7 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

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Madurai
— 3 nights
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Coimbatore
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Coonoor
— 1 night
Bus
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Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
— 2 nights
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Madurai — 3 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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tirupparankunram. On the 2nd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the striking features of Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple, then stop by Kishkintha Garments, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Immaiyil Nanmai Tharuvar Temple.

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Chennai to Madurai is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In March, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can drive to Coimbatore.
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Coimbatore

Manchester of India

Known throughout the country as a major industrial city, Coimbatore possesses a welcoming atmosphere and a growing cosmopolitanism.
On the 4th (Wed), browse the different shops at Brookefields Mall and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Marudamalai Temple.

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

You can take a train from Madurai to Coimbatore in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a train. In March, plan for daily highs up to 41°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to take a bus to Coonoor.
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Coonoor — 1 night

A small town up in the hills, Coonoor has a wealth of scenic sights and pleasant urban places of interest.
Heritage Train has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): take a memorable tour with Heritage Train, take some stellar pictures from Dolphin's Nose, then take some stellar pictures from Lamb's Rock, then look for gifts at The Shop, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Sim`s Park.

To see more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Coonoor trip planner.

You can take a bus from Coimbatore to Coonoor in 2 hours. Another option is to drive. In March, daytime highs in Coonoor are 41°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to catch the 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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): examine the collection at Tea Museum, then take in the awesome beauty at Doddabetta Peak, then take in nature's colorful creations at Government Botanical Garden, and finally explore the activities along Ooty Lake. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Government Rose Garden, then explore the activities along Pykara Lake, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Pykara Falls.

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You can take a bus from Coonoor to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 41°C in March, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to fly back home.
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Tamil Nadu travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Bodies of Water · Beaches
Land of Tamils
Home to a Tamil population that speaks one of the world's oldest languages, the state of Tamil Nadu appeals to tourists with its many Hindu temples, beach resorts, charming hill stations, and World Heritage Sites. Several major civilizations have thrived in this area over the last 2,000 years, including the famous Chola, Chera, Pallava, and Pandya. Today, a trip to Tamil Nadu reveals its unique heritage blending elements of all the cultures that lived and died here, leaving their mark on the area's cuisine, music, religious traditions, and literature. In an ancient land steeped in history, state capital Chennai serves as a modern and convenient tourist base, providing great shopping, dining, and entertainment options.
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