5 days in Munnar, Alappuzha & Thekkady Itinerary

5 days in Munnar, Alappuzha & Thekkady Itinerary

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5 days in Munnar, Alappuzha & Thekkady Itinerary

Start: Munnar
1
Munnar
— 1 day
bus:  2​h 45​min
2
Alappuzha
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Thekkady
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
End: Munnar

1
day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): examine the collection at Tea Museum, take in the dramatic scenery at Chinnakanel Water Falls, admire the natural beauty at Tea Gardens, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at C.S.I Christ Church, and finally admire the engineering at Mattupetty Dam.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Munnar tour itinerary maker app .

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airports are Cochin International Airport, Coimbatore International Airport and Madurai Airport. In August in Munnar, expect temperatures between 86°F during the day and 75°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to take a bus to Alappuzha.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Museums Historic Sites
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Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Tea Museum ©
Tea Museum
Chinnakanel Water Falls ©
Chinnakanel Water Falls

2
nights
Alappuzha

Alappuzha ©
Affectionately known as Alleppey to locals and tourists alike, Alappuzha acts as a major transport and cultural hub on the Kerala backwaters.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): examine the collection at International Coir Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Marari Beach, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Church ,Kokkamangalam, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Forane Church, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vaikom Mahadeva Temple. On the 19th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thiruvizha Sree Mahadeva Temple, admire the striking features of St. Andrew's Basilica Arthunkal, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mannarasala Sree Nagaraja Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Ambalapuzha Sree Krishna Temple.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Alappuzha online travel route builder .

Take a bus from Munnar to Alappuzha in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, daytime highs in Alappuzha are 86°F, while nighttime lows are 75°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Alappuzha

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Cherthala, Marari Beach, Vaikom Mahadeva Temple
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Vaikom Mahadeva Temple ©
Vaikom Mahadeva Temple
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Ambalapuzha Sree Krishna Temple ©
Ambalapuzha Sree Krishna Temple

2
nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve, identify plant and animal life at Elephant Junction, then examine the collection at Angadipetty -Kerala Ayurveda Museum, and finally look and learn at Green land spice garden. On the 21st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Mangladevi Temple, see the interesting displays at The Periyar Interpretation Centre, steep yourself in history at Shiny Tours & Travals, then identify plant and animal life at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Mangala Devi Temple.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Thekkady trip itinerary planning tool .

You can drive from Alappuzha to Thekkady in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Museums
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Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Elephant Junction ©
Elephant Junction
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary

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