5 days in Madurai & Coimbatore Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tamil Nadu trip planner
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Coimbatore
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Madurai

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 11th (Sat), look for gifts at Prema Vilas and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Madurai vacation maker.

Bengaluru to Madurai is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also take a bus; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Bengaluru in July, with highs in Madurai at 40°C and lows at 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Coimbatore.
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Coimbatore — 4 nights

Manchester of India

Known throughout the country as a major industrial city, Coimbatore possesses a welcoming atmosphere and a growing cosmopolitanism.
Get out of town with these interesting Coimbatore side-trips: Palakkad (Varikkasseri Mana, Kalpathy Temple, &more), Moddy's Chocolates (in Ooty (Udhagamandalam)) and Virgin Valley Pathrakadvu (in Mannarkkad). There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Government Botanical Garden, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Palamalai Ranganathar Temple, do some two-wheel cruising with Triumph Expeditions Private Limited, and take some stellar pictures from Dharmalingeshwarar Temple.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Coimbatore trip planner.

Drive from Madurai to Coimbatore in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Madurai in July, things will get a bit cooler in Coimbatore: highs are around 37°C and lows about 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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