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

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Madurai
— 3 nights
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Coimbatore
— 4 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.
Madurai is known for historic sites, sightseeing, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine, buy something for everyone on your list at Majesty Cine Mall, and don't miss a visit to Arittapatti Shivan Temple.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Madurai trip itinerary builder website.

Chennai to Madurai is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. August in Madurai sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 29°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can go by car to Coimbatore.
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Coimbatore — 4 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: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dhyanalinga, get out on two wheels at Triumph Expeditions Private Limited, relax and rejuvenate at Isha Yoga Center, and browse the different shops at Brookefields Mall.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Coimbatore travel route site.

You can drive from Madurai to Coimbatore in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Coimbatore are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to take a bus to Ooty (Udhagamandalam).
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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.
Step out of Ooty (Udhagamandalam) with an excursion to Sim`s Park in Coonoor--about 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Government Botanical Garden, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Elk Hill Murugan Temple, explore the activities along Pykara Lake, and take in the awesome beauty at Doddabetta Peak.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Ooty (Udhagamandalam) tour planner.

Take a bus from Coimbatore to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. August in Ooty (Udhagamandalam) sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to fly back home.
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