12 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

12 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

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12 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
+2
Fly + taxi + train:  9​h 30​min
1
Kanyakumari
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
2
Rameswaram
— 1 night
train:  2​h 45​min
3
Madurai
— 1 night
+2
Fly + foot + train:  2​h 45​min
4
Mahabalipuram
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  4​h 30​min
5
Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
6
Kodaikanal
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
7
Tiruchirappalli
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h
End: Kuala Lumpur

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 8th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jain Temple Kanyakumari, don't miss a visit to Vivekananda Rock Memorial, then don't miss a visit to Thiruvalluvar Statue, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Kanyakumari Beach.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Kanyakumari online trip itinerary maker .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Kanyakumari is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Kanyakumari, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In February, daytime highs in Kanyakumari are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Rameswaram.

Things to do in Kanyakumari

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Kanyakumari Beach ©
Kanyakumari Beach
Vivekananda Rock Memorial ©
Vivekananda Rock Memorial
Thiruvalluvar Statue ©
Thiruvalluvar Statue

1
night
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 9th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Dhanushkodi Beach, then take in the views from Pamban bridge, then snap pictures at Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Rameswaram online day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Kanyakumari to Rameswaram takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Madurai.

Things to do in Rameswaram

Parks Historic Sites 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

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 10th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tirupparankunram, then gain a rich perspective with a tour of cultural highlights, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple.

To find photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Madurai sightseeing planning website .

Traveling by train from Rameswaram to Madurai takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In February, daytime highs in Madurai are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel to Mahabalipuram.

Things to do in Madurai

Historic Sites Tours
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Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple ©
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple
Walking tours
Tirupparankunram ©
Tirupparankunram

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 11th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Pancha Rathas, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sea Shore Temple, and then explore the ancient world of Monuments at Mahabalipuram. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Wed): admire the striking features of Mahishasuramardhini Mandapa, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at The Madras Crocodile Bank Trust and Centre for Herpetology, explore the fascinating underground world of Mahishasuramardini Cave, then make a trip to Arjuna's Penance, and finally explore the ancient world of Raya Gopura.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Mahabalipuram driving holiday planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Madurai to Mahabalipuram takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In February in Mahabalipuram, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel to Ooty (Udhagamandalam).

Things to do in Mahabalipuram

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Sea Shore Temple ©
Sea Shore Temple
Pancha Rathas ©
Pancha Rathas
Monuments at Mahabalipuram ©
Monuments at Mahabalipuram

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 13th (Thu), examine the collection at Tea Museum, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Doddabetta Peak, then take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens, and finally admire the natural beauty at Rose Garden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Ooty Lake, explore the activities along Pykara Lake, and then make a trip to Wenlock Downs 9th Mile Shooting Point.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Ooty (Udhagamandalam) journey planner.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Mahabalipuram to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. In February, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Kodaikanal.

Things to do in Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Wenlock Downs 9th Mile Shooting Point
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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 15th (Sat): take a peaceful walk through Pine Forest, then go for a walk through Coakers Walk, then explore the activities along Kodaikanal Lake, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kuzhanthai Velappar Temple.

Make your Kodaikanal itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can drive from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) to Kodaikanal in 5.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. In February, daily temperatures in Kodaikanal can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to drive to Tiruchirappalli.

Things to do in Kodaikanal

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Kodaikanal Lake ©
Kodaikanal Lake
Pine Forest ©
Pine Forest
Kuzhanthai Velappar Temple ©
Kuzhanthai Velappar Temple

3
nights
Tiruchirappalli

Tiruchirappalli ©
Located in the center of the state, the ancient city of Tiruchirappalli--or Trichy/Tiruchi as it is more commonly known--remains rich in Tamil culture.
On the 16th (Sun), admire the striking features of Brihadeeshwara Temple and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Jambukeswarar Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kaattu Azhagiya Singar Srirangam, and then explore the striking landscape at Rock Fort Temple.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Tiruchirappalli trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Kodaikanal to Tiruchirappalli takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Tiruchirappalli can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. On the 18th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tiruchirappalli

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Brihadeeshwara Temple
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Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple ©
Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple
Brihadeeshwara Temple ©
Brihadeeshwara Temple
Rock Fort Temple ©
Rock Fort Temple

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