5 days in Madurai & Coimbatore from Chennai, TamilNadu

5 days in Madurai & Coimbatore from Chennai, TamilNadu

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Madurai
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Thekkady
— 2 nights
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Anaimalai
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Coimbatore
— 1 day
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Madurai — 2 nights

Athens of the Tamil Nadu

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. The colorful design of the Hindu temples has become emblematic of the city as a whole, with its wealth of religious sites high on the list of things to visit while sightseeing in Madurai. The capital of the Pandyam Kingdom for centuries, a number of museums around the city help introduce the stately importance of the city throughout the years, and put its current status as a key place of Hindu pilgrimage in context.
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Thekkady — 2 nights

Savanna Grassland of Kerala

Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species. Dense forests and savanna grasslands spread out across a vast protected area and offer a safe habitat for herds of wild elephants, sambar, bison, deer, and tigers, viewable on hikes and boat and jeep safaris. The list of plants and spices cultivated here remains extensive, and trips to see tea, coffee, vanilla, cardamom, and pepper plantations highlight most holidays in Thekkady.
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Wildlife · Parks · Spas · Museums
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Anaimalai

MASANI AMMAN

Anaimalai is a panchayat town in Coimbatore district in the state of Tamil Nadu, India. Anaimalai is named after the Anaimudi hills around it. Place is famous pilgrimage spot for people going to Sabarimala, Kerala due to the presence of powerful woman goddess MASANI AMMAN.GeographyAnaimalai is located at. It has an average elevation of 258 metres (846 feet). =DemographicsIndia census, Anaimalai had a population of 16,556. Males constitute 49% of the population and females 51%. Anaimalai has an average literacy rate of 71%, higher than the national average of 59.5%; with 54% of the males and 46% of females literate. 9% of the population is under 6 years of age.Places of interestAnaimalai is well known for its salubrious climate. The "Aliar" and "Uppar" rivers run through it and is also close to Parambikulam dam, Aliar dam and Valparai. Anamalai Wildlife Sanctuary encloses the area. Sri Maasaaniamman temple is a famous place of worship.Educational Institutions: There are Govt Hr Sec School, VRT Girls Hr Sec school and Oxford Matriculation Hr Sec SchoolBusiness: Tirumala Gas Traders Sub-Division of Indian Oil Corporation
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Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
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Coimbatore — 1 day

Growing Cosmopolitanism

Known throughout the country as a major industrial city, Coimbatore possesses a welcoming atmosphere and a growing cosmopolitanism. Trips to Coimbatore tend to be pretty fleeting, however, with visitors using it as a convenient jumping-off point for adventures across the south. While in town, explore its wealth of temples and the national park, just an hour's drive away. Replenish energy levels at some of the many South Indian restaurants serving regional classics like dosas, idlis, and vada.
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Pollachi travel guide

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Pollachi is a town and a taluk headquarters in Coimbatore district, Tamil Nadu state, India. Located about 40 km to the south of Coimbatore, it is the second largest town in the district after Coimbatore. Pollachi is a very popular Marketplace, with large markets for jaggery and vegetables and is considered to be South India's biggest Cattle market. As of 2011, the town had a population of 90,180.HistoryPollachi was known as Pozhil Vaitchi in Tamil which became Pollachi. It was also known as Mudi Konda Chola Nallur during the period of the Cholas.GeographyPollachi is located at. It has an average elevation of 293 metres (961 feet).DemographicsAccording to the 2011 census, Pollachi had a population of 90,180 with a sex-ratio of 1,012 females for every 1,000 males, much above the national average of 929. A total of 7,732 were under the age of six, constituting 3,952 males and 3,780 females. Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes accounted for 10.57% and 0.29% of the population respectively. The average literacy of the city was 82.15%, compared to the national average of 72.99%. The city had a total of 24,755 households. There were a total of 36,972 workers, comprising 219 cultivators, 488 main agricultural laborers, 1,018 in household industries, 32,720 other workers, 2,527 marginal workers, 25 marginal cultivators, 45 marginal agricultural laborers, 124 marginal workers in household industries and 2,333 other marginal workers.

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