9 days in Kodaikanal, Madurai & Ooty (Udhagamandalam) Itinerary

9 days in Kodaikanal, Madurai & Ooty (Udhagamandalam) Itinerary

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9 days in Kodaikanal, Madurai & Ooty (Udhagamandalam) Itinerary

Start: Kodaikanal
1
Kodaikanal
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Madurai
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
3
Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
End: Kodaikanal

2
nights
Kodaikanal

Kodaikanal ©
A cool and relaxing hill station, Kodaikanal has long attracted visitors up to its privileged position in the Western Ghats.
Kodaikanal is known for nature, parks, historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Kodaikanal Lake, take some stellar pictures from Pillar Rocks, explore the fascinating underground world of Guna Cave, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kurinji Andavar Temple.

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Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Kodaikanal. In November, daily temperatures in Kodaikanal can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Madurai.

Things to do in Kodaikanal

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Kodaikanal Lake ©
Kodaikanal Lake
Pine Forest ©
Pine Forest
Pillar Rocks ©
Pillar Rocks

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Tirupparankunram, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple, and then gain a rich perspective with a tour of cultural highlights. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Pazhamudhir Solai, take in the spiritual surroundings of Aayiram Kaal Mandapam, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Madurai online itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Kodaikanal to Madurai takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. In November, daily temperatures in Madurai can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. On the 12th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Madurai

Historic Sites Tours Museums
Highlights from your plan
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple ©
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple
Walking tours
Gandhi Memorial Museum
Gandhi Memorial Museum

3
nights
Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

Ooty (Udhagamandalam) ©
Tea gardens and eucalyptus trees scent the air of the fields surrounding Ooty, a popular summer tourism destination up in the hills.
Go for a jaunt from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) to Coonoor to see Sim`s Park about 48 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Doddabetta Peak, explore the activities along Ooty Lake, and examine the collection at Tea Museum.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Ooty (Udhagamandalam) online sightseeing planner .

Getting from Madurai to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of train and bus. November in Ooty (Udhagamandalam) sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Sim`s Park
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Botanical Gardens ©
Botanical Gardens
Doddabetta Peak ©
Doddabetta Peak
Ooty Lake ©
Ooty Lake

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