9 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

9 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

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9 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

Start: Chennai
1
Chennai
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Madurai
— 1 night
train:  2​h 45​min
3
Rameswaram
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Kanyakumari
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
5
Kodaikanal
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
6
Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  4​h
End: Chennai

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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 17th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Arulmigu Sri Muppathamman Temple, then enjoy the sand and surf at Marina Beach, and then identify plant and animal life at Chennai Turtle Walk. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at The Madras Crocodile Bank Trust and Centre for Herpetology, tour the pleasant surroundings at Besant Nagar Beach, and then steep yourself in history at Kapaleeshwarar Temple.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Chennai online attractions planner .

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Chennai. Expect a daytime high around 43°C in May, and nighttime lows around 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel to Madurai.

Things to do in Chennai

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Marina Beach ©
Marina Beach
Besant Nagar Beach ©
Besant Nagar Beach
Kapaleeshwarar Temple ©
Kapaleeshwarar Temple

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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 19th (Sun): get the lay of the land with Walking tours, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Meenakshi Temple, and then look for gifts at Prema Vilas.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Madurai road trip app .

Fly from Chennai to Madurai in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Chennai in May: highs in Madurai hover around 39°C, while lows dip to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can take a train to Rameswaram.

Things to do in Madurai

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Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple ©
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple
Walking tours

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Rameswaram

Rameswaram ©
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 20th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple, then look for all kinds of wild species at Water Bird Sanctuary, and then stroll through Dhanushkodi Beach.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Rameswaram trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by train from Madurai to Rameswaram takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can go by car to Kanyakumari.

Things to do in Rameswaram

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Dhanushkodi Beach ©
Dhanushkodi Beach
Water Bird Sanctuary ©
Water Bird Sanctuary
Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple ©
Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple

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Kanyakumari

Kanyakumari ©
Located at the most southerly point of mainland India, Kanyakumari has long attracted pilgrims and those keen to see the end of the road.
On the 21st (Tue), don't miss a visit to Vivekananda Rock Memorial, then pause for some photo ops at Thiruvalluvar Statue, then kick back and relax at Kanyakumari Beach, and finally identify plant and animal life at Kaalikesam Waterfalls.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Kanyakumari day trip planning site .

Getting from Rameswaram to Kanyakumari by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. May in Kanyakumari sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 30°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can go by car to Kodaikanal.

Things to do in Kanyakumari

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Kanyakumari Beach ©
Kanyakumari Beach
Kaalikesam Waterfalls ©
Kaalikesam Waterfalls
Vivekananda Rock Memorial ©
Vivekananda Rock Memorial

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Kodaikanal

Kodaikanal ©
A cool and relaxing hill station, Kodaikanal has long attracted visitors up to its privileged position in the Western Ghats.
On the 22nd (Wed), take some stellar pictures from Pillar Rocks, take a peaceful walk through Pine Forest, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Kodaikanal Lake. Here are some ideas for day two: head outdoors with Dolphin's Nose, then take in the pleasant sights at Coakers Walk, then look for gifts at Danish Display, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kurinji Andavar Temple.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Kodaikanal trip tool .

Traveling by car from Kanyakumari to Kodaikanal takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in May, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Ooty (Udhagamandalam).

Things to do in Kodaikanal

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Kodaikanal Lake ©
Kodaikanal Lake
Pine Forest ©
Pine Forest
Dolphin's Nose ©
Dolphin's Nose

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens, then take in the awesome beauty at Doddabetta Peak, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Ooty Lake. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the views at Mukurthi Dam, then look for all kinds of wild species at MacIvor's Bund, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Pykara Lake.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Ooty (Udhagamandalam) trip planner .

You can drive from Kodaikanal to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. May in Ooty (Udhagamandalam) sees daily highs of 40°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Doddabetta Peak ©
Doddabetta Peak
Mukurthi Dam ©
Mukurthi Dam
Ooty Lake ©
Ooty Lake

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