4 days in Kodagu (Coorg), Bandipur & Ernakulam District Itinerary

4 days in Kodagu (Coorg), Bandipur & Ernakulam District Itinerary

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Fly to Mangalore, Taxi to Madikeri
— 1 day
— 1 night
Kochi (Cochin)
— 2 nights



— 1 day
Madikeri is a hill station town in Karnataka state, India. On the 18th (Sun), see the interesting displays at Madikeri Fort and then take in the dramatic scenery at Abbi Falls.

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New Delhi to Madikeri is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel to Bandipur.

Things to do in Madikeri

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Nature
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— 1 night
Trade the urban jungle for thick foliage and lush greenery at Bandipur.
On the 19th (Mon), explore the striking landscape of Bandipur National Park and Tiger Reserve.

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Drive from Madikeri to Bandipur in 4.5 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can go by car to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Bandipur

Parks · Wildlife · Nature
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Kochi (Cochin)

— 2 nights

Queen of the Arabian Sea

A flourishing port city and magnet for the spice trade since the 15th century, Kochi (Cochin) proudly bears its distinct international influence and local Keralan culture.
On the 20th (Tue), buy something for everyone on your list at LuLu Mall, then explore the world behind art at Kerala Folklore Museum, then admire the landmark architecture of Mattancherry Palace, and finally take a stroll through Jew Town. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Saint Francis, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Paradesi Synagogue, and finally view the masterpieces at Durbar Hall Art Gallery.

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You can drive from Bandipur to Kochi (Cochin) in 8 hours. Traveling from Bandipur in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Kochi (Cochin), with lows of 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Neighborhoods
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Kodagu (Coorg) travel guide

Waterfalls · Nature & Parks · 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.

Ernakulam District travel guide

Landmarks · Sacred & Religious Sites · Beaches
Ernakulam is a district of Kerala, India situated in the central part of that state. Spanning an area of about 3,068 km2, Ernakulam district is home to over 12% of Kerala’s population. Its headquarters is located at Kakkanad, a suburb of Kochi city. Ernakulam is known as the commercial capital of Kerala. The district is famous for its ancient temples, churches, and mosques. The district includes the largest metropolitan region of the state, Greater Cochin. Ernakulam district is the highest revenue yielding district in the state. It is the third most populous district in Kerala, after Malappuram and Thiruvananthapuram (out of 14). Ernakulam district also hosts the highest number of international and domestic tourists in Kerala state.The language spoken in Ernakulam is Malayalam which is the mother-tongue of Kerala. English is widely used, especially in business circles. Ernakulam became India's first district having 100 percent banking or full 'meaningful financial inclusion' in 2012.EtymologyThe name Ernakulam is derived from Erayanarkulam which means the abode of Lord Shiva. Ernakulam was also known as "Rishinagakulam" in ancient days.