7 days in Thekkady, Alappuzha & Munnar Itinerary

7 days in Thekkady, Alappuzha & Munnar Itinerary

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Thekkady
— 2 nights
2
Alappuzha
— 4 nights
3
Munnar
— Few hours

2
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 11th (Mon): get a taste of the local shopping with Abraham's Spice Garden.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Thekkady trip planner.

New Delhi to Thekkady is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, taxi, and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Alappuzha.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks · Wildlife · Nature
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Abraham's Spice Garden ©
Abraham's Spice Garden
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary
Periyar Lake ©
Periyar Lake

4
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Chottanikkara Devi Temple and Parumala Church. Get outdoors at Kerala Backwaters and Marari Beach. Step out of Alappuzha with an excursion to Poornathrayesa Temple in Kochi (Cochin)--about 1h 25 min away. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ambalapuzha Sree Krishna Temple, tour the pleasant surroundings at Mararikulam Beach, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Forane Church.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Alappuzha trip planner.

Traveling by car from Thekkady to Alappuzha takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December in Alappuzha, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to take a bus to Munnar.

Things to do in Alappuzha

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Kochi (Cochin), Mararikulam, Kerala Backwaters, Parumala Church
Highlights from your plan
Chottanikkara Devi Temple ©
Chottanikkara Devi Temple
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Kerala Backwaters ©
Kerala Backwaters

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hours
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 17th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at C.S.I Christ Church, take in nature's colorful creations at Rose Gardens, and then see the interesting displays at Tea Museum.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Munnar online vacation planner.

Traveling by bus from Alappuzha to Munnar takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In December, daily temperatures in Munnar can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Munnar

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Tea Museum ©
Tea Museum
C.S.I Christ Church ©
C.S.I Christ Church
Rose Gardens ©
Rose Gardens

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