8 days in Munnar, Thekkady & Kumarakom Itinerary

8 days in Munnar, Thekkady & Kumarakom Itinerary

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8 days in Munnar, Thekkady & Kumarakom Itinerary

Start: Kochi (Cochin)
Drive:  3​h 45​min
1
Munnar
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Thekkady
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Kumarakom
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
End: Kochi (Cochin)

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.
Family-friendly places like Chinnakanel Water Falls and CowBoy Park will thrill your kids. Go for a jaunt from Munnar to Idukki to see Anayirankal Dam Reservoir about 58 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Gardens, stroll around Blossom Hydel Park, stop by Tata Tea Outlet, and admire the engineering at Mattupetty Dam.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Munnar trip itinerary maker tool .

Kochi (Cochin) to Munnar is an approximately 4-hour car ride. In October, daily temperatures in Munnar can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Nature Theme Parks

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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve and then look for all kinds of wild species at Elephant Junction.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Thekkady road trip tool .

Getting from Munnar to Thekkady by car takes about 3 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can go by car to Kumarakom.

Things to do in Thekkady

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

3
nights
Kumarakom

Kumarakom ©
Kumarakom features one of Kerala's most scenic lakes as the backdrop and serves as a gateway to the area's famous backwaters.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Shiva Temple Ernakulam , examine the collection at Bay Island Driftwood Museum, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary. On the 11th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sree Kumaramangalam Subramanyaswamy Temple, then stroll through Marari Beach, and then kick back and relax at Mararikulam Beach.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Kumarakom trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Thekkady to Kumarakom takes 3.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Kumarakom can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. On the 12th (Sat), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Kumarakom

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Mararikulam, Bay Island Driftwood Museum
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Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Mararikulam Beach ©
Mararikulam Beach
Shiva Temple Ernakulam	©
Shiva Temple Ernakulam

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