10 days in Munnar, Wayanad District & Ooty (Udhagamandalam) Itinerary

10 days in Munnar, Wayanad District & Ooty (Udhagamandalam) Itinerary

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10 days in Munnar, Wayanad District & Ooty (Udhagamandalam) Itinerary

Start: Kolkata (Calcutta)
Fly + taxi:  8​h
1
Munnar
— 4 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + taxi:  4​h 15​min
2
Kalpetta
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Kolkata (Calcutta)

4
nights
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.
For shopping fun, head to Tata Tea Outlet or Mistletoe art Gallery. Visiting Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park and Swiftlet Cave Munnar will get you outdoors. When in Munnar, make a side trip to see Thattekad Bird Sanctuary in Kothamangalam, approximately 1h 50 min away. There's lots more to do: get into the urban bustle at Kalari Kshethra, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, take in nature's colorful creations at Green Field Spices and Herbal Garden, and admire the engineering at Mattupetty Dam.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Munnar driving holiday planner.

Kolkata (Calcutta) to Munnar is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in December, expect Munnar to be a bit warmer, temps between 38°C and 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Kalpetta.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Thattekad Bird Sanctuary
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Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park ©
Thattekad Bird Sanctuary ©
Thattekad Bird Sanctuary
Swiftlet Cave Munnar ©
Swiftlet Cave Munnar

3
nights
Kalpetta

Kalpetta ©
One of the district's main tourist hubs, Kalpetta offers easy access to a number of man-made and natural attractions.
Visiting Pakshipathalam Bird Sanctuary and Edakkal Caves will get you outdoors. Explore Kalpetta's surroundings by going to Muthanga Wildlife Sanctuary (in Muthanga) and Valmeekam Clay Art Gallery (in Mananthavady). And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Begur Wildlife Sanctuary, take in the awesome beauty at Chembra, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Koottamundu Glass Temple.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Kalpetta online trip itinerary builder .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Munnar to Kalpetta in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Ooty (Udhagamandalam).

Things to do in Kalpetta

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Muthanga Wildlife Sanctuary, Valmeekam Clay Art Gallery
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Edakkal Caves ©
Edakkal Caves
Chembra ©
Chembra
Muthanga Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Muthanga Wildlife Sanctuary

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): stop by Higginbotham's Bookstore, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Venkateshwara Perumal Temple, then take in the awesome beauty at Doddabetta Peak, and finally admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Tea Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Murugan Temple, and then tee off at Ootacamund Gymkhana Golf Club.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Ooty (Udhagamandalam) road trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Kalpetta to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) takes 3.5 hours. Traveling from Kalpetta in December, expect Ooty (Udhagamandalam) to be a bit cooler, temps between 30°C and 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

Parks Golf Outdoors
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Botanical Gardens ©
Botanical Gardens
Doddabetta Peak ©
Doddabetta Peak
Ootacamund Gymkhana Golf Club ©
Ootacamund Gymkhana Golf Club

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