5 days in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), Kanyakumari & Alappuzha Itinerary

5 days in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), Kanyakumari & Alappuzha Itinerary

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5 days in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), Kanyakumari & Alappuzha Itinerary

Start: Chennai
Fly:  2​h 45​min
1
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 1 night
train + bus:  2​h
2
Kanyakumari
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Alappuzha
— 2 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Chennai

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): step off the mainland to explore Poovar Island. On the next day, admire the striking features of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lighthouse Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kovalam Beach, and finally make a trip to Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple.

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Chennai to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Chennai in September, plan for a bit cooler days in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), with highs around 35°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can travel to Kanyakumari.

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

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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 5th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Bhagavathy Amman Temple, don't miss a visit to Vivekananda Rock Memorial, then don't miss a visit to Thiruvalluvar Statue, then enjoy the sand and surf at Kanyakumari Beach, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Thanumalayan temple - Sthanumalayan Kovil.

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Do a combination of train and bus from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Kanyakumari in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In September, daytime highs in Kanyakumari are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can go by car to Alappuzha.

Things to do in Kanyakumari

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

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Alappuzha

Alappuzha ©
Affectionately known as Alleppey to locals and tourists alike, Alappuzha acts as a major transport and cultural hub on the Kerala backwaters.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of St. Andrew's Basilica Arthunkal, kick back and relax at Marari Beach, and then kick back and relax at Alappuzha Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mannarasala Sree Nagaraja Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ambalapuzha Sree Krishna Temple, and then get outside with Outdoor Activities.

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Traveling by car from Kanyakumari to Alappuzha takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Alappuzha are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Alappuzha

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Marari Beach
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Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Alappuzha Beach ©
Alappuzha Beach
Kayaking & Canoeing

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