10 days in Kochi (Cochin), Munnar & Kodaikanal Itinerary

10 days in Kochi (Cochin), Munnar & Kodaikanal Itinerary

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10 days in Kochi (Cochin), Munnar & Kodaikanal Itinerary

Start: Amritsar
Fly:  7​h 15​min
1
Kochi (Cochin)
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Munnar
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Kodaikanal
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  9​h 15​min
End: Amritsar

3
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.
Kochi (Cochin) is known for historic sites, shopping, beaches, museums, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets, enjoy the sand and surf at Cherai Beach, admire all the interesting features of Kerala Kathakali Centre, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Paradesi Synagogue.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Kochi (Cochin) route planner .

Amritsar to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Kochi (Cochin) when traveling from Amritsar in April, with lows around 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Munnar.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites Tours Parks

Side Trip

Shiva Temple Ernakulam
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Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Kerala Kathakali Centre ©
Kerala Kathakali Centre

4
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.
Spend the 2nd (Thu) exploring nature at Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park. There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Gardens, pause for some serene contemplation at C.S.I Christ Church, see the interesting displays at Tea Museum, and take some stellar pictures from Top Station.

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

Getting from Kochi (Cochin) to Munnar by car takes about 2.5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Munnar can reach 40°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Kodaikanal.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Nature Tours
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Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam
Tea Museum ©
Tea Museum

2
nights
Kodaikanal

Kodaikanal ©
A cool and relaxing hill station, Kodaikanal has long attracted visitors up to its privileged position in the Western Ghats.
On the 4th (Sat), get great views at Pillar Rocks, then delve into the lush surroundings at Pine Forest, then explore the activities along Kodaikanal Lake, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kuzhanthai Velappar temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the pleasant sights at Coakers Walk and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kurinji Andavar Temple.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Kodaikanal travel app .

Traveling by car from Munnar to Kodaikanal takes 4 hours. May in Kodaikanal sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kodaikanal

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Kodaikanal Lake ©
Kodaikanal Lake
Coakers Walk ©
Coakers Walk
Pine Forest ©
Pine Forest

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