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

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Drive
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Madurai
— 1 day
Train
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Coimbatore
— 2 nights
Bus
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Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
— 2 nights
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Madurai — 1 day

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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Immaiyil Nanmai Tharuvar Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Yoga Narasimhar Temple, don't miss a visit to Kalamegaperumal Temple, then make a trip to Agricultural College and Research Institute, then don't miss a visit to Arittapatti Shivan Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tirupparankunram.

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Bengaluru to Madurai is an approximately 6-hour car ride. You can also fly; or take a bus; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Bengaluru in September: high temperatures in Madurai hover around 38°C and lows are around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive 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.
ISKCON Coimbatore has been added to your itinerary. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Malampuzha Garden and Dam and Malampuzha Dam. Kids will appreciate attractions like Indira Gandhi Wildlife Sanctuary and National Park and Velliangiri Mountains. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Coimbatore: Palakkad (Sree Guruvayurappan Temple, Kalpathy Temple, &more). There's still lots to do: admire the sheer force of Siruvani Falls and Dam, get outside with Triumph Expeditions Private Limited, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Masaniamman Temple.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Coimbatore trip builder site.

You can take a train from Madurai to Coimbatore in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Coimbatore can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) 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 11th (Fri): appreciate the views at Ketti Valley View, take in nature's colorful creations at Government Botanical Garden, then stop by Moddy's Chocolates, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Church. On the 12th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Elk Hill Murugan Temple, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at CSI St Thomas Church, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Sanctuary Avalanche, and finally explore the activities along Pykara Lake.

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Traveling by bus from Coimbatore to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Coimbatore in September; daily highs in Ooty (Udhagamandalam) reach 31°C and lows reach 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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