8 days in India Itinerary

8 days in India Itinerary

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8 days in India Itinerary

Start: Kolkata (Calcutta)
Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
Mysuru (Mysore)
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Kodagu (Coorg)
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
4
Bengaluru
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Kolkata (Calcutta)

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 28th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Mysore Maharajah's Palace (Amba Vilas), then stroll through Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Chamundeshwari Temple, and finally soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Mysuru (Mysore) trip itinerary planning site .

Kolkata (Calcutta) to Mysuru (Mysore) is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and train; or drive. Traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in March, you will find days in Mysuru (Mysore) are slightly colder (34°C), and nights are about the same (23°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can drive to Kodagu (Coorg).

Things to do in Mysuru (Mysore)

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

1
night
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.
On the 29th (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Omkareshwara Temple, then delve into the lush surroundings at Nisargadhama Forest, then make a trip to Namdroling Monastery, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Golden Temple - Namdroling Monastery. Keep things going the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Raja's Seat, examine the collection at Madikeri Fort, then make a trip to Raja's Tomb ( Gadhige), and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Nagarhole National Park.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Kodagu (Coorg) visit planning website .

You can drive from Mysuru (Mysore) to Kodagu (Coorg) in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to drive to Ooty (Udhagamandalam).

Things to do in Kodagu (Coorg)

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Namdroling Monastery, Nagarhole National Park
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Namdroling Monastery ©
Namdroling Monastery
Raja's Seat ©
Raja's Seat
Nagarhole National Park ©
Nagarhole National Park

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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sun): admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens, take in the spiritual surroundings of Murugan Temple, then contemplate the waterfront views at Ooty Lake, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at MacIvor's Bund.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Ooty (Udhagamandalam) driving holiday planner.

Getting from Kodagu (Coorg) to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 41°C, and evening lows to 26°C. On the 1st (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Bengaluru.

Things to do in Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Botanical Gardens ©
Botanical Gardens
Ooty Lake ©
Ooty Lake
Murugan Temple ©
Murugan Temple

2
nights
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.
On the 1st (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of ISKCON Temple Bangalore. On the 2nd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a stroll through Basavanagudi, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, then get curious at Visvesvaraya Industrial and Technological Museum, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Commercial Street.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Bengaluru road trip planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) to Bengaluru takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Traveling from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) in April, you will find days in Bengaluru are a bit warmer (41°C), and nights are about the same (26°C). On the 3rd (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Bengaluru

Neighborhoods Museums Childrens Museums
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Commercial Street ©
Commercial Street
ISKCON Temple Bangalore ©
ISKCON Temple Bangalore

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