7 days in Goa, Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) & Kovalam Itinerary

7 days in Goa, Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) & Kovalam Itinerary

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7 days in Goa, Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) & Kovalam Itinerary

Start: Kolkata (Calcutta)
Fly + Bus:  6​h 45​min
1
Goa
— 3 nights
Bus + Fly:  7​h 30​min
2
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
3
Kovalam
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Kolkata (Calcutta)

3
nights
Goa

Goa ©
On India's western coastline, the former Portuguese colony of Goa tells a visibly different story than the rest of India.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Shanta Durga Temple and Animal Shelter Agonda. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Agonda Beach, get your game on at Milsim Goa Paintball, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of Bom Jesus, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Betalbatim Beach.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Goa online route maker .

Kolkata (Calcutta) to Goa is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or take a train. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in December since evenings lows in Goa dip to 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Goa

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Agonda Beach ©
Agonda Beach
Palolem Beach ©
Palolem Beach
Shanta Durga Temple ©
Shanta Durga Temple

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sreekandeswaram Mahadeva Temple, make a trip to Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple. On the 27th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at Shri Chitra Art Gallery, make a trip to Attukal Bhagavathy Temple, then visit a coastal fixture at Vizhinjam Lighthouse, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Neeramankara Shiva Temple.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) tour planner.

Getting from Goa to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) by combination of bus and flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, taxi, and flight; or drive. Traveling from Goa in December, expect nights in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to be about the same, around 28°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 36°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to drive to Kovalam.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

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Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple ©
Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple
Vizhinjam Lighthouse ©
Vizhinjam Lighthouse

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, stroll through Kovalam Beach, and then kick back and relax at Lighthouse Beach.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Kovalam trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Kovalam takes an hour. In December, daily temperatures in Kovalam can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kovalam

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Spas & Wellness
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach

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