Trips in Tamil Nadu from Bengaluru

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Madurai
— 3 nights
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Coimbatore
— 3 nights
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Coonoor
— 2 nights
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Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
— 3 nights
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Madurai — 3 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.
Attractions like Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple and Pazhamudhir Solai make great kid-friendly stops. Spend the 15th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, take in the spiritual surroundings of Vandiyur Mariamman Teppakulam, and admire the landmark architecture of Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Madurai trip planner.

Chennai to Madurai is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. November in Madurai sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can drive to Coimbatore.
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Coimbatore — 3 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 Black Thunder, Masaniamman Temple and Dhyanalinga. Bring the kids along to Marudamalai Temple and Malampuzha Garden and Dam. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Arulmigu Patteeswarar Swamy Temple, buy something for everyone on your list at Brookefields Mall, pause for some photo ops at Adiyogi Shiva, and get great views at Dharmalingeshwarar Temple.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Coimbatore online travel planner.

You can drive from Madurai to Coimbatore in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. November in Coimbatore sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a 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 21st (Mon): get great views at Lamb's Rock, play a few rounds at Wellington Gymkhana Club Golf Course, and then admire the natural beauty at Sim`s Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by Green Shop, then admire the sheer force of Catherine Falls, then take a memorable drive along Kodanadu View Point, and finally get great views at Dolphin's Nose.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Coonoor trip planner.

You can take a bus from Coimbatore to Coonoor in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In November in Coonoor, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can take a 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.
Step out of the city life by going to Doddabetta Peak and Ooty Lake. Kids will enjoy Government Botanical Garden and Avalanche Lake. There's still lots to do: admire the natural beauty at Government Rose Garden, examine the collection at Mini Car Museum, stop by Moddy's Chocolates, and admire the local landmark of Adam's Fountain.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Ooty (Udhagamandalam) journey planner.

You can take a bus from Coonoor to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In November in Ooty (Udhagamandalam), expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 25°C at night. On the 25th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly 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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