15 days in Madurai & Kodaikanal Itinerary

15 days in Madurai & Kodaikanal Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tamil Nadu tour itinerary planner
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Madurai
— 4 nights
Drive
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Kodaikanal
— 10 nights
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Madurai — 4 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.
Kids will enjoy Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple and Gandhi Memorial Museum. Change things up with a short trip to Kamarajar Lake in Dindigul (about 1h 45 min away). There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Goripalayam Dargah, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Cathedral Church.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Madurai trip planning site.

Chennai to Madurai is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Madurai can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Kodaikanal.
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Kodaikanal — 10 nights

Princess of Hill Stations

A cool and relaxing hill station, Kodaikanal has long attracted visitors up to its privileged position in the Western Ghats.
Family-friendly places like Pine Forest and Kodaikanal Lake will thrill your kids. Explore Kodaikanal's surroundings by going to Nature Education Centre, Pampadum Shola (in Vattavada), Sothupparai Dam (in Theni) and Anamudi Shola National Park (in Kannan Devan Hills). And it doesn't end there: go for a walk through Coakers Walk, delve into the distant past at Dolmen Circle, make a trip to Lake View Point, and explore the striking landscape at Dolphin's Nose.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Kodaikanal tour planner.

You can drive from Madurai to Kodaikanal in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in December, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.
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