6 days in Munnar, Alappuzha & Kumarakom Itinerary

6 days in Munnar, Alappuzha & Kumarakom Itinerary

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6 days in Munnar, Alappuzha & Kumarakom Itinerary

Chennai (Madras)
Drive:  9​h 30​min
Munnar
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
Alappuzha
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
Kumarakom
— 1 night
Drive:  12​h 30​min
Chennai (Madras)

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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park. On the next day, admire the engineering at Anayirankal Dam Reservoir, appreciate the views at Chinnakanal Waterfalls, then admire the natural beauty at Tea Gardens, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at C.S.I Christ Church.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Munnar tour planner.

Chennai (Madras) to Munnar is an approximately 3.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. In October, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Alappuzha.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Anayirankal Dam Reservoir, Chinnakanal Waterfalls
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Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park ©
Anayirankal Dam Reservoir ©
Anayirankal Dam Reservoir
Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens

1
day
Alappuzha

Alappuzha ©
Affectionately known as Alleppey to locals and tourists alike, Alappuzha acts as a major transport and cultural hub on the Kerala backwaters.
On the 21st (Sat), visit a coastal fixture at Alappuzha Lighthouse, then kick back and relax at Mararikulam Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Marari Beach.

To find maps and tourist information, you can read our Alappuzha trip builder.

You can drive from Munnar to Alappuzha in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in October, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel to Kumarakom.

Things to do in Alappuzha

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Mararikulam
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Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach

1
day
Kumarakom

Kumarakom ©
Kumarakom features one of Kerala's most scenic lakes as the backdrop and serves as a gateway to the area's famous backwaters.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary and then see the interesting displays at Bay Island Driftwood Museum.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Kumarakom sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Alappuzha to Kumarakom takes an hour. October in Kumarakom sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 27°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kumarakom

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trip

Bay Island Driftwood Museum
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Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary ©
Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary
Bay Island Driftwood Museum ©
Bay Island Driftwood Museum

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