11 days in South India Itinerary

11 days in South India Itinerary

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Fly
1
Madurai
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Munnar
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Coimbatore
— 1 day
Bus
4
Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
— 3 nights
Drive
5
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.
To see reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Madurai journey planner.

Chennai to Madurai is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In January, daytime highs in Madurai are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can go by car to Munnar.
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Historic Sites · Museums
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Munnar — 2 nights

Southern Spice

Sitting at the point where three mountain rivers meet, the hill station of Munnar has become known as a tea-growing center in the south of the country.
On the 24th (Mon), explore the striking landscape of Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Munnar trip itinerary builder site.

Drive from Madurai to Munnar in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Madurai in January: highs in Munnar hover around 38°C, while lows dip to 25°C. You will leave for Coimbatore on the 25th (Tue).
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Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Jan 23 — 25:

Coimbatore — 1 day

Manchester of India

Known throughout the country as a major industrial city, Coimbatore possesses a welcoming atmosphere and a growing cosmopolitanism.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): see the interesting displays at G.D. Naidu Industrial Exhibition, do some two-wheel cruising with Triumph Expeditions Private Limited, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Brookefields Mall.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Coimbatore holiday builder.

Getting from Munnar to Coimbatore by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Coimbatore are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to catch the bus to Ooty (Udhagamandalam).
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Shopping · Museums · Outdoors · 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.
Visiting Emerald Lake and Doddabetta Peak will get you outdoors. Bring the kids along to St. Stephen's Church and Tea Museum. There's more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Government Botanical Garden and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Elk Hill Murugan Temple.

For photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Ooty (Udhagamandalam) attractions planner.

Traveling by bus from Coimbatore to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In January, Ooty (Udhagamandalam) is slightly colder than Coimbatore - with highs of 30°C and lows of 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can go by car to Kozhikode.
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Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums
Side Trip
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Kappad Beach and then take in the awesome beauty at Vayalada. Here are some ideas for day two: look and learn at Regional Science Centre & Planetarium and then stroll around Mavoor Wetlands.

To find ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Kozhikode online trip planner.

Drive from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) to Kozhikode in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) in January; daily highs in Kozhikode reach 38°C and lows reach 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Childrens Museums
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