10 days in Ooty (Udhagamandalam), Munnar & Thekkady Itinerary

10 days in Ooty (Udhagamandalam), Munnar & Thekkady Itinerary

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10 days in Ooty (Udhagamandalam), Munnar & Thekkady Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru
Fly + Taxi:  4 h 15 min
1
Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h 30 min
2
Munnar
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Thekkady
— 4 nights
Taxi + Fly:  4 h
End: Bengaluru

1
night
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 8th (Tue): see human ingenuity at work at Mukurthi Dam and then explore the activities along Ooty Lake. On the 9th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Doddabetta Peak, then admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens, and then admire the natural beauty at Rose Garden.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Ooty (Udhagamandalam) trip builder app .

Bengaluru to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. In January in Ooty (Udhagamandalam), expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Munnar.

Things to do in Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Government Botanical Garden
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Government Botanical Garden ©
Government Botanical Garden
Doddabetta Peak ©
Doddabetta Peak
Ooty Lake ©
Ooty Lake

3
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.
Spend the 11th (Fri) exploring nature at Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park. There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Gardens, get great views at Top Station, see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, and admire the engineering at Mattupetty Dam.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Munnar online tour planner .

Traveling by car from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) to Munnar takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) in January, expect Munnar to be a bit warmer, temps between 38°C and 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam
Tea Museum ©
Tea Museum

4
nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Spend the 16th (Wed) exploring nature at Periyar National Park. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve, admire all the interesting features of Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation, look and learn at Green land spice garden, and take in nature's colorful creations at Abraham's Spice Garden.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Thekkady trip planner .

You can drive from Munnar to Thekkady in 2 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Periyar Lake ©
Periyar Lake
Elephant Junction ©
Elephant Junction

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