8 days in Madurai, Kodaikanal & Coimbatore Itinerary

8 days in Madurai, Kodaikanal & Coimbatore Itinerary

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Madurai
— 2 nights
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Kodaikanal
— 2 nights
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Coimbatore
— 3 nights
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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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Aayiram Kaal Mandapam, Koodal Azhagar Temple and Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple. On the 12th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Vandiyur Mariamman Teppakulam, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Aayiram Kaal Mandapam, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Madurai journey planner.

Chennai to Madurai is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In February, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can go by car to Kodaikanal.
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Kodaikanal — 2 nights

Princess of Hill Stations

A cool and relaxing hill station, Kodaikanal has long attracted visitors up to its privileged position in the Western Ghats.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): get great views at Pillar Rocks and then go for a walk through Coakers Walk. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: delve into the lush surroundings at Pine Forest and then contemplate the waterfront views at Kodaikanal Lake.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Kodaikanal travel website.

Getting from Madurai to Kodaikanal by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in February, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) 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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Arulmigu Patteeswarar Swamy Temple, Government Botanical Garden, Pykara Lake, and other attractions.

For traveler tips and other tourist information, you can read our Coimbatore trip builder tool.

You can drive from Kodaikanal to Coimbatore in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In February in Coimbatore, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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