30 days in Madurai & Coimbatore Itinerary

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Madurai
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Madurai — 8 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.
Get some cultural insight at Palani Murugan Temple and Koodal Azhagar Temple. Bring the kids along to Sri Kottai Mariamman Kovil and Pazhamudhir Solai. Explore Madurai's surroundings by going to Sivakasi (Sri Badrakaliamman Temple & Sri Nindra Narayana Perumal Temple), Srivilliputhur (Andal Renga Mannar Temple & Sri Srinivasaperumal Temple) and Dindigul (Anjaneyar Temple & Abirami Amman Temple). The adventure continues: get a dose of the wild on Chella Tours, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tirupparankunram, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and buy something for everyone on your list at Majesty Cine Mall.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Madurai online sightseeing planner.

Chennai to Madurai is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. When traveling from Chennai in May, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Madurai: temperatures range from 39°C by day to 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Coimbatore.
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Coimbatore — 21 nights

Manchester of India

Known throughout the country as a major industrial city, Coimbatore possesses a welcoming atmosphere and a growing cosmopolitanism.
Attractions like Government Botanical Garden and Pykara Lake make great kid-friendly stops. Do some cultural sightseeing at Gedee Car Museum and Sri Kari Varadaraja Perumal Temple. Venture out of the city with trips to Vanabathrakali Amman Kovil (in Mettupalayam), Ooty (Udhagamandalam) (Bison Valley, Emerald Lake, &more) and Pollachi Town (Arulmigu Masani Amman Temple & Arivu Thirukovil). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Velliangiri Andavar Temple, appreciate the history behind Adiyogi Shiva, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Infant Jesus Church.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Coimbatore trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Madurai to Coimbatore by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. May in Coimbatore sees daily highs of 40°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can catch the flight back home.
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