9 days in South India Itinerary

9 days in South India Itinerary

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Madurai
— 2 nights
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Coimbatore
— 1 night
Drive
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Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kozhikode
— 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.
Gandhi Memorial Museum has been added to your itinerary. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Immaiyil Nanmai Tharuvar Temple, stop by Prema Vilas, examine the collection at Gandhi Memorial Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Yoga Narasimhar Temple, and finally take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

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Chennai to Madurai is an approximately 3-hour travel. You can also fly; or drive; or take a train. In December, daytime highs in Madurai are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) 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.
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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 4th (Fri) 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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): explore the activities along Emerald Lake, take in the spiritual surroundings of Elk Hill Murugan Temple, then admire the natural beauty at Government Rose Garden, and finally explore the activities along Ooty Lake. On the 6th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Church, admire the natural beauty at Government Botanical Garden, then see the interesting displays at Tea Museum, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Doddabetta Peak, and finally look for gifts at Green Shop, Ooty.

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Take a bus from Coimbatore to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Coimbatore in December: high temperatures in Ooty (Udhagamandalam) hover around 30°C and lows are around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Kozhikode.
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Kozhikode — 3 nights

City of Spices

Famous as the landing place of Vasco da Gama, the large industrial city of Kozhikode today acts as staging post for adventures around the state, while also boasting some particularly popular beaches.
Step off the beaten path and head to Spas and Kozhikode Beach. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tali Temple, see the sky in a new way at Regional Science Centre & Planetarium, contemplate the long history of Kappad Beach, and take in the awesome beauty at Vayalada.

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Drive from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) to Kozhikode in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) in December, expect Kozhikode to be a bit warmer, temps between 38°C and 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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