5 days in India Itinerary

5 days in India Itinerary

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5 days in India Itinerary

Start: Kolkata (Calcutta)
Fly + taxi:  7​h 30​min
Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Bandipur National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Mysuru (Mysore)
— 1 night
train:  2​h 30​min
Bengaluru
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
End: Kolkata (Calcutta)

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Church.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Ooty (Udhagamandalam) trip planner .

Kolkata (Calcutta) to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in October, expect Ooty (Udhagamandalam) to be a bit cooler, temps between 31°C and 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel to Bandipur National Park.

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Botanical Gardens ©
Botanical Gardens
Doddabetta Peak ©
Doddabetta Peak
Ooty Lake ©
Ooty Lake

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Bandipur National Park

Bandipur National Park ©
Most visitors take a trip to Bandipur National Park to spot the wildlife--many exotic mammals roam freely through the hilly, forested landscape.
On the 20th (Sat), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bandipur National Park and Tiger Reserve.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Bandipur National Park trip planner .

You can drive from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) to Bandipur National Park in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in October, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Mysuru (Mysore).

Things to do in Bandipur National Park

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Bandipur National Park and Tiger Reserve
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Mysuru (Mysore)

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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): steep yourself in history at Mysore Maharajah's Palace (Amba Vilas), then meet the residents at Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Chamundeshwari Temple, and finally admire the engineering at Beechanahalli Dam.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Mysuru (Mysore) trip tool .

Traveling by car from Bandipur National Park to Mysuru (Mysore) takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in October, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to take a train to Bengaluru.

Things to do in Mysuru (Mysore)

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Mysore Maharajah's Palace (Amba Vilas) ©
Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens ©
Sri Chamundeshwari Temple ©
Sri Chamundeshwari Temple

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Bengaluru

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 22nd (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at ISKCON Temple Bangalore, stroll through Cubbon Park, then wander the streets of Basavanagudi, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Lalbagh Botanical Garden.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Bengaluru online route planner .

Take a train from Mysuru (Mysore) to Bengaluru in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Mysuru (Mysore) in October: highs in Bengaluru hover around 35°C, while lows dip to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel back home.

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Lalbagh Botanical Garden ©
Lalbagh Botanical Garden
ISKCON Temple Bangalore ©
ISKCON Temple Bangalore
Cubbon Park ©
Cubbon Park

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