4 days in Madurai, Kodaikanal & Munnar Itinerary

4 days in Madurai, Kodaikanal & Munnar Itinerary

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4 days in Madurai, Kodaikanal & Munnar Itinerary

Start: Madurai
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Madurai
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
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Kodaikanal
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
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Munnar
— 1 night
End: Munnar

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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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple, then see the interesting displays at Gandhi Memorial Museum, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thiruparankundram Murugan Temple.

To find photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Madurai online itinerary planner .

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Madurai. In November in Madurai, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Kodaikanal.

Things to do in Madurai

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Thiruparankundram Murugan Temple
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Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple ©
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple
Gandhi Memorial Museum
Gandhi Memorial Museum
Thiruparankundram Murugan Temple ©
Thiruparankundram Murugan Temple

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Kodaikanal

Kodaikanal ©
A cool and relaxing hill station, Kodaikanal has long attracted visitors up to its privileged position in the Western Ghats.
On the 18th (Mon), delve into the lush surroundings at Pine Forest, go for a walk through Coakers Walk, then contemplate the waterfront views at Kodaikanal Lake, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kuzhanthai Velappar Temple.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Kodaikanal tour planning site .

Getting from Madurai to Kodaikanal by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi. November in Kodaikanal sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Munnar.

Things to do in Kodaikanal

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Kodaikanal Lake ©
Kodaikanal Lake
Pine Forest ©
Pine Forest
Kuzhanthai Velappar Temple ©
Kuzhanthai Velappar Temple

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Munnar

Munnar ©
Sitting at the point where three mountain rivers meet, the hill station of Munnar has become known as a tea-growing center in the south of the country.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): take in the exciting artwork at Mistletoe art Gallery, then examine the collection at Tea Museum, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park. On the 20th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the engineering at Mattupetty Dam, take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Gardens, then admire the natural beauty at Rose Gardens, and finally look for gifts at Tata Tea Outlet.

For ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Munnar trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by car from Kodaikanal to Munnar takes 5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in November, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Nature Museums
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Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam
Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park ©

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