8 days in Ooty (Udhagamandalam), Wayanad District & Alappuzha Itinerary

8 days in Ooty (Udhagamandalam), Wayanad District & Alappuzha Itinerary

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8 days in Ooty (Udhagamandalam), Wayanad District & Alappuzha Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly + taxi:  5​h 45​min
1
Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Kalpetta
— 3 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Alappuzha
— 3 nights
+2
train + taxi + Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: New Delhi


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.
On the 22nd (Sat), contemplate the waterfront views at Ooty Lake.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Ooty (Udhagamandalam) travel itinerary planner .

New Delhi to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from New Delhi in December, Ooty (Udhagamandalam) is a bit warmer at night with lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to drive to Kalpetta.

Things to do in Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

Parks Nature Shopping
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Botanical Gardens ©
Botanical Gardens
Doddabetta Peak ©
Doddabetta Peak
Ooty Lake ©
Ooty Lake

3
nights
Kalpetta

Kalpetta ©
One of the district's main tourist hubs, Kalpetta offers easy access to a number of man-made and natural attractions.
Get in touch with nature at Edakkal Caves and Banasura Hill. Step out of Kalpetta to go to Mananthavady and see Valmeekam Clay Art Gallery, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. And it doesn't end there: take in the awesome beauty at Chembra, take in the dramatic scenery at Soochippara Falls (Sentinel Rock Waterfall), explore the activities along Pookot Lake, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Varambetta Mosque.

For traveler tips and other tourist information, read our Kalpetta trip tool .

Traveling by car from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) to Kalpetta takes 2 hours. Traveling from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) in December, things will get a bit warmer in Kalpetta: highs are around 37°C and lows about 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Alappuzha.

Things to do in Kalpetta

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Valmeekam Clay Art Gallery
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Edakkal Caves ©
Edakkal Caves
Chembra ©
Chembra
Pookot Lake ©
Pookot Lake

3
nights
Alappuzha

Alappuzha ©
Affectionately known as Alleppey to locals and tourists alike, Alappuzha acts as a major transport and cultural hub on the Kerala backwaters.
Visiting Marari Beach and Punnamada Lake will get you outdoors. Relax by the water at Alappuzha Beach and Mararikulam Beach. Spend the 27th (Thu) exploring at Kerala Backwaters. The adventure continues: stop by Pulickattil The Handicraft Shop.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Alappuzha attractions planner.

You can drive from Kalpetta to Alappuzha in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus; or do a combination of taxi and train. In December, daily temperatures in Alappuzha can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Alappuzha

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Mararikulam, Kerala Backwaters, Punnamada Lake
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Kerala Backwaters ©
Kerala Backwaters
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Alappuzha Beach ©
Alappuzha Beach

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