11 days in Goa, Kerala & Gujarat Itinerary

11 days in Goa, Kerala & Gujarat Itinerary

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11 days in Goa, Kerala & Gujarat Itinerary

Start: Surat
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  4​h
1
Goa
— 3 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Kochi (Cochin)
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Thekkady
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
5
Ahmedabad
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
End: Surat


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3
nights
Goa

Goa ©
On India's western coastline, the former Portuguese colony of Goa tells a visibly different story than the rest of India.
Escape the urban bustle at Agonda Beach and Animal Shelter Agonda. Get a sense of the local culture at Basilica of Bom Jesus and Palacio do Deao. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Palolem Beach, browse the different shops at Sheek Emporium, and browse the eclectic array of goods at The Saturday Night Market.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Goa tour itinerary planner.

Surat to Goa is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in March, and nighttime lows around 32°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can travel to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Goa

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Palolem Beach ©
Palolem Beach
Agonda Beach ©
Agonda Beach
Basilica of Bom Jesus ©
Basilica of Bom Jesus

2
nights
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 31st (Sat): don't miss a visit to Jew Town, stop by Joe Ikareth, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paradesi Synagogue, then admire the masterpieces at Kerala Folklore Museum, and finally browse the different shops at LuLu Mall. On the 1st (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Saint Francis, browse the exhibits of Kashi Art Gallery, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Marari Beach.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Kochi (Cochin) trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by flight from Goa to Kochi (Cochin) takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or drive. When traveling from Goa in March, plan for somewhat warmer days in Kochi (Cochin), with highs around 39°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Historic Sites Shopping Parks

Side Trip

Marari Beach
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Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Jew Town ©
Jew Town

2
nights
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Mangala Devi Temple.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Thekkady trip builder app .

Getting from Kochi (Cochin) to Thekkady by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Thekkady

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Abraham's Spice Garden ©
Abraham's Spice Garden
Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Mangala Devi Temple ©
Mangala Devi Temple

2
nights
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 4th (Wed): stop by Keralashopee, then enjoy the sand and surf at Lighthouse Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Kovalam Beach, and finally admire the striking features of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple. On the next day, browse the exhibits of Shri Chitra Art Gallery, see the interesting displays at Napier Museum, then stop by Silkyway, and finally see the interesting displays at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) road trip tool .

Drive from Thekkady to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel to Ahmedabad.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

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

1
night
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 6th (Fri): examine the collection at Calico Museum of Textiles, steep yourself in history at Sabarmati Ashram / Mahatma Gandhi's Home, then take in the waterfront at Sabarmati Riverfront, and finally stop by Law Garden Night Market.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Ahmedabad tour itinerary planner .

You can fly from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Ahmedabad in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) in April, you will find days in Ahmedabad are somewhat warmer (46°C), and nights are about the same (28°C). On the 7th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Ahmedabad

Parks Historic Sites Nature
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Kankaria Lake ©
Kankaria Lake
Calico Museum of Textiles ©
Calico Museum of Textiles

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