start: Hyderabad
Fly + taxi:  5​h 30​min
1
Mahabalipuram
— 1 night
+2
train + foot + Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Madurai
— 1 night
train:  2​h 45​min
3
Rameswaram
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
4
Kodaikanal
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
5
Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  3​h 15​min
End: Hyderabad

1
night
Mahabalipuram

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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sat): admire the landmark architecture of Pancha Rathas.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Mahabalipuram online trip maker .

Hyderabad to Mahabalipuram is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Mahabalipuram when traveling from Hyderabad in November, with lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can travel to Madurai.

Things to do in Mahabalipuram

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Sea Shore Temple ©
Sea Shore Temple
Pancha Rathas ©
Pancha Rathas

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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tirupparankunram, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Inmaiyil Nanmai Tharuvar Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple, and finally take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Madurai online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Mahabalipuram to Madurai takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Madurai can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to take a train to Rameswaram.

Things to do in Madurai

Historic Sites Tours
Highlights from your plan
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple ©
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple
Walking tours
Tirupparankunram ©
Tirupparankunram

2
nights
Rameswaram

Rameswaram ©
A trip to Rameswaram on Pamban Island will take you across a long limestone shoal bridge with spectacular ocean scenery.
On the 3rd (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple, then kick back and relax at Kunthu kal Beach, Rameswaram, then snap pictures at Pamban bridge, and finally take in the views from Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Water Bird Sanctuary, then stroll the grounds of Kalam National Memorial, then examine the collection at Former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam House, and finally kick back and relax at Dhanushkodi Beach.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Rameswaram travel planning app .

You can take a train from Madurai to Rameswaram in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Kodaikanal.

Things to do in Rameswaram

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Dhanushkodi Beach ©
Dhanushkodi Beach
Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple ©
Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple
Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge ©
Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge

1
night
Kodaikanal

Kodaikanal ©
A cool and relaxing hill station, Kodaikanal has long attracted visitors up to its privileged position in the Western Ghats.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Kodaikanal Lake, get great views at Pillar Rocks, and then delve into the lush surroundings at Pine Forest.

To see where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Kodaikanal trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Rameswaram to Kodaikanal by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi. In December in Kodaikanal, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Ooty (Udhagamandalam).

Things to do in Kodaikanal

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Kodaikanal Lake ©
Kodaikanal Lake
Pine Forest ©
Pine Forest
Pillar Rocks ©
Pillar Rocks

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.
On the 6th (Fri), see the interesting displays at Tea Museum, then take in the awesome beauty at Doddabetta Peak, then take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Ooty Lake. Keep things going the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Rose Garden, contemplate the waterfront views at Pykara Lake, and then admire the sheer force of Pykara Water Falls.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Ooty (Udhagamandalam) day trip website .

Drive from Kodaikanal to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Kodaikanal in December; daily highs in Ooty (Udhagamandalam) reach 30°C and lows reach 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
Botanical Gardens ©
Botanical Gardens
Doddabetta Peak ©
Doddabetta Peak
Ooty Lake ©
Ooty Lake

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