9 days in Mysuru (Mysore), Ooty (Udhagamandalam) & Kodaikanal Itinerary

9 days in Mysuru (Mysore), Ooty (Udhagamandalam) & Kodaikanal Itinerary

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9 days in Mysuru (Mysore), Ooty (Udhagamandalam) & Kodaikanal Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru
Drive:  2​h 45​min
1
Mysuru (Mysore)
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
3
Kodaikanal
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Bengaluru

3
nights
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.
Attractions like Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens and Srirangapatna make great kid-friendly stops. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Mysore Maharajah's Palace (Amba Vilas), explore the world behind art at Mysore Sand Sculpture Museum, look for all kinds of wild species at Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Philomena Church.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Mysuru (Mysore) trip itinerary maker .

Bengaluru to Mysuru (Mysore) is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Bengaluru in May, plan for little chillier days in Mysuru (Mysore), with highs around 34°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Ooty (Udhagamandalam).

Things to do in Mysuru (Mysore)

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Wildlife

Side Trip

Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary
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Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas) ©
Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas)
Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens ©
Brindavan Garden ©
Brindavan Garden

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 22nd (Wed), take in the awesome beauty at Doddabetta Peak, admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Rose Garden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Pykara Lake and Pykara Falls, then contemplate the waterfront views at Pykara Lake, and then explore the activities along Ooty Lake.

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

Drive from Mysuru (Mysore) to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. While traveling from Mysuru (Mysore), expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Ooty (Udhagamandalam), ranging from highs of 40°C to lows of 28°C. On the 24th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Kodaikanal.

Things to do in Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Sim`s Park
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Botanical Gardens ©
Botanical Gardens
Doddabetta Peak ©
Doddabetta Peak
Ooty Lake ©
Ooty 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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): get great views at Pillar Rocks, delve into the lush surroundings at Pine Forest, then explore the activities along Kodaikanal Lake, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kuzhanthai Velappar temple. On the next day, head outdoors with Dolphin's Nose, then take in nature's colorful creations at Bryant Park, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kurinji Andavar Temple.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Kodaikanal trip maker website .

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. In May in Kodaikanal, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

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

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