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

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

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

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

1
night
Kodaikanal

Kodaikanal ©
A cool and relaxing hill station, Kodaikanal has long attracted visitors up to its privileged position in the Western Ghats.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Tue): get great views at Pillar Rocks, then take a peaceful walk through Pine Forest, then contemplate the waterfront views at Kodaikanal Lake, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kuzhanthai Velappar temple.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Kodaikanal sightseeing planning site .

Mumbai to Kodaikanal is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Kodaikanal can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can drive to Ooty (Udhagamandalam).

Things to do in Kodaikanal

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Kodaikanal Lake ©
Kodaikanal Lake
Pine Forest ©
Pine Forest
Pillar Rocks ©
Pillar Rocks

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.
On the 30th (Wed), take in the awesome beauty at Doddabetta Peak and then take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens. Keep things going the next day: get great views at Shooting Point, then contemplate the waterfront views at Pykara Lake, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Pykara Lake and Pykara Falls.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Ooty (Udhagamandalam) trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kodaikanal to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. Traveling from Kodaikanal in October, expect Ooty (Udhagamandalam) to be little chillier, temps between 31°C and 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to go by car to Mysuru (Mysore).

Things to do in Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

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

2
nights
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.
On the 2nd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens, then see the interesting displays at Sea Shell Museum, and then admire the local landmark of Brindavan Garden.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Mysuru (Mysore) road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) to Mysuru (Mysore) takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) in November, with highs in Mysuru (Mysore) at 30°C and lows at 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Mysuru (Mysore)

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites
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Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens ©
Brindavan Garden ©
Brindavan Garden
Sri Chamundeshwari Temple ©
Sri Chamundeshwari Temple

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