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

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

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Fly to Madurai, Taxi to Kodaikanal
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Kodaikanal
— 2 nights
Taxi to Madurai, Fly to Bengaluru
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Bengaluru
— 3 nights
Drive
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Srirangapatna
— 1 night
Drive
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Mysuru (Mysore)
— 3 nights
Drive
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Bandipur National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
— 1 night
Drive
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Nagarhole National Park
— 1 night
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Kakkabe
— 1 night
Drive
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Bhagamandala
— 2 nights
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Madikeri
— 2 nights
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Kushalnagar
— 1 night
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Somvarpet
— 2 nights
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Hassan
— 2 nights
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Chikmagalur
— 2 nights
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Udupi
— 2 nights
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Murdeshwar
— 2 nights
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Gokarna
— 1 night
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Karwar
— 1 night
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Hampi
— 2 nights
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Aihole
— 4 nights
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Badami
— 1 day
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Kodaikanal

Princess of Hill Stations

A cool and relaxing hill station, Kodaikanal has long attracted visitors up to its privileged position in the Western Ghats.
Kodaikanal is known for nature, parks, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Kodaikanal Lake, take a peaceful walk through Pine Forest, go for a walk through Coakers Walk, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kuzhanthai Velappar Temple.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Kodaikanal route planner.

Mumbai to Kodaikanal is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Mumbai in January, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 24°C in Kodaikanal. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Bengaluru.

Things to do in Kodaikanal

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Shopping

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Bengaluru

Silicon Valley of India

Flourishing development and a bustling IT industry transformed Bangalore into a vibrant metropolis, but the city preserves its numerous historic and cultural sights.
Bengaluru is known for historic sites, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Lalbagh Botanical Garden, stroll around Cubbon Park, get a taste of the local shopping with UB City, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mark's Cathedral.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Bengaluru tour website.

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 January, plan for a bit cooler nights in Bengaluru, with lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to travel to Srirangapatna.

Things to do in Bengaluru

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

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Srirangapatna

Srirangapatna is a town in Mandya district of the Indian state of Karnataka. On the 7th (Thu), identify plant and animal life at Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary, then admire the landmark architecture of Gumbaz Burial Chamber, and then make a trip to Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple, Adiranga.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Srirangapatna trip planner.

Traveling by car from Bengaluru to Srirangapatna takes 3 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Mysuru (Mysore).

Things to do in Srirangapatna

Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Mysuru (Mysore)

Cultural Capital of Karnataka

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.
Mysuru (Mysore) is known for historic sites, zoos & aquariums, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Mysuru Palace, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Philomena Church, examine the collection at Sea Shell Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Karyasiddhi Sri Anjaneya temple.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Mysuru (Mysore) trip builder tool.

Mysuru (Mysore) is very close to Srirangapatna. In January, daytime highs in Mysuru (Mysore) are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Bandipur National Park.

Things to do in Mysuru (Mysore)

Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums

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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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): take in the awesome beauty at Gopalaswami Betta and then make a trip to Himavad Gopalaswamy Betta.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Bandipur National Park day trip tool.

Drive from Mysuru (Mysore) to Bandipur National Park in 2.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Bandipur National Park are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel to Ooty (Udhagamandalam).

Things to do in Bandipur National Park

Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

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Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

Queen of Hill Stations

Tea gardens and eucalyptus trees scent the air of the fields surrounding Ooty, a popular summer tourism destination up in the hills.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): look for gifts at Green Shop, Ooty, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Doddabetta Peak, and then admire the natural beauty at Government Botanical Garden.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Ooty (Udhagamandalam) trip itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Bandipur National Park to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) by car takes about 2.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Nagarhole National Park.

Things to do in Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

Parks · Nature · Shopping

Side Trip

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Nagarhole National Park

A trip to Nagarhole National Park opens numerous possibilities for adventure.
On the 13th (Wed), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Brahmagiri Hill and then head outdoors with Kabini Wildlife Safari - Day Tour.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Nagarhole National Park online tour planner.

You can drive from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) to Nagarhole National Park in 4.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Nagarhole National Park are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can drive to Kakkabe.

Things to do in Nagarhole National Park

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

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Kakkabe

Kick off your visit on the 14th (Thu): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Tadiandamol, then take in the dramatic scenery at Chelavara Falls, and then admire the landmark architecture of Nalknad Palace.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Kakkabe online tour builder.

Getting from Nagarhole National Park to Kakkabe by car takes about 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to drive to Bhagamandala.

Things to do in Kakkabe

Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

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Bhagamandala

Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): go for a walk through Talakaveri Temple, explore the activities along Talakaveri, then contemplate the waterfront views at Triveni Sangama, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Bhagandeshwara Temple.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Bhagamandala trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Kakkabe to Bhagamandala in an hour. On the 16th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Madikeri.

Things to do in Bhagamandala

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

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Madikeri

Madikeri is a hill station town in Karnataka state, India. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): take in the dramatic scenery at Abbi Falls, get outside with Mandalpatti, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Devaragundi Falls. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the natural beauty at Raja's Seat, then identify plant and animal life at Nagarhole National Park, and then make a trip to Raja's Tomb.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Madikeri trip planner.

You can drive from Bhagamandala to Madikeri in an hour. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Kushalnagar.

Things to do in Madikeri

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Kushalnagar

Kushalanagar is a fast growing and developing city located in the east of Kodagu district, near the Kaveri river, in the state of Karnataka, India. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): explore the activities along Chiklihole Reservoir, then delve into the lush surroundings at Nisargadhama Forest, then look for all kinds of wild species at Nisargadhama Exotic Bird Park, and finally explore the galleries of Kks Kauvery Silk Arts & Crafts Emporium.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Kushalnagar trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Madikeri to Kushalnagar takes an hour. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Somvarpet.

Things to do in Kushalnagar

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Museums

Side Trips

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Somvarpet

Somwarpet is a panchayat town in Kodagu district in the Indian state of Karnataka. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Honnamana Kere Lake, then delve into the distant past at Dolmen Circles, then take in the dramatic scenery at Abbimatta Falls, and finally get great views at Makkala Gudi Betta. On the 21st (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: play a few rounds at Belur Golf Course, see human ingenuity at work at Harangi Dam, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Harangi back waters North.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Somvarpet road trip planning website.

Getting from Kushalnagar to Somvarpet by car takes about an hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to drive to Hassan.

Things to do in Somvarpet

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Golf

Side Trips

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Hassan

Hassan is a city and the district headquarters of Hassan district in the Indian state of Karnataka. On the 22nd (Fri), make a trip to Shettihalli Rosary Church and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bhagawan Bahubali Statue (Gommateshwara). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Hasanamba Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Koravangala Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kedareswara Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Lakshmi Devi Temple.

For ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Hassan trip itinerary builder.

Drive from Somvarpet to Hassan in 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to drive to Chikmagalur.

Things to do in Hassan

Historic Sites

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Chikmagalur

Coffee Land

Located at the foot of the highest mountain range in the state, the city of Chikamagalur features a number of natural and man-made attractions of rich variety.
On the 24th (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hoysaleswara Temple, then delve into the distant past at Chennakesava Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Chennakeshava Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sharada Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kodandaramaswami Temple, then make a trip to Shri Jagadguru Badari Shankaracharya Samsthanam, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mullayanagiri.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Chikmagalur trip planner.

You can drive from Hassan to Chikmagalur in 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel to Udupi.

Things to do in Chikmagalur

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

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Udupi

Though its cuisine has spread throughout the country and beyond, Udupi retains a small-town charm.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Krishna Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ananteshwar Temple, then enjoy the sand and surf at Kapu Beach, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shree Durga Devi Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kemmannu Sri Durga Parameswari temple, then get outside with St. Mary's Island, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Stella Maris Church, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Malpe Beach.

To see maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Udupi online trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Chikmagalur to Udupi by car takes about 4.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Udupi are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to drive to Murdeshwar.

Things to do in Udupi

Historic Sites · Beaches · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Murdeshwar

On the 28th (Thu), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then enjoy the sand and surf at Murudeshwar. On the 29th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Murdeshwar Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kethapayya Narayan Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Statue of Lord Shiva, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Shirali Maha Ganapathi Mahammaya Temple.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Murdeshwar tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Udupi to Murdeshwar by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Gokarna.

Things to do in Murdeshwar

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Gokarna

The small temple town of Gokarna has changed drastically in recent years.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sat): stroll through Shiva Cave, then enjoy the sand and surf at Kudle Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Om Beach, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Mahabaleswara Temple.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Gokarna trip planner.

Traveling by car from Murdeshwar to Gokarna takes 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Karwar.

Things to do in Gokarna

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

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Karwar

Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Devbagh Beach, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Durga Temple, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Ravindranath Tagore Beach.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Karwar sightseeing tool.

You can drive from Gokarna to Karwar in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In January in Karwar, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can drive to Hampi.

Things to do in Karwar

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

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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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of Elephant Stables, then contemplate the long history of Ganagitti Jain Temple, then steep yourself in history at Vitthala Temple, and finally pause for some photo ops at Statue of Ugra Narsimha. On the next day, make a trip to Dasara Dibba, then explore the striking landscape at Matanga Hill, and then explore the ancient world of Group of Monuments at Hampi.

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Drive from Karwar to Hampi in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, taxi, and train; or do a combination of train and taxi. In January, daily temperatures in Hampi can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Aihole.

Things to do in Hampi

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

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Aihole

Aihole is known for historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Aihole, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mallikarjuna Temple Complex, and contemplate the long history of Group of Monuments in Pattadakal.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Aihole planner.

Traveling by car from Hampi to Aihole takes 3.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel to Badami.

Things to do in Aihole

Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Badami

Famous for its cave temples, Badami served as the capital of the Badami Chalukyas from 540 to 757 CE--and this rich history has left plenty of things to do for visitors today.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): explore the fascinating underground world of Badami Cave Temples, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bhuthanatha Temple, then contemplate the waterfront views at Agastya Lake, and finally make a trip to Badami Fort.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Badami day trip app.

Traveling by car from Aihole to Badami takes an hour. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Badami

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Karnataka travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Castles · Gardens
Although most know it for its giant capital, Karnataka encompasses many different land features, from sandy beaches in the coastal east to the wild mountains and thriving farmlands deep in the interior. Home to nearly 9 million people, the city of Bangalore makes a great starting point of a Karnataka tour, packed with temples, churches, shopping malls, and thousands of fast food eateries and restaurants. If you prefer to see the less hectic side of Karnataka, head to Hampi, where you can discover the remains of the once-powerful Vijayanagara Empire scattered across a sprawling World Heritage Site.

Kodagu (Coorg) travel guide

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Waterfalls · Wildlife Areas · Gardens
The hill station of Kodagu consists of a number of small towns amid a vast landscape of forested hills, rocky outcrops, and waterfalls. As a result of the natural scenery, Kodagu holidays tend to focus on the outdoors, including hikes through scenic spice and coffee plantations. Round out your visit by exploring the indigenous Kodava culture through restaurants, temples, and shrines--all of which detail the history, language, beliefs, and festivals of this people.