10 days in Madurai, Coimbatore & Ooty (Udhagamandalam) Itinerary

10 days in Madurai, Coimbatore & Ooty (Udhagamandalam) Itinerary

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Madurai
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Coimbatore
— 4 nights
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Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
— 4 nights
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Madurai — 1 night

Athens of the East

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 1st (Thu), gain a rich perspective with a tour of cultural highlights, take in the spiritual surroundings of Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Arulmigu Sri Yoga Narasinga Perumal Thirukovil. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Koodal Azhagar Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Aayiram Kaal Mandapam, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pazhamudhir Solai, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tirupparankunram.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Madurai trip website.

Chennai to Madurai is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. October in Madurai sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Coimbatore.
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Coimbatore — 4 nights

Manchester of India

Known throughout the country as a major industrial city, Coimbatore possesses a welcoming atmosphere and a growing cosmopolitanism.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Marudamalai Temple and Malampuzha Garden and Dam. Get outdoors at Velliangiri Mountains and Kovai Kutralam Water Falls. When in Coimbatore, make a side trip to see Malampuzha Dam in Palakkad, approximately Palakkad away. There's lots more to do: visit Codissia Trade Fair Complex, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Arulmigu Koniamman Temple, examine the collection at Gedee Car Museum, and take some stellar pictures from Dharmalingeshwarar Temple.

For ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Coimbatore driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Madurai to Coimbatore in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Coimbatore can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to take a bus to Ooty (Udhagamandalam).
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Ooty (Udhagamandalam) — 4 nights

Queen of Hill Stations

Tea gardens and eucalyptus trees scent the air of the fields surrounding Ooty, a popular summer tourism destination up in the hills.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Wenlock Downs 9th Mile Shooting Point and Dolphin's Nose. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Sanctuary Avalanche and Elk Hill Murugan Temple. Venture out of the city with trips to Coonoor (Lamb's Rock & Green Shop). And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic scenery at Pykara Falls, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Church, explore the activities along Emerald Lake, and admire the natural beauty at Government Botanical Garden.

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Getting from Coimbatore to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) by bus takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Coimbatore in October, expect Ooty (Udhagamandalam) to be slightly colder, temps between 31°C and 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to fly back home.
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