14 days in South India Itinerary

14 days in South India Itinerary

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Fly
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Madurai
— 3 nights
Drive
2
Coimbatore
— 3 nights
Bus
3
Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
— 3 nights
Drive
4
Munnar
— 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 Koodal Azhagar Temple, Ganesh Multiplex and Foodies Eating Out. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine, make a trip to Arulmigu Sri Yoga Narasinga Perumal Thirukovil, see the interesting displays at Gandhi Memorial Museum, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Madurai trip itinerary planner.

Chennai to Madurai is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In September in Madurai, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can drive 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.
You've now added Dhyanalinga to your itinerary. On the 9th (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dhyanalinga, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Marudamalai Temple, and then appreciate the history behind Adiyogi Shiva. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Arulmigu Patteeswarar Swamy Temple, then buy something for everyone on your list at Brookefields Mall, then do some two-wheel cruising with Triumph Expeditions Private Limited, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Dharmalingeshwarar Temple.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Coimbatore online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Madurai to Coimbatore takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Coimbatore can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to 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.
Explore Ooty (Udhagamandalam)'s surroundings by going to Coonoor (Sim`s Park & Dolphin's Nose). There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Government Botanical Garden, contemplate the waterfront views at Ooty Lake, take in the awesome beauty at Doddabetta Peak, and admire the local landmark of Adam's Fountain.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Ooty (Udhagamandalam) trip planner.

Getting from Coimbatore to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) by bus takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive. In September, Ooty (Udhagamandalam) is slightly colder than Coimbatore - with highs of 31°C and lows of 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can drive to Munnar.
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Munnar — 3 nights

Southern Spice

Sitting at the point where three mountain rivers meet, the hill station of Munnar has become known as a tea-growing center in the south of the country.
Step out of Munnar with an excursion to Meesapulimala in Idukki--about 1h 30 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Gardens, don't miss a visit to Kolukkumalai Tea Estate, take a peaceful walk through Photo Point, and admire the engineering at Mattupetty Dam.

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Traveling by car from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) to Munnar takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) in September, things will get somewhat warmer in Munnar: highs are around 36°C and lows about 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.
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