7 days in Kerala & Ahmedabad Itinerary

7 days in Kerala & Ahmedabad Itinerary

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7 days in Kerala & Ahmedabad Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  5​h
1
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
2
Alappuzha
— 1 night
bus:  2​h 45​min
3
Munnar
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
4
Thekkady
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  5​h
5
Ahmedabad
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h
End: New Delhi

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.
Attractions like Kovalam Beach and Lighthouse Beach make great kid-friendly stops. Step out of Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) with an excursion to Varkala Beach in Varkala--about 1h 20 min away. And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, don't miss a visit to Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple, explore the engaging exhibits at Chacha Nehru Children’s Museum, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Thiruvananthapuram Zoo.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) trip planner.

New Delhi to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. While traveling from New Delhi, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Alappuzha.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Kovalam, Varkala Beach
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Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Varkala Beach ©
Varkala Beach

1
night
Alappuzha

Alappuzha ©
Affectionately known as Alleppey to locals and tourists alike, Alappuzha acts as a major transport and cultural hub on the Kerala backwaters.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Mannarasala Sree Nagaraja Temple, enjoy the sand and surf at Alappuzha Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Marari Beach.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Alappuzha trip planner.

You can take a train from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Alappuzha in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August in Alappuzha, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a bus to Munnar.

Things to do in Alappuzha

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Marari Beach
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Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Alappuzha Beach ©
Alappuzha Beach
Mannarasala Sree Nagaraja Temple ©
Mannarasala Sree Nagaraja Temple

1
night
Munnar

Munnar ©
Sitting at the point where three mountain rivers meet, the hill station of Munnar has become known as a tea-growing center in the south of the country.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): see human ingenuity at work at Mattupetty Dam, pause for some serene contemplation at C.S.I Christ Church, then admire the natural beauty at Tea Gardens, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Chinnakanel Water Falls.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Munnar trip planner .

Take a bus from Alappuzha to Munnar in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, daily temperatures in Munnar can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Historic Sites Nature
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Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Chinnakanel Water Falls ©
Chinnakanel Water Falls
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam

1
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 (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve, explore the activities along Periyar Lake, then get great views at Chellarkovil Viewpoint, and finally see the sky in a new way at Green land spice garden.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Thekkady trip itinerary app .

Drive from Munnar to Thekkady in 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Ahmedabad.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Green land spice garden ©
Green land spice garden
Periyar Lake ©
Periyar Lake

1
night
Ahmedabad

Ahmedabad ©
The state's commercial, if not political hub, Ahmedabad stands as a sprawling metropolis with some important historical sites.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): explore the activities along Kankaria Lake, take in the spiritual surroundings of Akshardham, don't miss a visit to Sidi Saeed Mosque, then contemplate the long history of Sabarmati Ashram / Mahatma Gandhi's Home, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Sabarmati Riverfront.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Ahmedabad tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Thekkady to Ahmedabad takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in August, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Ahmedabad

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Kankaria Lake ©
Kankaria Lake
Akshardham ©
Akshardham

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