8 days in Kerala Itinerary

8 days in Kerala Itinerary

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8 days in Kerala Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly + taxi:  4​h
Munnar
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
Kumarakom
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Mumbai

4
nights
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Pothamedu Viewpoint and Idukki Dam. Spend the 24th (Wed) exploring nature at Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park. Next up on the itinerary: admire the verdant scenery at Chinnakanel Water Falls, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Anamudi Peak, take some stellar pictures from Lockheart gap, and take in nature's colorful creations at Photo Point.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Munnar online trip planner .

Mumbai to Munnar is an approximately 4-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in October, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to travel to Kumarakom.

Things to do in Munnar

#Parks, #Nature, #Shopping

Side Trip

Idukki Dam
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Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park ©
Pothamedu Viewpoint ©
Pothamedu Viewpoint
Chinnakanel Water Falls ©
Chinnakanel Water Falls

3
nights
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Mararikulam Beach and St. George Orthodox Church. Get out of town with these interesting Kumarakom side-trips: Kottayam (Vaikom Mahadeva Temple, St Mary's Knanaya Church, & more) and Thiruvizha Sree Mahadeva Temple (in Cherthala). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Bay Island Driftwood Museum and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sree Kumaramangalam Subramanyaswamy Temple.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Kumarakom road trip site .

Traveling by car from Munnar to Kumarakom takes 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in October, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kumarakom

#Historic Sites, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Kottayam, Thiruvizha Sree Mahadeva Temple, Mararikulam Beach, St. George Orthodox Church
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St Mary's Knanaya Church ©
St Mary's Knanaya Church
Mararikulam Beach ©
Mararikulam Beach
St. George Orthodox Church ©
St. George Orthodox Church

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