9 days in Ooty (Udhagamandalam) & Chennai Itinerary

9 days in Ooty (Udhagamandalam) & Chennai Itinerary

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9 days in Ooty (Udhagamandalam) & Chennai Itinerary

Start: Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
1
Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
— 5 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h
2
Chennai
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  4​h
End: Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

5
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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Brookefields Mall and Silver Palace. Change things up with a short trip to Bandipur National Park and Tiger Reserve in Bandipur (about 1h 35 min away). And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens, contemplate the waterfront views at Pykara Lake, stop by Higginbotham's Bookstore, and identify plant and animal life at MacIvor's Bund.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Ooty (Udhagamandalam) driving holiday planner .

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Ooty (Udhagamandalam). In March, daily temperatures in Ooty (Udhagamandalam) can reach 41°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can travel to Chennai.

Things to do in Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Coimbatore, Bandipur National Park and Tiger Reserve
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Botanical Gardens ©
Botanical Gardens
Brookefields Mall ©
Brookefields Mall

3
nights
Chennai

Chennai ©
Chennai, a city hailed for its vibrant atmosphere and historic attractions, remains one of the most visited places in India.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): contemplate the long history of Kapaleeshwarar Temple, then enjoy the sand and surf at Besant Nagar Beach, and then identify plant and animal life at The Madras Crocodile Bank Trust and Centre for Herpetology. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Marina Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Parthasarathy Temple, then browse the different shops at Express Avenue Mall, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with T Nagar, Ranganathan Street.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Chennai trip maker .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) to Chennai takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in March, and nighttime lows around 27°C. On the 24th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Chennai

Parks Beaches Shopping

Side Trip

The Madras Crocodile Bank Trust and Centre for Herpetology
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Marina Beach ©
Marina Beach
Besant Nagar Beach ©
Besant Nagar Beach

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