8 days in Kodaikanal, Ooty (Udhagamandalam) & Kodagu (Coorg) Itinerary

8 days in Kodaikanal, Ooty (Udhagamandalam) & Kodagu (Coorg) Itinerary

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8 days in Kodaikanal, Ooty (Udhagamandalam) & Kodagu (Coorg) Itinerary

Start: Hyderabad
Fly + taxi:  7​h
1
Kodaikanal
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
2
Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Madikeri
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Hyderabad

2
nights
Kodaikanal

Kodaikanal ©
A cool and relaxing hill station, Kodaikanal has long attracted visitors up to its privileged position in the Western Ghats.
Here are some ideas for day two: stop by The Cocoa Bean, then explore the activities along Kodaikanal Lake, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kuzhanthai Velappar temple, and finally take a peaceful walk through Pine Forest.

To find more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Kodaikanal driving holiday planner .

Hyderabad to Kodaikanal is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or take a bus. In September in Kodaikanal, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can drive to Ooty (Udhagamandalam).

Things to do in Kodaikanal

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Kodaikanal Lake ©
Kodaikanal Lake
Pine Forest ©
Pine Forest
Pillar Rocks ©
Pillar Rocks

3
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.
When in Ooty (Udhagamandalam), make a side trip to see Attapadi Reserve Forest in Palakkad, approximately 1h 30 min away. There's lots more to do: admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens, explore the activities along Pykara Lake, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Church, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Doddabetta Peak.

Start your trip to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Getting from Kodaikanal to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. In October, Ooty (Udhagamandalam) is a bit cooler than Kodaikanal - with highs of 31°C and lows of 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Madikeri.

Things to do in Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Attapadi Reserve Forest
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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. Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Raja's Tomb ( Gadhige), take in the dramatic scenery at Abbi Falls, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Raja's Seat. On the 6th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get great views at Makkala Gudi Betta and then identify plant and animal life at Dubare Elephant Camp.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Madikeri trip planner .

You can drive from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) to Madikeri in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Madikeri

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Dubare Elephant Camp, Makkala Gudi Betta
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Abbi Falls ©
Abbi Falls
Dubare Elephant Camp ©
Dubare Elephant Camp
Raja's Seat ©
Raja's Seat

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