7 days in Alappuzha, Munnar & Kodaikanal Itinerary

7 days in Alappuzha, Munnar & Kodaikanal Itinerary

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7 days in Alappuzha, Munnar & Kodaikanal Itinerary

Start: Bhopal
+2
Fly + taxi + train:  8​h
1
Alappuzha
— 2 nights
bus:  2​h 45​min
2
Munnar
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
3
Kodaikanal
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  9​h 45​min
End: Bhopal

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.
You've now added Alleppey Backwater Cruises to your itinerary. Explore Alappuzha's surroundings by going to Kumarakom (Sree Kumaramangalam Subramanyaswamy Temple & Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Marari Beach, admire the masterpieces at Revi Karunakaran Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Mararikulam Beach, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mannarasala Sree Nagaraja Temple.

To find more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read our Alappuzha travel itinerary planner .

Bhopal to Alappuzha is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can take a bus to Munnar.

Things to do in Alappuzha

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Mararikulam, Kumarakom
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Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Mararikulam Beach ©
Mararikulam Beach
Ambalapuzha Sree Krishna Temple ©
Ambalapuzha Sree Krishna Temple

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nights
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 8th (Thu), see the interesting displays at Tea Museum and then look for all kinds of wild species at Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Fri): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at C.S.I Christ Church, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Mount Carmel Church &Mount Carmel Pilgrim Centre.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Munnar road trip planner.

Traveling by bus from Alappuzha to Munnar takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August in Munnar, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Kodaikanal.

Things to do in Munnar

Spas Parks Wildlife
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Spas
Tea Museum ©
Tea Museum
C.S.I Christ Church ©
C.S.I Christ Church

1
night
Kodaikanal

Kodaikanal ©
A cool and relaxing hill station, Kodaikanal has long attracted visitors up to its privileged position in the Western Ghats.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): delve into the lush surroundings at Pine Forest, take in the pleasant sights at Coakers Walk, then explore the activities along Kodaikanal Lake, and finally look for gifts at The Cocoa Bean.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Kodaikanal vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Munnar to Kodaikanal in 5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kodaikanal

Parks Nature Shopping
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Kodaikanal Lake ©
Kodaikanal Lake
Pine Forest ©
Pine Forest

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