5 days in Madurai & Coimbatore

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Madurai — 2 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.
On the 3rd (Fri), examine the collection at Gandhi Memorial Museum, then indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, then look for gifts at Jute Cottage, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Vandiyur Mariamman Teppakulam. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Immaiyil Nanmai Tharuvar Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple, then get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Arulmigu Sri Yoga Narasinga Perumal Thirukovil.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Madurai trip planner.

Chennai to Madurai is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In March, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. On the 5th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Coimbatore.
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Coimbatore — 2 nights

Manchester of India

Known throughout the country as a major industrial city, Coimbatore possesses a welcoming atmosphere and a growing cosmopolitanism.
Coimbatore is known for historic sites, sightseeing, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Dhyanalinga, take some stellar pictures from Dharmalingeshwarar Temple, browse the different shops at Brookefields Mall, and pause for some photo ops at Adiyogi Shiva.

To see traveler tips and tourist information, read Coimbatore day trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Madurai to Coimbatore takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. March in Coimbatore sees daily highs of 41°C and lows of 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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