12 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

12 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

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Kanyakumari
— 1 night
2
Rameswaram
— 1 night
3
Madurai
— 1 night
4
Mahabalipuram
— 2 nights
5
Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
— 2 nights
6
Kodaikanal
— 1 night
7
Tiruchirappalli
— 3 nights

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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 8th (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jain Temple Kanyakumari, don't miss a visit to Vivekananda Rock Memorial, thenappreciate the history behind Thiruvalluvar Statue, and finally kick back and relax at Kanyakumari Beach.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Kanyakumari online trip itinerary builder.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Kanyakumari is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2.5 hours traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Kanyakumari. In February, daytime highs in Kanyakumari are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can drive to Rameswaram.

Things to do in Kanyakumari

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

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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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): kick back and relax at Dhanushkodi Beach Point, thentake in the views from Pamban bridge, thensnap pictures at Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Rameswaram tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Kanyakumari to Rameswaram in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to drive to Madurai.

Things to do in Rameswaram

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Dhanushkodi Beach Point ©
Dhanushkodi Beach Point
Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple ©
Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple
Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge ©
Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge

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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 10th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tirupparankunram, thentake in the local highlights with Walking tours, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Madurai travel planner.

You can drive from Rameswaram to Madurai in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In February, daytime highs in Madurai are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time 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

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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 11th (Tue), admire the landmark architecture of Pancha Rathas, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Shore Temple, and then explore the ancient world of Monuments at Mahabalipuram. On the 12th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get to know the resident critters at The Madras Crocodile Bank Trust and Centre for Herpetology, thenexplore the fascinating underground world of Mahishasuramardini Cave, thenmake a trip to Arjuna's Penance, and finally delve into the distant past at Raya Gopura.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Mahabalipuram tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Madurai to Mahabalipuram in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. In February in Mahabalipuram, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish up 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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Shore Temple ©
Shore Temple
Pancha Rathas ©
Pancha Rathas
Monuments at Mahabalipuram ©
Monuments at Mahabalipuram

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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 13th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Tea Museum, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Doddabetta Peak, thenadmire the natural beauty at Government Botanical Garden, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Government Rose Garden. On your second day here, explore the activities along Ooty Lake, contemplate the waterfront views at Pykara Lake, and then make a trip to Wenlock Downs 9th Mile Shooting Point.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Ooty (Udhagamandalam) road trip planning website.

Getting from Mahabalipuram to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In February in Ooty (Udhagamandalam), expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to drive to Kodaikanal.

Things to do in Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Wenlock Downs 9th Mile Shooting Point, Government Botanical Garden
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Government Botanical Garden ©
Government Botanical Garden
Doddabetta Peak ©
Doddabetta Peak
Ooty Lake ©
Ooty Lake

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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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): take a peaceful walk through Pine Forest, thentake in the pleasant sights at Coakers Walk, thenexplore the activities along Kodaikanal Lake, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kuzhanthai Velappar Temple.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Kodaikanal travel route builder.

Getting from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) to Kodaikanal by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. In February, daytime highs in Kodaikanal are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can go by car to Tiruchirappalli.

Things to do in Kodaikanal

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Kodaikanal Lake ©
Kodaikanal Lake
Coakers Walk ©
Coakers Walk
Pine Forest ©
Pine Forest

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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), take in the spiritual surroundings of Brihadeeswara Temple and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Jambukeswarar Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kaattu Azhagiya Singar Srirangam, and then explore the striking landscape at Rock Fort Temple.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Tiruchirappalli online journey 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 in Tiruchirappalli, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tiruchirappalli

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Brihadeeswara Temple
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Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple ©
Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple
Brihadeeswara Temple ©
Brihadeeswara Temple
Rock Fort Temple ©
Rock Fort Temple

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