9 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

9 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

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9 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

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

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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Doddabetta Peak, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Trinity Church. On the 26th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the sheer force of Pykara Lake and Pykara Falls, then take some stellar pictures from Shooting Point, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Church, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Upper Bhavani Lake.

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

Coimbatore to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. In December, Ooty (Udhagamandalam) is slightly colder than Coimbatore - with highs of 30°C and lows of 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Kodaikanal.

Things to do in Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Wenlock Downs 9th Mile Shooting Point
Highlights from your plan
Pykara Water Falls ©
Pykara Water Falls
Upper Bhavani Lake ©
Upper Bhavani Lake
Doddabetta Peak ©
Doddabetta Peak

1
day
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 27th (Thu): head outdoors with Dolphin's Nose, then explore the activities along Kodaikanal Lake, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kurinji Andavar Temple.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Kodaikanal trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) to Kodaikanal takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Kodaikanal when traveling from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) in December, with lows around 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Kanyakumari.

Things to do in Kodaikanal

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Kodaikanal Lake ©
Kodaikanal Lake
Dolphin's Nose ©
Dolphin's Nose
Kurinji Andavar Temple ©
Kurinji Andavar Temple

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Muttom Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Thanumalayan temple - Sthanumalayan Kovil, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Kanyakumari Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Bhagavathy Amman Temple, don't miss a visit to Vivekananda Rock Memorial, then enjoy the sand and surf at Sanguthurai Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Sothavilai Beach.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Kanyakumari using our trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kodaikanal to Kanyakumari takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In December, daily temperatures in Kanyakumari can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Rameswaram.

Things to do in Kanyakumari

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Muttom Beach
Highlights from your plan
Kanyakumari Beach ©
Kanyakumari Beach
Muttom Beach ©
Muttom Beach
Sanguthurai Beach ©
Sanguthurai Beach

2
nights
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 30th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Water Bird Sanctuary, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ruined Temple/Church of Dhanushkodi, then stroll through Dhanushkodi Beach, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Kalam National Memorial. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Kunthu kal Beach, Rameswaram, then contemplate the waterfront views at Agnitheertham, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ramanathaswamy Temple, and finally see the interesting displays at Former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam House.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Rameswaram road trip website .

Traveling by car from Kanyakumari to Rameswaram takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) to allow time to drive to Madurai.

Things to do in Rameswaram

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Dhanushkodi Beach ©
Dhanushkodi Beach
Water Bird Sanctuary ©
Water Bird Sanctuary
Kalam National Memorial ©
Kalam National Memorial

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 1st (Tue): get the lay of the land with Walking tours and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Meenakshi Temple.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Madurai online sightseeing planner .

Traveling by car from Rameswaram to Madurai takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to travel to Mahabalipuram.

Things to do in Madurai

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

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.
On the 2nd (Wed), identify plant and animal life at The Madras Crocodile Bank Trust and Centre for Herpetology, then make a trip to Arjuna's Penance, then stroll through Mahabalipuram Beach, and finally don't miss a visit to Pancha Rathas.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Mahabalipuram trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of flight, train, and taxi from Madurai to Mahabalipuram takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in January, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Mahabalipuram

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Mahabalipuram Beach ©
Mahabalipuram Beach
Arjuna's Penance ©
Arjuna's Penance
Pancha Rathas ©
Pancha Rathas

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