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

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

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Madurai
— 2 nights
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Coimbatore
— 2 nights
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Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
— 2 nights
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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: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tirupparankunram, contemplate the long history of Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal, and see the interesting displays at Gandhi Memorial Museum.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Madurai online attractions planner.

Bengaluru to Madurai is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Bengaluru in January, Madurai is a bit warmer at night with lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough 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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Mon): get great views at Dharmalingeshwarar Temple, then pause for some photo ops at Narayana Kavi Memorial, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Infant Jesus Church, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Arulmigu Patteeswarar Swamy Temple.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Coimbatore trip planner.

You can drive from Madurai to Coimbatore in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In January in Coimbatore, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can take a bus to Ooty (Udhagamandalam).
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Historic Sites
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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.
On the 6th (Wed), examine the collection at Tea Museum, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Doddabetta Peak, then admire the natural beauty at Government Botanical Garden, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Ooty Lake. On the 7th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in nature's colorful creations at Government Rose Garden, contemplate the waterfront views at Pykara Lake, and then admire the sheer force of Pykara Falls.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Ooty (Udhagamandalam) trip planner.

Getting from Coimbatore to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) by bus takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Coimbatore in January; daily highs in Ooty (Udhagamandalam) reach 30°C and lows reach 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Parks · Nature · Museums
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