Ooty - Coorg with Nagarhole(7 Nights)

Coimbatore, Ooty, Nagarhole, Coorg (Madikeri), Mangalore

for Family Traveller, Honeymooner

Holiday Overview

Abbey Falls
Driving aroudn in Coorg
Views from Galibeedu
View from Doddabetta Point
Ooty Botanical Gardens
Ooty Botanical Gardens
Ooty Botanical Gardens
Ooty Lake
Wax statues at the museum
Wenlock Downs

Ooty - Coorg with Nagarhole is a popular itinerary where guest is looking to combine best of Hill station (Ooty), plantation (Coorg) and Wildlife (Nagarhole) experiences.


Ooty(3) - Nagarhole(1) - Coorg (Madikeri)(3)

Summarised Itinerary
  • Day-1 Ooty arrival
  • Day-2 In and around Ooty
  • Day-3 Excursions around Ooty
  • Day-4 Ooty - Nagarhole. Evening Safari.
  • Day-5 Nagarhole - Coorg
  • Day-6 Driving around Coorg
  • Day-7 Excursions / Adventure / Experiences in Coorg
  • Day-8 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), Bylakuppe Buddhist Golden Temple (40.00 kms), Talacauvery (48.00 kms)

Nagarhole - Nagarhole National Park (0.50 kms)

Ooty - Ooty Botanical Gardens (1.00 kms), Government Rose Garden (3.00 kms), Wax Museum (3.00 kms), Raj Bhavan Ooty (3.00 kms), Ooty Lake (3.60 kms), St Stephens Church (5.00 kms), Doddabetta Peak (9.00 kms), Kalhatty Waterfalls (13.00 kms), Pykara Lake (20.00 kms)

Preferred Arrival /Departure Destination
Arrival - Coimbatore Departure - Mangalore
Best Season to Travel
  • Jan
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Popular Extensions to the Itinerary

Mysore is a popular extension option enroute.

  • Coimbatore to Ooty -86 kms (2.5 hrs)
  • Ooty to Nagarhole -157 kms (4.5 hrs)
  • Nagarhole to Coorg (Madikeri) -138 kms (4 hrs)
  • Coorg (Madikeri) to Mangalore -150 kms (3.5 hrs)

Coimbatore - Ooty(3) - Nagarhole(1) - Coorg (Madikeri)(3) - Mangalore

Detailed Itinerary

Day-1 Ooty arrival Arrive at Ooty (7000+ ft asl). Boating in lake in the evening is touristy but popular.

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 Excursions around Ooty Excursions around Ooty. Option is to visit Pykkara and Kalahatty Waterfalls OR do a day visit to Coonoor.

Day-4 Ooty - Nagarhole. Evening Safari. Proceed to Nagarhole National Park (Also known as Rajiv Gandhi National Park or Kabini) (150 kms - 4.5 hours). Evening Safari.

Day-5 Nagarhole - Coorg After morning Jungle safari proceed to Coorg (120 kms - 4 hrs). Enroute visit Tibetan Monastery, Dubare Elephant camp and Cauvery Nisargadhama.

Day-6 Driving 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-7 Excursions / Adventure / Experiences in Coorg Excursion to Talcauvery (44 kms from Madikeri), origin of Cauvery river and a local pilgrim centre. Leisure profile guests may just relax and explore local markets and enjoy plantation views. Adventure oriented guests can opt for walk / trek. Experiential travellers may opt for a Plantation Lunch.

Day-8 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.

  • Bylakuppe Buddhist Golden Temple - Bylakuppe is a tibetan settlement where an impressive monastery has been setup besides number of other monasteries, nunneries and temples in all the major Tibetan Buddhist traditions. Bylakuppe also has many buddhist universities for advanced buddhist practices.

  • Talacauvery - Talacauveri is the the origin of the river Cauvery. There are several temples around here and is a popular pilgrimage centre visited by tourists and pilgrims all round the year. Actual river origin is only visible in Monsoon.

Nagarhole :

  • Nagarhole National Park - Nagarhole (popularly known as Kabini") represents one of the best park experiences in India. Coracle ride, elephant training camp visit & elephant ride, boat ride, Jeep safaris comprise some of the activities in and around the park area.

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.

  • Government Rose Garden - The Government rose garden is the largest rose garden in India with more than 20,000 varieties of roses

  • 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

  • Doddabetta Peak - A view point surrounded by dense shola forests from where one can have a panoramic view of the area.

  • Kalhatty Waterfalls - Kalahatty waterfalls is a popular tourist spot off Mysore road enroute to Kalahatty

  • 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

Mangalore - Mangalore is a port and the largest town on coastal Karnataka it is the 2nd largest town in Karnataka. Mangalore is access point for Coastal Karnataka, Coorg, Chikmagalur, Hindu / Jain Pilgrimage and North Kerala.

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.

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.

Nagarhole - Nagarhole (Or Rajiv Gandhi National Park) at 80 kms from Mysore is one of the best-managed parks in South India offering a very good park experience.

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 Nagarhole -157 kms (4.5 hrs)
  • Nagarhole to Coorg (Madikeri) -138 kms (4 hrs)
  • Coorg (Madikeri) to Mangalore -150 kms (3.5 hrs)

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Travel Ideas incorporated in the itinerary

Coorg Getaway

Coorg (also known as Kodagu) is a region in South-West of Karnataka known for its Coffee and Spice more

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  • Coimbatore to Ooty -86 kms (2.5 hrs)
  • Ooty to Nagarhole -157 kms (4.5 hrs)
  • Nagarhole to Coorg (Madikeri) -138 kms (4 hrs)
  • Coorg (Madikeri) to Mangalore -150 kms (3.5 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. This routing works well with premium / luxury travelers as Nagarhole and Ooty has a number of options in that segment.

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