6 days in Munnar, Thekkady & Madurai Itinerary

6 days in Munnar, Thekkady & Madurai Itinerary

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6 days in Munnar, Thekkady & Madurai Itinerary

Start: Chennai
Fly + Taxi:  4​h 30​min
1
Munnar
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Thekkady
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Madurai
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
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.
Bring the kids along to Climbing Tours and Chinnakanel Water Falls. Step out of Munnar to go to Idukki and see Anayirankal Dam Reservoir, which is approximately 58 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Tea Gardens, admire the engineering at Mattupetty Dam, get great views at Top Station, and pause for some serene contemplation at C.S.I Christ Church.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Munnar tour builder website .

Chennai to Munnar is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. In March, plan for daily highs up to 40°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can go by car to Thekkady.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Anayirankal Dam Reservoir
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Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Chinnakanel Water Falls ©
Chinnakanel Water Falls
Anayirankal Dam Reservoir ©
Anayirankal Dam Reservoir

1
night
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Elephant Junction and then identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Thekkady online road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Munnar to Thekkady takes 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can drive to Madurai.

Things to do in Thekkady

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

2
nights
Madurai

Madurai ©
One of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world, Madurai sits on the banks of the River Vaigai and serves as a center of Tamil culture.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pazhamudhir Solai, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Meenakshi Temple.

To find more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Madurai road trip app .

Traveling by car from Thekkady to Madurai takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In March, daytime highs in Madurai are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Madurai

Historic Sites Tours
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Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple ©
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple
Pazhamudhir Solai ©
Pazhamudhir Solai
Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine ©
Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine

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