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

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

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

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  2​h 45​min
Kochi (Cochin)
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Thekkady
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Munnar
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h
End: Mumbai

3
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Vallarpadam Church and Princess Street. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cherai Beach, explore and take pictures at Kerala Kathakali Centre, and admire the landmark architecture of Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Kochi (Cochin) day trip app .

Mumbai to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in May, and nighttime lows around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors
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Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Kerala Kathakali Centre ©
Kerala Kathakali Centre
Cherai Beach ©
Cherai Beach

2
days
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): take in nature's colorful creations at Periyar Spice & Ayurvedic Garden, then explore the activities along Periyar Lake, and then identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve. On your second day here, look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, admire all the interesting features of Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation, and then admire the natural beauty at Abraham's Spice Garden.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Thekkady travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Kochi (Cochin) to Thekkady by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Munnar.

Things to do in Thekkady

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature
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Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Periyar Lake ©
Periyar Lake

3
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Lakkam Waterfalls and Pothamedu Viewpoint. The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Gardens, take in the awesome beauty at Anamudi Peak, take some stellar pictures from Top Station, and see the interesting displays at Tea Museum.

To see ratings and more tourist information, use the Munnar road trip website .

Traveling by car from Thekkady to Munnar takes 2 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Munnar can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Munnar

#Parks, #Nature, #Historic Sites

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Lakkam Waterfalls
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Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Lakkam Waterfalls ©
Lakkam Waterfalls
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam

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