12 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

12 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  5 h 45 min
1
Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h 15 min
2
Kodaikanal
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
3
Madurai
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
4
Kanyakumari
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 45 min
5
Rameswaram
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h
6
Thanjavur
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 15 min
7
Mahabalipuram
— 2 nights
Fly:  6 h
End: New Delhi

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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Elk Hill Murugan Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Sun): see the interesting displays at Tea Museum, take in the awesome beauty at Doddabetta Peak, thentake in nature's colorful creations at Government Botanical Garden, and finally admire the natural beauty at Government Rose Garden.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Ooty (Udhagamandalam) trip itinerary builder tool.

New Delhi to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from New Delhi in November, expect a bit warmer with lows of 25°C in Ooty (Udhagamandalam). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can go by car to Kodaikanal.

Things to do in Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

2
nights
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 3rd (Tue): take some stellar pictures from Pillar Rocks, thentake in the pleasant sights at Coakers Walk, thenexplore the activities along Kodaikanal Lake, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kuzhanthai Velappar Temple. On the 4th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Dynasty, thenpause for some serene contemplation at La Saleth Church, thendelve into the lush surroundings at Pine Forest, and finally explore the activities along Berijam Lake.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Kodaikanal road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) to Kodaikanal takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) in December, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Kodaikanal, with lows around 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can go by car to Madurai.

Things to do in Kodaikanal

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

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.
On the 5th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Tirupparankunram, thenget the lay of the land with Walking tours, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Madurai trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Kodaikanal to Madurai in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can go by car to Kanyakumari.

Things to do in Madurai

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

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 6th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Jain Temple Kanyakumari, thenmake a trip to Vivekananda Rock Memorial, thenappreciate the history behind Thiruvalluvar Statue, and finally kick back and relax at Kanyakumari Beach.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Kanyakumari trip maker tool.

You can drive from Madurai to Kanyakumari in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can drive to Rameswaram.

Things to do in Kanyakumari

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Dhanushkodi Beach Point, take in the views from Pamban bridge, thentake in the views from Annai Indira Gandhi Road Bridge, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Rameswaram online holiday 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 7th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Thanjavur.

Things to do in Rameswaram

Historic Sites Beaches Parks
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Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple ©
Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple
Dhanushkodi Beach Point ©
Dhanushkodi Beach Point
Pamban bridge ©
Pamban bridge

2
nights
Thanjavur

Thanjavur ©
A bastion of South Indian culture and heritage, Thanjavur entrances visitors from all over the world with its architecture, distinct art style, and the Great Living Chola Temples, landmarks of the city and a World Heritage Site.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Patteeswaram Temple, explore the world behind art at Thanjavur Royal Palace and Art Gallery, and then admire the landmark architecture of Brihadeeswara Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Thanjai Mamani Koil, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Pratyangara Devi temple, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gangaikonda Cholapuram.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Thanjavur road trip planning website.

Getting from Rameswaram to Thanjavur by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Thanjavur can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can drive to Mahabalipuram.

Things to do in Thanjavur

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Patteeswaram Temple
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Brihadeeswara Temple ©
Brihadeeswara Temple
Gangaikonda Cholapuram ©
Gangaikonda Cholapuram
Patteeswaram Temple ©
Patteeswaram Temple

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 10th (Tue): admire the landmark architecture of Pancha Rathas, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shore Temple, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Monuments at Mahabalipuram. On the next day, explore the fascinating underground world of Mahishasuramardini Cave, thenmake a trip to Arjuna's Penance, thenadmire the landmark architecture of Raya Gopura, and finally learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at The Madras Crocodile Bank Trust and Centre for Herpetology.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Mahabalipuram route app.

Getting from Thanjavur to Mahabalipuram by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of train and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in December, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Mahabalipuram

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

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