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

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

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

Start: Pune
Fly + taxi:  4​h 15​min
1
Thekkady
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Munnar
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Kochi (Cochin)
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
End: Pune

2
nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Explore hidden gems such as Abraham's Spice Garden and Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve, get great views at Chellarkovil Viewpoint, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and see the sky in a new way at Green land spice garden.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Thekkady trip planner .

Pune to Thekkady is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Munnar.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Spas
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Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Elephant Junction ©
Elephant Junction

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): admire the sheer force of Lakkam Waterfalls, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and then take a stroll around Kalari Kshethra. On the next day, take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Gardens, then admire the sheer force of Chinnakanel Water Falls, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Anayirankal Dam Reservoir.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Munnar trip maker site .

Traveling by car from Thekkady to Munnar takes 3.5 hours. May in Munnar sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 29°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can go by car to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Nature Spas

Side Trips

Lakkam Waterfalls, Anayirankal Dam Reservoir
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Kalari Kshethra ©
Kalari Kshethra
Anayirankal Dam Reservoir ©
Anayirankal Dam Reservoir
Chinnakanel Water Falls ©
Chinnakanel Water Falls

5
nights
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.
Head to Kashi Art Gallery and LuLu Mallfor some retail therapy. Kids will enjoy Marari Beach and Mararikulam Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Kochi (Cochin) side-trips: Alappuzha (St. Andrew's Basilica Arthunkal & International Coir Museum). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Shiva Temple Ernakulam , explore the galleries of David Hall Gallery & Cafe, view the masterpieces at Kerala Museum, and explore the activities along Vembanad Lake.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Kochi (Cochin) online day trip planner .

Drive from Munnar to Kochi (Cochin) in 4 hours. In May in Kochi (Cochin), expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can drive to Kodagu (Coorg).

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Parks Shopping Beaches

Side Trips

Alappuzha, Mararikulam, Vembanad Lake, Shiva Temple Ernakulam
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Cherai Beach ©
Cherai Beach
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Mararikulam Beach ©
Mararikulam Beach

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