12 days in India Itinerary

12 days in India Itinerary

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12 days in India Itinerary

Start: Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
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Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Madikeri
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Mysuru (Mysore)
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h
4
Kodaikanal
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
End: Ooty (Udhagamandalam)


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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.
Kids will enjoy Botanical Gardens and Doddabetta Peak. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ooty (Udhagamandalam): Attapadi Reserve Forest (in Palakkad) and Sim`s Park (in Coonoor). The adventure continues: explore the activities along Ooty Lake, look for gifts at Green Shop, Ooty, take in nature's colorful creations at Rose Garden, and take in the dramatic scenery at Pykara Water Falls.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Ooty (Udhagamandalam) trip planner .

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Ooty (Udhagamandalam). December in Ooty (Udhagamandalam) sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can go by car to Madikeri.

Things to do in Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trips

Sim`s Park, Attapadi Reserve Forest
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Doddabetta Peak ©
Doddabetta Peak
Botanical Gardens ©
Botanical Gardens
Ooty Lake ©
Ooty Lake

2
nights
Madikeri

Madikeri ©
Madikeri is a hill station town in Karnataka state, India. On the 27th (Fri), admire the sheer force of Abbi Falls and then get outside with Mandalpatti. Keep things going the next day: delve into the lush surroundings at Nisargadhama Forest, then take in nature's colorful creations at Raja's Seat, and then make a trip to Raja's Tomb ( Gadhige).

To see maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Madikeri tour builder app .

Traveling by car from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) to Madikeri takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can go by car to Mysuru (Mysore).

Things to do in Madikeri

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Nisargadhama Forest
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Abbi Falls ©
Abbi Falls
Raja's Seat ©
Raja's Seat
Mandalpatti ©
Mandalpatti

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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.
You've now added Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Brindavan Garden and then make a trip to Namdroling Monastery. On the next day, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Nandi Temple, meet the residents at Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens, and then step into the grandiose world of Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas).

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Mysuru (Mysore) travel route planner .

You can drive from Madikeri to Mysuru (Mysore) in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Mysuru (Mysore) can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Kodaikanal.

Things to do in Mysuru (Mysore)

Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums
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Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens ©
Brindavan Garden ©
Brindavan Garden
Namdroling Monastery ©
Namdroling Monastery

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Kodaikanal

Kodaikanal ©
A cool and relaxing hill station, Kodaikanal has long attracted visitors up to its privileged position in the Western Ghats.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Kodaikanal Lake and Pillar Rocks. Take a break from Kodaikanal with a short trip to Tea Town Kerala - Munnar in Suryanelli, about 1h 35 min away. There's much more to do: take a peaceful walk through Pine Forest, Head underground at Guna Cave, don't miss a visit to Lake View Point, and explore the activities along Mannavanur Lake.

To see photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Kodaikanal trip planner .

Traveling by car from Mysuru (Mysore) to Kodaikanal takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi. Traveling from Mysuru (Mysore) in December, expect a bit warmer with lows of 25°C in Kodaikanal. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Kodaikanal

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Palani, Tea Town Kerala - Munnar
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Kodaikanal Lake ©
Kodaikanal Lake
Pine Forest ©
Pine Forest
Berijam Lake ©
Berijam Lake

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