8 days in Kochi (Cochin), Munnar & Thekkady Itinerary

8 days in Kochi (Cochin), Munnar & Thekkady Itinerary

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8 days in Kochi (Cochin), Munnar & Thekkady Itinerary

New Delhi
Fly:  5​h
Kochi (Cochin)
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Munnar
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Thekkady
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  6​h 45​min
New Delhi

4
days
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.
Do your shopping at LuLu Mall and Waltons Boutique. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Jew Town and Church of Saint Francis. Step out of Kochi (Cochin) to go to Mararikulam and see Marari Beach, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. There's still lots to do: stop by Kochi Books, take a stroll through Mattancherry, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mattancherry Palace, and enjoy the sand and surf at Cherai Beach.

For more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Kochi (Cochin) holiday planner.

New Delhi to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from New Delhi in September, expect nights in Kochi (Cochin) to be about the same, around 28°C, while days are slightly colder, around 36°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can go by car to Munnar.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

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Marari Beach
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Marari Beach
Cherai Beach
Jew Town

2
days
Munnar

Sitting at the point where three mountain rivers meet, the hill station of Munnar has become known as a tea-growing center in the south of the country.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Tea Museum, then take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Gardens, and then pause for some serene contemplation at C.S.I Christ Church. On the 30th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Munnar trip planner.

You can drive from Kochi (Cochin) to Munnar in 2.5 hours. In September in Munnar, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Nature Museums
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Tea Museum
C.S.I Christ Church

2
days
Thekkady

Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Mangladevi Temple and then identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary and then explore the activities along Periyar Lake.

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You can drive from Munnar to Thekkady in 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Periyar Tiger Reserve
Periyar Lake
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary

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