8 days in India Itinerary

8 days in India Itinerary

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8 days in India Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru
1
Bengaluru
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
2
Madikeri
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Mysuru (Mysore)
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Bandipur
— Few hours
Drive:  30​min
5
Mudumalai
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Bengaluru


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1
night
Bengaluru

Bengaluru ©
Flourishing development and a bustling IT industry transformed Bangalore into a vibrant metropolis, but the city preserves its numerous historic and cultural sights.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Bannerghatta National Park. Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Bannerghatta National Park, take in nature's colorful creations at Lalbagh Botanical Garden, then stroll around Cubbon Park, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at ISKCON Temple Bangalore.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Bengaluru holiday planner.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Bengaluru. In August, daytime highs in Bengaluru are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to drive to Madikeri.

Things to do in Bengaluru

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
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Lalbagh Botanical Garden ©
Lalbagh Botanical Garden
ISKCON Temple Bangalore ©
ISKCON Temple Bangalore
Bannerghatta National Park ©
Bannerghatta National Park

2
nights
Madikeri

Madikeri ©
Madikeri is a hill station town in Karnataka state, India. You've now added Kote Abbey waterfalls to your itinerary. Go for a jaunt from Madikeri to Somvarpet to see Makkala Gudi Betta about 50 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Abbi Falls, take in the spiritual surroundings of Omkareshwara Temple, see the interesting displays at Madikeri Fort, and delve into the lush surroundings at Nisargadhama Forest.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Madikeri tour app .

Getting from Bengaluru to Madikeri by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and taxi; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can go by car to Mysuru (Mysore).

Things to do in Madikeri

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Nisargadhama Forest, Makkala Gudi Betta
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Raja's Seat ©
Raja's Seat
Abbi Falls ©
Abbi Falls
Kote Abbey waterfalls ©
Kote Abbey waterfalls

1
night
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 29th (Thu), step into the grandiose world of Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas), get to know the resident critters at Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Chamundeshwari Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Nandi Temple.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Mysuru (Mysore) day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Madikeri to Mysuru (Mysore) takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. August in Mysuru (Mysore) sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to drive to Bandipur.

Things to do in Mysuru (Mysore)

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas) ©
Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas)
Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens ©
Sri Chamundeshwari Temple ©
Sri Chamundeshwari Temple

few
hours
Bandipur

Bandipur
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): take in the awesome beauty at Gopalaswami Betta and then explore the striking landscape of Bandipur National Park and Tiger Reserve.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Bandipur trip planner .

You can drive from Mysuru (Mysore) to Bandipur in 2 hours. In August in Bandipur, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 23°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can travel to Mudumalai.

Things to do in Bandipur

Parks Nature Wildlife

1
night
Mudumalai

Mudumalai
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Moyar River.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Mudumalai online day trip planner .

Mudumalai is very close to Bandipur. When traveling from Bandipur in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Mudumalai, with highs around 37°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Ooty (Udhagamandalam).

Things to do in Mudumalai

Parks Wildlife

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.
Keep things going the next day: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Doddabetta Peak, take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens, and then admire the natural beauty at Rose Garden.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Ooty (Udhagamandalam) trip planner .

Drive from Mudumalai to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) in 2 hours. In August in Ooty (Udhagamandalam), expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Botanical Gardens ©
Botanical Gardens
Doddabetta Peak ©
Doddabetta Peak
Pykara Lake ©
Pykara Lake

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