5 days in Chennai, Alappuzha & Kumarakom Itinerary

5 days in Chennai, Alappuzha & Kumarakom Itinerary

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5 days in Chennai, Alappuzha & Kumarakom Itinerary

Start: Chennai
1
Chennai
— 1 day
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  4​h 45​min
2
Alappuzha
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
3
Kumarakom
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  5​h
End: Chennai

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day
Chennai

Chennai ©
Chennai, a city hailed for its vibrant atmosphere and historic attractions, remains one of the most visited places in India.
On the 29th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Kapaleeshwarar Temple, then enjoy the sand and surf at Besant Nagar Beach, and then kick back and relax at Marina Beach.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Chennai trip itinerary maker site .

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Chennai. In August in Chennai, expect temperatures between 41°C during the day and 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to travel to Alappuzha.

Things to do in Chennai

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Marina Beach ©
Marina Beach
Kapaleeshwarar Temple ©
Kapaleeshwarar Temple
Besant Nagar Beach ©
Besant Nagar Beach

3
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.
Alappuzha is known for beaches, historic sites, adventure, nature, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll through Alappuzha Beach, step off the mainland to explore Kakkathuruthu Island, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mannarasala Sree Nagaraja Temple, and add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Alappuzha road trip site .

Getting from Chennai to Alappuzha by combination of flight and bus takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. When traveling from Chennai in August, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Alappuzha: temperatures range from 35°C by day to 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can go by car to Kumarakom.

Things to do in Alappuzha

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Alappuzha Beach ©
Alappuzha Beach
Alleppey Backwaters ©
Alleppey Backwaters
Kayaking & Canoeing

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night
Kumarakom

Kumarakom ©
Kumarakom features one of Kerala's most scenic lakes as the backdrop and serves as a gateway to the area's famous backwaters.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shiva Temple Ernakulam , contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sree Kumaramangalam Subramanyaswamy Temple, and then identify plant and animal life at Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Kumarakom trip planner.

You can drive from Alappuzha to Kumarakom in an hour. September in Kumarakom sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kumarakom

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites
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Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary ©
Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary
Shiva Temple Ernakulam	©
Shiva Temple Ernakulam

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