12 days in India Itinerary

12 days in India Itinerary

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12 days in India Itinerary

New Delhi
Fly + taxi:  8​h 15​min
Kodaikanal
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Mysuru (Mysore)
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
Bengaluru
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
New Delhi

2
days
Kodaikanal

A cool and relaxing hill station, Kodaikanal has long attracted visitors up to its privileged position in the Western Ghats.
On the 4th (Thu), take a memorable drive along Silent Valley View Point and then get your game on at Ice Skating Cafe. On the 5th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a peaceful walk through Pine Forest, then get great views at Pillar Rocks, then explore the activities along Kodaikanal Lake, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kurinji Andavar Temple.

For traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Kodaikanal online itinerary creator.

New Delhi to Kodaikanal is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. On the 6th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Ooty (Udhagamandalam).

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Kodaikanal Lake
Pine Forest
Pillar Rocks

3
days
Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

Tea gardens and eucalyptus trees scent the air of the fields surrounding Ooty, a popular summer tourism destination up in the hills.
Kids will enjoy Botanical Gardens and Rose Garden. Step out of Ooty (Udhagamandalam) to go to Coonoor and see Sim`s Park, which is approximately 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Doddabetta Peak, explore the activities along Pykara Lake, take in nature's colorful creations at Thread Garden, and stop by Moddy's Chocolates.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Ooty (Udhagamandalam) vacation planner.

You can drive from Kodaikanal to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in January, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can go by car to Mysuru (Mysore).

Things to do in Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

Parks Nature Shopping

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Sim`s Park
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Botanical Gardens
Pykara Lake
Doddabetta Peak

3
days
Mysuru (Mysore)

A historic and culturally distinctive city, Mysuru (Mysore) has all the stories, artworks, and architecture you'd hope to find in the former capital city of a rich kingdom.
Kids will enjoy Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens and Brindavan Garden. Step out of Mysuru (Mysore) with an excursion to Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple in Srirangapatna--about 32 minutes away. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Mysore Maharajah's Palace (Amba Vilas), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Philomena Church, identify plant and animal life at Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Shweta Varahaswamy Temple.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Mysuru (Mysore) tour planner.

You can drive from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) to Mysuru (Mysore) in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Bengaluru.

Things to do in Mysuru (Mysore)

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Outdoors

Side Trips

Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple, Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary
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Brindavan Garden
Sri Chamundeshwari Temple

3
days
Bengaluru

Flourishing development and a bustling IT industry transformed Bangalore into a vibrant metropolis, but the city preserves its numerous historic and cultural sights.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Wonderla Amusement Park and Bannerghatta National Park. And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Lalbagh Botanical Garden, contemplate the long history of Tipu Sultan's Summer Palace, engage your brain at Visvesvaraya Industrial and Technological Museum, and shop like a local with UB City.

For maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Bengaluru vacation trip planner.

Getting from Mysuru (Mysore) to Bengaluru by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Bengaluru are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bengaluru

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Bannerghatta National Park
Lalbagh Botanical Garden

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