8 days in South India Itinerary

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Fly
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Madurai
— 1 night
Train
2
Coimbatore
— 1 night
Drive
3
Karuvarakundu
— 1 night
Drive
4
Coonoor
— 2 nights
Bus
5
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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): take in the local highlights with Walking tours and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pazhamudhir Solai. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Mon): stop by Kishkintha Garments, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Aayiram Kaal Mandapam.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Madurai online travel planner.

Bengaluru to Madurai is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Bengaluru in October, expect a bit warmer with lows of 28°C in Madurai. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Coimbatore.
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Coimbatore — 1 night

Manchester of India

Known throughout the country as a major industrial city, Coimbatore possesses a welcoming atmosphere and a growing cosmopolitanism.
To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Coimbatore journey planning site.

You can take a train from Madurai to Coimbatore in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a train. In October in Coimbatore, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Karuvarakundu.
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Karuvarakundu — 1 night

On the 7th (Wed), admire the sheer force of Keralamkundu Waterfall.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Karuvarakundu online tour itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Coimbatore to Karuvarakundu takes 3.5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Karuvarakundu are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. On the 7th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Coonoor.
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Coonoor — 2 nights

A small town up in the hills, Coonoor has a wealth of scenic sights and pleasant urban places of interest.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): get interesting insight from Heritage Train, look for gifts at The Shop, take some stellar pictures from Lamb's Rock, then get great views at Dolphin's Nose, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at All Saints Church. Keep things going the next day: experience rural life at Tranquilitea Gourmet Nilgiri Teas, experience rural life at Highfield Tea Factory, and then admire the natural beauty at Sim`s Park.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Coonoor route planner.

Traveling by car from Karuvarakundu to Coonoor takes 5 hours. October in Coonoor sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to catch the 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 10th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the sheer force of Pykara Falls, then contemplate the waterfront views at Pykara Lake, and then explore the activities along Ooty Lake.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Ooty (Udhagamandalam) trip builder site.

You can take a bus from Coonoor to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Coonoor in October, expect Ooty (Udhagamandalam) to be a bit cooler, temps between 31°C and 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to fly back home.
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