9 days in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) & Idukki District Itinerary

9 days in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) & Idukki District Itinerary

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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 2 nights
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Thekkady
— 3 nights
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Vagamon
— 1 night
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Vattavada
— 1 night
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Munnar
— 1 night
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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

— 2 nights

Evergreen City of India

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.
Kids will enjoy Varkala Beach and Spas. Take a break from the city and head to Kovalam Beach and Kappil Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum): Varkala Town (Jewels Sky & Asparagus) and Kovalam (Lighthouse Beach & Kovalam Avaduthura Devi Temple). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, examine the collection at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, and don't miss a visit to Attukal Bhagavathy Temple.

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New Delhi to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from New Delhi in August: highs in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Spas

Side Trips

Thekkady

— 3 nights
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
Take a break from the city and head to Periyar Tiger Reserve and Green Park Ayurvedic & Spices Plantation. Attractions like Elephant Junction and Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary make great kid-friendly stops. There's lots more to do: get a dose of the wild on Anakkara Spice Spice Tourism Circuit, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, take some stellar pictures from Chellarcovil View Point, and examine the collection at Angadipetty -Kerala Ayurveda Museum.

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You can drive from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Thekkady in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and flight; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Vagamon.

Things to do in Thekkady

Wildlife · Parks · Spas · Tours

Vagamon

— 1 night
Once used by the British for growing tea plantations, Vagamon remains untouched by commercialization and modern influences.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vagamon Kurisumala, take in the awesome beauty at Barren Hills, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Vagamon.

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Drive from Thekkady to Vagamon in 2 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel to Vattavada.

Things to do in Vagamon

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trip

Vattavada

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): walk around Nature Education Centre, Pampadum Shola.

For other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Vattavada day trip planning tool.

Drive from Vagamon to Vattavada in 5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in August, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Munnar.

Things to do in Vattavada

Parks · Nature
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Munnar

— 1 night

Southern Spice

Sitting at the point where three mountain rivers meet, the hill station of Munnar has become known as a tea-growing center in the south of the country.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): see Off-Road Tours.

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Drive from Vattavada to Munnar in 2 hours. In August, daytime highs in Munnar are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Munnar

Tours · Outdoors
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Idukki District travel guide

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Gardens · Nature & Parks · Dams
Idukki is one of the 14 districts of Kerala state, India, created on 26January 1972. At that time, the district headquarters was at Kottayam. In June 1976 it was moved to Painavu. Idukki which lies in the Western Ghats of Kerala. Idukki is the second largest district in area but has the lowest population density. Idukki has a vast forest reserve area; more than a half of the district is covered by forests. The urban areas are densely populated whereas villages are sparsely populated.Idukki is also known as the spice garden of Kerala.EtymologyThe name of the district is derived from the Malayalam word Idukku (ഇടുക്ക്), meaning narrow gorge.GeographyIdukki has an area of 4358km2 and is the second largest District of Kerala . Rugged mountains and forests cover about 97 percent of the total area of the District. The district borders the Kerala districts of Pathanamthitta to the south, Kottayam to the southwest, Ernakulam to the northwest and Thrissur to the north and Coimbatore, Dindigul and Theni Districts in Tamil Nadu to the east. The district is accessible only by road. Rail and airlink is not available. National Highway NH 49 and State highways 13 and 33 passes through the district.

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