9 days in Ahmedabad, South India & Goa Itinerary

9 days in Ahmedabad, South India & Goa Itinerary

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9 days in Ahmedabad, South India & Goa Itinerary

Start: Ahmedabad
1
Ahmedabad
— 1 day
Fly + taxi:  5​h
2
Thekkady
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  7​h 30​min
4
Goa
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Ahmedabad

1
day
Ahmedabad

Ahmedabad ©
The state's commercial, if not political hub, Ahmedabad stands as a sprawling metropolis with some important historical sites.
On the 22nd (Mon), contemplate the waterfront views at Kankaria Lake, take in the spiritual surroundings of Akshardham, then admire the striking features of Sidi Saeed Mosque, then steep yourself in history at Sabarmati Ashram / Mahatma Gandhi's Home, and finally take a leisurely stroll along Sabarmati Riverfront.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Ahmedabad trip builder site .

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Ahmedabad. July in Ahmedabad sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel to Thekkady.

Things to do in Ahmedabad

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

3
nights
Thekkady

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, nightlife, parks, and spas. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mangladevi Temple, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and take in nature's colorful creations at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation.

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Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Ahmedabad to Thekkady takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can go by car to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Periyar Lake ©
Periyar Lake
Elephant Junction ©
Elephant Junction

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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, enjoy the sand and surf at Lighthouse Beach, then kick back and relax at Kovalam Beach, and finally don't miss a visit to Attukal Bhagavathy Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple and then get in on the family fun at Magic Planet Theme Park.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Thekkady to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and flight; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

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

2
nights
Goa

Goa ©
On India's western coastline, the former Portuguese colony of Goa tells a visibly different story than the rest of India.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Calangute Beach. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Palolem Beach, look for gifts at Moosa Tea & Coffee Centre, get in on the excitement at Milsim Goa Paintball, and enjoy the sand and surf at Varca Beach.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Goa route planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Goa takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, taxi, and train; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Goa can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Goa

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Palolem Beach ©
Palolem Beach
Baga Beach ©
Baga Beach
Calangute Beach ©
Calangute Beach

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