13 days in South India Itinerary

13 days in South India Itinerary

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Fly
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Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kalpetta
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Nagarhole National Park
— 1 night
Drive
4
Madikeri
— 3 nights
Drive
5
Chikmagalur
— 3 nights
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Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

— 3 nights

Queen of Hill Stations

Tea gardens and eucalyptus trees scent the air of the fields surrounding Ooty, a popular summer tourism destination up in the hills.
Change things up with these side-trips from Ooty (Udhagamandalam): Coonoor (Lamb's Rock, Sim`s Park, &more). Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Government Botanical Garden, see the interesting displays at Tea Museum, take in the awesome beauty at Doddabetta Peak, and make a trip to Wenlock Downs 9th Mile Shooting Point.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Ooty (Udhagamandalam) travel itinerary planner.

Ahmedabad to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Ahmedabad in May, things will get a bit cooler in Ooty (Udhagamandalam): highs are around 40°C and lows about 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Kalpetta.

Things to do in Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Kalpetta

— 2 nights
One of the district's main tourist hubs, Kalpetta offers easy access to a number of man-made and natural attractions.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Assumption Forane Church, then explore the fascinating underground world of Edakkal Caves, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sree Maha Ganapathy Temple. Keep things going the next day: admire the natural beauty at Banasura Spices Garden, admire the engineering at Banasurasagar Dam, then find something for the whole family at Fun Fantasy, and finally explore the activities along Pookot Lake.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Kalpetta vacation planner.

Getting from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) to Kalpetta by car takes about 3.5 hours. In May in Kalpetta, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Nagarhole National Park.

Things to do in Kalpetta

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Nagarhole National Park

— 1 night
A trip to Nagarhole National Park opens numerous possibilities for adventure.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Rameshwara Temple and then look for all kinds of wild species at Kabini Wildlife Safari - Day Tour.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Nagarhole National Park trip planner.

Getting from Kalpetta to Nagarhole National Park by car takes about 1.5 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Kalpetta in May, with highs in Nagarhole National Park at 34°C and lows at 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can go by car to Madikeri.

Things to do in Nagarhole National Park

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Madikeri

— 3 nights
Madikeri is a hill station town in Karnataka state, India. Madikeri is known for nature, parks, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the dramatic scenery at Abbi Falls, delve into the lush surroundings at Nisargadhama Forest, admire the natural beauty at Raja's Seat, and look for all kinds of wild species at Dubare Elephant Camp.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Madikeri road trip planning app.

Getting from Nagarhole National Park to Madikeri by car takes about 2.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can go by car to Chikmagalur.

Things to do in Madikeri

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

Chikmagalur

— 3 nights

Coffee Land

Located at the foot of the highest mountain range in the state, the city of Chikamagalur features a number of natural and man-made attractions of rich variety.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Chikmagalur: Sri Chennakeshava Temple (in Tumkur), Chennakesava Temple (in Belur) and Hoysaleswara Temple (in Halebid). There's lots more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Mullayanagiri, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sharada Temple, contemplate the waterfront views at Hirekolale Lake, and admire the sheer force of Jhari Waterfalls.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Chikmagalur online route builder.

Getting from Madikeri to Chikmagalur by car takes about 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Chikmagalur

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Wayanad District travel guide

3.5
Caves · Dams · Bodies of Water
Wayanad District tourism sector relies heavily on visitors from the neighboring states of Karnataka and Tamil Nadu, as well as a growing number of international tourists. Boasting solitary pine forest in Kerala, as well as an abundance of paddy fields and picturesque mountain landscapes, the district is known first and foremost for its scenic nature. A Wayanad District holiday offers you a chance to spot some of the most majestic land animals still thriving in the wild--the region shelters more Asian elephants than any other place in the world.