35 days in Kodaikanal, Mahabalipuram & Coimbatore Itinerary

35 days in Kodaikanal, Mahabalipuram & Coimbatore Itinerary

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35 days in Kodaikanal, Mahabalipuram & Coimbatore Itinerary

Start: Coimbatore
Drive:  4​h
1
Kodaikanal
— 14 nights
+4
taxi + Fly + foot + train + taxi:  5​h 30​min
2
Mahabalipuram
— 1 night
+3
taxi + train + foot + Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Coimbatore
— 18 nights
End: Coimbatore

14
nights
Kodaikanal

Kodaikanal ©
A cool and relaxing hill station, Kodaikanal has long attracted visitors up to its privileged position in the Western Ghats.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kodaikanal: Pothamedu Viewpoint (in Pothamedu), Nature Education Centre, Pampadum Shola (in Vattavada) and Munnar (Ideal Safari, Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park, & more). Spend the 8th (Mon) exploring nature at Anamudi Shola National Park. There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Kodaikanal Lake, delve into the lush surroundings at Pine Forest, admire the natural beauty at Bryant Park, and look for all kinds of wild species at Marayoor Sandalwood Forest.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Kodaikanal holiday maker tool .

Coimbatore to Kodaikanal is an approximately 4-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of bus and taxi. In October, daily temperatures in Kodaikanal can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to drive to Coimbatore.

Things to do in Kodaikanal

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Munnar, Marayur, Anamudi Shola National Park, Pothamedu Viewpoint, Nature Education Centre, Pampadum Shola
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Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park ©
Tea Museum ©
Tea Museum

1
night
Mahabalipuram

Mahabalipuram ©
Once an important sea port city in the ancient Pallava kingdom, Mahabalipuram today draws in visitors with UNESCO-listed monuments and temples carved out of rock during the 7th and 8th centuries CE.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): admire the striking features of Pancha Rathas, then delve into the distant past at Monuments at Mahabalipuram, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sea Shore Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: Head underground at Mahishasuramardini Cave, don't miss a visit to Krishna's Butter Ball, pause for some photo ops at Descent Of The Ganges, then contemplate the long history of Krishna Mandapam, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Varaha Cave Temple, and finally don't miss a visit to Arjuna's Penance.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Mahabalipuram trip builder site .

You can do a combination of taxi, flight, and train from Kodaikanal to Mahabalipuram in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. In October in Mahabalipuram, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel to Coimbatore.

Things to do in Mahabalipuram

#Historic Sites, #Nature, #Parks
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Sea Shore Temple ©
Sea Shore Temple
Pancha Rathas ©
Pancha Rathas
Arjuna's Penance ©
Arjuna's Penance

18
nights
Coimbatore

Coimbatore ©
Known throughout the country as a major industrial city, Coimbatore possesses a welcoming atmosphere and a growing cosmopolitanism.
Explore Coimbatore's surroundings by going to Mannarkkad (Meenvallam Water Falls, Attappadi Hills, & more), Ooty (Udhagamandalam) (Emerald Lake, Avalanche Lake, & more) and Palakkad (Malampuzha Rock Garden, Yakshi Statue, & more). Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Lourdes Forane Church, browse the different shops at Silver Palace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Marudamalai Temple, and find something for the whole family at Maharaja World.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Coimbatore road trip planning app .

Getting from Mahabalipuram to Coimbatore by combination of taxi, train, and flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and 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 5th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Coimbatore

#Parks, #Nature, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Palakkad, Ooty (Udhagamandalam), Mannarkkad
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Botanical Gardens ©
Botanical Gardens
Malampuzha Dam ©
Malampuzha Dam
Ooty Lake ©
Ooty Lake

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