5 days in India Itinerary

5 days in India Itinerary

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5 days in India Itinerary

Start: Mangalore
1
Mangalore
— 1 day
train:  2​h
2
Kannur
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Ooty (Udhagamandalam)
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Madikeri
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
End: Mangalore

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Mangalore

Mangalore ©
A gateway to the coastal region, Mangalore has long served as a stop-off point on maritime trade routes, and remains a major port city today.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Panambur Beach, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kudroli Gokarnath Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kadri Manjunath Temple, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Infant Jesus Shrine.

To see ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Mangalore day trip website .

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Mangalore. November in Mangalore sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Kannur.

Things to do in Mangalore

Historic Sites Beaches Parks
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Kudroli Gokarnath Temple ©
Kudroli Gokarnath Temple
Kadri Manjunath Temple ©
Kadri Manjunath Temple
Panambur Beach ©
Panambur Beach

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Fort St. Angelos, then take in the views from Thalassery Sea Bridge, then enjoy the sand and surf at Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Thottada Beach.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Kannur trip itinerary builder app .

Getting from Mangalore to Kannur by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can drive to Ooty (Udhagamandalam).

Things to do in Kannur

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach ©
Muzhappilangad Drive-in Beach
Fort St. Angelos ©
Fort St. Angelos
Thottada Beach ©
Thottada Beach

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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.
On the 27th (Wed), contemplate the waterfront views at Ooty Lake, then admire the natural beauty at Botanical Gardens, then take in the awesome beauty at Doddabetta Peak, and finally examine the collection at Tea Museum.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Ooty (Udhagamandalam) attractions planning site .

Traveling by car from Kannur to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Madikeri.

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

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Madikeri

Madikeri ©
Madikeri is a hill station town in Karnataka state, India. On the 28th (Thu), admire the sheer force of Abbi Falls and then identify plant and animal life at Dubare Elephant Camp. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Sera Jey Monastic University, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Namdroling Monastery, and then admire the natural beauty at Raja's Seat.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Madikeri travel route builder .

Getting from Ooty (Udhagamandalam) to Madikeri by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and flight; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Madikeri

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sera Jey Monastic University, Dubare Elephant Camp, Namdroling Monastery
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Namdroling Monastery ©
Namdroling Monastery
Abbi Falls ©
Abbi Falls
Dubare Elephant Camp ©
Dubare Elephant Camp

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