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

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

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

Start: Bengaluru
bus + Fly:  3​h 15​min
1
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 2 nights
train + bus:  2​h
2
Kanyakumari
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  7​h 30​min
3
Puri
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Bengaluru

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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.
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple and Neeramankara Shiva Temple will appeal to history buffs. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Varkala Beach and Lighthouse Beach. Step out of Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) with an excursion to Kovalam Beach in Kovalam--about 38 minutes away. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, stop by Sarwaa, and browse the different shops at Saphalyam Shopping Complex.

To find photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) tour itinerary planner.

Bengaluru to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) is an approximately 3.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Bengaluru in December: high temperatures in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) hover around 36°C and lows are around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Kanyakumari.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Kovalam, Varkala Beach
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Varkala Beach ©
Varkala Beach
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 29th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Kanyakumari Beach, then don't miss a visit to Vivekananda Rock Memorial, and then take some stellar pictures from Sunset View Point.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Kanyakumari holiday builder site .

Getting from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Kanyakumari by combination of train and bus takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel to Puri.

Things to do in Kanyakumari

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Vivekananda Rock Memorial ©
Vivekananda Rock Memorial
Kanyakumari Beach ©
Kanyakumari Beach
Sunset View Point ©
Sunset View Point

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Puri

Puri ©
An important place of Hindu pilgrimage, Puri features a wealth of holy and historic sites that draw in believers and tourists alike.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Balukhand Wildlife Sanctuary, then kick back and relax at Konark Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Puri Beach, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jagannath Temple.

To see ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Puri trip planner .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Kanyakumari to Puri in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Kanyakumari in December since evenings lows in Puri dip to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Puri

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Puri Beach ©
Puri Beach
Jagannath Temple ©
Jagannath Temple
Konark Beach ©
Konark Beach

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