23 days in India Itinerary

23 days in India Itinerary

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23 days in India Itinerary

Start: Hyderabad
Fly:  4​h 30​min
1
Madurai
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Kodaikanal
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
3
Coimbatore
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Mysuru (Mysore)
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
5
Coonoor
— 1 night
bus:  30​min
6
Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
— 8 nights
taxi + Fly:  3​h 15​min
End: Hyderabad

2
nights
Madurai

Madurai ©
One of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world, Madurai sits on the banks of the River Vaigai and serves as a center of Tamil culture.
Get some cultural insight at Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple and Yoga Narasimhar Temple. Popular historic sites such as Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine and Pazhamudhir Solai are in your itinerary. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Gandhi Memorial Museum, steep yourself in history at Sri Ramana Mandiram, take in the spiritual surroundings of Koodal Azhagar Temple, and look for gifts at Prema Vilas.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Madurai journey builder .

Hyderabad to Madurai is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In June in Madurai, expect temperatures between 40°C during the day and 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Kodaikanal.

Things to do in Madurai

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple ©
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple
Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine ©
Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine
Sri Ramana Mandiram ©
Sri Ramana Mandiram

4
nights
Kodaikanal

Kodaikanal ©
A cool and relaxing hill station, Kodaikanal has long attracted visitors up to its privileged position in the Western Ghats.
Get in touch with nature at Kodaikanal Lake and Mannavanur Lake. Get some cultural insight at Shembaganur Museum of Natural History and Christ the King Church. The adventure continues: take a peaceful walk through Pine Forest, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kuzhanthai Velappar temple, take in the awesome beauty at Perumal Peak, and take in the dramatic natural features at Dolphin's Nose.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Kodaikanal tour website .

Traveling by car from Madurai to Kodaikanal takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi. In July, daytime highs in Kodaikanal are 40°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can go by car to Coimbatore.

Things to do in Kodaikanal

Nature Parks Museums
Highlights from your plan
Kodaikanal Lake ©
Kodaikanal Lake
Pine Forest ©
Pine Forest
Kurinji Andavar Temple ©
Kurinji Andavar Temple

5
nights
Coimbatore

Coimbatore ©
Known throughout the country as a major industrial city, Coimbatore possesses a welcoming atmosphere and a growing cosmopolitanism.
Escape the urban bustle at Parambikulam Tiger Reserve and Meenvallam Water Falls. Get some historical perspective at Dhyanalinga Temple and Marudamalai Temple. Change things up with a short trip to Virgin Valley Pathrakadvu in Mannarkkad (about 1h 45 min away). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Gedee Car Museum, do some two-wheel cruising with Triumph Expeditions, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and buy something for everyone on your list at Brookefields Mall.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Coimbatore day trip planning website .

Getting from Kodaikanal to Coimbatore by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Kodaikanal in July, things will get a bit cooler in Coimbatore: highs are around 37°C and lows about 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Mysuru (Mysore).

Things to do in Coimbatore

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Mannarkkad, Parambikulam Tiger Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Meenvallam Water Falls ©
Meenvallam Water Falls
Dhyanalinga ©
Dhyanalinga
Marudamalai Temple ©
Marudamalai Temple

2
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.
On the 12th (Fri), look for all kinds of wild species at Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary, examine the collection at Railway Museum Mysore, and then see the interesting displays at Sea Shell Museum. On the 13th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Chamundeshwari Temple, admire the masterpieces at Mysore Sand Sculpture Museum, and then step into the grandiose world of Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas).

For traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Mysuru (Mysore) trip website .

You can drive from Coimbatore to Mysuru (Mysore) in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Coimbatore in July, you will find days in Mysuru (Mysore) are slightly colder (30°C), and nights are about the same (23°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Coonoor.

Things to do in Mysuru (Mysore)

Wildlife Parks Museums

Side Trip

Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary
Highlights from your plan
Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas) ©
Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas)
Sri Chamundeshwari Temple ©
Sri Chamundeshwari Temple
Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary ©
Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary

1
night
Coonoor

Coonoor ©
A small town up in the hills, Coonoor has a wealth of scenic sights and pleasant urban places of interest.
On the 14th (Sun), play a few rounds at Wellington Gymkhana Club Golf Course, then stop by The Shop, and then pause for some serene contemplation at All Saints Church.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Coonoor online travel planner .

Traveling by car from Mysuru (Mysore) to Coonoor takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Mysuru (Mysore) in July, you will find days in Coonoor are somewhat warmer (37°C), and nights are about the same (26°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to take a bus to Ooty (Udhagamandalam).

Things to do in Coonoor

Golf Outdoors Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
All Saints Church ©
All Saints Church
The Shop ©
The Shop

8
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.
Get outdoors at Moyar River and Muthanga Wildlife Sanctuary. Get some historical perspective at St. Stephen's Church and Venkateshwara Perumal Temple. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ooty (Udhagamandalam): Keralamkundu Waterfall (in Karuvarakundu), Nilambur (Valamthode Falls & Central Forest Nursery) and Bandipur National Park and Tiger Reserve (in Bandipur). Next up on the itinerary: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Doddabetta Peak, explore the activities along Pykara Lake, make a trip to Annamalai Murugan Temple, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kandal Cross Roman Catholic Church.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Ooty (Udhagamandalam) trip planner .

Ooty (Udhagamandalam) is just a stone's throw from Coonoor. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Coonoor in July: highs in Ooty (Udhagamandalam) hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Nilambur, Keralamkundu Waterfall, Bandipur National Park and Tiger Reserve, Moyar River, Muthanga Wildlife Sanctuary
Highlights from your plan
Doddabetta Peak ©
Doddabetta Peak
Keralamkundu Waterfall ©
Keralamkundu Waterfall
Muthanga Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Muthanga Wildlife Sanctuary

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