8 days in Chennai, Coimbatore & Ooty (Udhagamandalam) Itinerary

8 days in Chennai, Coimbatore & Ooty (Udhagamandalam) Itinerary

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Chennai
— 4 nights
Fly
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Coimbatore
Drive
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Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
— 2 nights
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Chennai

— 4 nights

Detroit of South Asia

Chennai, a city hailed for its vibrant atmosphere and historic attractions, remains one of the most visited places in India.
Venture out of the city with trips to Mahabalipuram (Shore Temple, Raya Gopura, &more). There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Marina Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Audikesava Perumal Peyalvar Temple, enjoy the sand and surf at Besant Nagar Beach, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Thome Church.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Chennai journey planner.

London, UK to Chennai is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also fly. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to India Standard Time (IST), which is usually a 5.5 hour difference. Traveling from London in May, things will get warmer in Chennai: highs are around 43°C and lows about 32°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel to Coimbatore.

Things to do in Chennai

Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

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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.
To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Coimbatore holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Chennai to Coimbatore takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Chennai in May; daily highs in Coimbatore reach 40°C and lows reach 28°C. On the 5th (Wed), you're off to Ooty (Udhagamandalam).

Things to do in Coimbatore

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Wildlife
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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 6th (Thu): explore the activities along Ooty Lake, then look for gifts at Moddy's Chocolates, then admire the natural beauty at Government Botanical Garden, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Doddabetta Peak. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Government Rose Garden, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Elk Hill Murugan Temple, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at CSI St Thomas Church, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Pykara Lake.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Ooty (Udhagamandalam) day trip website.

You can take a bus from Coimbatore to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) in 2.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 40°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

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