15 days in South India Itinerary

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Fly
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Coimbatore
— 3 nights
Drive
2
Erode
— 1 night
Drive
3
Madurai
— 2 nights
Fly
4
Pondicherry
— 3 nights
Drive
5
Chennai
— 5 nights

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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.
10 Downing street has been added to your itinerary. Head to Brookefields Mall and Silver Palacefor plenty of shopping. Escape the urban bustle at Ooty Lake and Siruvani Reservoir. Venture out of the city with trips to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) (Upper Bhavani Lake & Moddy's Chocolates) and Attappadi Hills (in Mannarkkad). Next up on the itinerary: do some two-wheel cruising with Triumph Expeditions Private Limited, pause for some serene contemplation at Lourdes Forane Church, and find something for the whole family at Kovai Kondattam.

For more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Coimbatore trip builder.

Chennai to Coimbatore is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. October in Coimbatore sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Erode.
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Erode — 1 night

Erode is a city in the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu once part of great Kongu Nadu. On the 5th (Fri), take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Veeramaathi Amman Temple, then appreciate the history behind Corporation Memorial Pillar, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tindal Kovil, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Vellode Bird Sanctuary.

To find ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Erode road trip site.

Traveling by car from Coimbatore to Erode takes 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to drive to Madurai.
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Madurai — 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): stop by Vishaal de Mal, look for gifts at Jute Cottage, then admire the landmark architecture of Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Thiruparankundram Murugan Temple, take in the dramatic natural features at Samanar Hills, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tirupparankunram, then see the interesting displays at Gandhi Memorial Museum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mary's Cathedral Church.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Madurai online travel route planner.

You can drive from Erode to Madurai in 4 hours. In October, daytime highs in Madurai are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can fly to Pondicherry.
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Pondicherry — 3 nights

Europe of India

South Indian spiritualism meets French chic in Pondicherry, an interesting, unusual, and international destination on the Bay of Bengal.
You'll get in some beach time at Paradise Beach and Silver Beach. Head to Kriti Eco Boutique and Ma Pondy Cheriefor plenty of shopping. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Arulmigu Manakula Vinayagar Temple, stroll through Serenity Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Rock Beach, and take a leisurely stroll along Seaside Promenade.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Pondicherry trip tool.

Getting from Madurai to Pondicherry by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Chennai.
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Chennai — 5 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.
Visit Kapaleeshwarar Temple and Vadapalani Murugan Temple for their historical value. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like DakshinaChitra Museum and San Thome Church. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Marina Beach, watch a film at Nexus Vijaya Mall, stop by Cane and Bamboo, and get a taste of the local shopping with Phoenix Marketcity.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Chennai online trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Pondicherry to Chennai in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. October in Chennai sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.
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