7 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

7 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

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7 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

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

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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Krishna's Butter Ball. On the next day, delve into the distant past at Monuments at Mahabalipuram, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sea Shore Temple, then identify plant and animal life at The Madras Crocodile Bank Trust and Centre for Herpetology, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Mahishasuramardhini Mandapa.

To see maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Mahabalipuram holiday planner .

New Delhi to Mahabalipuram is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from New Delhi in October, plan for a bit warmer nights in Mahabalipuram, with lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can travel to Madurai.

Things to do in Mahabalipuram

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

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

For reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Madurai trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Mahabalipuram to Madurai by combination of train and flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Madurai can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to go by car to Kodaikanal.

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

1
night
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 2nd (Sat): delve into the lush surroundings at Pine Forest, then go for a walk through Coakers Walk, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Kodaikanal Lake.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Kodaikanal trip builder website .

Getting from Madurai to Kodaikanal by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of 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 2nd (Sat) so you can drive to Ooty (Udhagamandalam).

Things to do in Kodaikanal

Nature Parks
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Kodaikanal Lake ©
Kodaikanal Lake
Pine Forest ©
Pine Forest

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 3rd (Sun), take in nature's colorful creations at Rose Garden, then admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Doddabetta Peak. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the waterfront views at Ooty Lake, then contemplate the waterfront views at Pykara Lake, and then get great views at Shooting Point.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our 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. In November, daytime highs in Ooty (Udhagamandalam) are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

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Botanical Gardens ©
Botanical Gardens
Doddabetta Peak ©
Doddabetta Peak
Ooty Lake ©
Ooty Lake

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