5 days in Madurai & Coimbatore Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tamil Nadu trip planner
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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): don't miss a visit to Arittapatti Shivan Temple and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Koodal Azhagar Temple.

For ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Madurai online sightseeing planner.

Bengaluru to Madurai is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also take a bus; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Bengaluru in June, with highs in Madurai at 40°C and lows at 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Coimbatore: Ooty Lake (in Ooty (Udhagamandalam)), Palakkad (Meenvallam Waterfalls, Kalpathy Temple, &more) and Virgin Valley Pathrakadvu (in Mannarkkad). The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Government Botanical Garden and take in the spiritual surroundings of Marudamalai Temple.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Coimbatore road trip planning website.

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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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