36 days in Mumbai, Kerala & Ooty (Udhagamandalam) Itinerary

36 days in Mumbai, Kerala & Ooty (Udhagamandalam) Itinerary

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36 days in Mumbai, Kerala & Ooty (Udhagamandalam) Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
1
Mumbai
— 11 nights
Fly + Drive:  5​h 30​min
2
Kasaragod
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Kannur
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Kalpetta
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  2​h 30​min
5
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
6
Kochi (Cochin)
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 15​min
7
Thrissur
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
8
Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
— 11 nights
taxi + Fly:  5​h
End: Mumbai

11
nights
Mumbai

Mumbai ©
Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
Step out of the city life by going to Kanheri Caves and Speed Boats Tours. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Mount Mary Basilica and Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Mumbai: Navi Mumbai (Kharghar Hills, Inorbit Mall Vashi, & more), Bahiri Cave (in Karjat) and Bhaja Caves (in Khandala). The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Mani Bhavan Gandhi Museum, view the masterpieces at Jehangir Art Gallery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mahalakshmi Temple, and browse the different shops at Oberoi Mall.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Mumbai tour builder .

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Mumbai. In October, daily temperatures in Mumbai can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can travel to Kasaragod.

Things to do in Mumbai

Parks Shopping Nature

Side Trips

Alibaug, Navi Mumbai, Thane, Lonavala, Bahiri Cave
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Bhaja Caves ©
Bhaja Caves
Mount Mary Basilica ©
Mount Mary Basilica
Mahalakshmi Temple ©
Mahalakshmi Temple

1
night
Kasaragod

Kasaragod ©
Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): stroll through Bekal Beach, then steep yourself in history at Bekal Fort, and then stroll through Kappil Beach.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Kasaragod driving holiday planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Mumbai to Kasaragod. Traveling from Mumbai in October, you will find days in Kasaragod are little chillier (36°C), and nights are about the same (27°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can go by car to Kannur.

Things to do in Kasaragod

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Bekal
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Bekal Beach ©
Bekal Beach
Bekal Fort ©
Bekal Fort
Kappil Beach ©
Kappil Beach

2
nights
Kannur

Kannur ©
A cultural capital on the state's relatively quiet northern coast, Kannur has long been associated with textile production and temple rituals, earning it the nickname, the "Land of Looms and Lores." Most Kannur itineraries will include observing theyyam rituals performed at the temples, where the traditions have origins dating back thousands of years.
On the 26th (Sat), stroll through Thottada Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach, then take in the views from Thalassery Sea Bridge, and finally contemplate the long history of Fort St. Angelos. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Madayi Kavu, kick back and relax at Chal Beach Park, and then kick back and relax at Payyambalam Beach.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Kannur tour planning website .

You can drive from Kasaragod to Kannur in 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can drive to Kalpetta.

Things to do in Kannur

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Madayi Kavu, Chal Beach Park
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Thottada Beach ©
Thottada Beach
Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach ©
Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach
Fort St. Angelos ©
Fort St. Angelos

2
nights
Kalpetta

Kalpetta ©
One of the district's main tourist hubs, Kalpetta offers easy access to a number of man-made and natural attractions.
On the 28th (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of Thirunelli Temple, then take in panoramic vistas at Lakkidi View Point, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Pookot Lake. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the awesome beauty at Chembra and then admire the sheer force of Soochippara Falls (Sentinel Rock Waterfall).

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Kalpetta online travel route planner .

Traveling by car from Kannur to Kalpetta takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October in Kalpetta, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can travel to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Kalpetta

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Chembra ©
Chembra
Thirunelli Temple ©
Thirunelli 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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Wed): examine the collection at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, visit a coastal fixture at Vizhinjam Lighthouse, don't miss a visit to Attukal Bhagavathy Temple, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then make a trip to Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Ananthankadu Nagaraja Temple. On the 31st (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at Shri Chitra Art Gallery and then get in on the family fun at Magic Planet Theme Park.

To find photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) online trip itinerary builder .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Kalpetta to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to travel to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Theme Parks Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace ©
Vizhinjam Lighthouse ©
Vizhinjam Lighthouse
Shri Chitra Art Gallery ©
Shri Chitra Art Gallery

4
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Kerala Folklore Museum and Kashi Art Gallery. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Chottanikkara Devi Temple and Shiva Temple. Explore Kochi (Cochin)'s surroundings by going to Alappuzha (Ambalapuzha Sree Krishna Temple & Kayaking & Canoeing). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Edappally Church Complex, admire the landmark architecture of Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and find something for the whole family at Wonderla Amusement Park.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Kochi (Cochin) visit planner .

Traveling by flight from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Kochi (Cochin) takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. October in Kochi (Cochin) sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Thrissur.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites Theme Parks Adventure

Side Trips

Alappuzha, Vembanad Lake
Highlights from your plan
Kashi Art Gallery ©
Kashi Art Gallery
Chottanikkara Devi Temple ©
Chottanikkara Devi Temple
Edappally Church Complex ©
Edappally Church Complex

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nights
Thrissur

Thrissur ©
One of the oldest and largest cities in the center of the state, Thrissur hosts a wealth of festivals throughout the year.
On the 5th (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of Triprayar Sri Rama Temple, then admire the sheer force of Athirappilly Water Falls, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Vadakkunnathan Temple. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram, admire the landmark architecture of Guruvayur Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Venkitachalapathy Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Punnathur Kotta (Anakkotta), and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Parthasarathy Temple.

To find maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Thrissur trip planner .

Traveling by train from Kochi (Cochin) to Thrissur takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. November in Thrissur sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can go by car to Ooty (Udhagamandalam).

Things to do in Thrissur

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Guruvayur, Triprayar Sri Rama Temple
Highlights from your plan
Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram ©
Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram
Guruvayur Temple ©
Guruvayur Temple
Vadakkunnathan Temple ©
Vadakkunnathan Temple

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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.
Head to Brookefields Mall and Kasthuri Sreenivasan Trust Art Gallery and Textile Museumfor some retail therapy. Get some cultural insight at Arulmigu Patteeswarar Swamy Temple and Eachanari Vinayagar Temple. Venture out of the city with trips to Moyar River (in Mudumalai), Bandipur National Park and Tiger Reserve (in Bandipur) and Coimbatore (Kovai Kutralam Water Falls, Insect Museum, TNAU, & more). There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Sanctuary Avalanche, contemplate the waterfront views at Upper Bhavani Lake, delve into the lush surroundings at Avalanche Eco Tourism, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Church.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Ooty (Udhagamandalam) trip planner .

Traveling by car from Thrissur to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Coimbatore, Moyar River, Bandipur National Park and Tiger Reserve
Highlights from your plan
Arulmigu Patteeswarar Swamy Temple ©
Eachanari Vinayagar Temple ©
Eachanari Vinayagar Temple

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