5 days in Madurai & Coimbatore Itinerary

5 days in Madurai & Coimbatore Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tamil Nadu journey planner

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Madurai
— 1 night
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Coimbatore
— 3 nights
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Madurai

— 1 night

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 2nd (Sun), contemplate the long history of Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal, buy something for everyone on your list at Majesty Cine Mall, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Madurai trip itinerary builder site.

Chennai to Madurai is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Chennai in May, expect nights in Madurai to be about the same, around 30°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 39°C. You'll have a few hours on the 3rd (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Coimbatore.

Things to do in Madurai

Shopping · Historic Sites · Spas
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Coimbatore

— 3 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: Ooty (Udhagamandalam) (Emerald Lake, Pykara Water Falls, &more). And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Government Botanical Garden, do some two-wheel cruising with Triumph Expeditions Private Limited, see the interesting displays at Gedee Car Museum, and buy something for everyone on your list at Brookefields Mall.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Coimbatore itinerary planner.

You can drive from Madurai to Coimbatore in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Coimbatore are 40°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Coimbatore

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Museums

Side Trips

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