6 days in Thekkady, Alappuzha & Munnar Itinerary

6 days in Thekkady, Alappuzha & Munnar Itinerary

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6 days in Thekkady, Alappuzha & Munnar Itinerary

Salem
Drive:  7​h 45​min
Thekkady
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Alappuzha
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
Munnar
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
Salem

1
day
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
On the 16th (Mon), explore and take pictures at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation.

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Salem to Thekkady is an approximately 5.5-hour car ride. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can go by car to Alappuzha.

Things to do in Thekkady

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites
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Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve

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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ambalapuzha Sree Krishna Temple and then enjoy the sand and surf at Marari Beach.

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Traveling by car from Thekkady to Alappuzha takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. October in Alappuzha sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 27°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Munnar.

Things to do in Alappuzha

Beaches Outdoors Parks

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Marari Beach
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Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Ambalapuzha Sree Krishna Temple ©
Ambalapuzha Sree Krishna Temple

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 19th (Thu): take some stellar pictures from Pothamedu Viewpoint, then admire the natural beauty at Tea Gardens, then take in the dramatic scenery at Chinnakanal Waterfalls, and finally admire the engineering at Anayirankal Dam Reservoir. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at C.S.I Christ Church, then get great views at Lock Heart Gap, and then admire the natural beauty at Photo Point.

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You can drive from Alappuzha to Munnar in 3 hours. 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 travel back home.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Anayirankal Dam Reservoir, Chinnakanal Waterfalls
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Anayirankal Dam Reservoir ©
Anayirankal Dam Reservoir
Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Pothamedu Viewpoint ©
Pothamedu Viewpoint

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