18 days in India Itinerary

18 days in India Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Valparai
— 2 nights
2
Kodaikanal
— 2 nights
3
Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
— 2 nights
4
Chennai
— 1 night
5
Mahabalipuram
— 2 nights
6
Rameswaram
— 4 nights
7
Thiruchendur
— 2 nights

2
nights
Valparai

Valparai ©
Valparai is a Taluk and hill station in the Coimbatore district of Tamil Nadu, India. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Koolangal River, take in the spiritual surroundings of Balaji Temple, and then see human ingenuity at work at Aliyar Dam. On the 17th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get great views at Nallamudi View point, admire the engineering at Nirar Dam, and then see human ingenuity at work at Sholayar Dam.

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Kollam to Valparai is an approximately 8-hour car ride. In February, daily temperatures in Valparai can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can drive to Kodaikanal.

Things to do in Valparai

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Aliyar Dam ©
Aliyar Dam
Nallamudi View point ©
Nallamudi View point
Sholayar Dam ©
Sholayar Dam

2
nights
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 18th (Tue): examine the collection at Shembaganur Museum of Natural History, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kurinji Andavar Temple, thenexplore the activities along Kodaikanal Lake, and finally delve into the lush surroundings at Pine Forest. On the 19th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the activities along Berijam Lake, thentake some stellar pictures from Pillar Rocks, and then take in the pleasant sights at Coakers Walk.

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You can drive from Valparai to Kodaikanal in 5 hours. While traveling from Valparai, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Kodaikanal, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can go by car to Ooty (Udhagamandalam).

Things to do in Kodaikanal

Parks Nature Museums
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Kodaikanal Lake ©
Kodaikanal Lake
Pine Forest ©
Pine Forest
Kurinji Andavar Temple ©
Kurinji Andavar Temple

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Tea Museum and Elk Hill Murugan Temple. Get some historical perspective at St. Stephen's Church and CSI St Thomas Church. There's lots more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Doddabetta Peak, admire the natural beauty at Government Rose Garden, contemplate the waterfront views at Ooty Lake, and admire the sheer force of Pykara Water Falls.

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Traveling by car from Kodaikanal to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in February, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can travel to Chennai.

Things to do in Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Government Botanical Garden
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Doddabetta Peak ©
Doddabetta Peak
Ooty Lake ©
Ooty Lake
Pykara Lake ©
Pykara Lake

1
night
Chennai

Chennai ©
Chennai, a city hailed for its vibrant atmosphere and historic attractions, remains one of the most visited places in India.
On the 23rd (Sun), enjoy the sand and surf at Marina Beach, take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Thome Church, and then stroll through Besant Nagar Beach.

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Traveling by flight from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) to Chennai takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. February in Chennai sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Mahabalipuram.

Things to do in Chennai

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Besant Nagar Beach ©
Besant Nagar Beach
Marina Beach ©
Marina Beach
San Thome Church ©
San Thome Church

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.
On the 24th (Mon), see the interesting displays at DakshinaChitra Museum and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shore Temple. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Covelong Beach, thensee the interesting displays at India Seashell Museum, and then delve into the distant past at Monuments at Mahabalipuram.

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You can drive from Chennai to Mahabalipuram in 1.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. Expect a daytime high around °C in February, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Rameswaram.

Things to do in Mahabalipuram

Historic Sites Museums Beaches

Side Trips

Covelong Beach, DakshinaChitra Museum
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DakshinaChitra Museum ©
DakshinaChitra Museum
Shore Temple ©
Shore Temple
Monuments at Mahabalipuram ©
Monuments at Mahabalipuram

4
nights
Rameswaram

Rameswaram ©
A trip to Rameswaram on Pamban Island will take you across a long limestone shoal bridge with spectacular ocean scenery.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple and Villoondi Tirtham. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam House and Agnitheertham. Get out of town with these interesting Rameswaram side-trips: Five-Faced Hanuman Temple (in Ramanathapuram) and Navagraha Temple (in Devipattinam). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Dhanushkodi Beach Point, snap pictures at Adam's Bridge, look for all kinds of wild species at Water Bird Sanctuary, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Nambunayaki amman temple.

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You can drive from Mahabalipuram to Rameswaram in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of taxi and train. On the 1st (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Thiruchendur.

Things to do in Rameswaram

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Five-Faced Hanuman Temple, Navagraha Temple
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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

2
nights
Thiruchendur

Thiruchendur ©
Tiruchendur is a panchayat town at the southern tip of India, in the Thoothukudi district of Tamil Nadu. On the 2nd (Mon), stroll through Manapad Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Arulmigu Karkuvel Ayyanar Temple, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vanatirupathi, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thiruchendur Murugan Temple.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Thiruchendur road trip tool.

You can drive from Rameswaram to Thiruchendur in 5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Thiruchendur

Historic Sites Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Arulmigu Subramaniya Swamy Temple, Manapad Beach, Vanatirupathi
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Thiruchendur Murugan Temple ©
Thiruchendur Murugan Temple
Arulmigu Karkuvel Ayyanar Temple ©
Arulmigu Karkuvel Ayyanar Temple

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