9 days in India Itinerary

9 days in India Itinerary

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9 days in India Itinerary

Start: Kolkata (Calcutta)
Fly:  4​h 45​min
1
Bengaluru
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Mysuru (Mysore)
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
4
Kodaikanal
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  9​h 15​min
End: Kolkata (Calcutta)


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1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at ISKCON Temple Bangalore, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ulsoor Subramanya Temple, then take in nature's colorful creations at Lalbagh Botanical Garden, and finally walk around Cubbon Park.

For traveler tips and more tourist information, read our Bengaluru trip itinerary site .

Kolkata (Calcutta) to Bengaluru is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in January, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Mysuru (Mysore).

Things to do in Bengaluru

Parks Historic Sites
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Lalbagh Botanical Garden ©
Lalbagh Botanical Garden
ISKCON Temple Bangalore ©
ISKCON Temple Bangalore
Cubbon Park ©
Cubbon Park

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.
Step out of Mysuru (Mysore) to go to Srirangapatna and see Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple, Adiranga, which is approximately 34 minutes away. There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas), take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Chamundeshwari Temple, see the interesting displays at Sea Shell Museum, and make a trip to Namdroling Monastery.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Mysuru (Mysore) road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Bengaluru to Mysuru (Mysore) takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January in Mysuru (Mysore), expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Ooty (Udhagamandalam).

Things to do in Mysuru (Mysore)

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums

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Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple, Adiranga
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Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas) ©
Mysore Palace (Amba Vilas)
Brindavan Garden ©
Brindavan Garden
Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens ©

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.
On the 17th (Fri), examine the collection at Tea Museum, then take in the awesome beauty at Doddabetta Peak, then take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens, and finally explore the activities along Ooty Lake.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Ooty (Udhagamandalam) trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Mysuru (Mysore) to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Ooty (Udhagamandalam) can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. You will have some time to spend on the 18th (Sat) before leaving for Kodaikanal.

Things to do in Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

Parks Nature Museums
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Botanical Gardens ©
Botanical Gardens
Doddabetta Peak ©
Doddabetta Peak
Ooty Lake ©
Ooty Lake

3
nights
Kodaikanal

Kodaikanal ©
A cool and relaxing hill station, Kodaikanal has long attracted visitors up to its privileged position in the Western Ghats.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at La Saleth Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kuzhanthai Velappar Temple, delve into the lush surroundings at Pine Forest, then get great views at Pillar Rocks, and finally go for a walk through Coakers Walk.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Kodaikanal trip maker website .

Traveling by car from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) to Kodaikanal takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In January, Kodaikanal is somewhat warmer than Ooty (Udhagamandalam) - with highs of 34°C and lows of 24°C. You'll have a few hours on the 21st (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Kodaikanal

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Kodaikanal Lake ©
Kodaikanal Lake
Pine Forest ©
Pine Forest
Pillar Rocks ©
Pillar Rocks

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