11 days in Ahmedabad & Kerala Itinerary

11 days in Ahmedabad & Kerala Itinerary

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11 days in Ahmedabad & Kerala Itinerary

Start: Lubbock
Fly:  31​h
1
Ahmedabad
— 1 day
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Kovalam
— 1 day
Fly + taxi:  3​h 15​min
3
Thekkady
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h
4
Guruvayur
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h 30​min
5
Kasaragod
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  37​h
End: Lubbock

1
day
Ahmedabad

Ahmedabad ©
The state's commercial, if not political hub, Ahmedabad stands as a sprawling metropolis with some important historical sites.
On the 1st (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at ISKCON Temple, Ahmedabad, contemplate the long history of Sabarmati Ashram / Mahatma Gandhi's Home, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Hathee Singh Jain Temple, then explore the ancient world of Shree Swaminarayan Mandir Kalupur, and finally admire the striking features of Sidi Saeed Mosque.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Ahmedabad trip itinerary planner.

Lubbock, USA to Ahmedabad is an approximately 31-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 11 hours traveling from Lubbock to Ahmedabad. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Lubbock in July since evenings lows in Ahmedabad dip to 78°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can travel to Kovalam.

Things to do in Ahmedabad

Historic Sites
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ISKCON Temple ©
ISKCON Temple
Hathee Singh Jain Temple ©
Hathee Singh Jain Temple
Shree Swaminarayan Mandir Kalupur ©

1
day
Kovalam

Kovalam ©
Famous for the groves of coconut trees from which it takes its name, Kovalam offers a long, white sandy beach on the Arabian Sea.
On the 2nd (Tue), don't miss a visit to Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple, then admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, then stroll through Kovalam Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Lighthouse Beach.

For traveler tips and more tourist information, read Kovalam trip builder .

You can fly from Ahmedabad to Kovalam in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. While traveling from Ahmedabad, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Kovalam, ranging from highs of 87°F to lows of 76°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Thekkady.

Things to do in Kovalam

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
Highlights from your plan
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach

2
nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
On the 3rd (Wed), identify plant and animal life at Elephant Junction, look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, and then take some stellar pictures from Chellarkovil Viewpoint. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve, contemplate the waterfront views at Periyar Lake, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mangladevi Temple, and finally steep yourself in history at Shiny Tours & Travals.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Thekkady journey app .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Kovalam to Thekkady in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Guruvayur.

Things to do in Thekkady

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

1
night
Guruvayur

Guruvayur ©
Guruvayur stands as one of the holiest and most important pilgrimage centers in the state, with its Sri Krishna Temple among the most frequented temples in the country.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Chowallurpady Siva Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Thiruvambadi Krishna Shrine, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Palayur Church, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Vadakkunnathan Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paramekavu Bhagavathy Temple. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram, admire the landmark architecture of Guruvayur Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of Punnathur Kotta (Anakkotta), then take in the spiritual surroundings of Parthasarathy Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Venkitachalapathy Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Narayanamkulangara Temple.

To find maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Guruvayur online trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Thekkady to Guruvayur by car takes about 6.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Guruvayur are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 75°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel to Kasaragod.

Things to do in Guruvayur

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Thrissur
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Vadakkunnathan Temple ©
Vadakkunnathan Temple
Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram ©
Mammiyur Mahadeva Kshetram
Punnathur Kotta (Anakkotta) ©
Punnathur Kotta (Anakkotta)

1
night
Kasaragod

Kasaragod ©
On the 7th (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of Ananthapura Lake Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Anandashram, then contemplate the long history of Bekal Fort, and finally stroll through Bekal Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Madhur Temple, then look for all kinds of wild species at Kottancheri Hills, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Kappil Beach.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Kasaragod itinerary builder website .

You can drive from Guruvayur to Kasaragod in 8 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 83°F, and evening lows to 73°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kasaragod

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Bekal, Anandashram
Highlights from your plan
Bekal Beach ©
Bekal Beach
Kappil Beach ©
Kappil Beach
Madhur Temple ©
Madhur Temple

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