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

1
day
Chennai

Chennai ©
Chennai, a city hailed for its vibrant atmosphere and historic attractions, remains one of the most visited places in India.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kapaleeshwarar Temple, kick back and relax at Besant Nagar Beach, and then kick back and relax at Marina Beach.

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Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Chennai. In August, daytime highs in Chennai are 41°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can travel to Alappuzha.

Things to do in Chennai

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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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: enjoy the sand and surf at Alappuzha Beach, contemplate the waterfront views at Alleppey Backwaters, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ambalapuzha Sree Krishna Temple, and paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Alappuzha journey planner.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Chennai to Alappuzha in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. When traveling from Chennai in August, plan for slightly colder 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 Outdoors Nature
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Alappuzha Beach ©
Alappuzha Beach
Kayaking & Canoeing
Alleppey Backwaters ©
Alleppey Backwaters

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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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shiva Temple Ernakulam , then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sree Kumaramangalam Subramanyaswamy Temple, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Kumarakom travel planning tool .

Traveling by car from Alappuzha to Kumarakom takes an hour. In September, daily temperatures in Kumarakom can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kumarakom

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

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