8 days in Alappuzha, Thekkady & Munnar Itinerary

8 days in Alappuzha, Thekkady & Munnar Itinerary

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8 days in Alappuzha, Thekkady & Munnar Itinerary

Start: Chennai
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  4​h 45​min
1
Alappuzha
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Thekkady
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Munnar
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Chennai

1
night
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 10th (Sun): head outdoors with Outdoor Activities and then enjoy the sand and surf at Marari Beach. On your second day here, identify plant and animal life at Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary and then kick back and relax at Alappuzha Beach.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Alappuzha road trip planning tool .

Chennai to Alappuzha is an approximately 5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in November, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Alappuzha

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Marari Beach, Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary
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Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Alappuzha Beach ©
Alappuzha Beach
Kayaking & Canoeing

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 12th (Tue): take in nature's colorful creations at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation, look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve, then contemplate the waterfront views at Periyar Lake, and finally take some stellar pictures from Chellarkovil Viewpoint. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary and then identify plant and animal life at Elephant Junction.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Thekkady trip itinerary builder tool .

You can drive from Alappuzha to Thekkady in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can drive to Munnar.

Things to do in Thekkady

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

3
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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): view the masterpieces at Mistletoe art Gallery, see the interesting displays at Tea Museum, and then explore the striking landscape of Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Fri): see human ingenuity at work at Mattupetty Dam, take some stellar pictures from Munnar Hill Station, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Gardens.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Munnar route maker site .

Getting from Thekkady to Munnar by car takes about 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in November, and nighttime lows around 28°C. On the 16th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Munnar

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

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