5 days in Kodaikanal, Thekkady & Alappuzha Itinerary

5 days in Kodaikanal, Thekkady & Alappuzha Itinerary

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5 days in Kodaikanal, Thekkady & Alappuzha Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru
Fly + taxi:  5​h 45​min
1
Kodaikanal
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
2
Thekkady
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Alappuzha
— 1 night
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Bengaluru

1
night
Kodaikanal

Kodaikanal ©
A cool and relaxing hill station, Kodaikanal has long attracted visitors up to its privileged position in the Western Ghats.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): stop by The Cocoa Bean and then delve into the distant past at Dolmen Circle.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Kodaikanal tour site .

Bengaluru to Kodaikanal is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Bengaluru in November since evenings lows in Kodaikanal dip to 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can go by car to Thekkady.

Things to do in Kodaikanal

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Kodaikanal Lake ©
Kodaikanal Lake
Pine Forest ©
Pine Forest
Dolmen Circle ©
Dolmen Circle

2
nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
On the 1st (Sun), take some stellar pictures from Chellarcovil View Point, then look for all kinds of wild species at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation, then contemplate the waterfront views at Periyar Lake, and finally identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Elephant Junction and then identify plant and animal life at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Thekkady route planner.

Traveling by car from Kodaikanal to Thekkady takes 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to drive to Alappuzha.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Periyar Lake ©
Periyar Lake
Elephant Junction ©
Elephant Junction

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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jain Temple, Alleppey, don't miss a visit to Kuttikattu Sree Bhadra Kali Devi Temple, then stroll through Alappuzha Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Marari Beach.

To find ratings and tourist information, go to the Alappuzha trip itinerary app .

Traveling by car from Thekkady to Alappuzha takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in December, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Alappuzha

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Marari Beach
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Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Alappuzha Beach ©
Alappuzha Beach
Jain Temple, Alleppey ©
Jain Temple, Alleppey

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