8 days in Kanyakumari District, Kodaikanal & Munnar Itinerary

8 days in Kanyakumari District, Kodaikanal & Munnar Itinerary

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8 days in Kanyakumari District, Kodaikanal & Munnar Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru
+2
Fly + taxi + train:  6​h
1
Kanyakumari
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h
2
Kodaikanal
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
3
Munnar
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Bengaluru

3
nights
Kanyakumari

Kanyakumari ©
Located at the most southerly point of mainland India, Kanyakumari has long attracted pilgrims and those keen to see the end of the road.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kanyakumari: Padmanabhapuram Palace (in Thuckalay) and Kanthimathi-Nellaiyapper Temple (in Tirunelveli). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Vivekananda Rock Memorial, enjoy breathtaking views from Observation Tower, get great views at Sunset View Point, and enjoy the sand and surf at Kanyakumari Beach.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Kanyakumari online trip planner .

Bengaluru to Kanyakumari is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Bengaluru in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Kanyakumari, with lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to drive to Kodaikanal.

Things to do in Kanyakumari

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Kanthimathi-Nellaiyapper Temple, Padmanabhapuram Palace
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Vivekananda Rock Memorial ©
Vivekananda Rock Memorial
Kanyakumari Beach ©
Kanyakumari Beach
Thiruvalluvar Statue ©
Thiruvalluvar Statue

2
nights
Kodaikanal

Kodaikanal ©
A cool and relaxing hill station, Kodaikanal has long attracted visitors up to its privileged position in the Western Ghats.
On the 21st (Mon), contemplate the waterfront views at Kodaikanal Lake, then get great views at Pillar Rocks, then take a peaceful walk through Pine Forest, and finally stop by The Cocoa Bean. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: go for a walk through Coakers Walk, then have some family-friendly fun at Ice Skating Cafe, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Berijam Lake.

Plan my day in Kodaikanal using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can drive from Kanyakumari to Kodaikanal in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. In October, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Munnar.

Things to do in Kodaikanal

Parks Nature Fun & Games
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Kodaikanal Lake ©
Kodaikanal Lake
Pine Forest ©
Pine Forest
Pillar Rocks ©
Pillar Rocks

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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): admire the engineering at Mattupetty Dam and then explore the striking landscape of Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Tea Museum, admire the natural beauty at Green Field Spices and Herbal Garden, then take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Gardens, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Chinnakanel Water Falls.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Munnar day trip site .

Traveling by car from Kodaikanal to Munnar takes 5 hours. In October, daytime highs in Munnar are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Nature Museums
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Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park ©
Chinnakanel Water Falls ©
Chinnakanel Water Falls

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