11 days in South India Itinerary

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Madurai
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Coimbatore
— 2 nights
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Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kozhikode
— 3 nights
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Madurai — 2 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: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine, make a trip to Arittapatti Shivan Temple, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and admire the landmark architecture of Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal.

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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 January, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Madurai, with lows around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Coimbatore.
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Coimbatore — 2 nights

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 4th (Mon): get great views at Dharmalingeshwarar Temple, then pause for some photo ops at Narayana Kavi Memorial, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Infant Jesus Church, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Arulmigu Patteeswarar Swamy Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the history behind Adiyogi Shiva and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Dhyanalinga.

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Drive from Madurai to Coimbatore in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. January in Coimbatore sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can 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.
Ooty (Udhagamandalam) is known for nature, parks, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Government Botanical Garden, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Venkateshwara Perumal Temple, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Doddabetta Peak, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kandal Cross Roman Catholic Church.

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Getting from Coimbatore to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) by bus takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Coimbatore in January; daily highs in Ooty (Udhagamandalam) reach 30°C and lows reach 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Kozhikode.
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Kozhikode — 3 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.
Kozhikode is known for beaches, historic sites, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Sargaalaya, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tali Temple, look for gifts at Bolmay Cocoa, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

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You can drive from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) to Kozhikode in 5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) in January, things will get somewhat warmer in Kozhikode: highs are around 38°C and lows about 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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