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

Created using Inspirock Tamil Nadu travel route planner
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Madurai
— 3 nights
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Coimbatore
— 4 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.
Madurai is known for historic sites, sightseeing, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, browse the different shops at Majesty Cine Mall, take in the spiritual surroundings of Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Madurai journey planner.

Bengaluru to Madurai is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Bengaluru in August, expect Madurai to be a bit warmer, temps between 38°C and 29°C. On the 4th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Coimbatore.
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Historic Sites · Shopping · Spas · Tours
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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.
Coimbatore is known for historic sites, sightseeing, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dhyanalinga, soothe aching muscles at Isha Yoga Center, examine the collection at Gedee Car Museum, and visit Codissia Trade Fair Complex.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Coimbatore online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Madurai to Coimbatore in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in August, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can catch the bus to Ooty (Udhagamandalam).
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Historic Sites · Museums · Spas · Parks
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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.
Step out of Ooty (Udhagamandalam) with an excursion to Sim`s Park in Coonoor--about 48 minutes away. There's much more to do: admire the natural beauty at Government Botanical Garden, take in the spiritual surroundings of Elk Hill Murugan Temple, explore the activities along Pykara Lake, and admire the sheer force of Pykara Falls.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Ooty (Udhagamandalam) trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Coimbatore to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) by bus takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive. In August, daily temperatures in Ooty (Udhagamandalam) can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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