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

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

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Madurai
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Coimbatore
— 2 nights
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Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
— 2 nights
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Madurai

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, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Aayiram Kaal Mandapam, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, look for gifts at Jute Cottage, and see the interesting displays at Gandhi Memorial Museum.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Madurai visit website.

Chennai to Madurai is an approximately 3-hour travel. You can also fly; or drive; or take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Madurai can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Coimbatore.

Things to do in Madurai

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · Shopping
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Aayiram Kaal Mandapam ©
Religious Site
Aayiram Kaal Mandapam
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Walking tour
Walking tours
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Marudamalai Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Arulmigu Patteeswarar Swamy Temple, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Brookefields Mall. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Dhyanalinga and then appreciate the history behind Adiyogi Shiva.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Coimbatore holiday maker app.

You can drive from Madurai to Coimbatore in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can drive to Ooty (Udhagamandalam).

Things to do in Coimbatore

Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Dec 4 — 6:
Highlights from your trip
Dhyanalinga ©
Religious Site
Dhyanalinga
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Marudamalai Temple ©
Religious Site
Marudamalai Temple
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Adiyogi Shiva ©
Monument
Adiyogi Shiva
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Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

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.
On the 6th (Sun), contemplate the waterfront views at Ooty Lake, then take in nature's colorful creations at Government Botanical Garden, then take in the awesome beauty at Doddabetta Peak, and finally see the interesting displays at Tea Museum. On your second day here, admire the sheer force of Pykara Water Falls, then contemplate the waterfront views at Pykara Lake, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Government Rose Garden.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Ooty (Udhagamandalam) travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Coimbatore to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Coimbatore in December; daily highs in Ooty (Udhagamandalam) reach 30°C and lows reach 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 6 — 8:
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Doddabetta Peak ©
Mountain
Doddabetta Peak
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Ooty Lake ©
Water Body
Ooty Lake
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