5 days in Munnar, Kumarakom & Varkala Town Itinerary

5 days in Munnar, Kumarakom & Varkala Town Itinerary

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5 days in Munnar, Kumarakom & Varkala Town Itinerary

Start: Chennai
Fly + taxi:  2​h 30​min
1
Munnar
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Kumarakom
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
3
Varkala Town
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Chennai

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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): admire the engineering at Mattupetty Dam, get great views at Munnar Hill Station, and then admire the natural beauty at Tea Gardens.

To find more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Munnar trip planner .

Chennai to Munnar is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Chennai in September, expect nights in Munnar to be about the same, around 28°C, while days are slightly colder, around 36°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can drive to Kumarakom.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks
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Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam
Munnar Hill Station ©
Munnar Hill Station

1
night
Kumarakom

Kumarakom ©
Kumarakom features one of Kerala's most scenic lakes as the backdrop and serves as a gateway to the area's famous backwaters.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shiva Temple Ernakulam , contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vaikom Mahadeva Temple, and then identify plant and animal life at Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Marari Beach.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Kumarakom journey planning site .

Drive from Munnar to Kumarakom in 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in September, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Varkala.

Things to do in Kumarakom

Parks Wildlife Beaches

Side Trips

Marari Beach, Vaikom Mahadeva Temple
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Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary ©
Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Vaikom Mahadeva Temple ©
Vaikom Mahadeva Temple

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 20th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Janardhana Swami Temple, then kick back and relax at Varkala Beach, and then take some stellar pictures from Varkala Cliff.

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Traveling by car from Kumarakom to Varkala takes 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in September, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Varkala Town

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

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