7 days in Kumarakom, Kodaikanal & Ooty (Udhagamandalam) Itinerary

7 days in Kumarakom, Kodaikanal & Ooty (Udhagamandalam) Itinerary

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7 days in Kumarakom, Kodaikanal & Ooty (Udhagamandalam) Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly + Drive:  5​h 45​min
1
Kumarakom
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Kodaikanal
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
3
Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  5​h
End: Mumbai

2
nights
Kumarakom

Kumarakom ©
Kumarakom features one of Kerala's most scenic lakes as the backdrop and serves as a gateway to the area's famous backwaters.
Change things up with these side-trips from Kumarakom: Kottayam (Vaikom Mahadeva Temple, Kumaranalloor, & more) and Marari Beach (in Mararikulam). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, take in the spiritual surroundings of Shiva Temple Ernakulam , and stroll through Kumarakom Beach.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Kumarakom planner .

Mumbai to Kumarakom is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. While traveling from Mumbai, expect slightly colder days and a bit warmer nights in Kumarakom, ranging from highs of 37°C to lows of 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Kodaikanal.

Things to do in Kumarakom

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Kottayam, Marari Beach
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Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary ©
Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Kumaranalloor ©
Kumaranalloor

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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 19th (Tue): delve into the lush surroundings at Pine Forest, take in the pleasant sights at Coakers Walk, then contemplate the waterfront views at Kodaikanal Lake, and finally look for gifts at The Cocoa Bean.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Kodaikanal trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kumarakom to Kodaikanal takes 7.5 hours. November in Kodaikanal sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can drive to Ooty (Udhagamandalam).

Things to do in Kodaikanal

Nature Parks Shopping
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Kodaikanal Lake ©
Kodaikanal Lake
Coakers Walk ©
Coakers Walk
Pine Forest ©
Pine Forest

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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.
Step out of Ooty (Udhagamandalam) to go to Palakkad and see Attapadi Reserve Forest, which is approximately 1h 25 min away. And it doesn't end there: take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens, contemplate the waterfront views at Ooty Lake, take some stellar pictures from Shooting Point, and take in the awesome beauty at Doddabetta Peak.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Ooty (Udhagamandalam) trip planner .

You can drive from Kodaikanal to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, train, and bus. In November, daytime highs in Ooty (Udhagamandalam) are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Attapadi Reserve Forest
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Botanical Gardens ©
Botanical Gardens
Doddabetta Peak ©
Doddabetta Peak
Pykara Lake ©
Pykara Lake

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