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

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

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

Chennai (Madras)
Fly + taxi:  2​h
Kochi (Cochin)
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Thekkady
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Munnar
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  3​h 15​min
Chennai (Madras)

2
days
Kochi (Cochin)

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.
On the 2nd (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paradesi Synagogue, then take a stroll through Jew Town, then don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Saint Francis. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: buy something for everyone on your list at LuLu Mall, admire the striking features of Kerala Folklore Museum, explore and take pictures at Kerala Kathakali Centre, then admire the striking features of Santa Cruz Basilica, and finally stop by Idiom Book Sellers.

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Chennai (Madras) to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 2-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or take a train. In March, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to drive to Thekkady.

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LuLu Mall ©
LuLu Mall
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Chinese Fishing Nets
Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue

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Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): admire the natural beauty at Periyar Spice & Ayurvedic Garden, then contemplate the waterfront views at Periyar Lake, and then identify plant and animal life at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary.

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You can drive from Kochi (Cochin) to Thekkady in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to drive to Munnar.

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Periyar Lake ©
Periyar Lake
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary
Periyar Spice & Ayurvedic Garden
Periyar Spice & Ayurvedic Garden

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.
On the 5th (Mon), admire the natural beauty at Photo Point, get great views at Pothamedu Viewpoint, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Gardens. On your second day here, examine the collection at Tea Museum, then admire the natural beauty at Rose Gardens, then see human ingenuity at work at Mattupetty Dam, and finally take some stellar pictures from Top Station.

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Traveling by car from Thekkady to Munnar takes 2 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 40°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

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Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Top Station ©
Top Station
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam

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