6 days in Ooty (Udhagamandalam) & Kerala Itinerary

6 days in Ooty (Udhagamandalam) & Kerala Itinerary

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6 days in Ooty (Udhagamandalam) & Kerala Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly + taxi:  5​h 45​min
1
Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
— Few hours
Drive:  6​h 30​min
2
Mararikulam
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Kochi (Cochin)
— 3 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + taxi:  1​h 30​min
4
Kovalam
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  5​h
End: New Delhi

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hours
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.
To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Ooty (Udhagamandalam) tour planning tool .

New Delhi to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from New Delhi in January, expect Ooty (Udhagamandalam) to be somewhat warmer, temps between 30°C and 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) to allow time to travel to Mararikulam.

Things to do in Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

Parks
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Botanical Gardens ©
Botanical Gardens

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day
Mararikulam

Mararikulam ©
If you're looking for soft sand and warm water, plan a vacation in Mararikulam.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mararikulam Sree Mahadeva Temple, tour the pleasant surroundings at Mararikulam Beach, and then kick back and relax at Marari Beach.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Mararikulam online trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) to Mararikulam in 8.5 hours. Traveling from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) in February, Mararikulam is a bit warmer at night with lows of 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can travel to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Mararikulam

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Mararikulam Sree Mahadeva Temple
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Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Mararikulam Beach ©
Mararikulam Beach
Mararikulam Sree Mahadeva Temple ©
Mararikulam Sree Mahadeva Temple

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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.
Do your shopping at LuLu Mall and Indian Industries. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Jew Town and Mattancherry Palace. The adventure continues: stop by Kochi Books, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paradesi Synagogue, explore the galleries of Kerala Folklore Museum, and wander the streets of Mattancherry.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Kochi (Cochin) online travel route planner .

Getting from Mararikulam to Kochi (Cochin) by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in February, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Kovalam.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Shopping Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Jew Town ©
Jew Town
LuLu Mall ©
LuLu Mall
Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue

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night
Kovalam

Kovalam ©
Famous for the groves of coconut trees from which it takes its name, Kovalam offers a long, white sandy beach on the Arabian Sea.
On the 5th (Tue), enjoy the sand and surf at Kovalam Beach, kick back and relax at Lighthouse Beach, then look for gifts at Keralashopee, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple.

To find out how to plan a trip to Kovalam, use our trip itinerary maker.

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Kochi (Cochin) to Kovalam in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. In February, daily temperatures in Kovalam can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kovalam

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
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Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple

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