8 days in Thekkady, Munnar & Alappuzha Itinerary

8 days in Thekkady, Munnar & Alappuzha Itinerary

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8 days in Thekkady, Munnar & Alappuzha Itinerary

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

2
nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Thekkady is known for wildlife, nature, nightlife, parks, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, contemplate the waterfront views at Periyar Lake, and look for gifts at Tropical Chocolate Factory.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Thekkady trip itinerary planner .

Chennai to Thekkady is an approximately 5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Munnar.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Spas
Highlights from your plan
Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Elephant Junction ©
Elephant Junction
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary

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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Tue): see human ingenuity at work at Mattupetty Dam, then take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Gardens, then admire the natural beauty at Rose Gardens, and finally stop by Tata Tea Outlet. On the 30th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the exciting artwork at Mistletoe art Gallery, see the interesting displays at Tea Museum, and then explore the striking landscape of Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Munnar trip planner .

Getting from Thekkady to Munnar by car takes about 3 hours. October in Munnar sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can take a bus to Alappuzha.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam
Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park ©

3
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'll find plenty of places to visit near Alappuzha: Azheekal Beach (in Azheekal), Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary (in Kumarakom) and Kottayam (Thirunakkara Mahadeva Temple, Spas, & more). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Marari Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Alappuzha Beach, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Jain Temple, Alleppey.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Alappuzha road trip planning app .

You can take a bus from Munnar to Alappuzha in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In October in Alappuzha, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Alappuzha

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Kottayam, Mararikulam, Azheekal Beach, Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary
Highlights from your plan
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Alappuzha Beach ©
Alappuzha Beach
Mararikulam Beach ©
Mararikulam Beach

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