9 days in Munnar & Thekkady Itinerary

9 days in Munnar & Thekkady Itinerary

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9 days in Munnar & Thekkady Itinerary

Start: Munnar
1
Munnar
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Thekkady
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
End: Munnar

5
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.
Change things up with a short trip to Cheeyappara Waterfalls in Idukki (about 1h 25 min away). There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape of Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park, see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, delve into the lush surroundings at Photo Point, and take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Gardens.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Munnar online trip planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Munnar. In October in Munnar, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Cheeyappara Waterfalls, Idamalayar Dam, Lakkam Waterfalls
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Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park ©
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam

3
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 1st (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Elephant Junction and then identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, get great views at Chellarkovil Viewpoint, then contemplate the waterfront views at Periyar Lake, and finally admire the natural beauty at Abraham's Spice Garden.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Thekkady vacation maker site .

Getting from Munnar to Thekkady by car takes about 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in Thekkady

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

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