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

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

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

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

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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Jain Temple, Alleppey, then paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, then enjoy the sand and surf at Alappuzha Beach, and finally stroll through Marari Beach.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Alappuzha trip itinerary maker site .

Pune to Alappuzha is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In January in Alappuzha, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Kanyakumari.

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

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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): get great views at Sunset View Point, appreciate the history behind Thiruvalluvar Statue, then make a trip to Vivekananda Rock Memorial, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Kanyakumari Beach.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Kanyakumari route planner .

Traveling by car from Alappuzha to Kanyakumari takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In January, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 27°C. On the 8th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Kanyakumari

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors
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Vivekananda Rock Memorial ©
Vivekananda Rock Memorial
Kanyakumari Beach ©
Kanyakumari Beach
Thiruvalluvar Statue ©
Thiruvalluvar Statue

3
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.
Explore Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)'s surroundings by going to Kovalam (Lighthouse Beach & Kovalam Beach) and Varkala Town (Asparagus, Varkala Beach, & more). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, head off the coast to Poovar Island, explore the engaging exhibits at Chacha Nehru Children’s Museum, and don't miss a visit to Ananthankadu Nagaraja Temple.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) holiday builder site .

Traveling by combination of bus and train from Kanyakumari to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In January, daytime highs in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Varkala Town, Kovalam
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Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Varkala Beach ©
Varkala Beach
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach

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