6 days in Munnar, Kumarakom & Kochi (Cochin) Itinerary

6 days in Munnar, Kumarakom & Kochi (Cochin) Itinerary

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6 days in Munnar, Kumarakom & Kochi (Cochin) Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly + taxi:  8​h 15​min
1
Munnar
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Kumarakom
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Kochi (Cochin)
— 1 night
+2
subway + taxi + Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Dubai

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): admire the natural beauty at Tea Gardens, see human ingenuity at work at Mattupetty Dam, and then explore the activities along Kundala Dam Lake.

To find where to stay and more tourist information, read Munnar road trip planning tool .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Munnar is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or drive. The time zone changes from Gulf Standard Time to India Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. While traveling from Dubai, expect much colder days and slightly colder nights in Munnar, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Kumarakom.

Things to do in Munnar

#Parks, #Nature
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Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Kundala Dam Lake ©
Kundala Dam Lake
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Marari Beach and then stroll through Mararikulam Beach.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Kumarakom online vacation planner .

You can drive from Munnar to Kumarakom in 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Kumarakom

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trip

Mararikulam
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Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Mararikulam Beach ©
Mararikulam Beach

1
night
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 5th (Thu), look for gifts at Kochi Books, take in the exciting artwork at Kashi Art Gallery, then soothe aching muscles at Ayurville, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Santa Cruz Cathedral Basilica. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets, then take a stroll through Mattancherry, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Cherai Beach.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Kochi (Cochin) day trip planning tool .

Getting from Kumarakom to Kochi (Cochin) by car takes about 1.5 hours. In July in Kochi (Cochin), expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches
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Ayurville ©
Ayurville
Cherai Beach ©
Cherai Beach
Mattancherry ©
Mattancherry

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