5 days in Kochi (Cochin), Alappuzha & Munnar Itinerary

5 days in Kochi (Cochin), Alappuzha & Munnar Itinerary

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5 days in Kochi (Cochin), Alappuzha & Munnar Itinerary

Start: Chennai
Fly:  3​h 15​min
1
Kochi (Cochin)
— Few hours
train:  1​h
2
Alappuzha
— 1 night
bus:  2​h 45​min
3
Munnar
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Chennai

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hours
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Chottanikkara Devi Temple. On the 26th (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chottanikkara Devi Temple and then deepen your understanding at Kerala Kathakali Centre.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Kochi (Cochin) online vacation planner .

Chennai to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Kochi (Cochin) can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Alappuzha.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites
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Chottanikkara Devi Temple ©
Chottanikkara Devi Temple
Kerala Kathakali Centre ©
Kerala Kathakali Centre

1
night
Alappuzha

Alappuzha ©
Affectionately known as Alleppey to locals and tourists alike, Alappuzha acts as a major transport and cultural hub on the Kerala backwaters.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes East Venice Holidays - Village Backwater Canoeing Trips as well as Mannarasala Sree Nagaraja Temple. On the 27th (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mannarasala Sree Nagaraja Temple, take a tour by water with East Venice Holidays - Village Backwater Canoeing Trips, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Marari Beach.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Alappuzha trip maker site .

You can take a train from Kochi (Cochin) to Alappuzha in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. October in Alappuzha sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to take a bus to Munnar.

Things to do in Alappuzha

Outdoors Adventure Parks

Side Trip

Marari Beach
Highlights from your plan
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Mannarasala Sree Nagaraja Temple ©
Mannarasala Sree Nagaraja Temple

3
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Munnar Hill Station, Punarjani Traditional Village and Musafir Day Tours. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): catch all the local highlights with Musafir Day Tours. Keep things going the next day: stop by Tata Tea Outlet, take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Gardens, then take some stellar pictures from Munnar Hill Station, and finally take in a show at Punarjani Traditional Village.

To find ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Munnar route planner.

You can take a bus from Alappuzha to Munnar in 3 hours. Another option is to drive. In October, daytime highs in Munnar are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. You'll set off for home on the 3rd (Sun).

Things to do in Munnar

Tours Parks Nightlife
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Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Munnar Hill Station ©
Munnar Hill Station
Punarjani Traditional Village ©
Punarjani Traditional Village

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