30 days in Coimbatore District & Madurai District Itinerary

30 days in Coimbatore District & Madurai District Itinerary

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Coimbatore
— 14 nights
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Anaimalai
— 2 nights
Drive
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Valparai
— 4 nights
Drive
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Madurai
— 9 nights
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Coimbatore — 14 nights

Known throughout the country as a major industrial city, Coimbatore possesses a welcoming atmosphere and a growing cosmopolitanism.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Gedee Car Museum and Eachanari Vinayagar Temple. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Velliangiri Andavar Temple and Lord Ganesha Temple. Change things up with a short trip to Vanabathrakali Amman Kovil in Mettupalayam (about 1h 5 min away). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Dhyanalinga, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Infant Jesus Church, and appreciate the history behind Adiyogi Shiva.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Coimbatore day trip app.

Chennai to Coimbatore is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also fly; or take a train; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Chennai in May: high temperatures in Coimbatore hover around 40°C and lows are around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Anaimalai.
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Anaimalai — 2 nights

Anaimalai is a panchayat town in Coimbatore district in the state of Tamil Nadu, India. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Arulmigu Subramanyar Thirukoil Temple and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sulakkal Mariamman Thirukoil. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Arivu Thirukovil, take a peaceful walk through Mt Stuart Block, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Arulmigu Masani Amman Temple.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Anaimalai itinerary planner.

Drive from Coimbatore to Anaimalai in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Valparai.
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Valparai — 4 nights

Valparai is a Taluk and hill station in the Coimbatore district of Tamil Nadu, India. Attractions like Nallamudi View point and Loam’s View Point make great kid-friendly stops. Get a sense of the local culture at Balaji Temple and Karamalai Annai Velankanni Church. Step out of Valparai with an excursion to Topslip Tiger Forest in Pollachi Town--about 2 hours away. There's much more to do: see human ingenuity at work at Aliyar Dam, appreciate the history behind Carver Marsh Monument, admire the sheer force of Whispering Falls, and contemplate the waterfront views at Koolangal River.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Valparai online road trip planner.

Getting from Anaimalai to Valparai by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive. In June in Valparai, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can drive to Madurai.
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Madurai — 9 nights

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.
Attractions like Koodal Azhagar Temple and Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal make great kid-friendly stops. Get some cultural insight at Pazhamudhir Solai and Tirupparankunram. And it doesn't end there: get a tailor-made plan with Chella Tours, steep yourself in history at Pazhamudhircholai Murugan Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine, and pause for some serene contemplation at Idaikattur Church.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Madurai holiday builder website.

Traveling by car from Valparai to Madurai takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Valparai in June, plan for a bit warmer days in Madurai, with highs around 40°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Coimbatore District travel guide

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Coimbatore District is a district in the Kongu Nadu region of the state of Tamil Nadu. Coimbatore is the administrative headquarters of the district. It is one of the most industrialized districts and a major textile, industrial, commercial, educational, information technology, healthcare and manufacturing hub of Tamil Nadu. The region is bounded by Tiruppur district in the east, Nilgiris district in the north, Erode district in the north-east, Palghat district and Idukki district of neighboring state of Kerala in the west and south respectively. As of 2011, Coimbatore district had a population of 3,458,045 with a sex-ratio of 1,000 and literacy rate of 84%.Coimbatore district was part of the historical Kongu Nadu and was ruled by the Cheras as it served as the eastern entrance to the Palakkad Gap, the principal trade route between the west coast and Tamil Nadu. Coimbatore was in the middle of the Roman trade route that extended from Muziris to Arikamedu in South India. The medieval Cholas conquered the Kongu Nadu in the 10th century CE. The region was ruled by Vijayanagara Empire in the 15th century followed by the Nayaks who introduced the Palayakkarar system under which Kongu nadu region was divided into 24 Palayams. In the later part of the 18th century, the Coimbatore region came under the Kingdom of Mysore and following the defeat of Tipu Sultan in the Anglo-Mysore Wars, the British East India Company annexed Coimbatore to the Madras Presidency in 1799. The Coimbatore region played a prominent role in the Second Poligar War (1801) when it was the area of operations of Dheeran Chinnamalai. In 1804, Coimbatore was established as the capital of the newly formed Coimbatore district. The district experienced a textile boom in the early 19th century due to the decline of the cotton industry in Mumbai. Post independence, the district has seen rapid growth due to industrialisation.

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Madurai District travel guide

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The Madurai district is the ninth largest in population of the 32 districts of the state of Tamil Nadu in southeastern India. The city of Madurai serves as the district headquarters. It houses the world-famous Sri Meenakshi Sundareshwarar temple and is situated on the banks of the river Vaigai. Thiruparankundram is one of the major tourist place in the district. As of 2011, the district had a population of 3,038,252 with a sex-ratio of 990 females for every 1,000 males. Aside from the city of Madurai, the larger towns are Melur, Avaniapuram, Thirumangalam and Usilampatti. It is an important hub for various film shootings.HistoryMadurai is called with various nicknames like Athens of the East, Thoonga Nagaram (City that never Sleeps), Naan maada koodal (City of Four junctions), Malligai Managar (City of Jasmine), Koodal Managar (City of Junction) Koil Nagar (Temple city) etc. The main kingdoms which ruled Madurai during various times are the Pandyas and the Nayaks.

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