5 days in Kochi (Cochin), Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) & Kanyakumari Itinerary

5 days in Kochi (Cochin), Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) & Kanyakumari Itinerary

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5 days in Kochi (Cochin), Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) & Kanyakumari Itinerary

New Delhi
Fly:  5​h
Kochi (Cochin)
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  1​h 45​min
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Kanyakumari
— Few hours
train + taxi + Fly:  8​h 15​min
New Delhi

1
day
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 21st (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Paradesi Synagogue, make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Cherai Beach.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Kochi (Cochin) trip itinerary planner.

New Delhi to Kochi (Cochin) is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Cherai Beach
Chinese Fishing Nets
Paradesi Synagogue

2
days
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 22nd (Sun): meet the residents at Thiruvananthapuram Zoo, then admire the striking features of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Kovalam Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Lighthouse Beach, step off the mainland to explore Poovar Island, and then look for gifts at Keralashopee.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) custom trip planner.

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Kochi (Cochin) to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can drive to Kanyakumari.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Kovalam
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Kovalam Beach
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Lighthouse Beach

1
day
Kanyakumari

Located at the most southerly point of mainland India, Kanyakumari has long attracted pilgrims and those keen to see the end of the road.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bhagavathy Amman Temple, make a trip to Vivekananda Rock Memorial, then appreciate the history behind Thiruvalluvar Statue, then kick back and relax at Kanyakumari Beach, and finally don't miss a visit to Gandhi Memorial.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Kanyakumari vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Kanyakumari takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a train. October in Kanyakumari sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kanyakumari

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Kanyakumari Beach
Vivekananda Rock Memorial
Thiruvalluvar Statue

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