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:  5​h 45​min
Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
Kodaikanal
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
Munnar
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Thekkady
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
Kumarakom
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
Alappuzha
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
Kovalam
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  4​h 45​min
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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Church, take in the awesome beauty at Doddabetta Peak, and then explore the activities along Ooty Lake.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Ooty (Udhagamandalam) online trip itinerary builder .

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, expect Ooty (Udhagamandalam) to be a bit warmer, temps between 38°C and 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can drive to Kodaikanal.

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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): delve into the lush surroundings at Pine Forest, then contemplate the waterfront views at Kodaikanal Lake, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Berijam Lake.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Kodaikanal trip builder app .

You can drive from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) to Kodaikanal in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to drive 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.
On the 20th (Tue), explore the striking landscape of Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Munnar road trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Kodaikanal to Munnar takes 4 hours. In February in Munnar, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to 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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Traveling by car from Munnar to Thekkady takes 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can 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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Vembanad Lake and then identify plant and animal life at Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary.

For where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Kumarakom road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Thekkady to Kumarakom takes 3.5 hours. February in Kumarakom sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Alappuzha.

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): stroll through Marari Beach, visit a coastal fixture at Alappuzha Lighthouse, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Alappuzha Beach.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Alappuzha vacation builder .

Drive from Kumarakom to Alappuzha in an hour. In February, daily temperatures in Alappuzha can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Kovalam.

Things to do in Alappuzha

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Marari Beach
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Alappuzha Beach ©
Alappuzha Beach
Marari Beach ©
Marari 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, then enjoy the sand and surf at Kovalam Beach, and then admire the striking features of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Kovalam travel route builder site .

Drive from Alappuzha to Kovalam in 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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Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple

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