15 days in Chennai, Coimbatore & Erode Itinerary

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Chennai
— 6 nights
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Coimbatore
— 6 nights
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Erode
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Chennai — 6 nights

Detroit of South Asia

Chennai, a city hailed for its vibrant atmosphere and historic attractions, remains one of the most visited places in India.
For shopping fun, head to Express Avenue Mall or Phoenix Marketcity. Relax by the water at Marina Beach and Breezy Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Chennai side-trips: Covelong Beach (in Covelong), DakshinaChitra Museum (in Muttukadu) and Mahabalipuram (Krishna's Butter Ball, Monuments at Mahabalipuram, &more). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Besant Nagar Beach, take a stroll through Pondy Bazaar, examine the collection at Vivekananda House- Multimedia Cultural Museum, and browse the exhibits of M.Rm.Rm. Cultural Foundation.

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The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Chennai. In September, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Coimbatore.
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Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites · Beaches
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Coimbatore — 6 nights

Manchester of India

Known throughout the country as a major industrial city, Coimbatore possesses a welcoming atmosphere and a growing cosmopolitanism.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Gedee Car Museum and Tea Museum. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Arulmigu Patteeswarar Swamy Temple and Jain Temple Palghat. Get out of town with these interesting Coimbatore side-trips: Palakkad (Sree Guruvayurappan Temple & Kalpathy Temple), Ooty (Udhagamandalam) (Higginbotham's Bookstore, Ooty Lake, &more) and Virgin Valley Pathrakadvu (in Mannarkkad). There's lots more to do: buy something for everyone on your list at Brookefields Mall, admire the natural beauty at Government Botanical Garden, take a peaceful walk through Indira Gandhi Wildlife Sanctuary and National Park, and see the interesting displays at G.D. Naidu Industrial Exhibition.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Coimbatore trip planner.

Fly from Chennai to Coimbatore in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. September in Coimbatore sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can go by car to Erode.
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Parks · Nature · Shopping · Historic Sites
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Erode — 2 nights

Erode is a city in the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu once part of great Kongu Nadu. Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sangameswarar Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chennimalai Murugan Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tindal Kovil, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Arulmigu Magudeshwarar & Veeranarayanapperumaal Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Veeramaathi Amman Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jain Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Peria Mariamman Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Kongalamman Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Arudra Kabaliswarar Temple.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Erode day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Coimbatore to Erode in 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to drive back home.
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