8 days in India Itinerary

8 days in India Itinerary

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8 days in India Itinerary

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

1
day
Bengaluru

Flourishing development and a bustling IT industry transformed Bangalore into a vibrant metropolis, but the city preserves its numerous historic and cultural sights.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): get a taste of the local shopping with UB City and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at ISKCON Temple Bangalore.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Bengaluru vacation builder.

New Delhi to Bengaluru is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from New Delhi in January, things will get a bit warmer in Bengaluru: highs are around 32°C and lows about 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Mysuru (Mysore).

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Lalbagh Botanical Garden
ISKCON Temple Bangalore

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Mysore Maharajah's Palace (Amba Vilas), then admire the landmark architecture of Lakshminarayana Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Chamundeshwari Temple, and finally admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Karanji Lake, don't miss a visit to Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple, and then admire the local landmark of Brindavan Garden.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Mysuru (Mysore) itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Bengaluru to Mysuru (Mysore) in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can drive to Ooty (Udhagamandalam).

Things to do in Mysuru (Mysore)

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Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple
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Brindavan Garden
Sri Chamundeshwari Temple

1
day
Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

Tea gardens and eucalyptus trees scent the air of the fields surrounding Ooty, a popular summer tourism destination up in the hills.
On the 8th (Mon), admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Doddabetta Peak, and then admire the natural beauty at Rose Garden.

For maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Ooty (Udhagamandalam) itinerary builder.

Drive from Mysuru (Mysore) to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Kodaikanal.

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Botanical Gardens
Doddabetta Peak
Ooty Lake

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 10th (Wed), take some stellar pictures from Pillar Rocks, then delve into the lush surroundings at Pine Forest, then have some family-friendly fun at Ice Skating Cafe, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Berijam Lake. On the 11th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the activities along Kodaikanal Lake and then take in nature's colorful creations at Bryant Park.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Kodaikanal travel planner.

You can drive from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) to Kodaikanal in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kodaikanal

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Kodaikanal Lake
Pine Forest
Pillar Rocks

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