9 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

9 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

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9 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly + taxi:  5​h 45​min
1
Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
2
Kodaikanal
— 1 day
Drive:  5​h 45​min
3
Rameswaram
— 1 day
train:  3​h
4
Madurai
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
5
Chennai
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: New Delhi

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 14th (Wed), contemplate the waterfront views at Upper Bhavani Lake and then stop by Moddy's Chocolates. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the waterfront views at Ooty Lake, then take in the awesome beauty at Doddabetta Peak, and then admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Ooty (Udhagamandalam) road trip site .

New Delhi to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from New Delhi in November, Ooty (Udhagamandalam) is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Kodaikanal.

Things to do in Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Doddabetta Peak ©
Doddabetta Peak
Ooty Lake ©
Ooty Lake
Pykara Lake ©
Pykara Lake

1
day
Kodaikanal

Kodaikanal ©
A cool and relaxing hill station, Kodaikanal has long attracted visitors up to its privileged position in the Western Ghats.
On the 17th (Sat), contemplate the waterfront views at Kodaikanal Lake, take a peaceful walk through Pine Forest, and then Head underground at Guna Cave.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Kodaikanal driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) to Kodaikanal in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. In November, daily temperatures in Kodaikanal can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Rameswaram.

Things to do in Kodaikanal

Parks Nature
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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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): stop by Kalam Sea Shell Mart, take in the spiritual surroundings of Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple, then enjoy the sand and surf at Dhanushkodi Beach, and finally make a trip to Vivekananda Memorial.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Rameswaram attractions planner.

Getting from Kodaikanal to Rameswaram by car takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can drive to Madurai.

Things to do in Rameswaram

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Dhanushkodi Beach ©
Dhanushkodi Beach
Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple ©
Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple
Kalam Sea Shell Mart ©
Kalam Sea Shell Mart

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.
On the 19th (Mon), stop by Jute Cottage, see the interesting displays at Gandhi Memorial Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Meenakshi Temple, and finally step into the grandiose world of Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal.

For photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Madurai trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Rameswaram to Madurai by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train. In November in Madurai, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 27°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can travel to Chennai.

Things to do in Madurai

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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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.
Get in touch with nature at The Madras Crocodile Bank Trust and Centre for Herpetology and Besant Nagar Beach. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Express Avenue Mall and T Nagar, Ranganathan Street. Step out of Chennai to go to Muttukadu and see DakshinaChitra Museum, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Marina Beach, take a stroll through Mylapore, stroll through Elliot's Beach, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Kapaleeshwar Temple.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Chennai trip planner.

Getting from Madurai to Chennai by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In November, daily temperatures in Chennai can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Chennai

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

The Madras Crocodile Bank Trust and Centre for Herpetology, DakshinaChitra Museum
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Marina Beach ©
Marina Beach
Kapaleeshwarar Temple ©
Kapaleeshwarar Temple

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