8 days in Kochi (Cochin), Munnar & Alappuzha Itinerary

8 days in Kochi (Cochin), Munnar & Alappuzha Itinerary

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Kochi (Cochin)
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Munnar
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Alappuzha
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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.
On the 21st (Sat), kick back and relax at Fort Kochi Beach and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Saint Francis.

To see maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Kochi (Cochin) road trip planner.

Kolkata (Calcutta) to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Kochi (Cochin), with lows of 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Munnar.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors
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Fort Kochi Beach ©
Fort Kochi Beach
Church of Saint Francis ©
Church of Saint Francis

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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.
Munnar is known for parks, nature, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Gardens, take in the exciting artwork at Mistletoe art Gallery, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and stop by Tata Tea Outlet.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Munnar route planning app.

Traveling by car from Kochi (Cochin) to Munnar takes 4 hours. November in Munnar sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can catch the bus to Alappuzha.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks · Nature · Tours
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Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam
Tea Museum ©
Tea Museum

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Alappuzha

Alappuzha ©
Affectionately known as Alleppey to locals and tourists alike, Alappuzha acts as a major transport and cultural hub on the Kerala backwaters.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Marari Beach, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Jain Temple, Alleppey, then stroll through Alappuzha Beach, and finally add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Thu): explore the activities along Alleppey Backwaters.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Alappuzha holiday builder site.

Getting from Munnar to Alappuzha by bus takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive. November in Alappuzha sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can take a train to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Alappuzha

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

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Marari Beach
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Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Alappuzha Beach ©
Alappuzha Beach
Kayaking & Canoeing

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Kochi (Cochin)

Kochi (Cochin) ©
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of Jeevamatha Church, gain insight at Kerala Kathakali Centre, admire the landmark architecture of Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica, then don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets, and finally visit Jew Town. On your second day here, stop by Leens Export, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and then admire the landmark architecture of Mattancherry Palace.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Kochi (Cochin) trip website.

You can take a train from Alappuzha to Kochi (Cochin) in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Spas
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Mattancherry Palace ©
Mattancherry Palace
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Kerala Kathakali Centre ©
Kerala Kathakali Centre

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