8 days in Coimbatore & Chennai Itinerary

8 days in Coimbatore & Chennai Itinerary

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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.
Step out of the city life by going to Siruvani Falls and Dam and Triumph Expeditions Private Limited. Discover out-of-the-way places like Emerald Lake and Sozhaiyaar Dam. Change things up with these side-trips from Coimbatore: Vanabathrakali Amman Kovil (in Mettupalayam) and Ooty (Udhagamandalam) (Avalanche Lake & Pykara Lake). Next up on the itinerary: stop by Codissia Trade Fair Complex, admire the natural beauty at Government Botanical Garden, browse the different shops at Brookefields Mall, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Palamalai Ranganathar Temple.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Coimbatore road trip planning tool.

Mumbai to Coimbatore is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Coimbatore are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Chennai.
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Chennai — 5 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.
Get outdoors at Breezy Beach and Trimurti Cave. Step off the beaten path and head to Chettinad Thari and Arulmigu Aadhi Vyadhi Hara Bhaktha Anjaneyar Temple. Venture out of the city with trips to Mahabalipuram (Shore Temple, Monuments at Mahabalipuram, &more). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Vadapalani Murugan Temple, admire the natural beauty at The Theosophical Society, enjoy the sand and surf at Marina Beach, and admire the striking features of University of Madras.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Chennai trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Coimbatore to Chennai takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in September, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to fly back home.
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