13 days in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) & Kochi (Cochin) Itinerary

13 days in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) & Kochi (Cochin) Itinerary

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13 days in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) & Kochi (Cochin) Itinerary

Start: Kanyakumari
bus + train:  2​h
1
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Kochi (Cochin)
— 10 nights
End: Kochi (Cochin)

2
nights
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.
Poovar Island has been added to your itinerary. On the 3rd (Sun), admire the striking features of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, head off the coast to Poovar Island, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and finally examine the collection at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace. On the next day, kick back and relax at Lighthouse Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kovalam Beach, then don't miss a visit to Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Sreekandeswaram Mahadeva Temple.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) travel route app .

Kanyakumari to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) is an approximately 2-hour combination of bus and train. You can also take a train; or drive. In November, daytime highs in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to travel to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Kovalam
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Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach

10
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kochi (Cochin): Marari Beach (in Mararikulam), St. Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Church (in Malayattoor) and Adi Shancharachaya Temple (in Kalady). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Chinese Fishing Nets, admire the striking features of Mattancherry Palace, kick back and relax at Cherai Beach, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Kochi (Cochin) trip site .

You can fly from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Kochi (Cochin) in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Kochi (Cochin) are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Parks Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, Athirappilly Water Falls, Vaikom Mahadeva Temple, St. Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Church, Adi Shancharachaya Temple
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Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Chinese Fishing Nets ©
Chinese Fishing Nets
Kerala Kathakali Centre ©
Kerala Kathakali Centre

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