6 days in Surat & Kerala Itinerary

6 days in Surat & Kerala Itinerary

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6 days in Surat & Kerala Itinerary

Start: Surat
1
Surat
— 1 day
Fly + taxi:  6​h 15​min
2
Thekkady
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  3​h 15​min
3
Kovalam
— 1 night
Fly:  2​h 45​min
4
Kochi (Cochin)
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Surat

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day
Surat

Surat ©
Off the map for most international tourists heading to India, the major industrial city of Surat has a long heritage in diamond-cutting and textile manufacturing.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): stop by Go Traditional and then browse the different shops at VR Surat.

To see reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Surat attractions website .

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Surat. In December, daytime highs in Surat are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Thekkady.

Things to do in Surat

Shopping
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Go Traditional ©
Go Traditional
VR Surat ©
VR Surat

1
night
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 6th (Fri): take in nature's colorful creations at Abraham's Spice Garden, then identify plant and animal life at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, then look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Our Lady of Lourde's Roman Catholic Latin Church.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Thekkady trip itinerary builder app .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Surat to Thekkady in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel to Kovalam.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Shopping
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Abraham's Spice Garden ©
Abraham's Spice Garden
Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary

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night
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 7th (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sreekandeswaram Mahadeva Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, then kick back and relax at Lighthouse Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Kovalam Beach.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Kovalam trip itinerary planning website .

Getting from Thekkady to Kovalam by combination of taxi and flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. December in Kovalam sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Kovalam

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

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

3
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.
For shopping fun, head to LuLu Mall or Kashi Art Gallery. Relax by the water at Marari Beach and Cherai Beach. Step out of Kochi (Cochin) with an excursion to St Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Church ,Kokkamangalam in Cherthala--about 1 hour away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Paradesi Synagogue, wander the streets of Jew Town, browse the exhibits of David Hall Gallery & Cafe, and take an in-depth tour of Kerala Folklore Museum.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Kochi (Cochin) online trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Kovalam to Kochi (Cochin) takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. December in Kochi (Cochin) sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Shopping Museums Beaches

Side Trips

St Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Church ,Kokkamangalam, Marari Beach
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LuLu Mall ©
LuLu Mall
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Cherai Beach ©
Cherai Beach

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