9 days in South India Itinerary

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Madurai
— 2 nights
Drive
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Coimbatore
— 2 nights
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Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kozhikode
— 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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): buy something for everyone on your list at Majesty Cine Mall, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Aayiram Kaal Mandapam, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Pazhamudhir Solai. Here are some ideas for day two: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, take in the spiritual surroundings of Vandiyur Mariamman Teppakulam, then admire the striking features of Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Koodal Azhagar Temple.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Madurai road trip planning site.

Bengaluru to Madurai is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also take a bus; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Bengaluru in May since evenings lows in Madurai dip to 30°C. You'll have a few hours on the 31st (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Coimbatore.
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Historic Sites · Spas · Shopping
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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 31st (Mon): see the interesting displays at Gedee Car Museum and then browse the different shops at Brookefields Mall. On your second day here, get great views at Dharmalingeshwarar Temple, then admire the engineering at Sozhaiyaar Dam, then explore the activities along Thoonakkadavu Lake, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Marudamalai Temple.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Coimbatore visit planner.

Traveling by car from Madurai to Coimbatore takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Coimbatore can reach 40°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to take a bus to Ooty (Udhagamandalam).
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Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums
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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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu): admire the natural beauty at Government Botanical Garden, then take in nature's colorful creations at Government Rose Garden, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Ooty Lake.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Ooty (Udhagamandalam) sightseeing planner.

Traveling by bus from Coimbatore to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Coimbatore in June, expect Ooty (Udhagamandalam) to be a bit cooler, temps between 31°C and 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to drive to Kozhikode.
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Kozhikode — 2 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.
Abhayamritham The Ayurveda has been added to your itinerary. On the 5th (Sat), indulge in some personalized pampering at Abhayamritham The Ayurveda, then kick back and relax at Kappad Beach, and then wander the streets of S.M. Street.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Kozhikode trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) to Kozhikode takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) in June; daily highs in Kozhikode reach 35°C and lows reach 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can fly back home.
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Neighborhoods · Shopping · Beaches · Outdoors
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