12 days in Ooty (Udhagamandalam), Mysuru (Mysore) & Kodaikanal Itinerary

12 days in Ooty (Udhagamandalam), Mysuru (Mysore) & Kodaikanal Itinerary

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12 days in Ooty (Udhagamandalam), Mysuru (Mysore) & Kodaikanal Itinerary

Start: Hyderabad
Fly + taxi:  3​h 15​min
1
Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Mysuru (Mysore)
— 4 nights
Drive:  7​h
3
Kodaikanal
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  7​h
End: Hyderabad

3
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 Botanical Gardens and Rose Garden. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Ooty (Udhagamandalam): Sim`s Park (in Coonoor) and Nilambur (Valamthode Falls & Central Forest Nursery). There's lots more to do: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Doddabetta Peak, admire the verdant scenery at Mukurthi Dam, explore the activities along Pykara Lake, and look for gifts at Green Shop, Ooty.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Ooty (Udhagamandalam) road trip website .

Hyderabad to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) is an approximately 3.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Hyderabad in September, expect Ooty (Udhagamandalam) to be little chillier, temps between 31°C and 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Mysuru (Mysore).

Things to do in Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Nilambur, Wenlock Downs 9th Mile Shooting Point, Sim`s Park
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Botanical Gardens ©
Botanical Gardens
Doddabetta Peak ©
Doddabetta Peak
Ooty Lake ©
Ooty Lake

4
nights
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.
Bring the kids along to Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens and Mysore Sand Sculpture Museum. Take a break from Mysuru (Mysore) with a short trip to Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple in Srirangapatna, about 34 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Namdroling Monastery, pause for some photo ops at Sri Nandi Temple, take in nature's colorful creations at Brindavan Garden, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Chamundeshwari Temple.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Mysuru (Mysore) road trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) to Mysuru (Mysore) takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in October, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can go by car to Kodaikanal.

Things to do in Mysuru (Mysore)

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary, Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple, Adiranga
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Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens ©
Brindavan Garden ©
Brindavan Garden
Namdroling Monastery ©
Namdroling Monastery

3
nights
Kodaikanal

Kodaikanal ©
A cool and relaxing hill station, Kodaikanal has long attracted visitors up to its privileged position in the Western Ghats.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Kodaikanal Lake and Pine Forest. There's much more to do: take some stellar pictures from Pillar Rocks, contemplate the waterfront views at Mannavanur Lake, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kurinji Andavar Temple, and go for a walk through Coakers Walk.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Kodaikanal tour builder tool .

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. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Mysuru (Mysore) in October; daily highs in Kodaikanal reach 37°C and lows reach 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel 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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