7 days in Munnar, Kumarakom & Thekkady Itinerary

7 days in Munnar, Kumarakom & Thekkady Itinerary

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7 days in Munnar, Kumarakom & Thekkady Itinerary

Start: Ahmedabad
Fly + taxi:  4​h 30​min
1
Munnar
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
2
Kumarakom
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Thekkady
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  5​h
End: Ahmedabad

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sun): see the interesting displays at Tea Museum and then stop by Tata Tea Outlet. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon): take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Gardens, take some stellar pictures from Munnar Hill Station, and then see human ingenuity at work at Mattupetty Dam.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Munnar online travel route planner .

Ahmedabad to Munnar is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Traveling from Ahmedabad in December, expect Munnar to be a bit warmer, temps between 38°C and 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Kumarakom.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Museums Shopping
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Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam
Tea Museum ©
Tea Museum

3
nights
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Kottayam (Kottayam Cheriapally, St Mary's Knanaya Church, & more) and Marari Beach (in Mararikulam). And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Kerala Backwaters, explore the galleries of Kerala Album Art Gallery, identify plant and animal life at Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sree Kumaramangalam Subramanyaswamy Temple.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Kumarakom trip itinerary planning app .

You can drive from Munnar to Kumarakom in 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in December, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can go by car to Thekkady.

Things to do in Kumarakom

Parks Wildlife Beaches

Side Trips

Kottayam, Kerala Backwaters, Marari Beach
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Kerala Backwaters ©
Kerala Backwaters
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Saint Chavara Pilgrim Centre ©
Saint Chavara Pilgrim Centre

2
nights
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 6th (Fri): take in nature's colorful creations at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation, get great views at Chellarkovil Viewpoint, then contemplate the waterfront views at Periyar Lake, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary and then look for all kinds of wild species at Elephant Junction.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Thekkady trip itinerary builder .

Drive from Kumarakom to Thekkady in 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Periyar Lake ©
Periyar Lake
Elephant Junction ©
Elephant Junction

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