7 days in Madurai & Coimbatore Itinerary

7 days in Madurai & Coimbatore Itinerary

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Madurai
— 3 nights
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Coimbatore
— 3 nights
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Madurai

— 3 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.
Madurai is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, admire the striking features of Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Aayiram Kaal Mandapam, and see the interesting displays at Gandhi Memorial Museum.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Madurai journey planner.

Bengaluru to Madurai is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Bengaluru in March since evenings lows in Madurai dip to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can go by car to Coimbatore.

Things to do in Madurai

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums

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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.
Take a break from Coimbatore with a short trip to Pykara Lake in Ooty (Udhagamandalam), about 2 hours away. There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Government Botanical Garden, appreciate the history behind Narayana Kavi Memorial, pause for some serene contemplation at Infant Jesus Church, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Adiyogi Shiva.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Coimbatore trip planner.

You can drive from Madurai to Coimbatore in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In March in Coimbatore, expect temperatures between 41°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Coimbatore

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

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