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

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

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Madurai
— 1 night
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Coimbatore
— 3 nights
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Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
— 5 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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Vandiyur Mariamman Teppakulam, take in the spiritual surroundings of Yoga Narasimhar Temple, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Aayiram Kaal Mandapam. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Samanar Hills and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine.

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Bengaluru to Madurai is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Bengaluru in October, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Madurai, with lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can 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.
Bring the kids along to Triumph Expeditions Private Limited and Marudamalai Temple. Get in touch with nature at Kovai Kutralam Water Falls and Thoonakkadavu Lake. And it doesn't end there: take a peaceful walk through Indira Gandhi Wildlife Sanctuary and National Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Adiyogi Shiva, browse the different shops at Brookefields Mall, and pause for some photo ops at Narayana Kavi Memorial.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Coimbatore trip 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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can take a bus to Ooty (Udhagamandalam).
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Ooty (Udhagamandalam) — 5 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 Pykara Lake and Bandipur National Park and Tiger Reserve. Take a break from the city and head to Ooty Lake and Doddabetta Peak. Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Government Botanical Garden, take in the dramatic scenery at Pykara Falls, don't miss a visit to Wenlock Downs 9th Mile Shooting Point, and look for gifts at Higginbotham's Bookstore.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Ooty (Udhagamandalam) trip itinerary planning website.

You can take a bus from Coimbatore to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) in 2.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Coimbatore in October, things will get little chillier in Ooty (Udhagamandalam): highs are around 31°C and lows about 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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