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

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

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Madurai
— 3 nights
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Coimbatore
— 2 nights
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Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
— 3 nights
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Madurai

— 3 nights

Athens of the East

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.
Madurai is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: gain insight with a tour of cultural highlights, let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine, and contemplate the long history of Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Madurai trip app.

Bengaluru to Madurai is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also fly; or take a bus; or drive. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Madurai when traveling from Bengaluru in February, with lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to drive to Coimbatore.

Things to do in Madurai

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · Shopping

Coimbatore

— 2 nights

Manchester of India

Known throughout the country as a major industrial city, Coimbatore possesses a welcoming atmosphere and a growing cosmopolitanism.
On the 2nd (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of Dhyanalinga and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Adiyogi Shiva. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed): do some two-wheel cruising with Triumph Expeditions Private Limited, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Arulmigu Patteeswarar Swamy Temple, then pause for some serene contemplation at Infant Jesus Church, and finally pause for some photo ops at Narayana Kavi Memorial.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Coimbatore online driving holiday planner.

Getting from Madurai to Coimbatore by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 41°C in March, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to take a bus to Ooty (Udhagamandalam).

Things to do in Coimbatore

Historic Sites · Parks · Tours · Trails

Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

— 3 nights

Queen of Hill Stations

Tea gardens and eucalyptus trees scent the air of the fields surrounding Ooty, a popular summer tourism destination up in the hills.
Get out of town with these interesting Ooty (Udhagamandalam) side-trips: Coonoor (All Saints Church, Green Shop, &more). The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Government Botanical Garden, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kandal Cross Roman Catholic Church, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Doddabetta Peak, and examine the collection at Tea Museum.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Ooty (Udhagamandalam) vacation planner.

Traveling by bus from Coimbatore to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In March in Ooty (Udhagamandalam), expect temperatures between 41°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Shopping

Side Trips