8 days in Karnataka, Ooty (Udhagamandalam) & Kodaikanal Itinerary

8 days in Karnataka, Ooty (Udhagamandalam) & Kodaikanal Itinerary

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8 days in Karnataka, Ooty (Udhagamandalam) & Kodaikanal Itinerary

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


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2
nights
Madikeri

Madikeri ©
Madikeri is a hill station town in Karnataka state, India. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Bhagandeshwara Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Talakaveri, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kukke Shree Subramanya Temple.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Madikeri trip itinerary planning site .

Mumbai to Madikeri is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel to Ooty (Udhagamandalam).

Things to do in Madikeri

Nature Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Bhagamandala, Cauvery River, Kukke Shree Subramanya Temple
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Mandalpatti ©
Mandalpatti
Talakaveri ©
Talakaveri
Kukke Shree Subramanya Temple ©
Kukke Shree Subramanya Temple

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.
On the 5th (Sat), contemplate the waterfront views at Upper Bhavani Lake, then look for all kinds of wild species at Sanctuary Avalanche, and then have fun and explore at M&N Chocolate Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Church and then identify plant and animal life at Mudumalai National Park.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Ooty (Udhagamandalam) vacation maker website .

Traveling by car from Madikeri to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) takes 6 hours. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in October, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can go by car to Kodaikanal.

Things to do in Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Sanctuary Avalanche ©
Sanctuary Avalanche
Mudumalai National Park ©
Mudumalai National Park
Upper Bhavani Lake ©
Upper Bhavani Lake

2
nights
Kodaikanal

Kodaikanal ©
A cool and relaxing hill station, Kodaikanal has long attracted visitors up to its privileged position in the Western Ghats.
On the 7th (Mon), look for gifts at The Cocoa Bean, explore the striking landscape at Dolphin's Nose, don't miss a visit to Poombarai Village View, then contemplate the waterfront views at Mannavanur Lake, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kuzhanthai Velappar temple. On the 8th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Shembaganur Museum of Natural History, then take in nature's colorful creations at Bryant Park, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Berijam Lake.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Kodaikanal trip planner .

You can drive from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) to Kodaikanal in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) in October; daily highs in Kodaikanal reach 37°C and lows reach 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Bengaluru.

Things to do in Kodaikanal

Parks Nature Museums
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Dolphin's Nose ©
Dolphin's Nose
Poombarai Village View ©
Poombarai Village View
Berijam Lake ©
Berijam Lake

1
night
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 9th (Wed): take a stroll through Basavanagudi, take in the spiritual surroundings of Dodda Ganapathi Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ragigudda Sri Prasanna Anjaneyaswamy Temple, and finally wander the streets of Commercial Street.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Bengaluru trip planner .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Kodaikanal to Bengaluru in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Kodaikanal in October since evenings lows in Bengaluru dip to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Bengaluru

Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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Commercial Street ©
Commercial Street
Basavanagudi ©
Basavanagudi

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