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

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

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

Start: Mumbai
Fly + taxi:  6​h 45​min
1
Kodaikanal
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
2
Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h
3
Mysuru (Mysore)
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Mumbai

3
nights
Kodaikanal

Kodaikanal ©
A cool and relaxing hill station, Kodaikanal has long attracted visitors up to its privileged position in the Western Ghats.
Take a break from the city and head to Marayoor Sandalwood Forest and Thoovanam Falls. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kodaikanal: Munnar (Spas & Wellness & Tea Gardens). There's much more to do: explore the activities along Kodaikanal Lake, take a peaceful walk through Pine Forest, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kuzhanthai Velappar temple, and Head underground at Guna Cave.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Kodaikanal day trip planning tool .

Mumbai to Kodaikanal is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can go by car to Ooty (Udhagamandalam).

Things to do in Kodaikanal

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Marayur, Tea Gardens
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Kodaikanal Lake ©
Kodaikanal Lake
Marayoor Sandalwood Forest ©
Marayoor Sandalwood Forest
Pine Forest ©
Pine Forest

1
day
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 14th (Tue), admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Doddabetta Peak, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Ooty Lake.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Ooty (Udhagamandalam) itinerary planner .

You can drive from Kodaikanal to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. In May, daily temperatures in Ooty (Udhagamandalam) can reach 40°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Mysuru (Mysore).

Things to do in Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

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

1
night
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 15th (Wed): stroll through Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens and then contemplate the long history of Mysore Maharajah's Palace (Amba Vilas).

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Mysuru (Mysore) online road trip planner .

You can drive from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) to Mysuru (Mysore) in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. When traveling from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) in May, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Mysuru (Mysore): temperatures range from 34°C by day to 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Mysuru (Mysore)

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Historic Sites
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Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas) ©
Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas)
Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens ©

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