5 days in Kodaikanal, Mysuru (Mysore) & Ooty (Udhagamandalam) Itinerary

5 days in Kodaikanal, Mysuru (Mysore) & Ooty (Udhagamandalam) Itinerary

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5 days in Kodaikanal, Mysuru (Mysore) & Ooty (Udhagamandalam) Itinerary

Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
Drive:  5​h 15​min
Kodaikanal
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h
Mysuru (Mysore)
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
— Few hours
Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

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days
Kodaikanal

Kodaikanal ©
A cool and relaxing hill station, Kodaikanal has long attracted visitors up to its privileged position in the Western Ghats.
On the 5th (Fri), explore the activities along Berijam Lake, then take in the pleasant sights at Coaker's Walk, then get your game on at Ice Skating Cafe, and finally take a peaceful walk through Pine Forest. Keep things going the next day: take some stellar pictures from Pillar Rocks, then Head underground at Guna Cave, then admire the natural beauty at Bryant Park, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Kodaikanal Lake.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Kodaikanal road trip app .

Ooty (Udhagamandalam) to Kodaikanal is an approximately 5.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Mysuru (Mysore).

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Kodaikanal Lake ©
Kodaikanal Lake
Coaker's Walk
Coaker's Walk
Pine Forest ©
Pine Forest

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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.
On the 7th (Sun), steep yourself in history at Mysore Maharajah's Palace (Amba Vilas), then admire the striking features of Lakshminarayana Temple, then stroll through Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Philomena Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the local landmark of Brindavan Garden, appreciate the history behind Chamundi Hill Bull Statue, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Chamundeshwari Temple, and finally admire all the interesting features of Oriental Research Institute.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Mysuru (Mysore) road trip planning app .

You can drive from Kodaikanal to Mysuru (Mysore) in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of taxi and train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can drive to Ooty (Udhagamandalam).

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Brindavan Garden ©
Brindavan Garden
Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens ©

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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.
On the 9th (Tue), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Doddabetta Peak, admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens, and then explore the activities along Ooty Lake.

For maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Ooty (Udhagamandalam) trip planner .

Traveling by car from Mysuru (Mysore) to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in January, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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

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