8 days in India Itinerary

8 days in India Itinerary

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8 days in India Itinerary

Start: Pune
Fly + Taxi:  3 h 30 min
1
Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
2
Madikeri
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
3
Mysuru (Mysore)
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
4
Bengaluru
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 30 min
End: Pune

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.
Go for a jaunt from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) to Palakkad to see Attapadi Reserve Forest about 1h 30 min away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens, explore the activities along Ooty Lake, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Elk Hill Murugan Temple, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Doddabetta Peak.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Ooty (Udhagamandalam) trip builder tool .

Pune to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) is an approximately 3.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Ooty (Udhagamandalam) can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to drive to Madikeri.

Things to do in Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Palakkad, Government Botanical Garden
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Government Botanical Garden ©
Government Botanical Garden
Attapadi Reserve Forest ©
Attapadi Reserve Forest
Doddabetta Peak ©
Doddabetta Peak

1
night
Madikeri

Madikeri ©
Madikeri is a hill station town in Karnataka state, India. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): get outside with Mandalpatti, admire the natural beauty at Raja's Seat, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Abbi Falls.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Madikeri trip itinerary website .

Drive from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) to Madikeri in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to drive to Mysuru (Mysore).

Things to do in Madikeri

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Abbi Falls ©
Abbi Falls
Mandalpatti ©
Mandalpatti
Raja's Seat ©
Raja's Seat

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): ponder the design of Brindavan Garden, examine the collection at Sea Shell Museum, then explore the historical opulence of Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas), and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Chamundeshwari Temple. Keep things going the next day: get to know the resident critters at Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sri Nandi Temple, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Somnathpura Temple.

For other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Mysuru (Mysore) trip itinerary tool .

Drive from Madikeri to Mysuru (Mysore) in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can drive to Bengaluru.

Things to do in Mysuru (Mysore)

Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums
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Mysuru Palace ©
Mysuru Palace
Brindavan Garden ©
Brindavan Garden
Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens ©
Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens

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Bengaluru

Bengaluru ©
Flourishing development and a bustling IT industry transformed Bangalore into a vibrant metropolis, but the city preserves its numerous historic and cultural sights.
On the 12th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of ISKCON Temple Bangalore, then don't miss a visit to Ulsoor Subramanya Temple, then admire the natural beauty at Lalbagh Botanical Garden, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with UB City. On the next day, find something for the whole family at Wonderla Amusement Park.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Bengaluru trip itinerary website .

You can drive from Mysuru (Mysore) to Bengaluru in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In December in Bengaluru, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bengaluru

Theme Parks Historic Sites Shopping
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Lalbagh Botanical Garden ©
Lalbagh Botanical Garden
ISKCON Temple Bangalore ©
ISKCON Temple Bangalore
Wonderla Amusement Park ©
Wonderla Amusement Park

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