8 days in India Itinerary

8 days in India Itinerary

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8 days in India Itinerary

Start: Pune
Fly + taxi:  6​h
1
Kodaikanal
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
2
Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Sulthan Bathery
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Mananthavady
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
5
Madikeri
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Mysuru (Mysore)
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Pune

1
night
Kodaikanal

Kodaikanal ©
A cool and relaxing hill station, Kodaikanal has long attracted visitors up to its privileged position in the Western Ghats.
On the 27th (Wed), stop by The Cocoa Bean and then explore the ancient world of Dolmen Circle.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Kodaikanal online trip itinerary builder .

Pune to Kodaikanal is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Kodaikanal are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) 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
Dolmen Circle ©
Dolmen Circle

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 29th (Fri), explore the activities along Ooty Lake, admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Doddabetta Peak.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Ooty (Udhagamandalam) trip itinerary builder .

Drive from Kodaikanal to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Sultan Bathery.

Things to do in Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

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

1
night
Sulthan Bathery

Sulthan Bathery ©
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sat): deepen your understanding at Regional Agricultural Research Station, explore the fascinating underground world of Edakkal Caves, then pause for some serene contemplation at Assumption Forane Church, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Sree Maha Ganapathy Temple.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Sultan Bathery driving holiday planner.

Drive from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) to Sultan Bathery in 3 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Sultan Bathery can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can travel to Mananthavady.

Things to do in Sulthan Bathery

Nature Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Edakkal Caves
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Edakkal Caves ©
Edakkal Caves
Assumption Forane Church ©
Assumption Forane Church
Regional Agricultural Research Station ©

1
night
Mananthavady

Mananthavady ©
On the 1st (Sun), take in the awesome beauty at Korome Mosque, view the masterpieces at Valmeekam Clay Art Gallery, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Thrissillery Shiva Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Valliyoorkavu Bhagavathi Temple.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Mananthavady trip planner.

Getting from Sultan Bathery to Mananthavady by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in November, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can travel to Madikeri.

Things to do in Mananthavady

Nature Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Thrissillery Shiva Temple
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Korome Mosque ©
Korome Mosque
Thrissillery Shiva Temple ©
Thrissillery Shiva Temple

1
night
Madikeri

Madikeri ©
Madikeri is a hill station town in Karnataka state, India. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): make a trip to Raja's Tomb ( Gadhige), then admire the sheer force of Abbi Falls, then take in nature's colorful creations at Raja's Seat, and finally experience rural life at Mercara Gold Estate - Coffee Plantation Tour Coorg.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Madikeri trip planner .

Traveling by car from Mananthavady to Madikeri takes 3 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Mysuru (Mysore).

Things to do in Madikeri

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Abbi Falls ©
Abbi Falls
Raja's Seat ©
Raja's Seat
Raja's Tomb ©
Raja's Tomb

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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): ponder the design of Brindavan Garden, then explore the activities along Karanji Lake, then explore the historical opulence of Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas), and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Chamundeshwari Temple. On the 4th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get to know the resident critters at Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Nandi Temple, and then steep yourself in history at Somnathpura Temple.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Mysuru (Mysore) trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Madikeri to Mysuru (Mysore) takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Mysuru (Mysore) are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Mysuru (Mysore)

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

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