8 days in Ooty (Udhagamandalam) & Shimla Itinerary

8 days in Ooty (Udhagamandalam) & Shimla Itinerary

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8 days in Ooty (Udhagamandalam) & Shimla Itinerary

Start: London
Fly + taxi:  15​h 30​min
1
Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
— 3 nights
+2
taxi + Fly + taxi:  9​h
2
Shimla
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  15​h
End: London

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.
Get some cultural insight at Arulmigu Patteeswarar Swamy Temple and Gedee Car Museum. You'll explore and learn at Tea Museum and Wax World Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Ooty (Udhagamandalam): Coimbatore (Eachanari Vinayagar Temple & Spas). There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Sanctuary Avalanche, appreciate the views at Ketti Valley View, look for gifts at Moddy's Chocolates, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Church.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Ooty (Udhagamandalam) holiday planner.

London, UK to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from London to Ooty (Udhagamandalam), you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect much hotter temperatures when traveling from London in December; daily highs in Ooty (Udhagamandalam) reach 30°C and lows reach 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel to Shimla.

Things to do in Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Coimbatore
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Arulmigu Patteeswarar Swamy Temple ©
Eachanari Vinayagar Temple ©
Eachanari Vinayagar Temple
Sanctuary Avalanche ©
Sanctuary Avalanche

2
nights
Shimla

Shimla ©
The city of Shimla spreads out across a ridge, offering views of Himalayan scenery all around.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): see the interesting displays at Annandale Army Heritage Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sankat Mochan Temple, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tara Devi Temple. On the 23rd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kali Bari Temple, view the masterpieces at Image Art Gallery, take in the spiritual surroundings of Jakhu Temple, then take in the awesome beauty at Jakhoo Hill, and finally pause for some photo ops at Monument Rani Jhansi.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Shimla trip itinerary builder website .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) to Shimla in 9 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi, flight, and train; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) in December: high temperatures in Shimla hover around 25°C and lows are around 17°C. On the 24th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Shimla

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Tara Devi Temple
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Tara Devi Temple ©
Tara Devi Temple
Kali Bari Temple ©
Kali Bari Temple
Annandale Army Heritage Museum ©
Annandale Army Heritage Museum

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