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

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

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Madurai
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Coimbatore
— 3 nights
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Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
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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.
Get in touch with nature at Samanar Hills and Chella Tours. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Aayiram Kaal Mandapam, buy something for everyone on your list at Majesty Cine Mall, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Madurai travel route planning app.

Bengaluru to Madurai is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also take a bus; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Bengaluru in October since evenings lows in Madurai dip to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) 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.
Escape the urban bustle at Virgin Valley Pathrakadvu and Indira Gandhi Wildlife Sanctuary and National Park. Take a break from Coimbatore with a short trip to Tipu Sultan Fort in Palakkad, about 1h 25 min away. There's much more to do: do some two-wheel cruising with Triumph Expeditions Private Limited, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Marudamalai Temple, appreciate the history behind Adiyogi Shiva, and take in the dramatic scenery at Kovai Kutralam Water Falls.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Coimbatore online journey planner.

Traveling by car from Madurai to Coimbatore takes 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 up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can catch the 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.
Get outdoors at Pykara Lake and Doddabetta Peak. When in Ooty (Udhagamandalam), make a side trip to see Bandipur National Park and Tiger Reserve in Bandipur, approximately Bandipur away. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Ooty Lake, admire the natural beauty at Government Botanical Garden, admire the sheer force of Pykara Falls, and take in the awesome beauty at Cairn Hill.

To see reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Ooty (Udhagamandalam) trip tool.

Traveling by bus from Coimbatore to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Coimbatore in October; daily highs in Ooty (Udhagamandalam) reach 31°C and lows reach 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to fly back home.
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