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

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

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

Start: Lucknow
Fly:  11​h 30​min
1
Mysuru (Mysore)
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
3
Kodaikanal
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: Lucknow

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 16th (Sun), get to know the resident critters at Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens, step into the grandiose world of Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas), and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Chamundeshwari Temple. On the next day, admire the local landmark of Brindavan Garden and then explore the world behind art at Mysore Sand Sculpture Museum.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Mysuru (Mysore) travel route builder tool .

Lucknow to Mysuru (Mysore) is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. While traveling from Lucknow, expect colder days and slightly colder nights in Mysuru (Mysore), ranging from highs of 31°C to lows of 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can go by car to Ooty (Udhagamandalam).

Things to do in Mysuru (Mysore)

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums
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Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas) ©
Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas)
Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens ©
Sri Chamundeshwari Temple ©
Sri Chamundeshwari Temple

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 18th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Tea Museum, take in the awesome beauty at Doddabetta Peak, then stop by Green Shop, Ooty, and finally explore the activities along Ooty Lake. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Wed): explore the activities along Pykara Lake, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Murugan Temple, and then admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Ooty (Udhagamandalam) tour itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by car from Mysuru (Mysore) to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Ooty (Udhagamandalam) can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Kodaikanal.

Things to do in Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

Parks Nature Museums
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Doddabetta Peak ©
Doddabetta Peak
Botanical Gardens ©
Botanical Gardens
Ooty Lake ©
Ooty 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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): get great views at Pillar Rocks, contemplate the waterfront views at Kodaikanal Lake, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kurinji Andavar Temple, and finally examine the collection at Shembaganur Museum of Natural History.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Kodaikanal road trip app .

You can drive from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) to Kodaikanal in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Traveling from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) in June, expect Kodaikanal to be a bit warmer, temps between 40°C and 30°C. On the 21st (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kodaikanal

Parks Nature Museums
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Kodaikanal Lake ©
Kodaikanal Lake
Pine Forest ©
Pine Forest
Kurinji Andavar Temple ©
Kurinji Andavar Temple

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