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

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

Created using Inspirock Tamil Nadu travel planner
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Madurai
— 1 night
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Coimbatore
— 3 nights
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Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
— 2 nights
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Madurai — 1 night

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 2nd (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thiruparankundram Murugan Temple, then make a trip to Arittapatti Shivan Temple, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Immaiyil Nanmai Tharuvar Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and finally stop by Prema Vilas.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Madurai travel planning website.

Chennai to Madurai is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Madurai can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can go by car to Coimbatore.
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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.
On the 4th (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Marudamalai Temple, buy something for everyone on your list at Brookefields Mall, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Dharmalingeshwarar Temple. On the next day, get out on two wheels at Triumph Expeditions Private Limited, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dhyanalinga, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Arulmigu Patteeswarar Swamy Temple.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Coimbatore route planning tool.

You can drive from Madurai to Coimbatore in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in August, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can 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 6th (Sat): take in nature's colorful creations at Government Botanical Garden, see the interesting displays at Mini Car Museum, then take in the awesome beauty at Doddabetta Peak, and finally look for gifts at Green Shop, Ooty. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the sheer force of Pykara Falls and then explore the activities along Pykara Lake.

To see photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Ooty (Udhagamandalam) trip maker site.

You can take a bus from Coimbatore to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, daily temperatures in Ooty (Udhagamandalam) can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Mon) to allow time for the flight back home.
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