7 days in Ooty (Udhagamandalam) & Kodaikanal Itinerary

7 days in Ooty (Udhagamandalam) & Kodaikanal Itinerary

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7 days in Ooty (Udhagamandalam) & Kodaikanal Itinerary

Start: Coimbatore
Drive:  1​h 45​min
1
Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
2
Kodaikanal
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h
End: Coimbatore

3
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 6th (Sat): take some stellar pictures from Shooting Point. On the 7th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the activities along Ooty Lake, take in the awesome beauty at Doddabetta Peak, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Ooty (Udhagamandalam) trip builder app .

Coimbatore to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Coimbatore in April: highs in Ooty (Udhagamandalam) hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 26°C. On the 9th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Kodaikanal.

Things to do in Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Wenlock Downs 9th Mile Shooting Point
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Botanical Gardens ©
Botanical Gardens
Doddabetta Peak ©
Doddabetta Peak
Ooty Lake ©
Ooty Lake

3
nights
Kodaikanal

Kodaikanal ©
A cool and relaxing hill station, Kodaikanal has long attracted visitors up to its privileged position in the Western Ghats.
On the 9th (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kurinji Andavar Temple. On the next day, go for a walk through Coakers Walk, 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.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Kodaikanal tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) to Kodaikanal takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. In April, Kodaikanal is a bit warmer than Ooty (Udhagamandalam) - with highs of 41°C and lows of 30°C. You'll have a few hours on the 12th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Kodaikanal

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Kodaikanal Lake ©
Kodaikanal Lake
Pine Forest ©
Pine Forest
Pillar Rocks ©
Pillar Rocks

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