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
Drive
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Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
— 2 nights
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Madurai — 3 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 Aayiram Kaal Mandapam, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, stop by Jute Cottage, and gain a rich perspective with a tour of cultural highlights.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Madurai journey planner.

Chennai to Madurai is an approximately 3-hour travel. You can also fly; or drive; or take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Coimbatore.
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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.
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 drive; or take a bus; or take a train. 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 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.
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 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 bus from Coimbatore to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. 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 fly back home.
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