12 days in South India Itinerary

12 days in South India Itinerary

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Fly
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Madurai
— 2 nights
Bus
2
Coimbatore
— 2 nights
Bus
3
Kozhikode
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Bandipur
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
— 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.
To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Madurai travel route builder tool.

Bengaluru to Madurai is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also take a bus; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Bengaluru in September, with highs in Madurai at 38°C and lows at 28°C. You'll have a few hours on the 2nd (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Coimbatore.
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Historic Sites
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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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Indira Gandhi Wildlife Sanctuary and National Park, Adiyogi Shiva and Dhyanalinga. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): delve into the lush surroundings at Indira Gandhi Wildlife Sanctuary and National Park, then see the sights as you ascend with Triumph Expeditions Private Limited, and then pause for some photo ops at Adiyogi Shiva. On the 3rd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Dhyanalinga, then buy something for everyone on your list at Brookefields Mall, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Marudamalai Temple.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Coimbatore route maker app.

Traveling by car from Madurai to Coimbatore takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in October, and nighttime lows around 26°C. On the 4th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Kozhikode.
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Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Shopping
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 4th (Mon): kick back and relax at Kozhikode Beach and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tali Temple. On the next day, kick back and relax at Kappad Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Beypore Beach.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Kozhikode tour planner.

You can take a bus from Coimbatore to Kozhikode in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in October, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Bandipur.
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Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites
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Bandipur — 2 nights

Trade the urban jungle for thick foliage and lush greenery at Bandipur.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): explore the striking landscape at Biligirirangan Hills. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through BRT Wildlife Sanctuary and then take in the awesome beauty at Gopalaswami Betta.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Bandipur trip itinerary tool.

You can drive from Kozhikode to Bandipur in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Kozhikode in October: high temperatures in Bandipur hover around 31°C and lows are around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can drive to Ooty (Udhagamandalam).
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Parks · Nature · Wildlife
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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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Hindustan Photo Film, Heritage Train, Nilgiri Mountain Railway, and other attractions. Escape the urban bustle at Bandipur National Park and Tiger Reserve and Ooty Lake. And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Government Botanical Garden, take in the awesome beauty at Cairn Hill, and take in the dramatic scenery at Pykara Falls.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Ooty (Udhagamandalam) trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Bandipur to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in October, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can fly back home.
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Parks · Nature · Tours · Wildlife
Side Trips
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