9 days in Tamil Nadu Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Tamil Nadu Trip Planner
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Make it your trip
Fly
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Madurai
— 1 night
Drive
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Coimbatore
— 1 night
Bus
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Coonoor
— 2 nights
Bus
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Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
— 3 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.
To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Madurai route planner.

Bengaluru to Madurai is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also fly; or take a bus; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Bengaluru in July, with highs in Madurai at 40°C and lows at 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can 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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Palamalai Ranganathar Temple, get great views at Dharmalingeshwarar Temple, admire the engineering at Sozhaiyaar Dam, take in the spiritual surroundings of Arulmigu Koniamman Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Marudamalai Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Ramar Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eachanari Vinayagar Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Masaniamman Temple, and then browse the different shops at Brookefields Mall.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Coimbatore vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Madurai to Coimbatore takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Madurai in July, expect Coimbatore to be little chillier, temps between 37°C and 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to catch the bus 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 15th (Wed): get interesting insight from Heritage Train, then admire the natural beauty at Sim`s Park, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at All Saints Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take some stellar pictures from Lamb's Rock, then experience rural life at Highfield Tea Factory, then look for gifts at The Shop, and finally relax in the rural setting at Tranquilitea Gourmet Nilgiri Teas.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Coonoor holiday planner.

You can take a bus from Coimbatore to Coonoor in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Coonoor are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to catch the bus to Ooty (Udhagamandalam).
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Ooty (Udhagamandalam) — 3 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Elk Hill Murugan Temple and Ketti Valley View. There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Government Botanical Garden, look for gifts at Moddy's Chocolates, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Doddabetta Peak, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Venkateshwara Perumal Temple.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Ooty (Udhagamandalam) trip itinerary planner.

Take a bus from Coonoor to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive; or take a train. Traveling from Coonoor in July, expect nights in Ooty (Udhagamandalam) to be about the same, around 23°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can catch the flight back home.
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Tamil Nadu travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Bodies of Water · Beaches
Land of Tamils
Home to a Tamil population that speaks one of the world's oldest languages, the state of Tamil Nadu appeals to tourists with its many Hindu temples, beach resorts, charming hill stations, and World Heritage Sites. Several major civilizations have thrived in this area over the last 2,000 years, including the famous Chola, Chera, Pallava, and Pandya. Today, a trip to Tamil Nadu reveals its unique heritage blending elements of all the cultures that lived and died here, leaving their mark on the area's cuisine, music, religious traditions, and literature. In an ancient land steeped in history, state capital Chennai serves as a modern and convenient tourist base, providing great shopping, dining, and entertainment options.
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