18 days in India Itinerary

18 days in India Itinerary

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18 days in India Itinerary

Start: Ahmedabad
1
Ahmedabad
— 5 nights
Fly + Drive:  9​h 15​min
2
Kasaragod
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  11​h
3
Havelock Island
— 2 nights
+3
ferry + foot + subway + bus:  80​h
4
Varkala Town
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Ahmedabad

5
nights
Ahmedabad

Ahmedabad ©
The state's commercial, if not political hub, Ahmedabad stands as a sprawling metropolis with some important historical sites.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Kankaria Lake and Sayaji Baug. Explore Ahmedabad's surroundings by going to Vadodara (Lukshmi Vilas Palace, Maharaja Fatesingh Museum, & more) and Gandhinagar (Adalaj Trimandir & Indroda Nature Park). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Sabarmati Ashram / Mahatma Gandhi's Home, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Akshardham, and admire the landmark architecture of Adalaj Stepwell.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Ahmedabad sightseeing planner .

In October in Ahmedabad, expect temperatures between 41°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ahmedabad

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Vadodara, Gandhinagar
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Kankaria Lake ©
Kankaria Lake
Akshardham ©
Akshardham

2
nights
Kasaragod

Kasaragod ©
Bring the kids along to Bekal Beach and Ananthapura Lake Temple. Change things up with these side-trips from Kasaragod: Someshwara Temple (in Someshwar), Anandashram (in Kanhangad) and Valiyaparamba Backwaters (in Bekal).

To see reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Kasaragod day trip planning tool .

Explore your travel options from Ahmedabad to Kasaragod with the Route module. Traveling from Ahmedabad in November, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 26°C in Kasaragod. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can travel to Havelock Island.

Things to do in Kasaragod

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Bekal, Someshwara Temple, Anandashram
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Ananthapura Lake Temple ©
Ananthapura Lake Temple
Bekal Beach ©
Bekal Beach
Kappil Beach ©
Kappil Beach

2
nights
Havelock Island

Havelock Island ©
Known for its scuba diving spots, picturesque beaches, and relaxed atmosphere, Havelock Island stands out as the largest island in the archipelago, and one of the most tourist-oriented places in the Andaman Islands.
Family-friendly places like Radhanagar Beach and Elephant Beach will thrill your kids. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Kalapathar Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Govind Nagar Beach, and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Havelock Island trip itinerary planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Kasaragod to Havelock Island. On the 6th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Varkala.

Things to do in Havelock Island

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Radhanagar Beach ©
Radhanagar Beach
Elephant Beach ©
Elephant Beach
Kalapathar Beach ©
Kalapathar Beach

2
nights
Varkala Town

Varkala Town ©
A calm and quiet town offering long sandy beaches on the Arabian Sea, Varkala features a variety of beach activities.
Attractions like Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple and Thiruvananthapuram Zoo make great kid-friendly stops. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Varkala: Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) (Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple, Magic Planet Theme Park, & more). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Varkala Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Janardhana Swami Temple, and stop by The Art of India.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Varkala road trip planning tool .

Do a combination of ferry and bus from Havelock Island to Varkala in 80 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Varkala Town

Theme Parks Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
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Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Varkala Beach ©
Varkala Beach
Thiruvananthapuram Zoo ©
Thiruvananthapuram Zoo

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