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: Pune
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  5​h 30​min
1
Alappuzha
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Thekkady
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Munnar
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  3​h 45​min
End: Pune

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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): kick back and relax at Alappuzha Beach. On the 14th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the waterfront views at Kerala Backwaters.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Alappuzha route maker app .

Pune to Alappuzha is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. November in Alappuzha sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Thekkady.

Things to do in Alappuzha

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Kochi (Cochin), Marari Beach, Kerala Backwaters
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Kerala Backwaters ©
Kerala Backwaters
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach

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 16th (Fri): admire all the interesting features of Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation, explore the activities along Periyar Lake, then identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve, and finally get great views at Chellarkovil Viewpoint. On your second day here, see the sky in a new way at Green land spice garden, take in nature's colorful creations at Abraham's Spice Garden, then identify plant and animal life at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, and finally revel in the low prices at Tropical Chocolate Factory.

Start your trip to Thekkady by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Alappuzha to Thekkady takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to drive to Munnar.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Shopping
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Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Periyar Lake ©
Periyar Lake
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary

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.
Spend the 19th (Mon) exploring nature at Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park. There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Gardens, take some stellar pictures from Pothamedu Viewpoint, examine the collection at Tea Museum, and admire the engineering at Mattupetty Dam.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Munnar online trip planner .

You can drive from Thekkady to Munnar in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in November, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to 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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