34 days in Ooty (Udhagamandalam), Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) & Kochi (Cochin) Itinerary

34 days in Ooty (Udhagamandalam), Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) & Kochi (Cochin) Itinerary

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34 days in Ooty (Udhagamandalam), Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) & Kochi (Cochin) Itinerary

Bhubaneswar
Fly + taxi:  6​h 30​min
Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
— 9 nights
taxi + Fly:  3​h 45​min
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 12 nights
Fly + taxi:  1​h 30​min
Kochi (Cochin)
— 12 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
Bhubaneswar

9
days
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Ooty (Udhagamandalam) side-trips: Nilambur (Adyanpara Waterfalls & Conolly's Plot), Coonoor (Dolphin's Nose & Sim`s Park) and Elk Falls (in Kotagiri). Spend the 27th (Wed) exploring nature at Mukerti National Park and Lake. And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens, take in the awesome beauty at Doddabetta Peak, contemplate the waterfront views at Siruvani Reservoir, and admire the sheer force of Pykara Lake and Pykara Falls.

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Bhubaneswar to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. September in Ooty (Udhagamandalam) sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 26°C at night. On the 3rd (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

Parks Nature Theme Parks

Side Trips

Nilambur, Coonoor, Siruvani Reservoir, Kanjirapuzha Dam, Elk Falls
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Botanical Gardens ©
Botanical Gardens
Doddabetta Peak ©
Doddabetta Peak
Ooty Lake ©
Ooty Lake

11
days
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) ©
Situated among a collection of low hills that lead up to the coastline, state capital Thiruvananthapuram acts as a base for exploration of the southern tip of the country.
Change things up with these side-trips from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum): Kovalam (Lighthouse Beach, Kovalam Beach, & more) and Varkala (Varkala Beach, Janardhana Swami Temple, & more). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, see the interesting displays at Napier Museum, stroll through Thiruvananthapuram Zoo, and enjoy the sand and surf at Shanghumukham Beach.

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Do a combination of taxi and flight from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Varkala, Kovalam
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Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Varkala Beach ©
Varkala Beach

13
days
Kochi (Cochin)

Kochi (Cochin) ©
A flourishing port city and magnet for the spice trade since the 15th century, Kochi (Cochin) proudly bears its distinct international influence and local Keralan culture.
Change things up with these side-trips from Kochi (Cochin): Mararikulam (Mararikulam Beach & Marari Beach), Athirapally Falls (in Athirappilly) and Athirappilly Waterfalls (in Thrissur). Pack the 18th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Wonderla Amusement Park. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets, buy something for everyone on your list at LuLu Mall, stroll through Cherai Beach, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Saint Francis.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Kochi (Cochin) travel planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Kochi (Cochin) takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Kochi (Cochin) can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Parks Beaches Historic Sites

Side Trips

Mararikulam, Athirapally Falls, Vembanad Lake, Athirappilly Waterfalls, Paliam Dutch Palace
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Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Cherai Beach ©
Cherai Beach

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