12 days in Ooty (Udhagamandalam) & Kodaikanal Itinerary

12 days in Ooty (Udhagamandalam) & Kodaikanal Itinerary

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12 days in Ooty (Udhagamandalam) & Kodaikanal Itinerary

Start: Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
1
Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
— 8 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
2
Kodaikanal
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
End: Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

8
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.
Family-friendly places like Doddabetta Peak and Rose Garden will thrill your kids. Venture out of the city with trips to Attapadi Reserve Forest (in Palakkad), Bandipur National Park and Tiger Reserve (in Bandipur) and Sim`s Park (in Coonoor). There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Ooty Lake, identify plant and animal life at Begur Wildlife Sanctuary, admire the engineering at Padinjarathara Dam, and take in the dramatic scenery at Pykara Water Falls.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Ooty (Udhagamandalam) journey maker app .

In December, daily temperatures in Ooty (Udhagamandalam) can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Kalpetta, Muthanga Wildlife Sanctuary, Attapadi Reserve Forest, Virgin Valley, Wenlock Downs 9th Mile Shooting Point
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Doddabetta Peak ©
Doddabetta Peak
Ooty Lake ©
Ooty Lake
Botanical Gardens ©
Botanical Gardens

2
nights
Kodaikanal

Kodaikanal ©
A cool and relaxing hill station, Kodaikanal has long attracted visitors up to its privileged position in the Western Ghats.
Bring the kids along to Kodaikanal Lake and Pillar Rocks. Next up on the itinerary: take a peaceful walk through Pine Forest, admire the natural beauty at Bryant Park, explore the activities along Berijam Lake, and stop by The Cocoa Bean.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Kodaikanal trip planning website .

You can drive from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) to Kodaikanal in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. In January, Kodaikanal is a bit warmer than Ooty (Udhagamandalam) - with highs of 34°C and lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in Kodaikanal

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Kodaikanal Lake ©
Kodaikanal Lake
Pine Forest ©
Pine Forest
Pillar Rocks ©
Pillar Rocks

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