Ooty - Coorg with Mysore(5 Nights)

Coimbatore, Ooty, Mysore, Coorg (Madikeri), Bangalore

for Family Traveller, Honeymooner

Holiday Overview

Abbey Falls
Driving aroudn in Coorg
Views from Galibeedu
Typical Coorg Homestay near Madikeri
Mysore Palace lit up
Nandi Bull Temple
Mysore Palace by the Day
Brindaban Garden
Karanji Lake (Photo Courtesy: Nagesh Kamath)
View from Doddabetta Point
Ooty Botanical Gardens
Ooty Botanical Gardens
Boating at Ooty Lake
Ooty Lake
Wax statues at the museum
Wax Museum
Wenlock Downs
Kalhatty Waterfalls (Photo Courtesy: Hitesh Shah)
Papagena Rose at the Garden (Photo Courtesy: Challiyan)
St Stephens Church (Photo Courtesy: Challiyan)

Ooty - Coorg with Mysore is a popular variant of a Bangalore - Mysore - Ooty itinerary where guests looking to avoid urban nature of Bangalore, instead opt for a nature centric Masinagudi experience between Mysore and Ooty.


Ooty(2) - Mysore(1) - Coorg (Madikeri)(2)

Summarised Itinerary
  • Day-1 Arrive at Ooty
  • Day-2 In and around Ooty
  • Day-3 Mysore. Evening visit to Brindavan gardens or Srirangapatnam
  • Day-4 Visit Mysore Palace before travelling to Coorg
  • Day-5 In and around Coorg
  • Day-6 Departure
Sightseeing Summary

Coorg (Madikeri) - Omkareshwar Temple Coorg (1.00 kms), Madikeri Fort (1.00 kms), Abbey Falls (8.00 kms), Dubare Elephant Camp (28.00 kms), Cauvery Nisargdhama (30.00 kms)

Mysore - Mysore Palace (1.00 kms), Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple (16.00 kms), Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary (18.00 kms), Brindavan Gardens (19.00 kms)

Ooty - Ooty Botanical Gardens (1.00 kms), Wax Museum (3.00 kms), Raj Bhavan Ooty (3.00 kms), Ooty Lake (3.60 kms), St Stephens Church (5.00 kms), Pykara Lake (20.00 kms)

Preferred Arrival /Departure Destination
Arrival - Coimbatore Departure - Bangalore
Best Season to Travel
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Popular Extensions to the Itinerary

Additional day in Mysore would enable guests undertake excursions to Somnathpura Heritage Temples alongwith Talakadu backwaters OR Halebid / Belur Heritage temples alongwith Sravanbelagoda (Jain pilgrim centre).

  • Coimbatore to Ooty -86 kms (2.5 hrs)
  • Ooty to Mysore -125 kms (3.5 hrs)
  • Mysore to Coorg (Madikeri) -120 kms (3 hrs)
  • Coorg (Madikeri) to Bangalore -270 kms (6.5 hrs)

Coimbatore - Ooty(2) - Mysore(1) - Coorg (Madikeri)(2) - Bangalore

Detailed Itinerary

Day-1 Arrive at Ooty Arrival Arrive at Ooty (7000+ ft asl), a popular / touristy colonial era hill station in South India. Guest may relax or proceed for Boating in lake in the evening.

Day-2 In and around Ooty Sightseeing options closer to ooty to consider comprise Dodabetta Peak, Raj Bhawan, St Stephens Church, Rose garden, Botanical garden, Shooting point, Wax Museum.

Day-3 Mysore. Evening visit to Brindavan gardens or Srirangapatnam  Proceed to Mysore (125 kms - 3.5 hrs). Enroute guests may visit Pykara falls (25 kms from Ooty). The road passes through Mudumalai and Bandipur forests with a very good chance of spotting some Spotted Deers and even possibly Wild Elephant herds. Post lunch visit Railway Muesum. Evening visit to Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary (Boat ride around bird nests) and Brindavan Garden OR Srirangapatnam and Ranganathaswany Temple.

Day-4 Visit Mysore Palace before travelling to Coorg Morning visit to Mysore Palace, one the most imposing and sought after visit option for all travellers. Travel to Coorg (120 kms - 3 hours) enroute visit Bylakuppe Tibetan Monastery and Dubare Elephant camp.

Day-5 In and around Coorg Sightseeing options around include Omkareshwar Temple, Abbey Falls, Madikeri Fort etc. Driving around in Coorg is a recommended experience for plantation views and nature photography.

Day-6 Departure Depart for onward journey.

Detailed Sightseeing

Coorg (Madikeri) :

  • Omkareshwar Temple Coorg - Omkareshwar temple in Coorg (built in 1820) overlooks a water tank and is located on outskirts of Madikeri, represents a mix of Islamic and Gothic style of architecture.

  • Madikeri Fort - Madikeri Fort was first built in the last quarter of the 17th century and was later rebuilt and renovated by Tipu Sultan and the British respectively in 18th and 19th Century. The fort is a tourist visit option today at Coorg. There is a museum as well.

  • Abbey Falls - Abbey Falls are a set of waterfalls located at 8 kms from Madikeri One has to walk through plantations to access this. A popular tourist visit place.

  • Dubare Elephant Camp - Dubare elephant camp is set across Cauvery river (A short boat ride required to access) near Kushalnagar. Here guests arrive for an elephant interaction (Bathing an elephant is most enjoyable for kids and adults) and enjoy elephant ride & coracle ride. There is a full day elephant interaction programme guest can opt for or just it can be just a visit.

  • Cauvery Nisargdhama - Cauvery Nisargadhama is a 64 acre nature park having anmals in its nature habitat and is visited as a picnic spot. Elephant rides and feeding deers are an attraction for kids.

Mysore :

  • Mysore Palace - Mysore palace is one of the most famous tourist attractions in India after Taj Mahal with more than 2.7 million visitors. The architectural style of the palace is commonly described as Indo-Saracenic but it is a blend of many other architectural styles. The palace is surrounded by a large garden. The palace is 3 storied and entry fee is required to enter. Tourists are not allowed to take photographs inside the palace. Every autumn, the Palace is the venue for the famous Mysore Dasara festival with the elephant procession on Dussera day being the most sought after event.

  • Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple - Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple is located on an island in the river Kaveri. The temple is one of a set of three major temples that are built on three different islands on the Kaveri and are dedicated to lord Ranganatha (Lord Vishnu). The temples is one of the most important Vaishnavite shrines in South India. It is built in 9th century, later improved by the Hoysala and Vijayanagar kings

  • Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary - Rangantittu Bird Sanctuary is set on a a lake and is a major breeding site for several bird species including the Painted Stork, Open-billed Stork, Black-headed Ibis, River Tern, Great Stone Plover and Indian Shag. The boat ride is touristy but can be interesting for a bird watcher especially in Winter (Oct - March).

  • Brindavan Gardens - Brindavan Garden is a large garden next to the Dam built on cauvery and a major tourist attraction. The main attraction of the park is the musical fountain in which bursts of water are synchronised to the music of songs. There is also a lake within the garden with boating facilities available for visitors

Ooty :

  • Ooty Botanical Gardens - The Botanical Garden is spread over 22-acres and is in existance since mid 1800s. A flower show is held every May. The Gardens have around a thousand species of plants, shrubs, ferns, trees, herbal and bonsai plants.

  • Wax Museum - A wax museum on ooty Coonoor road, that houses life-size wax statues of Indian personalities.

  • Raj Bhavan Ooty - Raj Bhavan Ooty is the Summer residence of the Governor of Tamil Nadu. Gardens here consists of ornamental gardens in an area of about 9 acres, a rich lawn on 3 acres, four rosaries, two lily ponds, a sunken garden, two green houses, a vegetable garden and a nursery.

  • Ooty Lake - Ooty lake is spread over 60 acres offers boating to tourists and is a major tourist.

  • St Stephens Church - St. Stephens Church on Mysore road is one of the oldest churches in the Nilgiris area dated back to the 19th century

  • Pykara Lake - The Pykara Lake formed after a dam was constructed on Pykara river. There are two waterfalls over 50 meters height that are popularly known as Pykara falls and are a major tourist attraction. Enroute one also stops over at Shooting point, a point where many movies were shot in past.

Destination Overview

Coimbatore - Coimbatore is the second largest city in state of Tamil Nadu and a major textile and engineering hub. The plantation areas Coonnor and Valparai and hill station of ooty and kodaikanal are accessible from here.

Bangalore - Bangalore (now also called “Bengaluru”) is the state capital of Karnataka and one of the largest Software and ITES (IT Enabled services) center in the world. Bangalore is unofficially now considered as one of the metro cities of India (Alongwith Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai and Delhi).

Ooty - Ooty (7500 ft asl) is one of the premier hill stations of India. It is known for its colonial heritage feel, heritage train, tea plantations around it, a wonderful weather all through the year (especially in summer) and is home to quite a few renowned boarding schools.

Mysore - Mysore is a heritage destination and well visited for the Mysore Palace and located most centrally to visit a wide ranging destinations around it.

Coorg (Madikeri) - Madikeri (3500 ft asl) is the district headquarters of the Coorg region and also the highest point in the area. Madikeri offers guests nature centric experience and is a base point to explore the area.

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  • Coimbatore to Ooty -86 kms (2.5 hrs)
  • Ooty to Mysore -125 kms (3.5 hrs)
  • Mysore to Coorg (Madikeri) -120 kms (3 hrs)
  • Coorg (Madikeri) to Bangalore -270 kms (6.5 hrs)

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Travel Ideas incorporated in the itinerary

Mysore Break

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Coorg Getaway

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  • Coimbatore to Ooty -86 kms (2.5 hrs)
  • Ooty to Mysore -125 kms (3.5 hrs)
  • Mysore to Coorg (Madikeri) -120 kms (3 hrs)
  • Coorg (Madikeri) to Bangalore -270 kms (6.5 hrs)

Expert Speak

Coorg is excellent for its ethnic cuisine. Off-beat travelers may opt for a plantation homestay in Coorg and Colonial Bungalow in Ooty.

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