7 days in Ooty (Udhagamandalam), Madurai & Kochi (Cochin) Itinerary

7 days in Ooty (Udhagamandalam), Madurai & Kochi (Cochin) Itinerary

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7 days in Ooty (Udhagamandalam), Madurai & Kochi (Cochin) Itinerary

Start: Hyderabad
Fly + taxi:  3​h 15​min
1
Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Madurai
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
3
Kochi (Cochin)
— 2 nights
Drive:  14​h 30​min
End: Hyderabad

1
night
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 1st (Fri), take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Church, examine the collection at Tea Museum, then explore the engaging exhibits at M&N Chocolate Museum, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Sanctuary Avalanche.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Ooty (Udhagamandalam) holiday planner.

Hyderabad to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) is an approximately 3.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Ooty (Udhagamandalam) when traveling from Hyderabad in November, with lows around 25°C. On the 2nd (Sat), you're off toMadurai.

Things to do in Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

Parks Wildlife Museums
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Sanctuary Avalanche ©
Sanctuary Avalanche
St. Stephen's Church
St. Stephen's Church
Tea Museum ©
Tea Museum

2
nights
Madurai

Madurai ©
One of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world, Madurai sits on the banks of the River Vaigai and serves as a center of Tamil culture.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thiruparankundram Murugan Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple, then see the interesting displays at Gandhi Memorial Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Yoga Narasimhar Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Idaikattur Church, then contemplate the long history of Sri Ramana Mandiram, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Inmaiyil Nanmai Tharuvar Temple.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Madurai online trip maker .

Traveling by car from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) to Madurai takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in November, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Madurai

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Thiruparankundram Murugan Temple
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Thiruparankundram Murugan Temple ©
Thiruparankundram Murugan Temple
Gandhi Memorial Museum
Gandhi Memorial Museum
Sri Ramana Mandiram ©
Sri Ramana Mandiram

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shiva Temple, kick back and relax at Alappuzha Beach, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Poornathrayesa Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Cherai Beach and then kick back and relax at Marari Beach.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Kochi (Cochin) tour itinerary builder tool .

Getting from Madurai to Kochi (Cochin) by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In November, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Alappuzha Beach, Marari Beach
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Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Cherai Beach ©
Cherai Beach
Shiva Temple ©
Shiva Temple

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