17 days in India Itinerary

17 days in India Itinerary

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17 days in India Itinerary

Start: Navi Mumbai
Drive:  19​h 30​min
1
Bandipur National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Kotagiri
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
4
Coonoor
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
5
Kodaikanal
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
6
Yercaud
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
7
Gudalur
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
8
Masinagudi
— 2 nights
Drive:  19​h 15​min
End: Navi Mumbai

1
night
Bandipur National Park

Bandipur National Park ©
Most visitors take a trip to Bandipur National Park to spot the wildlife--many exotic mammals roam freely through the hilly, forested landscape.
On the 26th (Sat), explore the striking landscape of Bandipur National Park and Tiger Reserve.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Bandipur National Park road trip planning website .

Navi Mumbai to Bandipur National Park is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Navi Mumbai in October, with highs in Bandipur National Park at 31°C and lows at 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel to Ooty (Udhagamandalam).

Things to do in Bandipur National Park

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Bandipur National Park and Tiger Reserve
Highlights from your plan

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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): explore the activities along Ooty Lake, then take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Doddabetta Peak, and finally see the interesting displays at Tea Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the natural beauty at Rose Garden, explore the activities along Pykara Lake, and then admire the sheer force of Pykara Water Falls.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Ooty (Udhagamandalam) trip planner .

Traveling by car from Bandipur National Park to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) takes 2.5 hours. October in Ooty (Udhagamandalam) sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Kotagiri.

Things to do in Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
Doddabetta Peak ©
Doddabetta Peak
Ooty Lake ©
Ooty Lake
Botanical Gardens ©
Botanical Gardens

1
night
Kotagiri

Kotagiri ©
Kotagiri is a Panchayat town in The Nilgiris District in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. On the 29th (Tue), take in the awesome beauty at Rangaswamy Peak and Pillar, then get great views at Kodanad View Point, and then admire the sheer force of Catherine Falls.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Kotagiri trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can drive from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) to Kotagiri in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) in October, you will find days in Kotagiri are a bit warmer (37°C), and nights are about the same (26°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can go by car to Coonoor.

Things to do in Kotagiri

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Catherine Falls ©
Catherine Falls
Rangaswamy Peak and Pillar ©
Rangaswamy Peak and Pillar
Kodanad View Point ©
Kodanad View Point

1
night
Coonoor

Coonoor ©
A small town up in the hills, Coonoor has a wealth of scenic sights and pleasant urban places of interest.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Wed): take in nature's colorful creations at Sim`s Park, then stop by The Shop, then take some stellar pictures from Lamb's Rock, and finally take some stellar pictures from Dolphin's Nose.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Coonoor trip planner .

Drive from Kotagiri to Coonoor in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in October, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Kodaikanal.

Things to do in Coonoor

Parks Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Sim`s Park ©
Sim`s Park
Dolphin's Nose ©
Dolphin's Nose
Lamb's Rock ©
Lamb's Rock

2
nights
Kodaikanal

Kodaikanal ©
A cool and relaxing hill station, Kodaikanal has long attracted visitors up to its privileged position in the Western Ghats.
Kodaikanal is known for nature, parks, historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Kodaikanal Lake, look for gifts at The Cocoa Bean, delve into the lush surroundings at Pine Forest, and take some stellar pictures from Pillar Rocks.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Kodaikanal trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Coonoor to Kodaikanal in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in October, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kodaikanal

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
Kodaikanal Lake ©
Kodaikanal Lake
Pine Forest ©
Pine Forest
Berijam Lake ©
Berijam Lake

3
nights
Yercaud

Yercaud ©
The hill station of Yercaud sits among a rolling range of forested hills, and thrives in a climate that has benefitted the biodiversity of the landscape, and the productivity of the town's agricultural industry.
On the 3rd (Sun), take some stellar pictures from Lady's Seat, explore the activities along Big Lake, then get outside with 32-km Loop Road, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Chakra Mahameru Temple. Keep things going the next day: get great views at Pagoda Point, take in the dramatic scenery at Kiliyur Falls, then stroll around Deer Park, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shevaroy Temple.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Yercaud trip planning website .

You can drive from Kodaikanal to Yercaud in 5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Yercaud

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Big Lake ©
Big Lake
32-km Loop Road ©
32-km Loop Road
Shevaroy Temple ©
Shevaroy Temple

2
nights
Gudalur

Gudalur ©
On the 6th (Wed), take some stellar pictures from Needle Rock View Point, identify plant and animal life at Madumalai Wildlife Sanctuary, and then experience rural life at Balmaadi Estate.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Gudalur trip planner .

Getting from Yercaud to Gudalur by car takes about 7.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in November, and nighttime lows around 25°C. You will leave for Masinagudi on the 7th (Thu).

Things to do in Gudalur

Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Needle Rock View Point ©
Needle Rock View Point

2
nights
Masinagudi

Masinagudi ©
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Thu): admire the engineering at Maravakandy Dam. On the 8th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Theppakadu Elephant Camp and then look for all kinds of wild species at Moyar River.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Masinagudi trip planner.

Traveling by car from Gudalur to Masinagudi takes an hour. In November, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 25°C. On the 9th (Sat), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Masinagudi

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Wildlife

Side Trips

Theppakadu Elephant Camp, Moyar River
Highlights from your plan
Maravakandy Dam ©
Maravakandy Dam
Moyar River ©
Moyar River
Theppakadu Elephant Camp ©
Theppakadu Elephant Camp

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