9 days in Thekkady, Munnar & Kodaikanal Itinerary

9 days in Thekkady, Munnar & Kodaikanal Itinerary

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9 days in Thekkady, Munnar & Kodaikanal Itinerary

Start: Madurai
Drive:  2​h 30​min
1
Thekkady
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Munnar
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
3
Kodaikanal
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
End: Madurai

3
nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Thekkady is known for wildlife, nature, nightlife, parks, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve, take in nature's colorful creations at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation, shop like a local with Abraham's Spice Garden, and contemplate the waterfront views at Periyar Lake.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Thekkady journey planner.

Madurai to Thekkady is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Munnar.

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

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.
Munnar is known for parks, nature, museums, nightlife, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park, pause for some serene contemplation at C.S.I Christ Church, take a peaceful walk through Photo Point, and take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Gardens.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Munnar online tour planner .

Traveling by car from Thekkady to Munnar takes 3 hours. August in Munnar sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Kodaikanal.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Nature Museums
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Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park ©
Munnar Hill Station ©
Munnar Hill Station

1
night
Kodaikanal

Kodaikanal ©
A cool and relaxing hill station, Kodaikanal has long attracted visitors up to its privileged position in the Western Ghats.
On the 25th (Sun), look for gifts at The Cocoa Bean, explore the activities along Kodaikanal Lake, then take in the pleasant sights at Coakers Walk, and finally take a peaceful walk through Pine Forest.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Kodaikanal trip planner .

Getting from Munnar to Kodaikanal by car takes about 5 hours. In August in Kodaikanal, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Kodaikanal

Nature Parks Shopping
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Kodaikanal Lake ©
Kodaikanal Lake
Pine Forest ©
Pine Forest

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