8 days in India Itinerary

8 days in India Itinerary

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8 days in India Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  2​h 30​min
1
Surat
— 1 day
Fly + taxi:  6​h
2
Munnar
— 1 day
Drive:  5​h 15​min
3
Coonoor
— 1 day
bus:  30​min
4
Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
5
Kodagu (Coorg)
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: New Delhi

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day
Surat

Surat ©
Off the map for most international tourists heading to India, the major industrial city of Surat has a long heritage in diamond-cutting and textile manufacturing.
On the 17th (Wed), meet the residents at Jagdishchandra Bose Aquarium, then take in the spiritual surroundings of ISKCON Temple, and then get lost in a book at Kavi Narmad Central Library.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Surat tour builder tool .

New Delhi to Surat is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel to Munnar.

Things to do in Surat

Zoos & Aquariums Parks Historic Sites
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Jagdishchandra Bose Aquarium ©
Jagdishchandra Bose Aquarium
Kavi Narmad Central Library ©
Kavi Narmad Central Library

1
day
Munnar

Munnar ©
Sitting at the point where three mountain rivers meet, the hill station of Munnar has become known as a tea-growing center in the south of the country.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at C.S.I Christ Church, take some stellar pictures from Lockheart gap, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Chinnakanel Water Falls.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Munnar day trip tool .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Surat to Munnar in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. July in Munnar sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Coonoor.

Things to do in Munnar

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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C.S.I Christ Church ©
C.S.I Christ Church
Lockheart gap ©
Lockheart gap
Chinnakanel Water Falls ©
Chinnakanel Water Falls

1
day
Coonoor

Coonoor ©
A small town up in the hills, Coonoor has a wealth of scenic sights and pleasant urban places of interest.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): get great views at Lamb's Rock, take some stellar pictures from Dolphin's Nose, and then admire all the interesting features of Highfield Tea Factory.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Coonoor journey planner.

You can drive from Munnar to Coonoor in 5.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. July in Coonoor sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to take a bus to Ooty (Udhagamandalam).
Highlights from your plan
Dolphin's Nose ©
Dolphin's Nose
Lamb's Rock ©
Lamb's Rock
Highfield Tea Factory ©
Highfield Tea Factory

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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 20th (Sat): take some stellar pictures from Shooting Point, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Church, then explore the activities along Upper Bhavani Lake, then look for gifts at Moddy's Chocolates, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Murugan Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Sun): explore the activities along Emerald Lake, then contemplate the waterfront views at Avalanche Lake, and then examine the collection at Tea Museum.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Ooty (Udhagamandalam) day trip app .

Ooty (Udhagamandalam) is just a short distance from Coonoor. Traveling from Coonoor in July, you will find days in Ooty (Udhagamandalam) are little chillier (30°C), and nights are about the same (23°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to drive to Kodagu (Coorg).

Things to do in Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Wenlock Downs 9th Mile Shooting Point
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Avalanche Lake ©
Avalanche Lake
Upper Bhavani Lake ©
Upper Bhavani Lake
Emerald Lake ©
Emerald Lake

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nights
Kodagu (Coorg)

Kodagu (Coorg) ©
The hill station of Kodagu consists of a number of small towns amid a vast landscape of forested hills, rocky outcrops, and waterfalls.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Mandalpatti and Talakaveri. There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Cauvery River, go for a walk through Talakaveri Temple, make a trip to Sri Bhagandeshwara Temple, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Omkareshwara Temple.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Kodagu (Coorg) holiday maker .

You can drive from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) to Kodagu (Coorg) in 4 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kodagu (Coorg)

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Cauvery River ©
Cauvery River
Mandalpatti ©
Mandalpatti
Talakaveri ©
Talakaveri

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