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.
Kids will enjoy Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens and Srirangapatna. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Mysore Maharajah's Palace (Amba Vilas), admire nature's wide array of creatures at Planet Earth Aquarium, look for all kinds of wild species at Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary, and admire the local landmark of Brindavan Garden.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Mysuru (Mysore) trip planner .

Bengaluru to Mysuru (Mysore) is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Bengaluru in May, you will find days in Mysuru (Mysore) are slightly colder (34°C), and nights are about the same (25°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough 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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude 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: admire the sheer force of Pykara Lake and Pykara Falls, then explore the activities along Pykara Lake, and then explore the activities along Ooty Lake.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Ooty (Udhagamandalam) travel planner .

Getting from Mysuru (Mysore) to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. When traveling from Mysuru (Mysore) in May, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Ooty (Udhagamandalam): temperatures range from 40°C by day to 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Kodaikanal.

Things to do in Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

Parks Nature
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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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Kodaikanal Lake and Pillar Rocks. The adventure continues: take a peaceful walk through Pine Forest, take in the pleasant sights at Coakers Walk, explore the ancient world of Dolmen Circle, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Kurinji Andavar Temple.

To find reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Kodaikanal online trip builder .

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, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to 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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