8 days in India Itinerary

8 days in India Itinerary

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8 days in India Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru
Fly + taxi:  5​h 45​min
1
Kodaikanal
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
2
Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Madikeri
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Kannur
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h
End: Kolkata (Calcutta)


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2
nights
Kodaikanal

Kodaikanal ©
A cool and relaxing hill station, Kodaikanal has long attracted visitors up to its privileged position in the Western Ghats.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): stop by The Cocoa Bean, delve into the lush surroundings at Pine Forest, then get great views at Pillar Rocks, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Kodaikanal Lake. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the activities along Berijam Lake, walk around Bryant Park, and then take in the pleasant sights at Coakers Walk.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Kodaikanal online journey planner .

Kolkata (Calcutta) to Kodaikanal is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight, train, and taxi; or drive. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Kodaikanal when traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in December, with lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to drive to Ooty (Udhagamandalam).

Things to do in Kodaikanal

Parks Nature Shopping
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Kodaikanal Lake ©
Kodaikanal Lake
Pine Forest ©
Pine Forest
Pillar Rocks ©
Pillar Rocks

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.
Attractions like Botanical Gardens and Ooty Lake make great kid-friendly stops. The adventure continues: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Doddabetta Peak, admire the sheer force of Pykara Water Falls, take some stellar pictures from Shooting Point, and explore the activities along Mukurthi Dam.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Ooty (Udhagamandalam) road trip website .

You can 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. Traveling from Kodaikanal in December, things will get little chillier in Ooty (Udhagamandalam): highs are around 30°C and lows about 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can go by car to Madikeri.

Things to do in Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

Parks Nature Childrens Museums

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Madikeri

Madikeri ©
Madikeri is a hill station town in Karnataka state, India. Kote Abbey waterfalls has been added to your itinerary. On the 28th (Sat), get outside with Mandalpatti, admire the sheer force of Abbi Falls, and then get outside with Kote Abbey waterfalls.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Madikeri trip builder .

Traveling by car from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) to Madikeri takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Kannur.

Things to do in Madikeri

Outdoors Parks Nature
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Mandalpatti ©
Mandalpatti
Abbi Falls ©
Abbi Falls
Kote Abbey waterfalls ©
Kote Abbey waterfalls

1
night
Kannur

Kannur ©
A cultural capital on the state's relatively quiet northern coast, Kannur has long been associated with textile production and temple rituals, earning it the nickname, the "Land of Looms and Lores." Most Kannur itineraries will include observing theyyam rituals performed at the temples, where the traditions have origins dating back thousands of years.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Tue): steep yourself in history at Fort St. Angelos, take in the views from Thalassery Sea Bridge, then kick back and relax at Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Thottada Beach. On your second day here, visit a coastal fixture at Cannanore Lighthouse and then enjoy the sand and surf at Payyambalam Beach.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Kannur trip itinerary site .

You can drive from Madikeri to Kannur in 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Kannur

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Thottada Beach ©
Thottada Beach
Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach ©
Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach
Payyambalam Beach ©
Payyambalam Beach

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