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

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

Created using Inspirock Tamil Nadu route planner
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Madurai
— 3 nights
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Coimbatore
— 3 nights
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Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
— 4 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.
Take a break from Madurai with a short trip to Andal Renga Mannar Temple in Srivilliputhur, about 1h 45 min away. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Aayiram Kaal Mandapam, make a trip to Arittapatti Shivan Temple, see the interesting displays at Gandhi Memorial Museum, and browse the different shops at Majesty Cine Mall.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Madurai holiday planner.

Bengaluru to Madurai is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Bengaluru in October, Madurai is a bit warmer at night with lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Coimbatore.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
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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.
Coimbatore is known for historic sites, sightseeing, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Marudamalai Temple, head outdoors with Triumph Expeditions Private Limited, stop by Codissia Trade Fair Complex, and pause for some photo ops at Narayana Kavi Memorial.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Coimbatore online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Madurai to Coimbatore takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. October in Coimbatore sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a bus to Ooty (Udhagamandalam).
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Historic Sites · Trails · Outdoors · Tours
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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.
Get out of town with these interesting Ooty (Udhagamandalam) side-trips: Coonoor (Dolphin's Nose & All Saints Church). There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Government Botanical Garden, explore the activities along Ooty Lake, make a trip to Wenlock Downs 9th Mile Shooting Point, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Elk Hill Murugan Temple.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Ooty (Udhagamandalam) trip planner.

You can take a bus from Coimbatore to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Coimbatore in October, with highs in Ooty (Udhagamandalam) at 31°C and lows at 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can catch the flight back home.
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Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
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