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

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

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Madurai
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Coimbatore
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Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
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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.
Madurai is known for historic sites, sightseeing, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Yoga Narasimhar Temple, examine the collection at Gandhi Memorial Museum, and admire the striking features of Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal.

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Bengaluru to Madurai is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also take a bus; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Madurai when traveling from Bengaluru in December, with lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Coimbatore.
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Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · Shopping
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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.
On the 21st (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take some stellar pictures from Dharmalingeshwarar Temple, then pause for some photo ops at Narayana Kavi Memorial, then pause for some serene contemplation at Infant Jesus Church, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Arulmigu Patteeswarar Swamy Temple.

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Traveling by car from Madurai to Coimbatore takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in December, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to take a bus to Ooty (Udhagamandalam).
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Ooty (Udhagamandalam) — 2 nights

Queen of Hill Stations

Tea gardens and eucalyptus trees scent the air of the fields surrounding Ooty, a popular summer tourism destination up in the hills.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): see the interesting displays at Tea Museum, then take in the awesome beauty at Doddabetta Peak, then admire the natural beauty at Government Botanical Garden, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Ooty Lake. Here are some ideas for day two: take in nature's colorful creations at Government Rose Garden, contemplate the waterfront views at Pykara Lake, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Pykara Falls.

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Traveling by bus from Coimbatore to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Coimbatore in December, expect Ooty (Udhagamandalam) to be a bit cooler, temps between 30°C and 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can fly back home.
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