17 days in South India Itinerary

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Madurai
— 2 nights
Bus
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Coimbatore
— 1 night
Bus
3
Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
— 5 nights
Drive
4
Mananthavady
— 1 night
Drive
5
Kozhikode
— 3 nights
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Kochi (Cochin)
— 3 nights
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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.
On the 2nd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Aayiram Kaal Mandapam, admire the landmark architecture of Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Vandiyur Mariamman Teppakulam.

To find ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Madurai trip builder.

Bengaluru to Madurai is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Bengaluru in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Madurai, with lows of 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to drive to Coimbatore.
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Coimbatore — 1 night

Manchester of India

Known throughout the country as a major industrial city, Coimbatore possesses a welcoming atmosphere and a growing cosmopolitanism.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Dhyanalinga and then browse the different shops at Brookefields Mall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Marudamalai Temple, take a peaceful walk through Indira Gandhi Wildlife Sanctuary and National Park, and then get out on two wheels at Triumph Expeditions Private Limited.

For more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Coimbatore tour planning app.

You can drive from Madurai to Coimbatore in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in November, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can catch the bus to Ooty (Udhagamandalam).
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Ooty (Udhagamandalam) — 5 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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Government Botanical Garden and Ooty Lake. Step out of the city life by going to Pykara Lake and Pykara Falls. Go for a jaunt from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) to Coonoor to see Lamb's Rock about 1h 10 min away. There's still lots to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Doddabetta Peak, admire the natural beauty at Government Rose Garden, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Elk Hill Murugan Temple.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Ooty (Udhagamandalam) driving holiday planner.

You can take a bus from Coimbatore to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In November, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to drive to Mananthavady.
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Mananthavady — 1 night

On the 10th (Wed), take in the awesome beauty at Korome Mosque and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Thrissillery Shiva Temple.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Mananthavady trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) to Mananthavady takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In November, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can go by car to Kozhikode.
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Kozhikode — 3 nights

City of Spices

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.
Valayanad Devi Temple has been added to your itinerary. Get in touch with nature at Kozhikode Beach and Beypore Beach. Bring the kids along to Spas and Tali Temple. Step out of Kozhikode with an excursion to Thusharagiri Waterfalls in Thamarassery--about 1h 35 min away. There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Kappad Beach and take a stroll through S.M. Street.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Kozhikode trip maker app.

You can drive from Mananthavady to Kozhikode in 3 hours. Another option is to drive. In November in Kozhikode, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sun) to allow time for the train ride to Kochi (Cochin).
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Kochi (Cochin) — 3 nights

Queen of the Arabian Sea

A flourishing port city and magnet for the spice trade since the 15th century, Kochi (Cochin) proudly bears its distinct international influence and local Keralan culture.
Family-friendly places like Marari Beach and Chinese Fishing Nets will thrill your kids. There's still lots to do: stroll through Cherai Beach, learn something new at Kerala Kathakali Centre, take an in-depth tour of Kerala Folklore Museum, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Kochi (Cochin) trip builder website.

You can take a train from Kozhikode to Kochi (Cochin) in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. In November, daily temperatures in Kochi (Cochin) can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can fly back home.
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Wayanad District travel guide

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Wayanad District tourism sector relies heavily on visitors from the neighboring states of Karnataka and Tamil Nadu, as well as a growing number of international tourists. Boasting solitary pine forest in Kerala, as well as an abundance of paddy fields and picturesque mountain landscapes, the district is known first and foremost for its scenic nature. A Wayanad District holiday offers you a chance to spot some of the most majestic land animals still thriving in the wild--the region shelters more Asian elephants than any other place in the world.
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