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

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

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

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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Koodal Azhagar Temple, Aayiram Kaal Mandapam, Pazhamudhir Solai, and other attractions. On the 18th (Sun), steep yourself in history at Puthu Mandapam, take in the spiritual surroundings of Aayiram Kaal Mandapam, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Koodal Azhagar Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tirupparankunram, take in the spiritual surroundings of Thiruparankundram Murugan Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Immaiyil Nanmai Tharuvar Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pazhamudhir Solai, and finally look for gifts at Jute Cottage.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Madurai trip planning tool.

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 October, with lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can go by car to Coimbatore.
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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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Marudamalai Temple as well as Dhyanalinga. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): pause for some photo ops at Adiyogi Shiva and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Dhyanalinga.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Coimbatore road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Madurai to Coimbatore takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October in Coimbatore, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to take a bus to Ooty (Udhagamandalam).
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Ooty (Udhagamandalam) — 3 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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Pykara Lake, Ooty Lake, Doddabetta Peak, and other attractions. When in Ooty (Udhagamandalam), make a side trip to see All Saints Church in Coonoor, approximately Coonoor away. There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Government Botanical Garden, take in the spiritual surroundings of Elk Hill Murugan Temple, and don't miss a visit to Sri Ayyappan Temple.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Ooty (Udhagamandalam) travel planner.

Getting from Coimbatore to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) by bus takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Coimbatore in October, expect Ooty (Udhagamandalam) to be slightly colder, temps between 31°C and 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to fly back home.
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