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

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

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

Start: Indore
Fly + taxi:  6​h
1
Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
2
Kodaikanal
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Madurai
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Pune

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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): have fun and explore at M&N Chocolate Museum, then explore the activities along Ooty Lake, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Rose Garden. On the next day, take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens, take in the awesome beauty at Doddabetta Peak, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Tiger Hill.

To find reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Ooty (Udhagamandalam) travel itinerary planner .

Indore to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Indore, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Ooty (Udhagamandalam), ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to drive to Kodaikanal.

Things to do in Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Tiger Hill
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Botanical Gardens ©
Botanical Gardens
Doddabetta Peak ©
Doddabetta Peak
Rose Garden ©
Rose Garden

1
night
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 24th (Wed): get great views at Pillar Rocks, delve into the lush surroundings at Pine Forest, then contemplate the waterfront views at Kodaikanal Lake, and finally stop by The Cocoa Bean. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kuzhanthai Velappar temple, examine the collection at Shembaganur Museum of Natural History, then get your game on at Ice Skating Cafe, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Perumal Peak.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Kodaikanal online visit planner .

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. Traveling from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) in April, things will get somewhat warmer in Kodaikanal: highs are around 41°C and lows about 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to drive to Madurai.

Things to do in Kodaikanal

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

1
night
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.
To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Madurai tour planner .

Drive from Kodaikanal to Madurai in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 41°C, and evening lows to 30°C. On the 26th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Madurai

Historic Sites Museums
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Pazhamudhir Solai ©
Pazhamudhir Solai
Gandhi Memorial Museum ©
Gandhi Memorial Museum

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