9 days in Kerala & Ahmedabad Itinerary

9 days in Kerala & Ahmedabad Itinerary

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9 days in Kerala & Ahmedabad Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  5​h 15​min
1
Kochi (Cochin)
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Kovalam
— 1 night
Fly + taxi:  3​h 15​min
3
Thekkady
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
4
Munnar
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  4​h 30​min
5
Ahmedabad
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
End: New Delhi

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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Chinese Fishing Nets. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then wander the streets of Jew Town, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Marari Beach.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Kochi (Cochin) online trip itinerary builder .

New Delhi to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from New Delhi in August: high temperatures in Kochi (Cochin) hover around 36°C and lows are around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Kovalam.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Marari Beach
Highlights from your plan
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Kerala Kathakali Centre ©
Kerala Kathakali Centre

1
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 12th (Mon), enjoy the sand and surf at Kovalam Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Lighthouse Beach, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Kovalam online journey planner .

Fly from Kochi (Cochin) to Kovalam in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Kovalam can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel to Thekkady.

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

2
nights
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 13th (Tue): take in nature's colorful creations at Green land spice garden, take some stellar pictures from Chellarkovil Viewpoint, then contemplate the waterfront views at Periyar Lake, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Periyar Tiger Reserve. Keep things going the next day: admire the natural beauty at Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation, examine the collection at Angadipetty -Kerala Ayurveda Museum, and then identify plant and animal life at Elephant Junction.

To see where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Thekkady trip builder tool .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Kovalam to Thekkady in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to drive to Munnar.

Things to do in Thekkady

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

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.
On the 15th (Thu), admire the natural beauty at Rose Gardens, then take in nature's colorful creations at Tea Gardens, then pause for some serene contemplation at C.S.I Christ Church, and finally see human ingenuity at work at Mattupetty Dam.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Munnar journey tool .

Traveling by car from Thekkady to Munnar takes 3 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel to Ahmedabad.

Things to do in Munnar

Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam
Rose Gardens ©
Rose Gardens

2
nights
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 16th (Fri): take in the waterfront at Sabarmati Riverfront, contemplate the long history of Sabarmati Ashram / Mahatma Gandhi's Home, admire the landmark architecture of Sidi Saeed Mosque, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Akshardham, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Kankaria Lake. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Jami Masjid, examine the collection at Calico Museum of Textiles, don't miss a visit to Camp Hanuman Mandir, then admire the striking features of Adalaj Stepwell, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at ISKCON Temple.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Ahmedabad online route maker .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Munnar to Ahmedabad in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. In August, daily temperatures in Ahmedabad can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ahmedabad

Historic Sites Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Sabarmati Riverfront ©
Sabarmati Riverfront
Kankaria Lake ©
Kankaria Lake

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