14 days in South India Itinerary

14 days in South India Itinerary

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Madurai
— 3 nights
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Coimbatore
— 4 nights
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Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
— 4 nights
Drive
4
Kozhikode
— 2 nights
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Madurai — 3 nights

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Pazhamudhir Solai and Samanar Hills. Kids will appreciate attractions like Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple and Kamarajar Lake. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Madurai: Sri Kottai Mariamman Kovil (in Dindigul) and Sathuragiri Shiva Temple (in Srivilliputhur). There's more to do: don't miss a visit to Kalamegaperumal Temple and take in the spiritual surroundings of Yoga Narasimhar Temple.

For ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Madurai itinerary planner.

Bengaluru to Madurai is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also take a bus; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Bengaluru in September, with highs in Madurai at 38°C and lows at 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Coimbatore.
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Coimbatore — 4 nights

Known throughout the country as a major industrial city, Coimbatore possesses a welcoming atmosphere and a growing cosmopolitanism.
Escape the urban bustle at Velliangiri Mountains and Triumph Expeditions Private Limited. Bring the kids along to Marudamalai Temple and Meenvallam Waterfalls. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Coimbatore: Malampuzha Dam (in Palakkad) and Virgin Valley Pathrakadvu (in Mannarkkad). Next up on the itinerary: admire the sheer force of Siruvani Falls and Dam and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Masaniamman Temple.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Coimbatore online day trip planner.

You can drive from Madurai to Coimbatore in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. September in Coimbatore sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a bus to Ooty (Udhagamandalam).
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Ooty (Udhagamandalam) — 4 nights

Tea gardens and eucalyptus trees scent the air of the fields surrounding Ooty, a popular summer tourism destination up in the hills.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Upper Bhavani Lake and St. Stephen's Church. Take a break from the city and head to Emerald Lake and Pykara Lake. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Elk Hill Murugan Temple and don't miss a visit to Wenlock Downs 9th Mile Shooting Point.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Ooty (Udhagamandalam) trip planning site.

Traveling by bus from Coimbatore to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can 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 12th (Sun) so you can drive to Kozhikode.
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Kozhikode — 2 nights

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.
On the 12th (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tali Temple and then take in the awesome beauty at Vayalada. On your second day here, enjoy the sand and surf at Beypore Beach and then stroll through Payyoli Beach.

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Traveling by car from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) to Kozhikode takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) in September, expect Kozhikode to be a bit warmer, temps between 36°C and 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to fly back home.
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