7 days in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), Thekkady & Munnar Itinerary

7 days in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), Thekkady & Munnar Itinerary

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7 days in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), Thekkady & Munnar Itinerary

Bengaluru
taxi + Fly:  1​h 45​min
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
Thekkady
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Munnar
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  3​h 30​min
Bengaluru

3
days
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Varkala (Janardhana Swami Temple & Varkala Beach) and Kovalam (Kovalam Beach & Lighthouse Beach). The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, meet the residents at Thiruvananthapuram Zoo, and head off the coast to Poovar Island.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) trip itinerary maker website .

Bengaluru to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) is an approximately 2-hour combination of taxi and flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Bengaluru in December, expect Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to be somewhat warmer, temps between 36°C and 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

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Kovalam, Varkala
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Varkala Beach ©
Varkala Beach
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple

2
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Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve. On the 28th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: identify plant and animal life at Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, explore the activities along Periyar Lake, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Abraham's Spice Garden.

To find traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Thekkady travel itinerary planner.

Drive from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Thekkady in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. On the 29th (Fri), you're off toMunnar.

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Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Periyar Lake ©
Periyar Lake
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary

2
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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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park. On the 30th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Tea Museum, see human ingenuity at work at Mattupetty Dam, then admire the natural beauty at Rose Gardens, and finally admire the natural beauty at Tea Gardens.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Munnar trip builder site .

Getting from Thekkady to Munnar by car takes about 2 hours. December in Munnar sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

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Rajamalai (Eravikulam) National Park ©
Tea Gardens ©
Tea Gardens
Mattupetty Dam ©
Mattupetty Dam

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