12 days in Ooty (Udhagamandalam), Kanyakumari & Munnar Itinerary

12 days in Ooty (Udhagamandalam), Kanyakumari & Munnar Itinerary

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12 days in Ooty (Udhagamandalam), Kanyakumari & Munnar Itinerary

Start: Chennai
train:  16​h
1
Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
— 2 nights
+3
taxi + Fly + taxi + train:  7​h 30​min
2
Kanyakumari
— 2 nights
train + taxi:  10​h
3
Munnar
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  8​h
End: Kolkata (Calcutta)

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.
Kids will enjoy Upper Bhavani Lake and Murugan Temple. Take a break from the city and head to MacIvor's Bund and Mukurthi Dam. The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Church, find something for the whole family at Thunder World, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Venkateshwara Perumal Temple, and appreciate the views at Ketti Valley View.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Ooty (Udhagamandalam) route planner .

Gaya to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also drive. When traveling from Gaya in April, plan for slightly colder days in Ooty (Udhagamandalam), with highs around 36°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Kanyakumari.

Things to do in Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

Parks Nature Theme Parks
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Upper Bhavani Lake ©
Upper Bhavani Lake
St. Stephen's Church
St. Stephen's Church
Elk Hill Murugan Temple ©
Elk Hill Murugan Temple

2
nights
Kanyakumari

Kanyakumari ©
Located at the most southerly point of mainland India, Kanyakumari has long attracted pilgrims and those keen to see the end of the road.
Take a break from the city and head to Muttom Beach and Sanguthurai Beach. Kids will enjoy Sothavilai Beach and Kaalikesam Waterfalls. Step out of Kanyakumari with an excursion to Nagaraja Temple in Nagercoil--about 34 minutes away. There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at Chitharal Hill Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shirdhi Sai Baba Temple, Kanyakumari, and make a trip to Adi Keshava Perumal Temple.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Kanyakumari online travel planner .

Getting from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) to Kanyakumari by combination of taxi, flight, and train takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Traveling from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Kanyakumari, with lows of 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Munnar.

Things to do in Kanyakumari

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Muttom Beach, Nagaraja Temple, Chitharal Hill Temple
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Sanguthurai Beach ©
Sanguthurai Beach
Nagaraja Temple ©
Nagaraja Temple
Muttom Beach ©
Muttom Beach

3
nights
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Climbing Tours and Lakkam Waterfalls. Visit Amanalingeshwarar Temple and La Saleth Church for their historical value. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Munnar: Kodaikanal (Christ the King Church, Vattakanal Waterfalls, & more). It doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at C.S.I Christ Church and delve into the distant past at Muniyara - Anakottapara park.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Munnar route planner .

You can drive from Kanyakumari to Munnar in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, flight, and taxi; or do a combination of train and taxi. In April, daytime highs in Munnar are 40°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Munnar

Historic Sites Parks Tours

Side Trips

Kodaikanal, Amanalingeshwarar Temple, Lakkam Waterfalls
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Climbing Tours
C.S.I Christ Church ©
C.S.I Christ Church
Muniyara - Anakottapara park ©
Muniyara - Anakottapara park

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