9 days in Kochi (Cochin), Alappuzha & Munnar Itinerary

9 days in Kochi (Cochin), Alappuzha & Munnar Itinerary

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9 days in Kochi (Cochin), Alappuzha & Munnar Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru
bus:  11​h
1
Kochi (Cochin)
— 2 nights
train:  1​h
2
Alappuzha
— 2 nights
bus:  2​h 45​min
3
Munnar
— 2 nights
bus:  11​h 30​min
End: Bengaluru

2
nights
Kochi (Cochin)

Kochi (Cochin) ©
A flourishing port city and magnet for the spice trade since the 15th century, Kochi (Cochin) proudly bears its distinct international influence and local Keralan culture.
Bring the kids along to Wonderla Amusement Park and Cherai Beach. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets, go for a walk through Queen's Walkway, gain insight at Kerala Kathakali Centre, and browse the different shops at LuLu Mall.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Kochi (Cochin) trip planning website .

Bengaluru to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Alappuzha.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Theme Parks Outdoors Parks
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Wonderla Amusement Park ©
Wonderla Amusement Park
Cherai Beach ©
Cherai Beach
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets

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.
On the 12th (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ambalapuzha Sree Krishna Temple. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Alappuzha Beach, kick back and relax at Marari Beach, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Vaikom Mahadeva Temple.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Alappuzha road trip app .

You can take a train from Kochi (Cochin) to Alappuzha in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. In August in Alappuzha, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to take a bus to Munnar.

Things to do in Alappuzha

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Marari Beach, Vaikom Mahadeva Temple
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Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Alappuzha Beach ©
Alappuzha Beach
Ambalapuzha Sree Krishna Temple ©
Ambalapuzha Sree Krishna Temple

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 15th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park. On your second day here, see human ingenuity at work at Mattupetty Dam, take in the architecture and atmosphere at C.S.I Christ Church, then take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Gardens, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Chinnakanel Water Falls.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Munnar trip planner .

You can take a bus from Alappuzha to Munnar in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Chinnakanel Water Falls ©
Chinnakanel Water Falls
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam

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