6 days in Ooty (Udhagamandalam), Kodaikanal & Munnar Itinerary

6 days in Ooty (Udhagamandalam), Kodaikanal & Munnar Itinerary

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6 days in Ooty (Udhagamandalam), Kodaikanal & Munnar Itinerary

Start: Pune
Fly + Taxi:  3​h 30​min
1
Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
2
Kodaikanal
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
3
Munnar
— 2 nights
Taxi + Fly:  3​h 45​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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Ooty Lake, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Elk Hill Murugan Temple, then tee off at Wellington Gymkhana Club Golf Course, and finally experience rural life at Tranquilitea Gourmet Nilgiri Teas. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Wenlock Downs 9th Mile Shooting Point, contemplate the waterfront views at Pykara Lake, see the interesting displays at Tea Museum, then take in the awesome beauty at Doddabetta Peak, then look for gifts at Moddy's Chocolates, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens.

To see photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Ooty (Udhagamandalam) sightseeing planner.

Pune to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) is an approximately 3.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in December, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Kodaikanal.

Things to do in Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Coonoor, Wenlock Downs 9th Mile Shooting Point
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Botanical Gardens ©
Botanical Gardens
Ootacamund Gymkhana Golf Club ©
Ootacamund Gymkhana Golf Club
Upper Bhavani Lake ©
Upper Bhavani Lake

1
night
Kodaikanal

Kodaikanal ©
A cool and relaxing hill station, Kodaikanal has long attracted visitors up to its privileged position in the Western Ghats.
On the 28th (Sat), contemplate the waterfront views at Kodaikanal Lake, explore the ancient world of Dolmen Circle, explore the striking landscape at Dolphin's Nose, then take in the awesome beauty at Palani, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and finally look for gifts at Danish Display.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Kodaikanal online travel route planner .

Drive from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) to Kodaikanal in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Kodaikanal, with lows of 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Munnar.

Things to do in Kodaikanal

Parks Nature Spas

Side Trip

Palani
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Dolphin's Nose ©
Dolphin's Nose
Spas
Palani ©
Palani

2
nights
Munnar

Munnar ©
Sitting at the point where three mountain rivers meet, the hill station of Munnar has become known as a tea-growing center in the south of the country.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): admire the natural beauty at Tea Gardens, get outside with Outdoor Activities, then admire the natural beauty at Rose Gardens, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas. Here are some ideas for day two: get great views at Munnar Hill Station, admire the engineering at Mattupetty Dam, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Munnar trip planner .

Traveling by car from Kodaikanal to Munnar takes 5 hours. Traveling from Kodaikanal in December, expect nights in Munnar to be about the same, around 26°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 38°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park ©
Spas
Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens

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