10 days in Munnar, Alappuzha & Kochi (Cochin) Itinerary

10 days in Munnar, Alappuzha & Kochi (Cochin) Itinerary

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10 days in Munnar, Alappuzha & Kochi (Cochin) Itinerary

Kochi (Cochin)
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Munnar
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
Alappuzha
— 2 nights
train:  45​min
Kochi (Cochin)
— 5 nights
Kochi (Cochin)

2
days
Munnar

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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park. On the 11th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Tea Museum, then see human ingenuity at work at Mattupetty Dam, then admire the natural beauty at Rose Gardens, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Gardens.

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Kochi (Cochin) to Munnar is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. Expect a daytime high around 40°C in March, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Alappuzha.

Things to do in Munnar

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Tea Museum ©
Tea Museum
Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park ©
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Tea Gardens

2
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Alappuzha

Alappuzha ©
Affectionately known as Alleppey to locals and tourists alike, Alappuzha acts as a major transport and cultural hub on the Kerala backwaters.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Marari Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Alappuzha Beach, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ambalapuzha Sree Krishna Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Mannarasala Sree Nagaraja Temple, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Forane Church, and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

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You can drive from Munnar to Alappuzha in 3 hours. March in Alappuzha sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can take a train to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Alappuzha

#Outdoors, #Beaches, #Parks

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Marari Beach
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Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
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Alappuzha Beach
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6
days
Kochi (Cochin)

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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.
Paradesi Synagogue and Jew Town are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Escape the urban bustle at Cherai Beach and Willingdon Island. Pamper yourself for a day on the 17th (Sat) at some of the top local wellness centers. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Mattancherry Palace, wander the streets of Mattancherry, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Vallarpadam Church, and make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets.

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Traveling by train from Alappuzha to Kochi (Cochin) takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Kochi (Cochin) can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

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Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue
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Jew Town

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