13 days in South India Itinerary

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Fly
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Madurai
— 1 night
Bus
2
Kochi (Cochin)
— 2 nights
Train
3
Coimbatore
— 3 nights
Drive
4
Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
— 3 nights
Bus
5
Kozhikode
— 2 nights
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Madurai — 1 night

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.
On the 17th (Sat), get the lay of the land with Walking tours, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Madurai online attractions planner.

Bengaluru to Madurai is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also fly; or take a bus; or drive. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Madurai when traveling from Bengaluru in October, with lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to drive to Kochi (Cochin).
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Spas · Tours · Historic Sites
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Kochi (Cochin) — 2 nights

Queen of the Arabian Sea

A flourishing port city and magnet for the spice trade since the 15th century, Kochi (Cochin) proudly bears its distinct international influence and local Keralan culture.
On the 18th (Sun), admire the masterpieces at Kerala Folklore Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Mon): buy something for everyone on your list at LuLu Mall, kick back and relax at Cherai Beach, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at Prakruthi.Life - Ayurveda Wellness Centre.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Kochi (Cochin) visit planner.

Traveling by bus from Madurai to Kochi (Cochin) takes 10 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in October, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Coimbatore.
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Outdoors · Classes · Beaches · Parks
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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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Marudamalai Temple and Gedee Car Museum. Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the history behind Adiyogi Shiva, see human ingenuity at work at Sozhaiyaar Dam, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and do some two-wheel cruising with Triumph Expeditions Private Limited.

For reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Coimbatore online road trip planner.

Take a train from Kochi (Cochin) to Coimbatore in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive; or take a bus. October in Coimbatore sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can catch the bus to Ooty (Udhagamandalam).
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Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Spas
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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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Government Botanical Garden and Doddabetta Peak. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Pykara Lake, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Elk Hill Murugan Temple, make a trip to Wenlock Downs 9th Mile Shooting Point, and see the interesting displays at Tea Museum.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Ooty (Udhagamandalam) online holiday planner.

Getting from Coimbatore to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Coimbatore in October, expect Ooty (Udhagamandalam) to be a bit cooler, temps between 31°C and 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can drive to Kozhikode.
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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.
Kids will enjoy Payyambalam Beach and Dharmadam Beach. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Kozhikode Beach, get some fabulous bargains at HiLite Mall, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tali Temple, and stroll through Beypore Beach.

To see reviews and other tourist information, read Kozhikode day trip site.

Getting from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) to Kozhikode by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) in October, things will get somewhat warmer in Kozhikode: highs are around 36°C and lows about 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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