7 days in Madurai & Coimbatore Itinerary
— 3 nights
— 3 nights
Sun, Nov 20 - Sat, Nov 26
Madurai — 3 nights
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, sightseeing, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple, make a trip to Arulmigu Sri Yoga Narasinga Perumal Thirukovil, examine the collection at Gandhi Memorial Museum, and gain a rich perspective with a tour of cultural highlights.
To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Madurai tour itinerary planning website.
Chennai to Madurai is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in November, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to drive to Coimbatore.
Find places to stay Nov 20 — 23:
Coimbatore — 3 nights
Known throughout the country as a major industrial city, Coimbatore possesses a welcoming atmosphere and a growing cosmopolitanism.Step out of Coimbatore to go to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) and see Pykara Lake, which is approximately 2 hours away. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Dhyanalinga, browse the different shops at Brookefields Mall, appreciate the history behind Adiyogi Shiva, and learn more about the world around you at Insect Museum, TNAU.
For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Coimbatore driving holiday planner.
Traveling by car from Madurai to Coimbatore takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In November, daily temperatures in Coimbatore can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to fly back home.
Find places to stay Nov 23 — 26: