9 days in Ooty (Udhagamandalam) & Kodaikanal Itinerary

9 days in Ooty (Udhagamandalam) & Kodaikanal Itinerary

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9 days in Ooty (Udhagamandalam) & Kodaikanal Itinerary

Start: Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
1
Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
2
Kodaikanal
— 2 nights
3
Kodaikanal
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
End: Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

3
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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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Arulmigu Patteeswarar Swamy Temple and Gedee Car Museum. Escape the urban bustle at Bandipur National Park and Tiger Reserve and Ooty Lake. Get out of town with these interesting Ooty (Udhagamandalam) side-trips: Coimbatore (Sri Kari Varadaraja Perumal Temple, Eachanari Vinayagar Temple, & more). And it doesn't end there: take in the awesome beauty at Doddabetta Peak, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Church, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Venkateshwara Perumal Temple.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Ooty (Udhagamandalam) tour planner.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Ooty (Udhagamandalam). In April, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Kodaikanal.

Things to do in Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Coimbatore, Bandipur National Park and Tiger Reserve
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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 22nd (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kuzhanthai Velappar temple, then contemplate the waterfront views at Kodaikanal Lake, then take a peaceful walk through Pine Forest, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Coakers Walk. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kurinji Andavar Temple, take some stellar pictures from Pillar Rocks, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Mannavanur Lake.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Kodaikanal itinerary planning 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. In April, Kodaikanal is somewhat warmer than Ooty (Udhagamandalam) - with highs of 41°C and lows of 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Kodaikanal.

Things to do in Kodaikanal

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Kodaikanal Lake ©
Kodaikanal Lake
Pine Forest ©
Pine Forest
Guna Cave ©
Guna Cave

2
nights
Kodaikanal

Kodaikanal ©
On the 24th (Wed), contemplate the waterfront views at Berijam Lake. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Nature Education Centre, Pampadum Shola.

Make your Kodaikanal itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Kodaikanal

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trip

Nature Education Centre, Pampadum Shola
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Berijam Lake ©
Berijam Lake
Nature Education Centre, Pampadum Shola ©
Dolmen Circle ©
Dolmen Circle

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