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

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

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

Start: Kolkata (Calcutta)
Fly + taxi:  8​h 30​min
1
Kanyakumari
— 1 night
bus + train:  2​h
2
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + train + bus:  4​h 30​min
3
Pondicherry
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Kolkata (Calcutta)

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 6th (Mon), make a trip to Vivekananda Rock Memorial, then pause for some photo ops at Thiruvalluvar Statue, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kanyakumari Beach, and finally get great views at Sunset View Point.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Kanyakumari trip builder website .

Kolkata (Calcutta) to Kanyakumari is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in January, things will get somewhat warmer in Kanyakumari: highs are around 36°C and lows about 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Kanyakumari

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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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.
Bring the kids along to Varkala Beach and Kovalam Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum): Lighthouse Beach (in Kovalam) and The Art of India (in Varkala Town). And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, meet the residents at Thiruvananthapuram Zoo, explore the engaging exhibits at Chacha Nehru Children’s Museum, and make a trip to Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) trip builder .

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, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Pondicherry.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

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

2
nights
Pondicherry

Pondicherry ©
South Indian spiritualism meets French chic in Pondicherry, an interesting, unusual, and international destination on the Bay of Bengal.
On the 10th (Fri), make a trip to Pondicherry Lighthouse, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Arulmigu Manakula Vinayagar Temple, then stroll through Seaside Promenade, and finally kick back and relax at Paradise Beach. On your second day here, admire the landmark architecture of Matrimandir, then appreciate the history behind Kargil War Memorial, then look for gifts at Senteurs-Fleurs en Flacon, and finally don't miss a visit to Sri Aurobindo Ashram.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Pondicherry day trip planning site .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Pondicherry in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Pondicherry

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

Matrimandir
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Seaside Promenade ©
Seaside Promenade
Paradise Beach ©
Paradise Beach
Arulmigu Manakula Vinayagar Temple ©
Arulmigu Manakula Vinayagar Temple

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