5 days in Kochi (Cochin), Munnar & Thekkady Itinerary

5 days in Kochi (Cochin), Munnar & Thekkady Itinerary

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5 days in Kochi (Cochin), Munnar & Thekkady Itinerary

Start: Kochi (Cochin)
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Kochi (Cochin)
— Few hours
Drive:  4​h
2
Munnar
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Thekkady
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
End: Kochi (Cochin)

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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.
To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Kochi (Cochin) trip itinerary planner.

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major airport is Cochin International Airport. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in May, and nighttime lows around 30°C. You will leave for Munnar on the 28th (Tue).

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): admire the engineering at Mattupetty Dam. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Munnar day trip planner.

You can drive from Kochi (Cochin) to Munnar in 4 hours. In May in Munnar, expect temperatures between 39°C during the day and 29°C at night. You will have some time to spend on the 30th (Thu) before leaving for Thekkady.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Nature
Find places to stay May 28 — 30:
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Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park ©
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam
Rose Gardens ©
Rose Gardens

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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 30th (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Periyar Lake.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Thekkady online itinerary planner .

You can drive from Munnar to Thekkady in 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Nature
Find places to stay May 30 — Jun 1:
Highlights from your plan
Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Periyar Lake ©
Periyar Lake
Elephant Junction ©
Elephant Junction

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