5 days in Munnar & Varkala Town Itinerary

5 days in Munnar & Varkala Town Itinerary

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5 days in Munnar & Varkala Town Itinerary

Start: Pondicherry
Drive:  7​h 45​min
1
Munnar
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Varkala Town
— 1 night
Drive:  9​h
End: Pondicherry

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.
On the 2nd (Fri), look for gifts at Tata Tea Outlet, then examine the collection at Tea Museum, and then explore the striking landscape of Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park. Keep things going the next day: see human ingenuity at work at Mattupetty Dam, then get great views at Munnar Hill Station, and then admire the natural beauty at Tea Gardens.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Munnar online trip itinerary planner .

Pondicherry to Munnar is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, flight, and taxi. In August, daytime highs in Munnar are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Varkala.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Nature Museums
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Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park ©
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam

1
night
Varkala Town

Varkala Town ©
A calm and quiet town offering long sandy beaches on the Arabian Sea, Varkala features a variety of beach activities.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): enjoy the sea views from Varkala Light House, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then enjoy the sand and surf at Varkala Beach, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Janardhana Swami Temple.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Varkala road trip site .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Munnar to Varkala takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Varkala Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Varkala Beach ©
Varkala Beach
Spas
Janardhana Swami Temple
Janardhana Swami Temple

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