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

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

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

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

2
nights
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum): Varkala (Shalimar Weaves, Varkala Beach, & more) and Kovalam (Lighthouse Beach & Kovalam Beach). There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, examine the collection at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, and make a trip to Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple.

For photos and more tourist information, read our Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) trip itinerary planning site .

Bengaluru to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) is an approximately 3.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Bengaluru in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), with lows of 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Kanyakumari.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Varkala Town, Kovalam
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Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Varkala Beach ©
Varkala 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.
On the 25th (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Bhagavathy Amman Temple, make a trip to Vivekananda Rock Memorial, appreciate the history behind Thiruvalluvar Statue, then stroll through Kanyakumari Beach, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thanumalayan temple - Sthanumalayan Kovil.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Kanyakumari day trip planning site .

You can do a combination of train and bus from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Kanyakumari in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in September, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Rameswaram.

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

1
night
Rameswaram

Rameswaram ©
A trip to Rameswaram on Pamban Island will take you across a long limestone shoal bridge with spectacular ocean scenery.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): snap pictures at Pamban bridge, take in the spiritual surroundings of Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple, and then stroll through Dhanushkodi Beach.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Rameswaram trip planner.

You can drive from Kanyakumari to Rameswaram in 5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rameswaram

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Dhanushkodi Beach ©
Dhanushkodi Beach
Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple ©
Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple
Pamban bridge ©
Pamban bridge

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