5 days in Karnataka, Ooty (Udhagamandalam) & Kodaikanal Itinerary

5 days in Karnataka, Ooty (Udhagamandalam) & Kodaikanal Itinerary

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5 days in Karnataka, Ooty (Udhagamandalam) & Kodaikanal Itinerary

Start: Ahmedabad
Fly:  4​h 15​min
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Bengaluru
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Mysuru (Mysore)
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
4
Kodaikanal
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Ahmedabad

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Bengaluru

Bengaluru ©
Flourishing development and a bustling IT industry transformed Bangalore into a vibrant metropolis, but the city preserves its numerous historic and cultural sights.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Tue): engage your brain at Visvesvaraya Industrial and Technological Museum. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Bannerghatta National Park and then take in the spiritual surroundings of ISKCON Temple Bangalore.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Bengaluru trip itinerary planning website .

Ahmedabad to Bengaluru is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In August, Bengaluru is slightly colder than Ahmedabad - with highs of 34°C and lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can drive to Mysuru (Mysore).

Things to do in Bengaluru

Wildlife Parks Childrens Museums
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Bannerghatta National Park ©
Bannerghatta National Park
ISKCON Temple Bangalore ©
ISKCON Temple Bangalore

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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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): step into the grandiose world of Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas), then see the interesting displays at Sea Shell Museum, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Namdroling Monastery.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Mysuru (Mysore) trip planner .

Traveling by car from Bengaluru to Mysuru (Mysore) takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Bengaluru in August, you will find days in Mysuru (Mysore) are a bit cooler (30°C), and nights are about the same (23°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Ooty (Udhagamandalam).

Things to do in Mysuru (Mysore)

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Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas) ©
Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas)
Namdroling Monastery ©
Namdroling Monastery
Sea Shell Museum ©
Sea Shell Museum

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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 21st (Fri), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Doddabetta Peak, admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Ooty Lake.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Ooty (Udhagamandalam) travel tool .

Traveling by car from Mysuru (Mysore) to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Mysuru (Mysore) in August: highs in Ooty (Udhagamandalam) hover around 37°C, while lows dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Kodaikanal.

Things to do in Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

Parks Nature
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Botanical Gardens ©
Botanical Gardens
Doddabetta Peak ©
Doddabetta Peak
Ooty Lake ©
Ooty Lake

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Kodaikanal

Kodaikanal ©
A cool and relaxing hill station, Kodaikanal has long attracted visitors up to its privileged position in the Western Ghats.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): delve into the lush surroundings at Pine Forest, then contemplate the waterfront views at Kodaikanal Lake, and then look for gifts at The Cocoa Bean.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Kodaikanal online trip maker .

You can drive from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) to Kodaikanal in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. In August, daily temperatures in Kodaikanal can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kodaikanal

Parks Nature Shopping
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Kodaikanal Lake ©
Kodaikanal Lake
Pine Forest ©
Pine Forest
The Cocoa Bean ©
The Cocoa Bean

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