10 days in South India Itinerary

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Madurai
— 3 nights
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Coimbatore
— 1 night
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Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kozhikode
— 2 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.
Madurai is known for historic sites, sightseeing, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal, take in the spiritual surroundings of Pazhamudhir Solai, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Madurai trip planner.

Bengaluru to Madurai is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also take a bus; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Bengaluru in May since evenings lows in Madurai dip to 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Coimbatore.
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Historic Sites · Tours
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Coimbatore — 1 night

Manchester of India

Known throughout the country as a major industrial city, Coimbatore possesses a welcoming atmosphere and a growing cosmopolitanism.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Marudamalai Temple and then browse the different shops at Brookefields Mall. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dhyanalinga and then appreciate the history behind Adiyogi Shiva.

To see ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Coimbatore trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Madurai to Coimbatore in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Madurai in June since evenings lows in Coimbatore dip to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to take a bus to Ooty (Udhagamandalam).
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Historic Sites · Shopping
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Ooty (Udhagamandalam) — 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): admire the natural beauty at Government Rose Garden, ponder the design of Adam's Fountain, then admire the natural beauty at Government Botanical Garden, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Ooty Lake. Keep things going the next day: explore the activities along Pykara Lake.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Ooty (Udhagamandalam) online attractions planner.

Traveling by bus from Coimbatore to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In June, Ooty (Udhagamandalam) is slightly colder than Coimbatore - with highs of 31°C and lows of 24°C. On the 4th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Kozhikode.
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Kozhikode — 2 nights

City of Spices

Famous as the landing place of Vasco da Gama, the large industrial city of Kozhikode today acts as staging post for adventures around the state, while also boasting some particularly popular beaches.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Beypore Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kappad Beach, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Tali Temple, then wander the streets of S.M. Street, and then stroll around Mananchira Square.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Kozhikode trip site.

You can drive from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) to Kozhikode in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) in June, things will get a bit warmer in Kozhikode: highs are around 35°C and lows about 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can fly back home.
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Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites
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