6 days in Surat & Kerala Itinerary

6 days in Surat & Kerala Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Surat
— 1 day
2
Thekkady
— 1 night
3
Kovalam
— 1 night
4
Kochi (Cochin)
— 3 nights

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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 more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Surat trip planner.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Surat. In December, daily temperatures in Surat can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel to Thekkady.

Things to do in Surat

Shopping
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Go Traditional ©
Go Traditional
VR Surat ©
VR Surat

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

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Thekkady tour planner.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Surat to Thekkady in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can go by car 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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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, admire the striking features of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, then enjoy the sand and surf at Lighthouse Beach, and finally stroll through Kovalam Beach.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Kovalam road trip app.

Getting from Thekkady to Kovalam by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and flight; or 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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Kovalam

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Side Trip

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
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Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Sreekandeswaram Mahadeva Temple ©
Sreekandeswaram Mahadeva Temple

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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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Paradesi Synagogue and Jew Town. Head to LuLu Mall and Kashi Art Galleryfor plenty of shopping. Explore Kochi (Cochin)'s surroundings by going to St Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Church ,Kokkamangalam (in Cherthala) and Marari Beach (in Mararikulam). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Kerala Folklore Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Cherai Beach, and take in the exciting artwork at David Hall Gallery & Cafe.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Kochi (Cochin) trip planner.

Fly from Kovalam to Kochi (Cochin) in 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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Shopping · Museums · Outdoors

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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