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

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Madurai
— 3 nights
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Coimbatore
— 3 nights
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Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
— 3 nights
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Madurai — 3 nights

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.
Kids will enjoy Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine, don't miss a visit to Arulmigu Sri Yoga Narasinga Perumal Thirukovil, and admire the striking features of Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Madurai vacation planner.

Chennai to Madurai is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In December in Madurai, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Coimbatore.
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Coimbatore — 3 nights

Manchester of India

Known throughout the country as a major industrial city, Coimbatore possesses a welcoming atmosphere and a growing cosmopolitanism.
Family-friendly places like Dhyanalinga and Arulmigu Patteeswarar Swamy Temple will thrill your kids. Step out of the city life by going to Triumph Expeditions Private Limited and Kovai Kutralam Water Falls. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Marudamalai Temple, browse the different shops at Brookefields Mall, take some stellar pictures from Dharmalingeshwarar Temple, and get a new perspective on nature at Insect Museum, TNAU.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Coimbatore day trip website.

Getting from Madurai to Coimbatore by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Coimbatore can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to take a bus to Ooty (Udhagamandalam).
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Ooty (Udhagamandalam) — 3 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 visit kid-friendly attractions like Doddabetta Peak and Ooty Lake. There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Government Botanical Garden, explore the activities along Pykara Lake, examine the collection at Mini Car Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Ayyappan Temple.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Ooty (Udhagamandalam) attractions planner.

Take a bus from Coimbatore to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Coimbatore in December: high temperatures in Ooty (Udhagamandalam) hover around 30°C and lows are around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to fly back home.
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