12 days in India Itinerary

12 days in India Itinerary

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12 days in India Itinerary

Start: Mayiladuthurai
Drive:  5​h 15​min
1
Yelagiri
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Yercaud
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Coonoor
— 1 night
bus:  30​min
4
Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Mudumalai
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
6
Kodaikanal
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
7
Thekkady
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
8
Munnar
— 2 nights
Drive:  9​h 30​min
End: Mayiladuthurai

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day
Yelagiri

Yelagiri ©
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): see the sky in a new way at Vainu Bappu Observatory and then explore the striking landscape at Yelagiri Hills.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Yelagiri route tool .

Mayiladuthurai to Yelagiri is an approximately 7-hour car ride. In August, daytime highs in Yelagiri are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can drive to Yercaud.

Things to do in Yelagiri

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Yelagiri Hills
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Yelagiri Hills ©
Yelagiri Hills
Vainu Bappu Observatory ©
Vainu Bappu Observatory

1
night
Yercaud

Yercaud ©
The hill station of Yercaud sits among a rolling range of forested hills, and thrives in a climate that has benefitted the biodiversity of the landscape, and the productivity of the town's agricultural industry.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shevaroy Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Chakra Mahameru Temple, then whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Trinity Church.

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You can drive from Yelagiri to Yercaud in 4.5 hours. Traveling from Yelagiri in August, plan for a bit cooler nights in Yercaud, with lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Coonoor.

Things to do in Yercaud

Historic Sites Tours Adventure
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Sri Chakra Mahameru Temple ©
Sri Chakra Mahameru Temple
Shevaroy Temple ©
Shevaroy Temple
Zipline

1
night
Coonoor

Coonoor ©
A small town up in the hills, Coonoor has a wealth of scenic sights and pleasant urban places of interest.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at All Saints Church, tee off at Wellington Gymkhana Club Golf Course, and then look for gifts at Green Shop.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Coonoor online visit planner .

Traveling by car from Yercaud to Coonoor takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can catcht the bus to Ooty (Udhagamandalam).

Things to do in Coonoor

Golf Outdoors Historic Sites
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All Saints Church ©
All Saints Church

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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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Sanctuary Avalanche, admire the masterpieces at M&N Chocolate Museum, then examine the collection at Tea Museum, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Church.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Ooty (Udhagamandalam) trip itinerary app .

Ooty (Udhagamandalam) is just a stone's throw from Coonoor. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in August, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Mudumalai.

Things to do in Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Sanctuary Avalanche ©
Sanctuary Avalanche
St. Stephen's Church
St. Stephen's Church
Elk Hill Murugan Temple ©
Elk Hill Murugan Temple

1
night
Mudumalai

Mudumalai
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Moyar River.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Mudumalai online trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) to Mudumalai by car takes about 2 hours. In August in Mudumalai, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Kodaikanal.

Things to do in Mudumalai

Wildlife Parks

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night
Kodaikanal

Kodaikanal ©
A cool and relaxing hill station, Kodaikanal has long attracted visitors up to its privileged position in the Western Ghats.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): delve into the distant past at Dolmen Circle, then explore the striking landscape at Dolphin's Nose, and then take in the awesome beauty at Perumal Peak.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Kodaikanal trip planner .

You can drive from Mudumalai to Kodaikanal in 8.5 hours. August in Kodaikanal sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 29°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Thekkady.

Things to do in Kodaikanal

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Perumal Peak ©
Perumal Peak
Dolphin's Nose ©
Dolphin's Nose
Dolmen Circle ©
Dolmen Circle

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nights
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 31st (Sat): see the sky in a new way at Green land spice garden, then look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Mangala Devi Temple and then look for all kinds of wild species at Elephant Junction.

For more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Thekkady trip planner .

Traveling by car from Kodaikanal to Thekkady takes 4 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to go by car to Munnar.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Spas
Highlights from your plan
Green land spice garden ©
Green land spice garden
Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Elephant Junction ©
Elephant Junction

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 2nd (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary and then delve into the distant past at Muniyara - Anakottapara park. On the 3rd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the sheer force of Chinnakanel Water Falls, then see the interesting displays at Tea Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mount Carmel Church &Mount Carmel Pilgrim Centre, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at C.S.I Christ Church.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Munnar trip maker tool .

Traveling by car from Thekkady to Munnar takes 3 hours. In September, daytime highs in Munnar are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Munnar

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife
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C.S.I Christ Church ©
C.S.I Christ Church
Muniyara - Anakottapara park ©
Muniyara - Anakottapara park
Tea Museum ©
Tea Museum

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