11 days in South India Itinerary

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Fly
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Madurai
— 2 nights
Bus
2
Coimbatore
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
— 3 nights
Drive
4
Kozhikode
— 2 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.
On the 21st (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Immaiyil Nanmai Tharuvar Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thiruparankundram Murugan Temple, explore the striking landscape at Samanar Hills, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Yoga Narasimhar Temple, and finally don't miss a visit to Arittapatti Shivan Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Gandhi Memorial Museum, stop by Prema Vilas, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vandiyur Mariamman Teppakulam, then make a trip to Agricultural College and Research Institute, and finally don't miss a visit to Kalamegaperumal Temple.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Madurai trip planner.

Bengaluru to Madurai is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also fly; or take a bus; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Bengaluru in August: high temperatures in Madurai hover around 38°C and lows are around 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can go by car 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.
Attractions like Malampuzha Dam and Siruvani Falls and Dam make great kid-friendly stops. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Brookefields Mall and ISKCON Coimbatore. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Coimbatore: Palakkad (Sree Guruvayurappan Temple & Kalpathy Temple). The adventure continues: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, see human ingenuity at work at Sozhaiyaar Dam, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Masaniamman Temple, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Triumph Expeditions Private Limited.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Coimbatore online vacation planner.

Traveling by bus from Madurai to Coimbatore takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Coimbatore are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to 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.
Family-friendly places like Elk Hill Murugan Temple and St. Stephen's Church will thrill your kids. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Ketti Valley View and Amble with Anne. There's lots more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Doddabetta Peak, admire the natural beauty at Thread Garden, look for gifts at Moddy's Chocolates, and stroll through Sanctuary Avalanche.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Ooty (Udhagamandalam) day trip website.

Traveling by car from Coimbatore to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Ooty (Udhagamandalam) are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to 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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): take in the dramatic scenery at Arippara Waterfalls, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Beypore Beach, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Valayanad Devi Temple, and finally walk around Mananchira Square. On your second day here, take in the awesome beauty at Vayalada and then get a new perspective on nature at Deepanjali lamp museum.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Kozhikode trip planner.

Drive from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) to Kozhikode in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. August in Kozhikode sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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