5 days in Madurai, Kodaikanal & Munnar Itinerary

5 days in Madurai, Kodaikanal & Munnar Itinerary

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5 days in Madurai, Kodaikanal & Munnar Itinerary

Start: Madurai
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Madurai
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
2
Kodaikanal
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
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Munnar
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
End: Madurai

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Thiruparankundram Murugan Temple. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Gandhi Memorial Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Pazhamudhir Solai, and then gain a rich perspective with a tour of cultural highlights.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Madurai trip itinerary planning website .

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Madurai. In November, daily temperatures in Madurai can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can go by car to Kodaikanal.

Things to do in Madurai

Historic Sites Tours Museums

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

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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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): take a peaceful walk through Pine Forest, take in the pleasant sights at Coakers Walk, then contemplate the waterfront views at Kodaikanal Lake, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kuzhanthai Velappar Temple.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Kodaikanal trip planner .

Drive from Madurai to Kodaikanal in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. In November in Kodaikanal, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough 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): admire the engineering at Mattupetty Dam, then 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. On the 20th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: view the masterpieces at Mistletoe art Gallery, then see the interesting displays at Tea Museum, and then explore the striking landscape of Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Munnar online day trip planner .

You can drive from Kodaikanal to Munnar in 5 hours. November in Munnar sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can 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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