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

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

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

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

3
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.
Explore Munnar's surroundings by going to Thekkady (Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation, Periyar Tiger Reserve, & more). Spend the 22nd (Fri) exploring nature at Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park. Next up on the itinerary: take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Gardens, admire the engineering at Mattupetty Dam, and get great views at Munnar Hill Station.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Munnar trip planner .

Kochi (Cochin) to Munnar is an approximately 4-hour car ride. In November, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to take a bus to Alappuzha.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Thekkady
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Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam

1
night
Alappuzha

Alappuzha ©
Affectionately known as Alleppey to locals and tourists alike, Alappuzha acts as a major transport and cultural hub on the Kerala backwaters.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): make a trip to Kuttikattu Sree Bhadra Kali Devi Temple, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Edathua Church, then stroll through Alappuzha Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Marari Beach.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Alappuzha journey planner .

Take a bus from Munnar to Alappuzha in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In November, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Alappuzha

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Marari Beach
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Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Alappuzha Beach ©
Alappuzha Beach

1
night
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.
On the 27th (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Paradesi Synagogue, then make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets, then deepen your understanding at Kerala Kathakali Centre, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Kochi (Cochin) trip planner.

You can take a train from Alappuzha to Kochi (Cochin) in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or drive. In November in Kochi (Cochin), expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites
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Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Kerala Kathakali Centre ©
Kerala Kathakali Centre

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