5 days in Madurai, Coimbatore & Ooty (Udhagamandalam) Itinerary

5 days in Madurai, Coimbatore & Ooty (Udhagamandalam) Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Madurai
— 2 nights
2
Coimbatore
— 1 night
3
Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
— 1 night

2
nights
Madurai

Madurai ©
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 11th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Gandhi Memorial Museum and then indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour. On the 12th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at Prema Vilas, buy something for everyone on your list at Majesty Cine Mall, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tirupparankunram, then don't miss a visit to Arittapatti Shivan Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Yoga Narasimhar Temple.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Madurai online driving holiday planner.

Bengaluru to Madurai is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Bengaluru in August, things will get somewhat warmer in Madurai: highs are around 38°C and lows about 29°C. You'll have a few hours on the 13th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Coimbatore.

Things to do in Madurai

Historic Sites · Tours · Shopping
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Tirupparankunram ©
Tirupparankunram
Food Tours
Gandhi Memorial Museum ©
Gandhi Memorial Museum

1
night
Coimbatore

Coimbatore ©
Known throughout the country as a major industrial city, Coimbatore possesses a welcoming atmosphere and a growing cosmopolitanism.
On the 13th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Palamalai Ranganathar Temple and then get great views at Dharmalingeshwarar Temple.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Coimbatore trip planner.

Traveling by car from Madurai to Coimbatore takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in August, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Ooty (Udhagamandalam).

Things to do in Coimbatore

Historic Sites
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Eachanari Vinayagar Temple ©
Eachanari Vinayagar Temple
Palamalai Ranganathar Temple ©
Palamalai Ranganathar Temple

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night
Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

Ooty (Udhagamandalam) ©
Tea gardens and eucalyptus trees scent the air of the fields surrounding Ooty, a popular summer tourism destination up in the hills.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): explore the activities along Ooty Lake, get some fabulous bargains at Jai's King Star, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Doddabetta Peak, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Government Botanical Garden.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Ooty (Udhagamandalam) vacation planning app.

Getting from Coimbatore to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Ooty (Udhagamandalam) are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

Parks · Nature · Shopping

Side Trip

Government Botanical Garden
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Doddabetta Peak ©
Doddabetta Peak
Government Botanical Garden ©
Government Botanical Garden
Ooty Lake ©
Ooty Lake

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