10 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

10 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

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10 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

Start: Hyderabad
Fly + taxi:  3​h 15​min
1
Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
2
Kodaikanal
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
3
Kanyakumari
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Rameswaram
— 1 night
train:  2​h 45​min
5
Madurai
— 1 night
+2
Fly + foot + train:  2​h 45​min
6
Mahabalipuram
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Hyderabad

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.
Ooty (Udhagamandalam) is known for nature, parks, wildlife, museums, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens, contemplate the waterfront views at Pykara Lake, get great views at Shooting Point, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Doddabetta Peak.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Ooty (Udhagamandalam) tour itinerary maker tool .

Hyderabad to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) is an approximately 3.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Hyderabad in November, Ooty (Udhagamandalam) is a bit warmer at night with lows of 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Kodaikanal.

Things to do in Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

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

1
night
Kodaikanal

Kodaikanal ©
A cool and relaxing hill station, Kodaikanal has long attracted visitors up to its privileged position in the Western Ghats.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): get great views at Pillar Rocks, then go for a walk through Coakers Walk, then explore the activities along Kodaikanal Lake, and finally stop by The Cocoa Bean.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Kodaikanal travel planner .

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. In November in Kodaikanal, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Kanyakumari.

Things to do in Kodaikanal

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

2
nights
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 5th (Tue), kick back and relax at Kanyakumari Beach, don't miss a visit to Thiruvalluvar Statue, make a trip to Vivekananda Rock Memorial, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Bhagavathy Amman Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Marungoor Murugan Temple. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thanumalayan temple - Sthanumalayan Kovil, don't miss a visit to Thollavilai Narayana Swamy Temple, admire the landmark architecture of Padmanabhapuram Palace, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Xavier Church, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ayya Vaikundar Nizhal Thangal, and finally make a trip to Adi Keshava Perumal Temple.

To see where to stay and tourist information, read Kanyakumari travel planner.

Drive from Kodaikanal to Kanyakumari in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. November in Kanyakumari sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to drive to Rameswaram.

Things to do in Kanyakumari

Historic Sites Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Padmanabhapuram Palace
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Padmanabhapuram Palace ©
Padmanabhapuram Palace
Vivekananda Rock Memorial ©
Vivekananda Rock Memorial
Kanyakumari Beach ©
Kanyakumari Beach

1
night
Rameswaram

Rameswaram ©
A trip to Rameswaram on Pamban Island will take you across a long limestone shoal bridge with spectacular ocean scenery.
On the 7th (Thu), take in the views from Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge, snap pictures at Pamban bridge, stroll the grounds of Kalam National Memorial, then enjoy the sand and surf at Dhanushkodi Beach, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Rameswaram online journey planner .

You can drive from Kanyakumari to Rameswaram in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can take a train to Madurai.

Things to do in Rameswaram

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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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
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 8th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Yoga Narasimhar Temple, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Madurai holiday planning website .

Getting from Rameswaram to Madurai by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. In November, daily temperatures in Madurai can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel to Mahabalipuram.

Things to do in Madurai

Historic Sites
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Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple ©
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple
Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine ©
Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine

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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): delve into the distant past at Monuments at Mahabalipuram, 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 finally admire the striking features of Mahishasuramardhini Mandapa. On your second day here, Head underground at Mahishasuramardini Cave, don't miss a visit to Pancha Rathas, delve into the distant past at Krishna Mandapam, then make a trip to Arjuna's Penance, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Varaha Cave Temple.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Mahabalipuram day trip planning website .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Madurai to Mahabalipuram takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In November, daily temperatures in Mahabalipuram can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Mahabalipuram

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Sea Shore Temple ©
Sea Shore Temple
Pancha Rathas ©
Pancha Rathas

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