30 days in Madurai & Coimbatore Itinerary

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Madurai
— 12 nights
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Coimbatore
— 17 nights
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Madurai — 12 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Madurai: Kalaiyar Kovil Temple (in Sivaganga), Palani Murugan Temple (in Palani) and Dindigul (Abirami Amman Temple, Sri Kottai Mariamman Kovil, &more). The adventure continues: get a dose of the wild on Chella Tours, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sathuragiri Shiva Temple, contemplate the long history of Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal, and don't miss a visit to Agricultural College and Research Institute.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Madurai driving holiday site.

Chennai to Madurai is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. When traveling from Chennai in June, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Madurai: temperatures range from 40°C by day to 30°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Coimbatore.
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Coimbatore — 17 nights

Manchester of India

Known throughout the country as a major industrial city, Coimbatore possesses a welcoming atmosphere and a growing cosmopolitanism.
Explore Coimbatore's surroundings by going to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) (Bison Valley, Emerald Lake, &more), Kodanad View Point (in Kotagiri) and Siruvani Reservoir (in Palakkad). There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Government Botanical Garden, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Lord Ganesha Temple, see the interesting displays at Gedee Car Museum, and take in the awesome beauty at Velliangiri Mountains.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Coimbatore road trip website.

Drive from Madurai to Coimbatore in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Madurai in June, plan for a bit cooler nights in Coimbatore, with lows around 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can catch the flight back home.
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