5 days in Mysuru (Mysore), Ooty (Udhagamandalam) & Kodaikanal Itinerary

5 days in Mysuru (Mysore), Ooty (Udhagamandalam) & Kodaikanal Itinerary

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5 days in Mysuru (Mysore), Ooty (Udhagamandalam) & Kodaikanal Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru
1
Mysuru (Mysore)
— 1 night
2
Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
3
Kodaikanal
— 1 day
Drive:  7​h 30​min
End: Bengaluru

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Mysore Maharajah's Palace (Amba Vilas).

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Mysuru (Mysore) road trip planning app .

Bengaluru to Mysuru (Mysore) is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Bengaluru in February: highs in Mysuru (Mysore) hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Ooty (Udhagamandalam).

Things to do in Mysuru (Mysore)

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Outdoors
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Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens ©
Sri Chamundeshwari Temple ©
Sri Chamundeshwari Temple

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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 18th (Mon), admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens, then contemplate the waterfront views at Ooty Lake, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Venkateshwara Perumal Temple.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Ooty (Udhagamandalam) trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by car from Mysuru (Mysore) to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Mysuru (Mysore) in February, plan for somewhat warmer days in Ooty (Udhagamandalam), with highs around 38°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Kodaikanal.

Things to do in Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Botanical Gardens ©
Botanical Gardens
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 19th (Tue): take a peaceful walk through Pine Forest, then contemplate the waterfront views at Kodaikanal Lake, and then examine the collection at Shembaganur Museum of Natural History.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Kodaikanal travel route tool .

You can drive from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) to Kodaikanal in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. February in Kodaikanal sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kodaikanal

Parks Nature Museums
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Kodaikanal Lake ©
Kodaikanal Lake
Pine Forest ©
Pine Forest

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