6 days in Munnar, Kumarakom & Kochi (Cochin) Itinerary

6 days in Munnar, Kumarakom & Kochi (Cochin) Itinerary

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6 days in Munnar, Kumarakom & Kochi (Cochin) Itinerary

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

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 2nd (Sat), take in nature's colorful creations at Photo Point and then admire the engineering at Mattupetty Dam. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mount Carmel Church, examine the collection at Tea Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Rose Gardens, then take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Gardens, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at C.S.I Christ Church.

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Bengaluru to Munnar is an approximately 3.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or take a bus. In December, Munnar is a bit warmer than Bengaluru - with highs of 38°C and lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Kumarakom.

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Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam
Tea Museum ©
Tea Museum

2
days
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.
On the 4th (Mon), look for all kinds of wild species at Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Marari Beach and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Mararikulam Beach.

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Drive from Munnar to Kumarakom in 4.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Kumarakom are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Kochi (Cochin).

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Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary ©
Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary

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 6th (Wed), admire the landmark architecture of Mattancherry Palace and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cherai Beach. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paradesi Synagogue, take a stroll through Jew Town, admire the striking features of Santa Cruz Basilica, then explore and take pictures at Kerala Kathakali Centre, and finally don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets.

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Getting from Kumarakom to Kochi (Cochin) by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in December, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

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Cherai Beach ©
Cherai Beach
Jew Town ©
Jew Town
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Chinese Fishing Nets

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