10 days in Goa, Ooty (Udhagamandalam) & Mahabaleshwar Itinerary

10 days in Goa, Ooty (Udhagamandalam) & Mahabaleshwar Itinerary

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10 days in Goa, Ooty (Udhagamandalam) & Mahabaleshwar Itinerary

Start: Boston
Fly:  19​h 45​min
1
Goa
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  6​h
2
Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
— 4 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + taxi:  5​h 30​min
3
Mahabaleshwar
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  27​h
End: Boston

2
nights
Goa

Goa ©
On India's western coastline, the former Portuguese colony of Goa tells a visibly different story than the rest of India.
On the 1st (Wed), look for all kinds of wild species at Animal Shelter Agonda and then kick back and relax at Agonda Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: view the masterpieces at AUGUSTIN Studio & Gallery and then kick back and relax at Palolem Beach.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Goa day trip website .

Boston, USA to Goa is an approximately 20-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of ferry and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to India Standard Time, which is usually a 10 hour difference. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Boston in December, with highs in Goa at 80°F and lows at 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Ooty (Udhagamandalam).

Things to do in Goa

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Agonda Beach ©
Agonda Beach
Palolem Beach ©
Palolem Beach
Animal Shelter Agonda ©
Animal Shelter Agonda

4
nights
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Bandipur National Park and Tiger Reserve and Muthanga Wildlife Sanctuary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ooty (Udhagamandalam): Moyar River (in Mudumalai) and Kalpetta (Padinjarathara Dam & Begur Wildlife Sanctuary). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at MacIvor's Bund and admire the engineering at Mukurthi Dam.

For maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Ooty (Udhagamandalam) road trip tool .

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Goa to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Goa in January, things will get slightly colder in Ooty (Udhagamandalam): highs are around 78°F and lows about 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Mahabaleshwar.

Things to do in Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Kalpetta, Muthanga Wildlife Sanctuary, Moyar River, Bandipur National Park and Tiger Reserve
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Muthanga Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Muthanga Wildlife Sanctuary
Mukurthi Dam ©
Mukurthi Dam

1
night
Mahabaleshwar

Mahabaleshwar ©
Located high up in the Western Ghats, the hill station of Mahabaleshwar sits above one of the only evergreen forests in the country.
On the 7th (Tue), explore the activities along Venna Lake, contemplate the long history of Mahabaleshwar Hill Station, then steep yourself in history at Mahabaleshwar Temple, then get great views at Arthur's Seat, and finally hike along Tiger Spring.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Mahabaleshwar online trip planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) to Mahabaleshwar takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Mahabaleshwar

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Venna Lake ©
Venna Lake
Mahabaleshwar Hill Station ©
Mahabaleshwar Hill Station
Arthur's Seat ©
Arthur's Seat

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