9 days in India Itinerary

9 days in India Itinerary

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9 days in India Itinerary

Bengaluru
Bengaluru
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
Mysuru (Mysore)
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
Kodaikanal
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  5​h
Bengaluru

2
days
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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): find something for the whole family at Wonderla Amusement Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of ISKCON Temple Bangalore, then ponder the design of Indira Gandhi Musical Fountain, then engage your brain at Visvesvaraya Industrial and Technological Museum, and finally admire the natural beauty at Lalbagh Botanical Garden.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Bengaluru vacation planner.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Bengaluru. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in December, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Mysuru (Mysore).

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Indira Gandhi Musical Fountain ©
Indira Gandhi Musical Fountain
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Lalbagh Botanical Garden

2
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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 27th (Wed), stroll through Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens and then steep yourself in history at Mysore Maharajah's Palace (Amba Vilas). Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Brindavan Garden, pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Philomena Church, then contemplate the waterfront views at Karanji Lake, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Chamundeshwari Temple.

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Take a train from Bengaluru to Mysuru (Mysore) in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to drive to Ooty (Udhagamandalam).

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Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens ©
Brindavan Garden ©
Brindavan Garden
Sri Chamundeshwari Temple ©
Sri Chamundeshwari Temple

3
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.
Ooty (Udhagamandalam) is known for nature, parks, wildlife, historic sites, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens, explore the activities along Pykara Lake, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Church, and take in the dramatic scenery at Pykara Lake and Pykara Falls.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Ooty (Udhagamandalam) vacation 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 35°C in December, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to drive to Kodaikanal.

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Botanical Gardens ©
Botanical Gardens
Doddabetta Peak ©
Doddabetta Peak
Pykara Lake ©
Pykara Lake

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day
Kodaikanal

Kodaikanal ©
A cool and relaxing hill station, Kodaikanal has long attracted visitors up to its privileged position in the Western Ghats.
On the 1st (Mon), stop by The Cocoa Bean Chocolate Shop and then explore the activities along Kodaikanal Lake.

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You can drive from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) to Kodaikanal in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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Kodaikanal Lake ©
Kodaikanal Lake
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Pine Forest
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Berijam Lake

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