13 days in Kerala, Sri Lanka & Andaman and Nicobar Islands Itinerary

13 days in Kerala, Sri Lanka & Andaman and Nicobar Islands Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Ahmedabad, India
Fly:  5 h
1
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
2
Dambulla, Sri Lanka
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Kandy, Sri Lanka
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 45 min
4
Ella, Sri Lanka
— 1 night
Taxi + Fly:  9 h 30 min
5
Havelock Island, India
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  12 h 15 min
6
Cherthala, India
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 45 min
7
Thekkady, India
— 3 nights
Taxi + Fly:  5 h
End: Ahmedabad, India

2
nights
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India

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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sreekandeswaram Mahadeva Temple and then admire the striking features of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Wed): make a trip to Holy Land, examine the collection at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then kick back and relax at Kovalam Beach, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Neeramankara Shiva Temple.

For ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) travel itinerary planner.

Ahmedabad to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) is an approximately 5- hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. While traveling from Ahmedabad, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), ranging from highs of 35°C to lows of 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Dambulla.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Holy Land, Varkala Beach, Kovalam Beach
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Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace ©
Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace
Spas

1
night
Dambulla, Sri Lanka

Dambulla ©
On a trip to Dambulla, visit the largest and best-preserved cave temple complexes in the country, declared a World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): explore the ancient world of Sigiriya, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Dhilip De Alwis, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Golden Temple of Dambulla.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Dambulla vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Dambulla takes 5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Kandy.

Things to do in Dambulla

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Sigiriya, Dhilip De Alwis
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Sigiriya ©
Sigiriya
Golden Temple of Dambulla ©
Golden Temple of Dambulla
Dhilip De Alwis ©
Dhilip De Alwis

1
night
Kandy, Sri Lanka

Kandy ©
Nestled between mountains in inland Sri Lanka, Kandy proudly bears its World Heritage Site designation while remaining culturally independent and colorfully picturesque.
On the 14th (Sat), contemplate the waterfront views at Kandy Lake, then stroll the grounds of Kandy Garrison Cemetery, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic, and finally make a trip to Royal Botanical Gardens.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Kandy trip planner.

You can drive from Dambulla to Kandy in 2.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Ella.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trip

Royal Botanical Gardens
Highlights from your plan
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic ©
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic
Royal Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Botanical Gardens
Kandy Lake ©
Kandy Lake

1
night
Ella, Sri Lanka

Ella ©
The relaxing hilltop village of Ella benefits from a more temperate climate than much of the rest of country thanks to its high elevation.
On the 15th (Sun), explore the striking landscape at Ella Rock, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Little Adam's Peak, and then don't miss a visit to Nine Arches Bridge.

For maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Ella online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Kandy to Ella in 4 hours. Another option is to take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel to Havelock Island.

Things to do in Ella

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Little Adam's Peak ©
Little Adam's Peak
Ella Rock ©
Ella Rock
Nine Arches Bridge ©
Nine Arches Bridge

1
night
Havelock Island, India

Havelock Island ©
Known for its scuba diving spots, picturesque beaches, and relaxed atmosphere, Havelock Island stands out as the largest island in the archipelago, and one of the most tourist-oriented places in the Andaman Islands.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): kick back and relax at Radhanagar Beach. On your second day here, kick back and relax at Kalapathar Beach and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Havelock Island online tour builder.

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Ella to Havelock Island takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and ferry. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel to Cherthala.

Things to do in Havelock Island

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Radhanagar Beach ©
Radhanagar Beach
Kalapathar Beach ©
Kalapathar Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling

1
night
Cherthala, India

Cherthala ©
On the 18th (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at Marari Beach. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Church ,Kokkamangalam and then contemplate the waterfront views at Kerala Backwaters.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Cherthala planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Havelock Island to Cherthala. In September, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to Thekkady.

Things to do in Cherthala

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Kerala Backwaters, Marari Beach
Highlights from your plan
Kerala Backwaters ©
Kerala Backwaters
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach

3
nights
Thekkady, India

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, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve, examine the collection at Angadipetty -Kerala Ayurveda Museum, take some stellar pictures from Chellarcovil View Point, and experience rural life at Spice Cloud.

To find maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Thekkady holiday planner.

Drive from Cherthala to Thekkady in 4 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Fun & Games
Highlights from your plan
Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Periyar Lake ©
Periyar Lake
Elephant Junction ©
Elephant Junction

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