12 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

12 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tamil Nadu vacation planner
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Madurai
— 3 nights
Fly
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Coimbatore
— 3 nights
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Coonoor
— 2 nights
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Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
— 3 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Gandhi Memorial Museum as well as FoodiesDayOut. Explore hidden gems such as Devil's Kitchen and Sri Kottai Mariamman Kovil. Step out of Madurai to go to Dindigul and see Anjaneyar Temple, which is approximately 1h 25 min away. And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at Samanar Hills, stop by Prema Vilas, take in the spiritual surroundings of Vandiyur Mariamman Teppakulam, and make a trip to Kalamegaperumal Temple.

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Bengaluru to Madurai is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also fly; or take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Bengaluru in August, things will get a bit warmer in Madurai: highs are around 38°C and lows about 29°C. You will have some time to spend on the 4th (Tue) before leaving for 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.
You've now added Gedee Car Museum to your itinerary. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Marudamalai Temple and Brookefields Mall. Visiting Velliangiri Mountains and Siruvani Falls and Dam will get you outdoors. There's much more to do: pause for some photo ops at Adiyogi Shiva, do some two-wheel cruising with Triumph Expeditions Private Limited, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sree Dhanwanthari Temple, and get great views at Dharmalingeshwarar Temple.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Coimbatore online trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Madurai to Coimbatore in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a train. August in Coimbatore sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can catch the bus to Coonoor.
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Coonoor — 2 nights

A small town up in the hills, Coonoor has a wealth of scenic sights and pleasant urban places of interest.
On the 8th (Sat), pause for some serene contemplation at All Saints Church, take in the dramatic scenery at Laws Falls, then play a few rounds at Wellington Gymkhana Club Golf Course, then look for gifts at The Shop, and finally relax in the rural setting at Tranquilitea Gourmet Nilgiri Teas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Sun): take some stellar pictures from Dolphin's Nose, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Rangaswamy Peak and Pillar, then cruise along Kodanadu View Point, and finally trek along Longwood Shola.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Coonoor trip itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Coimbatore to Coonoor by bus takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or drive. In August in Coonoor, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can catch the 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.
Get outdoors at Ketti Valley View and Sanctuary Avalanche. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Upper Bhavani Lake and Avalanche Lake. There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Emerald Lake, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Ayyappan Temple, tour the pleasant surroundings at Honey & Bee Museum, and take in nature's colorful creations at Government Botanical Garden.

For photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Ooty (Udhagamandalam) holiday planner.

Traveling by bus from Coonoor to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive; or take a train. In August in Ooty (Udhagamandalam), expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can catch the flight back home.
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Tamil Nadu travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Bodies of Water · Beaches
Land of Tamils
Home to a Tamil population that speaks one of the world's oldest languages, the state of Tamil Nadu appeals to tourists with its many Hindu temples, beach resorts, charming hill stations, and World Heritage Sites. Several major civilizations have thrived in this area over the last 2,000 years, including the famous Chola, Chera, Pallava, and Pandya. Today, a trip to Tamil Nadu reveals its unique heritage blending elements of all the cultures that lived and died here, leaving their mark on the area's cuisine, music, religious traditions, and literature. In an ancient land steeped in history, state capital Chennai serves as a modern and convenient tourist base, providing great shopping, dining, and entertainment options.
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