8 days in India Itinerary

8 days in India Itinerary

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8 days in India Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
1
Mumbai
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Bengaluru
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Mysuru (Mysore)
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  5​h
End: Mumbai

1
night
Mumbai

Mumbai ©
Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
On the 22nd (Sun), take in the views from Bandra-Worli Sea Link, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shree Siddhivinayak, take a memorable drive along Marine Drive, then admire the striking features of Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, and finally don't miss a visit to Dhobi Ghat. On the 23rd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: find something for the whole family at Red Carpet Wax Museum, get in on the family fun at Snow Kingdom, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shree Ramakrishna Math, Khar, then pause for some photo ops at Gateway of India, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Banganga Tank.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Mumbai road trip app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Mumbai. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in December, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Bengaluru.

Things to do in Mumbai

Historic Sites Scenic Drive Outdoors
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Marine Drive ©
Marine Drive
Red Carpet Wax Museum ©
Red Carpet Wax Museum
Snow Kingdom ©
Snow Kingdom

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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): find something for the whole family at Wonderla Amusement Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Bannerghatta National Park and then admire the natural beauty at Lalbagh Botanical Garden.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Bengaluru online trip itinerary maker .

You can fly from Mumbai to Bengaluru in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or drive. Traveling from Mumbai in December, expect nights in Bengaluru to be about the same, around 19°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Mysuru (Mysore).

Things to do in Bengaluru

Theme Parks Parks Wildlife
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Wonderla Amusement Park ©
Wonderla Amusement Park
Bannerghatta National Park ©
Bannerghatta National Park
Lalbagh Botanical Garden ©
Lalbagh Botanical Garden

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 26th (Thu): admire the local landmark of Brindavan Garden, make a trip to Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple, Adiranga, then step into the grandiose world of Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas), and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Chamundeshwari Temple. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Nandi Temple, then explore the activities along Karanji Lake, and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Mysuru (Mysore) trip maker site .

You can drive from Bengaluru to Mysuru (Mysore) in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. December in Mysuru (Mysore) sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to drive to Ooty (Udhagamandalam).

Things to do in Mysuru (Mysore)

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple, Adiranga
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Brindavan Garden ©
Brindavan Garden
Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens ©
Sri Chamundeshwari Temple ©
Sri Chamundeshwari Temple

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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.
On the 28th (Sat), examine the collection at Tea Museum, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Doddabetta Peak, then take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens, and finally admire the natural beauty at Rose Garden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Mukurthi Dam, then explore the activities along Ooty Lake, and then explore the activities along Pykara Lake.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Ooty (Udhagamandalam) trip planner .

Getting from Mysuru (Mysore) to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in December, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

Parks Nature Museums
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Botanical Gardens ©
Botanical Gardens
Doddabetta Peak ©
Doddabetta Peak
Pykara Lake ©
Pykara Lake

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