33 days in Coimbatore, Kodaikanal & Madurai Itinerary

33 days in Coimbatore, Kodaikanal & Madurai Itinerary

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33 days in Coimbatore, Kodaikanal & Madurai Itinerary

Start: Bhopal
Fly:  5​h 15​min
1
Coimbatore
— 13 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Kodaikanal
— 12 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Madurai
— 7 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Bhopal

13
nights
Coimbatore

Coimbatore ©
Known throughout the country as a major industrial city, Coimbatore possesses a welcoming atmosphere and a growing cosmopolitanism.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Botanical Gardens and Malampuzha Dam. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Coimbatore: Mannarkkad (Attappadi Hills & Virgin Valley Pathrakadvu), Palakkad (Malampuzha Garden and Dam, Malampuzha Rock Garden, & more) and Ooty (Udhagamandalam) (Rose Garden, Ooty Lake, & more). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Marudamalai Temple, pause for some serene contemplation at Infant Jesus Church, see the interesting displays at Gedee Car Museum, and do some two-wheel cruising with Triumph Expeditions.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Coimbatore travel route planning tool .

Bhopal to Coimbatore is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Bhopal in March, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Coimbatore, with lows around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Kodaikanal.

Things to do in Coimbatore

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Palakkad, Ooty (Udhagamandalam), Mannarkkad
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Botanical Gardens ©
Botanical Gardens
Pykara Lake ©
Pykara Lake
Ooty Lake ©
Ooty Lake

12
nights
Kodaikanal

Kodaikanal ©
A cool and relaxing hill station, Kodaikanal has long attracted visitors up to its privileged position in the Western Ghats.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Kodaikanal Lake and Pine Forest. Change things up with these side-trips from Kodaikanal: Nature Education Centre, Pampadum Shola (in Vattavada), Munnar (Blossom Hydel Park, Tea Gardens, & more) and Marayur (Megalithic Dolmens of Marayur & Marayoor Sandalwood Forest). Spend the 16th (Tue) exploring nature at Mathikettan Shola National Park. Spend the 19th (Fri) exploring nature at Anamudi Shola National Park. The adventure continues: take some stellar pictures from Pillar Rocks, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kuzhanthai Velappar temple, take in the architecture and atmosphere at La Saleth Church, and explore the ancient world of Dolmen Circle.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Kodaikanal online journey planner .

You can drive from Coimbatore to Kodaikanal in 4 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. In April, daily temperatures in Kodaikanal can reach 41°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Madurai.

Things to do in Kodaikanal

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Munnar, Marayur, Nature Education Centre, Pampadum Shola, Mathikettan Shola National Park, Anamudi Shola National Park
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Kodaikanal Lake ©
Kodaikanal Lake
Pine Forest ©
Pine Forest
Pillar Rocks ©
Pillar Rocks

7
nights
Madurai

Madurai ©
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.
Kids will enjoy Palani Murugan Temple and Karpagavinayagar Temple. Venture out of the city with trips to Sri Kottai Mariamman Kovil (in Dindigul) and Sivakasi (Swamy Kasi Viswanatha Thiru Koil, Sri Badrakaliamman Temple, & more). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Meenakshi Temple, see the interesting displays at Gandhi Memorial Museum, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and gain insight with a tour of cultural highlights.

For photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Madurai road trip website .

You can drive from Kodaikanal to Madurai in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 41°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Madurai

Historic Sites Tours Museums

Side Trips

Sivakasi, Sri Kottai Mariamman Kovil, Thiruparankundram Murugan Temple, Karpagavinayagar Temple, Palani Murugan Temple
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Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple ©
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple
Palani Murugan Temple ©
Palani Murugan Temple
Karpagavinayagar Temple ©
Karpagavinayagar Temple

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