5 days in Madurai & Coimbatore Itinerary

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Madurai
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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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): make a trip to Arittapatti Shivan Temple and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Koodal Azhagar Temple.

To see reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Madurai road trip planning website.

Bengaluru to Madurai is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also take a bus; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Bengaluru in June: high temperatures in Madurai hover around 40°C and lows are around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Coimbatore: Virgin Valley Pathrakadvu (in Mannarkkad), Palakkad (Sree Viswanatha Swamy Temple, Varikkasseri Mana, &more) and Ooty Lake (in Ooty (Udhagamandalam)). There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Government Botanical Garden, browse the different shops at Brookefields Mall, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Masaniamman Temple, and get out on two wheels at Triumph Expeditions Private Limited.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Coimbatore sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Madurai to Coimbatore in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Madurai in June since evenings lows in Coimbatore dip to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to fly back home.
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