17 days in South India Itinerary

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Taxi to Bengaluru, Fly to Pondicherry
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Pondicherry
— 2 nights
Fly
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Madurai
— 3 nights
Drive
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Coimbatore
— 7 nights
Bus
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Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
— 4 nights
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Pondicherry — 2 nights

Europe of India

South Indian spiritualism meets French chic in Pondicherry, an interesting, unusual, and international destination on the Bay of Bengal.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at The Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, tour the pleasant surroundings at Rock Beach, then make a trip to Sri Aurobindo Ashram, and finally stop by Senteurs-Fleurs en Flacon. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Arulmigu Manakula Vinayagar Temple, kick back and relax at Paradise Beach, and then stroll through Sadhana Forest.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Pondicherry tour itinerary planner.

Bengaluru to Pondicherry is an approximately 4-hour combination of taxi and flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Madurai.
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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.
Madurai is known for historic sites, sightseeing, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine, admire the landmark architecture of Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal, steep yourself in history at Pazhamudhircholai Murugan Temple, and make a trip to Arittapatti Shivan Temple.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Madurai trip planning website.

You can fly from Pondicherry to Madurai in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 40°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can drive to Coimbatore.
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Coimbatore — 7 nights

Manchester of India

Known throughout the country as a major industrial city, Coimbatore possesses a welcoming atmosphere and a growing cosmopolitanism.
Change things up with these side-trips from Coimbatore: Nellikulangara Bhagavathi Temple (in Nenmara), Palakkad (Varikkasseri Mana, Tipu Sultan Fort, &more) and Virgin Valley Pathrakadvu (in Mannarkkad). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Dhyanalinga, pause for some photo ops at Adiyogi Shiva, do some two-wheel cruising with Triumph Expeditions Private Limited, and pause for some serene contemplation at Infant Jesus Church.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Coimbatore day trip tool.

Traveling by car from Madurai to Coimbatore takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Madurai in July; daily highs in Coimbatore reach 37°C and lows reach 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to catch the bus to Ooty (Udhagamandalam).
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Ooty (Udhagamandalam) — 4 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.
Ooty (Udhagamandalam) is known for nature, parks, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Government Botanical Garden, explore the activities along Avalanche Lake, don't miss a visit to Wenlock Downs 9th Mile Shooting Point, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kandal Cross Roman Catholic Church.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Ooty (Udhagamandalam) online journey maker.

Getting from Coimbatore to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) by bus takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive. When traveling from Coimbatore in July, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Ooty (Udhagamandalam): temperatures range from 30°C by day to 23°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can catch the flight back home.
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