5 days in Kochi (Cochin) & Ooty (Udhagamandalam) Itinerary

5 days in Kochi (Cochin) & Ooty (Udhagamandalam) Itinerary

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5 days in Kochi (Cochin) & Ooty (Udhagamandalam) Itinerary

Start: Dubai
+2
Fly + taxi + subway:  4​h 45​min
1
Kochi (Cochin)
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Dubai

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): buy something for everyone on your list at LuLu Mall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Wed): admire the landmark architecture of Santa Cruz Basilica, admire all the interesting features of Kerala Kathakali Centre, make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets, then make a trip to Jew Town, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paradesi Synagogue.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Gulf Standard Time to India Standard Time is 1 hour. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Dubai in December, with highs in Kochi (Cochin) at 38°C and lows at 27°C. On the 28th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Ooty (Udhagamandalam).

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

#Historic Sites, #Shopping, #Neighborhoods
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Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Kerala Kathakali Centre ©
Kerala Kathakali Centre
Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue

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 29th (Fri), admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens, take in the awesome beauty at Doddabetta Peak, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Rose Garden. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Ooty Lake, then take in the dramatic scenery at Pykara Lake and Pykara Falls, and then explore the activities along Pykara Lake.

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Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Kochi (Cochin) to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Kochi (Cochin) in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Ooty (Udhagamandalam), with lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

#Parks, #Nature
Find places to stay Dec 28 — 30:
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Botanical Gardens ©
Botanical Gardens
Doddabetta Peak ©
Doddabetta Peak
Ooty Lake ©
Ooty Lake

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