4 days in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) & Sri Lanka Itinerary

4 days in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) & Sri Lanka Itinerary

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4 days in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) & Sri Lanka Itinerary

Start: Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India
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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
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Dambulla, Sri Lanka
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
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Kandy, Sri Lanka
— 1 night
+2
train + taxi + Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India

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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India

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 (Fri): admire the striking features of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, kick back and relax at Lighthouse Beach, then kick back and relax at Kovalam Beach, and finally make a trip to Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step off the mainland to explore Poovar Island and then get to know the resident critters at Thiruvananthapuram Zoo.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) tour itinerary builder tool .

If you are flying in from India, the closest major airport is Trivandrum International Airport. In November, daily temperatures in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Dambulla.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Parks Beaches Outdoors

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

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Dambulla, Sri Lanka

Dambulla ©
On a trip to Dambulla, visit the largest and best-preserved cave temple complexes in the country, declared a World Heritage Site.
On the 24th (Sun), make a trip to Sigiriya and then explore the fascinating underground world of Golden Temple of Dambulla.

To see where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Dambulla online tour planner .

Fly from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Dambulla in 5.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to drive to Kandy.

Things to do in Dambulla

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Sigiriya
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Golden Temple of Dambulla ©
Golden Temple of Dambulla
Sigiriya ©
Sigiriya

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Kandy, Sri Lanka

Kandy ©
Nestled between mountains in inland Sri Lanka, Kandy proudly bears its World Heritage Site designation while remaining culturally independent and colorfully picturesque.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanical Gardens, explore the activities along Kandy Lake, and then steep yourself in history at Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Kandy trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Dambulla to Kandy in 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kandy

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Royal Botanical Gardens
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Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic ©
Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic
Royal Botanical Gardens ©
Royal Botanical Gardens
Kandy Lake ©
Kandy Lake

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