8 days in India Itinerary

8 days in India Itinerary

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8 days in India Itinerary

Start: Pune
Fly:  4​h
1
Mangalore
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Kodagu (Coorg)
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
3
Mysuru (Mysore)
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
— 1 night
Taxi + Fly:  4​h
End: Pune

4
nights
Mangalore

Mangalore ©
A gateway to the coastal region, Mangalore has long served as a stop-off point on maritime trade routes, and remains a major port city today.
Get in touch with nature at Malpe Beach and Panambur Beach. You'll get in some beach time at Kapu Beach and St. Mary's Island. Go for a jaunt from Mangalore to Udupi to see Sri Krishna Temple about 1h 15 min away. The adventure continues: stroll through Tannirbhavi Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kudroli Gokarnath Temple, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Lawrence Church, Bondel.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Mangalore trip planning website .

Pune to Mangalore is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. December in Mangalore sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to drive to Kodagu (Coorg).

Things to do in Mangalore

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Udupi, St. Mary's Island, Malpe Beach
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Malpe Beach ©
Malpe Beach
St. Mary's Island ©
St. Mary's Island
Sri Krishna Temple ©
Sri Krishna Temple

few
hours
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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Raja's Tomb ( Gadhige) and then admire the sheer force of Abbi Falls.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Kodagu (Coorg) road trip planning site .

You can drive from Mangalore to Kodagu (Coorg) in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to drive to Mysuru (Mysore).

Things to do in Kodagu (Coorg)

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Abbi Falls ©
Abbi Falls
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.
On the 31st (Sun), contemplate the long history of Mysore Maharajah's Palace (Amba Vilas), stroll through Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens, then appreciate the history behind Chamundi Hill Bull Statue, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Chamundeshwari Temple.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Mysuru (Mysore) route planner .

You can drive from Kodagu (Coorg) to Mysuru (Mysore) in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to drive to Ooty (Udhagamandalam).

Things to do in Mysuru (Mysore)

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

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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): take in the awesome beauty at Doddabetta Peak, then admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens, and then look for gifts at Moddy's Chocolates. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the waterfront views at Ooty Lake, contemplate the waterfront views at Pykara Lake, and then admire the sheer force of Pykara Lake and Pykara Falls.

To find other places to visit and other tourist information, go to the Ooty (Udhagamandalam) trip app .

You can drive from Mysuru (Mysore) to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Ooty (Udhagamandalam) are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

Parks Nature Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Doddabetta Peak ©
Doddabetta Peak
Ooty Lake ©
Ooty Lake
Pykara Lake ©
Pykara Lake

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