6 days in Alappuzha, Kanyakumari & Kovalam Itinerary

6 days in Alappuzha, Kanyakumari & Kovalam Itinerary

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6 days in Alappuzha, Kanyakumari & Kovalam Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru
flight:  2​h
1
Alappuzha
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Kanyakumari
— 2 nights
train:  2​h
3
Kovalam
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Mumbai

1
night
Alappuzha

Alappuzha ©
Affectionately known as Alleppey to locals and tourists alike, Alappuzha acts as a major transport and cultural hub on the Kerala backwaters.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Edathua Church and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Marari Beach.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Alappuzha tour itinerary maker app .

Bengaluru to Alappuzha is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Bengaluru in October, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Alappuzha, with lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can drive to Kanyakumari.

Things to do in Alappuzha

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Marari Beach
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Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach

2
nights
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 15th (Tue), kick back and relax at Kanyakumari Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thanumalayan temple - Sthanumalayan Kovil, then step into the grandiose world of Padmanabhapuram Palace, and finally make a trip to Thollavilai Narayana Swamy Temple. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Jain Temple Kanyakumari, don't miss a visit to Gandhi Memorial, pause for some photo ops at Thiruvalluvar Statue, make a trip to Vivekananda Rock Memorial, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Bhagavathy Amman Temple, and finally contemplate the long history of Vattakottai Fort.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Kanyakumari online route planner .

Drive from Alappuzha to Kanyakumari in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to travel to Kovalam.

Things to do in Kanyakumari

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Padmanabhapuram Palace
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Vivekananda Rock Memorial ©
Vivekananda Rock Memorial
Kanyakumari Beach ©
Kanyakumari Beach
Thiruvalluvar Statue ©
Thiruvalluvar Statue

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Thanal Ayurveda Home. Explore Kovalam's surroundings by going to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) (Poovar Island & Thiruvananthapuram Zoo). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, examine the collection at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, and kick back and relax at Lighthouse Beach.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Kovalam sightseeing planner .

You can take a train from Kanyakumari to Kovalam in 2 hours. Another option is to drive. In October, daily temperatures in Kovalam can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. On the 19th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kovalam

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), Thanal Ayurveda Home
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Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach

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