8 days in Ooty (Udhagamandalam), Kodaikanal & Kerala Itinerary

8 days in Ooty (Udhagamandalam), Kodaikanal & Kerala Itinerary

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8 days in Ooty (Udhagamandalam), Kodaikanal & Kerala Itinerary

New Delhi
Fly + taxi:  6​h
Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
Kodaikanal
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
Munnar
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
Thekkady
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
Kumarakom
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
Alappuzha
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
Kovalam
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  5​h
New Delhi

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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 18th (Sun), pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Church, take in the awesome beauty at Doddabetta Peak, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Ooty Lake.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Ooty (Udhagamandalam) trip itinerary maker site .

New Delhi to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from New Delhi in February, things will get somewhat warmer in Ooty (Udhagamandalam): highs are around 38°C and lows about 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Kodaikanal.

Things to do in Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

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Ooty Lake ©
Ooty Lake
Doddabetta Peak ©
Doddabetta Peak
St. Stephen's Church
St. Stephen's Church

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Kodaikanal

Kodaikanal ©
A cool and relaxing hill station, Kodaikanal has long attracted visitors up to its privileged position in the Western Ghats.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): take a peaceful walk through Pine Forest, contemplate the waterfront views at Kodaikanal Lake, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Berijam Lake.

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You can drive from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) to Kodaikanal in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can go by car to Munnar.

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Kodaikanal Lake ©
Kodaikanal Lake
Pine Forest ©
Pine Forest
Berijam Lake ©
Berijam Lake

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Munnar

Munnar ©
Sitting at the point where three mountain rivers meet, the hill station of Munnar has become known as a tea-growing center in the south of the country.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park.

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Drive from Kodaikanal to Munnar in 4 hours. February in Munnar sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can drive to Thekkady.

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Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park ©

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Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
On the 21st (Wed), soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, then explore the activities along Periyar Lake, and then identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve.

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Drive from Munnar to Thekkady in 2 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel to Kumarakom.

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Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Periyar Lake ©
Periyar Lake
Spas & Wellness

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Kumarakom

Kumarakom ©
Kumarakom features one of Kerala's most scenic lakes as the backdrop and serves as a gateway to the area's famous backwaters.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): explore the activities along Vembanad Lake and then look for all kinds of wild species at Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary.

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The Route module can help you plan travel from Thekkady to Kumarakom. In February, daytime highs in Kumarakom are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can travel to Alappuzha.

Things to do in Kumarakom

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Vembanad Lake
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Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary ©
Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary
Vembanad Lake ©
Vembanad Lake

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Alappuzha

Alappuzha ©
Affectionately known as Alleppey to locals and tourists alike, Alappuzha acts as a major transport and cultural hub on the Kerala backwaters.
On the 23rd (Fri), kick back and relax at Marari Beach, then visit a coastal fixture at Alappuzha Lighthouse, and then kick back and relax at Alappuzha Beach.

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Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Kumarakom to Alappuzha. February in Alappuzha sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Kovalam.

Things to do in Alappuzha

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Marari Beach
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Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Alappuzha Beach ©
Alappuzha Beach

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Kovalam

Kovalam ©
Famous for the groves of coconut trees from which it takes its name, Kovalam offers a long, white sandy beach on the Arabian Sea.
On the 24th (Sat), stroll through Lighthouse Beach, stroll through Kovalam Beach, and then admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple.

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Traveling by car from Alappuzha to Kovalam takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In February, daytime highs in Kovalam are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kovalam

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Side Trip

Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
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Kovalam Beach
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Lighthouse Beach
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Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple

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