15 days in Kerala & Ooty (Udhagamandalam) Itinerary

15 days in Kerala & Ooty (Udhagamandalam) Itinerary

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15 days in Kerala & Ooty (Udhagamandalam) Itinerary

Start: Ahmedabad
Fly:  4​h 30​min
1
Kochi (Cochin)
— 3 nights
train:  1​h
2
Alappuzha
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Kottayam
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
4
Thekkady
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  3​h
6
Munnar
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h 15​min
7
Wayanad
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
8
Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  6​h
End: Ahmedabad

3
nights
Kochi (Cochin)

Kochi (Cochin) ©
A flourishing port city and magnet for the spice trade since the 15th century, Kochi (Cochin) proudly bears its distinct international influence and local Keralan culture.
Get a sense of the local culture at Paradesi Synagogue and Chottanikkara Devi Temple. Popular historic sites such as Mattancherry Palace and Church of Saint Francis are in your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Kochi (Cochin) side-trips: Paniyeli Poru (in Kuruppampady) and Thattekad Bird Sanctuary (in Kothamangalam). Next up on the itinerary: buy something for everyone on your list at LuLu Mall, kick back and relax at Cherai Beach, and take a stroll through Jew Town.

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Ahmedabad to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In August in Kochi (Cochin), expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Alappuzha.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Paniyeli Poru, Thattekad Bird Sanctuary
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Cherai Beach ©
Cherai Beach
Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue
Chottanikkara Devi Temple ©
Chottanikkara Devi Temple

1
night
Alappuzha

Alappuzha
Affectionately known as Alleppey to locals and tourists alike, Alappuzha acts as a major transport and cultural hub on the Kerala backwaters.
To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Alappuzha trip itinerary planner.

Take a train from Kochi (Cochin) to Alappuzha in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In September, daily temperatures in Alappuzha can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. On the 2nd (Mon), you'll travel to Kottayam.

Things to do in Alappuzha

Outdoors Tours Parks

1
night
Kottayam

Kottayam ©
The first Indian city to achieve a 100 percent literacy rate among its citizens, Kottayam has as much of a reputation for its educational standards as for its massive rubber industry.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): take in the exciting artwork at Clay Art Cafe and then look for all kinds of wild species at Vagamon.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Kottayam trip planner .

You can drive from Alappuzha to Kottayam in 1.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Kottayam can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Thekkady.

Things to do in Kottayam

Wildlife Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Vagamon ©
Vagamon
Clay Art Cafe ©
Clay Art Cafe

1
night
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
On the 3rd (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of Mangala Devi Temple, admire the natural beauty at Abraham's Spice Garden, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Mangladevi Temple.

To find reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Thekkady travel planner.

Traveling by car from Kottayam to Thekkady takes 3 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Thekkady

Historic Sites Spas Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Mangala Devi Temple ©
Mangala Devi Temple
Abraham's Spice Garden ©
Abraham's Spice Garden
Mangladevi Temple ©
Mangladevi Temple

2
nights
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) ©
Situated among a collection of low hills that lead up to the coastline, state capital Thiruvananthapuram acts as a base for exploration of the southern tip of the country.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): browse the eclectic array of goods at Chalai Bazaar, then kick back and relax at Kovalam Beach, then admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, and finally stop by Sarwaa. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Peppara Wildlife Sanctuary and then kick back and relax at Lighthouse Beach.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) trip itinerary tool .

You can drive from Thekkady to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and flight; or take a bus. September in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Munnar.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Kovalam
Highlights from your plan
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach

2
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.
Get some cultural insight at Tea Museum and C.S.I Christ Church. Head to Tata Tea Outlet and Mistletoe art Galleryfor plenty of shopping. Treat yourself to a day of pampering on the 8th (Sun) at some of the best spas. There's more to do: delve into the distant past at Muniyara - Anakottapara park and identify plant and animal life at Echo Point.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Munnar trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Munnar in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or drive. September in Munnar sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Munnar

Spas Wildlife Parks
Highlights from your plan
Spas
Tea Museum ©
Tea Museum
C.S.I Christ Church ©
C.S.I Christ Church

2
nights
Wayanad

Wayanad ©
On the 9th (Mon), experience rural life at Tea Town Kerala - Wayanad and then examine the collection at Wayanad Tea Museum.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Wayanad online journey builder .

You can drive from Munnar to Wayanad in 9.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Wayanad can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. On the 10th (Tue), you're off toOoty (Udhagamandalam).

Things to do in Wayanad

Museums
Highlights from your plan
Wayanad Tea Museum ©
Wayanad Tea Museum

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.
On the 10th (Tue), pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Church. On the 11th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at Higginbotham's Bookstore, admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Doddabetta Peak, and finally examine the collection at Tea Museum.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Ooty (Udhagamandalam) trip planner.

You can drive from Wayanad to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Wayanad in September, things will get a bit cooler in Ooty (Udhagamandalam): highs are around 31°C and lows about 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Doddabetta Peak ©
Doddabetta Peak
St. Stephen's Church
St. Stephen's Church
Murugan Temple ©
Murugan Temple

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