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
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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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple and Neeramankara Shiva Temple. Get a sense of the local culture at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace and Napier Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Kovalam (Kovalam Beach & Lighthouse Beach) and Varkala Beach (in Varkala Town). There's more to do: browse the different shops at Mall of Travancore and look for gifts at Keralashopee.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) attractions planner .

Bengaluru to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) is an approximately 3.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Bengaluru in December; daily highs in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) reach 36°C and lows reach 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 Beaches Parks

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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): kick back and relax at Kanyakumari Beach, make a trip to Vivekananda Rock Memorial, and then get great views at Sunset View Point.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Kanyakumari trip planner.

Traveling by combination of train and bus from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Kanyakumari takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In December, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time 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.
On the 30th (Mon), look for all kinds of wild species at Balukhand Wildlife Sanctuary, enjoy the sand and surf at Konark Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Puri Beach, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jagannath Temple.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Puri online visit planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Kanyakumari to Puri takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Kanyakumari in December, Puri is a bit cooler at night with lows of 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough 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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