9 days in Ahmedabad & Kerala Itinerary

9 days in Ahmedabad & Kerala Itinerary

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9 days in Ahmedabad & Kerala Itinerary

New Delhi
Fly:  3​h
Ahmedabad
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
Kochi (Cochin)
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
Thekkady
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Munnar
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  3​h
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
New Delhi

1
day
Ahmedabad

Ahmedabad ©
The state's commercial, if not political hub, Ahmedabad stands as a sprawling metropolis with some important historical sites.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Akshardham, contemplate the long history of Sabarmati Ashram / Mahatma Gandhi's Home, and then take in the waterfront at Sabarmati Riverfront.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Ahmedabad day trip planning site .

New Delhi to Ahmedabad is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 45°C in June, and nighttime lows around 32°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can travel to Kochi (Cochin).

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Akshardham ©
Akshardham
Sabarmati Riverfront
Sabarmati Riverfront

2
days
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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Saint Francis, then make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun): admire the landmark architecture of Mattancherry Palace, explore and take pictures at Kerala Kathakali Centre, admire the landmark architecture of Santa Cruz Basilica, stroll through Jawahar Park, then don't miss a visit to Jew Town, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paradesi Synagogue.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Kochi (Cochin) online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Ahmedabad to Kochi (Cochin) takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Ahmedabad in June, things will get a bit cooler in Kochi (Cochin): highs are around 36°C and lows about 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Thekkady.

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Paradesi Synagogue
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Jew Town ©
Jew Town

2
days
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
On the 4th (Mon), contemplate the waterfront views at Periyar Lake and then identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Tue): admire the natural beauty at Abraham's Spice Garden, then admire the natural beauty at Periyar Spice & Ayurvedic Garden, then identify plant and animal life at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mangladevi Temple.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Thekkady attractions planner .

You can drive from Kochi (Cochin) to Thekkady in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Munnar.

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Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Periyar Lake ©
Periyar Lake
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary

2
days
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 6th (Wed): see human ingenuity at work at Mattupetty Dam, then take in nature's colorful creations at Photo Point, and then admire the natural beauty at Tea Gardens. On the 7th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Tea Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at Rose Gardens, then explore the activities along Kundala Dam Lake, and finally take some stellar pictures from Top Station.

For reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Munnar itinerary planning tool .

Getting from Thekkady to Munnar by car takes about 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in June, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

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Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam
Top Station ©
Top Station

2
days
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) ©
Situated among a collection of low hills that lead up to the coastline, state capital Thiruvananthapuram acts as a base for exploration of the southern tip of the country.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): kick back and relax at Kovalam Beach and then admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at Keralashopee, kick back and relax at Lighthouse Beach, then examine the collection at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, and finally don't miss a visit to Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) attractions planner .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Munnar to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. June in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Kovalam
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Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach

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