5 days in Kumarakom & Munnar Itinerary

5 days in Kumarakom & Munnar Itinerary

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5 days in Kumarakom & Munnar Itinerary

Start: Chennai
Fly + Drive:  5​h
1
Kumarakom
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
2
Munnar
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Chennai

1
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 27th (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Marari Beach. On your second day here, take in the spiritual surroundings of Shiva Temple Ernakulam , then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vaikom Mahadeva Temple, and then identify plant and animal life at Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Kumarakom trip maker website .

Chennai to Kumarakom is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Chennai in June: high temperatures in Kumarakom hover around 36°C and lows are around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can drive to Munnar.

Things to do in Kumarakom

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Marari Beach, Vaikom Mahadeva Temple
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Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Shiva Temple Ernakulam	©
Shiva Temple Ernakulam
Vaikom Mahadeva Temple ©
Vaikom Mahadeva Temple

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Meesapulimala and C.S.I Christ Church. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Munnar: Nallamudi View point (in Valparai) and Anayirankal Dam Reservoir (in Idukki). There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Gardens, shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, admire the sheer force of Chinnakanel Water Falls, and see human ingenuity at work at Mattupetty Dam.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Munnar trip itinerary builder website .

You can drive from Kumarakom to Munnar in 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in June, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Idukki, Nallamudi View point
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Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Climbing Tours
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam

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