9 days in Madurai, Coimbatore & Kochi (Cochin) Itinerary

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Madurai
— 2 nights
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Coimbatore
— 4 nights
Drive
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Kochi (Cochin)
— 2 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.
You've now added Immaiyil Nanmai Tharuvar Temple to your itinerary.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Madurai online day trip planner.

Chennai to Madurai is an approximately 8.5-hour train ride. You can also fly; or drive; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Coimbatore.
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Coimbatore — 4 nights

Manchester of India

Known throughout the country as a major industrial city, Coimbatore possesses a welcoming atmosphere and a growing cosmopolitanism.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Codissia Trade Fair Complex, Black Thunder, Eachanari Vinayagar Temple, and other attractions you added. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Gedee Car Museum and Brookefields Mall. Attractions like Siruvani Falls and Dam and Masaniamman Temple make great kid-friendly stops. Step out of Coimbatore with an excursion to Vanabathrakali Amman Kovil in Mettupalayam--about 1h 5 min away. There's still lots to do: see human ingenuity at work at Sozhaiyaar Dam, examine the collection at G.D. Naidu Industrial Exhibition, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Arulmigu Koniamman Temple, and take some stellar pictures from Dharmalingeshwarar Temple.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Coimbatore online attractions planner.

You can drive from Madurai to Coimbatore in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Coimbatore can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can take a train to Kochi (Cochin).
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Kochi (Cochin) — 2 nights

Queen of the Arabian Sea

A flourishing port city and magnet for the spice trade since the 15th century, Kochi (Cochin) proudly bears its distinct international influence and local Keralan culture.
On the 18th (Sun), make a trip to Kadamattom Chruch and then make a trip to Paavakkulam Mahadeva Temple. On the next day, trek along with Expertise Travels, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shiva Temple Ernakulam , then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shiva Temple, and finally stroll around Subhash Park.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Kochi (Cochin) trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Coimbatore to Kochi (Cochin) takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive; or take a bus. In October in Kochi (Cochin), expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. On the 20th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.
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