6 days in Ahmedabad & South India Itinerary

6 days in Ahmedabad & South India Itinerary

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6 days in Ahmedabad & South India Itinerary

Start: Chennai
Fly:  4​h
1
Ahmedabad
— Few hours
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Kochi (Cochin)
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Thekkady
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  3​h 30​min
4
Kovalam
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
End: Chennai

few
hours
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 24th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Jami Masjid and then steep yourself in history at Sabarmati Ashram / Mahatma Gandhi's Home.

For reviews and more tourist information, refer to the Ahmedabad online vacation planner .

Chennai to Ahmedabad is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Chennai in December since evenings lows in Ahmedabad dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Ahmedabad

Historic Sites
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Jami Masjid ©
Jami Masjid

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.
On the 25th (Tue), pause for some serene contemplation at St. George Orthodox Koonan Kurish Old Syrian Church, browse for treasures at Indian Industries, then look for gifts at Kochi Books, then take in the exciting artwork at Kashi Art Gallery, and finally take in the exciting artwork at David Hall Gallery & Cafe. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: browse the different shops at Oberon Mall, then take in the exciting artwork at Kerala Museum, then buy something for everyone on your list at LuLu Mall, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Durbar Hall Art Gallery.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Kochi (Cochin) trip maker website .

You can fly from Ahmedabad to Kochi (Cochin) in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Kochi (Cochin) when traveling from Ahmedabad in December, with lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Shopping Museums Historic Sites
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LuLu Mall ©
LuLu Mall
Kashi Art Gallery ©
Kashi Art Gallery

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night
Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): admire the natural beauty at Abraham's Spice Garden, then get some fabulous bargains at Tropical Chocolate Factory, then explore the activities along Periyar Lake, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Thekkady online trip builder .

You can drive from Kochi (Cochin) to Thekkady in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can go by car to Kovalam.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Abraham's Spice Garden ©
Abraham's Spice Garden
Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Periyar Lake ©
Periyar Lake

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nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): kick back and relax at Lighthouse Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kovalam Beach, then admire the striking features of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, and finally examine the collection at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Sat): browse the eclectic array of goods at Vizhinjam Fishing Harbour, enjoy the sand and surf at Hawa Beach, and then look for gifts at Sarwaa.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Kovalam vacation maker .

You can drive from Thekkady to Kovalam in 3.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. In December, daily temperatures in Kovalam can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kovalam

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
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Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Hawa Beach ©
Hawa Beach

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