5 days in Kovalam & Kanyakumari Itinerary

5 days in Kovalam & Kanyakumari Itinerary

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5 days in Kovalam & Kanyakumari Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru
bus + Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
Kovalam
— 2 nights
train:  2​h
2
Kanyakumari
— 1 night
+2
train + taxi + Fly:  6​h
End: Bengaluru

2
nights
Kovalam

Kovalam ©
Famous for the groves of coconut trees from which it takes its name, Kovalam offers a long, white sandy beach on the Arabian Sea.
Venture out of the city with trips to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) (Poovar Island & Chacha Nehru Children’s Museum). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Kovalam Beach, admire the striking features of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Kovalam Avaduthura Devi Temple.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Kovalam trip planner .

Bengaluru to Kovalam is an approximately 3.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Bengaluru in December; daily highs in Kovalam reach 36°C and lows reach 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to Kanyakumari.

Things to do in Kovalam

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
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Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach

1
night
Kanyakumari

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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Sunset View Point, then don't miss a visit to Thiruvalluvar Statue, then don't miss a visit to Vivekananda Rock Memorial, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Kanyakumari Beach.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Kanyakumari tour itinerary website .

You can take a train from Kovalam to Kanyakumari in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In December, daily temperatures in Kanyakumari can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kanyakumari

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Vivekananda Rock Memorial ©
Vivekananda Rock Memorial
Kanyakumari Beach ©
Kanyakumari Beach
Thiruvalluvar Statue ©
Thiruvalluvar Statue

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