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

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

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

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  7​h
1
Hampi
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
2
Gokarna
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h 45​min
3
Madikeri
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Mysuru (Mysore)
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Bandipur National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
7
Kodaikanal
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  5​h 45​min
8
Bengaluru
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
End: New Delhi


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Hampi

Hampi ©
The temple town of Hampi sits on the site where one of the richest and biggest cities on the planet once stood, with the ruins of the old city protected as a World Heritage Site.
To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Hampi trip builder site .

New Delhi to Hampi is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, taxi, and train; or drive. Traveling from New Delhi in December, expect nights in Hampi to be warmer, around 25°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 35°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to drive to Gokarna.

Things to do in Hampi

Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Vitthala Temple ©
Vitthala Temple
Elephant Stables ©
Elephant Stables
Group of Monuments at Hampi ©
Group of Monuments at Hampi

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Gokarna

Gokarna ©
The small temple town of Gokarna has changed drastically in recent years.
On the 3rd (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mahabaleswara Temple, stroll through Kudle Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Om Beach, and finally Head underground at Shiva Cave.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Gokarna sightseeing planning website .

Drive from Hampi to Gokarna in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Madikeri.

Things to do in Gokarna

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Om Beach ©
Om Beach
Kudle Beach ©
Kudle Beach
Mahabaleswara Temple ©
Mahabaleswara Temple

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Madikeri

Madikeri ©
Madikeri is a hill station town in Karnataka state, India. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): take in nature's colorful creations at Raja's Seat, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Omkareshwara Temple, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Abbi Falls.

To see ratings and other tourist information, go to the Madikeri itinerary app .

You can drive from Gokarna to Madikeri in 8 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to drive to Mysuru (Mysore).

Things to do in Madikeri

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Abbi Falls ©
Abbi Falls
Raja's Seat ©
Raja's Seat
Omkareshwara Temple ©
Omkareshwara Temple

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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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): explore the historical opulence of Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas), learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Chamundeshwari Temple, and finally examine the collection at Sea Shell Museum.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Mysuru (Mysore) itinerary maker tool .

You can drive from Madikeri to Mysuru (Mysore) in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Mysuru (Mysore) can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Bandipur National Park.

Things to do in Mysuru (Mysore)

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas) ©
Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas)
Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens ©
Sri Chamundeshwari Temple ©
Sri Chamundeshwari Temple

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Bandipur National Park

Bandipur National Park
Most visitors take a trip to Bandipur National Park to spot the wildlife--many exotic mammals roam freely through the hilly, forested landscape.
For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Bandipur National Park trip maker tool .

Traveling by car from Mysuru (Mysore) to Bandipur National Park takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in December, and nighttime lows around 20°C. You'll set off for Ooty (Udhagamandalam) on the 6th (Fri).

Things to do in Bandipur National Park

Parks Nature

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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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): look for gifts at Higginbotham's Bookstore, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Doddabetta Peak, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) fast, fun, and easy.

Traveling by car from Bandipur National Park to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) takes 2.5 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Kodaikanal.

Things to do in Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

Parks Nature Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Botanical Gardens ©
Botanical Gardens
Doddabetta Peak ©
Doddabetta Peak

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Kodaikanal

Kodaikanal ©
A cool and relaxing hill station, Kodaikanal has long attracted visitors up to its privileged position in the Western Ghats.
On the 8th (Sun), get great views at Pillar Rocks, take in the pleasant sights at Coakers Walk, then contemplate the waterfront views at Kodaikanal Lake, and finally look for gifts at The Cocoa Bean.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Kodaikanal holiday maker app .

Traveling by car from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) to Kodaikanal takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) in December since evenings lows in Kodaikanal dip to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Bengaluru.

Things to do in Kodaikanal

Parks Nature Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Kodaikanal Lake ©
Kodaikanal Lake
Pillar Rocks ©
Pillar Rocks

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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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of ISKCON Temple Bangalore, get a taste of the local shopping with UB City, then take in nature's colorful creations at Lalbagh Botanical Garden, and finally stroll around Cubbon Park.

Before you visit Bengaluru, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Kodaikanal to Bengaluru in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Kodaikanal in December, plan for a bit cooler nights in Bengaluru, with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Bengaluru

Parks Shopping Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Lalbagh Botanical Garden ©
Lalbagh Botanical Garden
ISKCON Temple Bangalore ©
ISKCON Temple Bangalore
UB City ©
UB City

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