11 days in Ooty (Udhagamandalam), Kodaikanal & Kerala Itinerary

11 days in Ooty (Udhagamandalam), Kodaikanal & Kerala Itinerary

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11 days in Ooty (Udhagamandalam), Kodaikanal & Kerala Itinerary

Start: Ahmedabad
Fly + taxi:  6​h
1
Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
2
Kodaikanal
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
3
Munnar
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Thekkady
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Kumarakom
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  9​h
End: Ahmedabad

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Pykara Lake and Murugan Temple. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Ooty Lake and take in nature's colorful creations at Rose Garden.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Ooty (Udhagamandalam) trip planner.

Ahmedabad to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Ahmedabad in October, you will find days in Ooty (Udhagamandalam) are a bit cooler (31°C), and nights are about the same (23°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Kodaikanal.

Things to do in Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Ooty Lake ©
Ooty Lake
Pykara Lake ©
Pykara Lake
Rose Garden ©
Rose Garden

2
nights
Kodaikanal

Kodaikanal ©
A cool and relaxing hill station, Kodaikanal has long attracted visitors up to its privileged position in the Western Ghats.
On the 30th (Wed), see the interesting displays at Shembaganur Museum of Natural History, then take a peaceful walk through Pine Forest, and then explore the activities along Kodaikanal Lake. Keep things going the next day: get great views at Pillar Rocks, stop by The Cocoa Bean, then explore the activities along Berijam Lake, and finally take a memorable drive along Silent Valley View Point.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Kodaikanal holiday site .

Getting from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) to Kodaikanal by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. In October, Kodaikanal is a bit warmer than Ooty (Udhagamandalam) - with highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Munnar.

Things to do in Kodaikanal

Parks Nature Museums
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Kodaikanal Lake ©
Kodaikanal Lake
Pine Forest ©
Pine Forest
Berijam Lake ©
Berijam Lake

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): examine the collection at Tea Museum and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat): take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Gardens, admire the sheer force of Chinnakanel Water Falls, and then admire the engineering at Anayirankal Dam Reservoir.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Munnar trip planner.

You can drive from Kodaikanal to Munnar in 5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Anayirankal Dam Reservoir
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Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park ©
Anayirankal Dam Reservoir ©
Anayirankal Dam Reservoir
Chinnakanel Water Falls ©
Chinnakanel Water Falls

1
night
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): get great views at Chellarkovil Viewpoint, explore the activities along Periyar Lake, and then identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Thekkady trip itinerary site .

Getting from Munnar to Thekkady by car takes about 3 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Kumarakom.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Periyar Lake ©
Periyar Lake
Chellarcovil View Point ©
Chellarcovil View Point

2
nights
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.
On the 4th (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shiva Temple Ernakulam and then kick back and relax at Marari Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sree Kumaramangalam Subramanyaswamy Temple and then look for all kinds of wild species at Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Kumarakom trip planner.

You can drive from Thekkady to Kumarakom in 3.5 hours. In November, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kumarakom

Parks Wildlife Beaches

Side Trip

Marari Beach
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Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary ©
Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Shiva Temple Ernakulam	©
Shiva Temple Ernakulam

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