8 days in Madurai, Coimbatore & Munnar Itinerary

8 days in Madurai, Coimbatore & Munnar Itinerary

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Madurai
— 2 nights
Drive
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Coimbatore
— 3 nights
Drive
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Munnar
— 2 nights
Taxi to Kochi, Fly to Chennai

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Madurai — 2 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.
Madurai is known for historic sites, sightseeing, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple, examine the collection at Gandhi Memorial Museum, don't miss a visit to Arulmigu Sri Yoga Narasinga Perumal Thirukovil, and look for gifts at Femina Silks & Handlooms.

For traveler tips and tourist information, go to the Madurai trip site.

Chennai to Madurai is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in September, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to drive to Coimbatore.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
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Coimbatore — 3 nights

Manchester of India

Known throughout the country as a major industrial city, Coimbatore possesses a welcoming atmosphere and a growing cosmopolitanism.
Coimbatore is known for historic sites, sightseeing, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Marudamalai Temple, take some stellar pictures from Dharmalingeshwarar Temple, browse the different shops at Brookefields Mall, and do some two-wheel cruising with Triumph Expeditions Private Limited.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Coimbatore holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Madurai to Coimbatore takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can go by car to Munnar.
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Historic Sites · Shopping · Trails · Outdoors
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Munnar — 2 nights

Southern Spice

Sitting at the point where three mountain rivers meet, the hill station of Munnar has become known as a tea-growing center in the south of the country.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Sun): admire the engineering at Mattupetty Dam, then admire the natural beauty at Tea Gardens, and then stop by Kanan Davan Hills Plantations Company.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Munnar trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Coimbatore to Munnar in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in September, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.
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