9 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

9 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

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9 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly + taxi:  12​h 30​min
1
Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Mahabalipuram
— 2 nights
+2
train + foot + Fly:  2​h 45​min
3
Madurai
— 1 night
train:  2​h 45​min
4
Rameswaram
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
5
Kodaikanal
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  13​h 45​min
End: Tel Aviv

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 28th (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Murugan Temple, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Doddabetta Peak, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the waterfront views at Ooty Lake, then admire the natural beauty at Rose Garden, and then explore the activities along Pykara Lake.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Ooty (Udhagamandalam) online journey maker .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Tel Aviv to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Tel Aviv in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Ooty (Udhagamandalam), with lows of 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can travel to Mahabalipuram.

Things to do in Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Botanical Gardens ©
Botanical Gardens
Doddabetta Peak ©
Doddabetta Peak
Ooty Lake ©
Ooty Lake

2
nights
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.
On the 30th (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Sea Shore Temple, then look for all kinds of wild species at The Madras Crocodile Bank Trust and Centre for Herpetology, and then admire the landmark architecture of Pancha Rathas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Sat): explore the fascinating underground world of Mahishasuramardini Cave, explore the ancient world of Monuments at Mahabalipuram, steep yourself in history at Krishna Mandapam, don't miss a visit to Arjuna's Penance, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Varaha Cave Temple, and finally appreciate the history behind Descent Of The Ganges.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Mahabalipuram itinerary builder tool .

Getting from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) to Mahabalipuram by combination of taxi and flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. When traveling from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Mahabalipuram, with highs around 41°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Madurai.

Things to do in Mahabalipuram

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Sea Shore Temple ©
Sea Shore Temple
Mahishasuramardini Cave ©
Mahishasuramardini Cave

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 1st (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine, take in the spiritual surroundings of Yoga Narasimhar Temple, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Madurai day trip app .

Getting from Mahabalipuram to Madurai by combination of train and flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In August in Madurai, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to take a train to Rameswaram.

Things to do in Madurai

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple ©
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple
Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine ©
Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine

1
night
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 2nd (Mon): snap pictures at Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge, stroll the grounds of Kalam National Memorial, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Dhanushkodi Beach, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Rameswaram road trip site .

Traveling by train from Madurai to Rameswaram takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can drive 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

2
nights
Kodaikanal

Kodaikanal ©
A cool and relaxing hill station, Kodaikanal has long attracted visitors up to its privileged position in the Western Ghats.
On the 3rd (Tue), delve into the lush surroundings at Pine Forest, then get great views at Pillar Rocks, then contemplate the waterfront views at Kodaikanal Lake, and finally stop by The Cocoa Bean.

Discover how to plan a Kodaikanal trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Rameswaram to Kodaikanal takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. September in Kodaikanal sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Kodaikanal

Parks Nature Shopping
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Kodaikanal Lake ©
Kodaikanal Lake
Pine Forest ©
Pine Forest
Pillar Rocks ©
Pillar Rocks

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