36 days in Mumbai, Kerala & Ooty (Udhagamandalam) Itinerary

36 days in Mumbai, Kerala & Ooty (Udhagamandalam) Itinerary

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Start: Mumbai
1
Mumbai
— 11 nights
Fly + Drive:  5 h 30 min
2
Kasaragod
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
3
Kannur
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
4
Kalpetta
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
5
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
6
Kochi (Cochin)
— 4 nights
Train:  1 h 15 min
7
Thrissur
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
8
Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
— 11 nights
Fly:  5 h
End: Mumbai

11
nights
Mumbai

Mumbai ©
Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
Get some cultural insight at Mount Mary Basilica and Mani Bhavan Gandhi Museum. Take a break from the city and head to Bhaja Caves and Kanheri Caves. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Mumbai: Thane (Korum Mall & Upvan Lake), Bahiri Cave (in Karjat Town) and Navi Mumbai (Kharghar Hills, Inorbit Mall Vashi, &more). There's still lots to do: buy something for everyone on your list at Oberoi Mall, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mahalakshmi Temple, look for gifts at Charagh Din Shirts, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Mumbai online attractions planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Mumbai. In October, daytime highs in Mumbai are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can travel to Kasaragod.

Things to do in Mumbai

Parks Shopping Nature

Side Trips

Alibaug, Navi Mumbai, Thane, Lonavala, Bahiri Cave
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Bhaja Caves ©
Bhaja Caves
Mount Mary Basilica ©
Mount Mary Basilica
Mahalakshmi Temple ©
Mahalakshmi Temple

1
night
Kasaragod

Kasaragod ©
On the 25th (Fri), stroll through Bekal Beach, thencontemplate the long history of Bekal Fort, and then kick back and relax at Kappil Beach.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Kasaragod route planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Mumbai to Kasaragod. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Mumbai in October: highs in Kasaragod hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Kannur.

Things to do in Kasaragod

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Bekal
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Bekal Beach ©
Bekal Beach
Bekal Fort ©
Bekal Fort
Kappil Beach ©
Kappil Beach

2
nights
Kannur

Kannur ©
A cultural capital on the state's relatively quiet northern coast, Kannur has long been associated with textile production and temple rituals, earning it the nickname, the "Land of Looms and Lores." Most Kannur itineraries will include observing theyyam rituals performed at the temples, where the traditions have origins dating back thousands of years.
On the 26th (Sat), enjoy the sand and surf at Thottada Beach, thentour the pleasant surroundings at Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach, thentake in the views from Thalassery Sea Bridge, and finally steep yourself in history at Fort St. Angelos. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Madayi Kavu, stroll through Chal Beach Park, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Payyambalam Beach.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Kannur online attractions planner.

You can drive from Kasaragod to Kannur in 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to drive to Kalpetta.

Things to do in Kannur

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Chal Beach Park, Madayi Kavu
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Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach ©
Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach
Thottada Beach ©
Thottada Beach
Fort St. Angelos ©
Fort St. Angelos

2
nights
Kalpetta

Kalpetta ©
One of the district's main tourist hubs, Kalpetta offers easy access to a number of man-made and natural attractions.
On the 28th (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of Thirunelli Temple, thenenjoy breathtaking views from Lakkidi View Point, and then explore the activities along Pookot Lake. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Chembra and then take in the dramatic scenery at Soochippara Falls (Sentinel Rock Waterfall).

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Kalpetta attractions planning tool.

You can drive from Kannur to Kalpetta in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. October in Kalpetta sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Kalpetta

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Chembra ©
Chembra
Thirunelli Temple ©
Thirunelli Temple
Soochippara Falls (Sentinel Rock Waterfall) ©

2
nights
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) ©
Situated among a collection of low hills that lead up to the coastline, state capital Thiruvananthapuram acts as a base for exploration of the southern tip of the country.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Wed): examine the collection at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, enjoy the sea views from Vizhinjam Lighthouse, don't miss a visit to Attukal Bhagavathy Temple, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, thendon't miss a visit to Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ananthankadu Nagaraja Temple. On the 31st (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at Shri Chitra Art Gallery and then get in on the family fun at Magic Planet Theme Park.

To find traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Kalpetta to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can travel to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Theme Parks Museums Historic Sites
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Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace ©
Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace
Vizhinjam Lighthouse ©
Vizhinjam Lighthouse
Shri Chitra Art Gallery ©
Shri Chitra Art Gallery

4
nights
Kochi (Cochin)

Kochi (Cochin) ©
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.
Shiva Temple and Edappally Church Complex will appeal to history buffs. Get in touch with nature at Kayaking & Canoeing and Vembanad Lake. Go for a jaunt from Kochi (Cochin) to Alappuzha to see Ambalapuzha Sree Krishna Temple about 2h 15 min away. There's still lots to do: view the masterpieces at Kashi Art Gallery, explore the world behind art at Kerala Folklore Museum, get in on the family fun at Wonderla Amusement Park, and admire the landmark architecture of Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Kochi (Cochin) trip itinerary maker website.

You can fly from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Kochi (Cochin) in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In October in Kochi (Cochin), expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Thrissur.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites Theme Parks Adventure

Side Trips

Alappuzha, Vembanad Lake
Find places to stay Oct 31 — Nov 4:
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Kashi Art Gallery ©
Kashi Art Gallery
Chottanikkara Devi Temple ©
Chottanikkara Devi Temple
Edappally Church Complex ©
Edappally Church Complex

2
nights
Thrissur

Thrissur ©
One of the oldest and largest cities in the center of the state, Thrissur hosts a wealth of festivals throughout the year.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Triprayar Sri Rama Temple, admire the sheer force of Athirappilly Water Falls, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vadakkunnathan Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram, admire the striking features of Guruvayur Temple, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Venkitachalapathy Temple, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Punnathur Kotta (Anakkotta), and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Parthasarathy Temple.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Thrissur attractions tool.

Getting from Kochi (Cochin) to Thrissur by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in November, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to drive to Ooty (Udhagamandalam).

Things to do in Thrissur

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Guruvayur, Triprayar Sri Rama Temple
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Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram ©
Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram
Guruvayur Temple ©
Guruvayur Temple
Vadakkunnathan Temple ©
Vadakkunnathan Temple

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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.
Take a break from the city and head to Bandipur National Park and Tiger Reserve and Upper Bhavani Lake. Arulmigu Patteeswarar Swamy Temple and Eachanari Vinayagar Temple will appeal to history buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Ooty (Udhagamandalam) side-trips: Coimbatore (Brookefields Mall, Kovai Kutralam Water Falls, &more) and Moyar River (in Mudumalai). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Avalanche Lake, identify plant and animal life at Mudumalai National Park, take in the dramatic scenery at Pykara Water Falls, and admire the verdant scenery at Ketti Valley View.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Ooty (Udhagamandalam) trip planner.

Drive from Thrissur to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In November, daytime highs in Ooty (Udhagamandalam) are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Ooty (Udhagamandalam)

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Coimbatore, Ketti Valley View, Moyar River, Bandipur National Park and Tiger Reserve
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Bandipur National Park and Tiger Reserve ©
Bandipur National Park and Tiger Reserve
Eachanari Vinayagar Temple ©
Eachanari Vinayagar Temple
Sanctuary Avalanche ©
Sanctuary Avalanche

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