6 days in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) & Kochi (Cochin) Itinerary

6 days in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) & Kochi (Cochin) Itinerary

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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 2 nights
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Kochi (Cochin)
— 3 nights

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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.
You'll get in some beach time at Varkala Beach and Kovalam Beach. For shopping fun, head to Sarwaa or Mall of Travancore. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum): Asparagus (in Varkala Town) and Lighthouse Beach (in Kovalam). It doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sarkara Devi Temple.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) tour planner.

New Delhi to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect warmer evenings in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) when traveling from New Delhi in November, with lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can travel to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

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

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Kochi (Cochin)

Kochi (Cochin) ©
A flourishing port city and magnet for the spice trade since the 15th century, Kochi (Cochin) proudly bears its distinct international influence and local Keralan culture.
Popular historic sites such as Paradesi Synagogue and Mattancherry Palace are in your itinerary. Relax by the water at Marari Beach and Cherai Beach. Take a break from Kochi (Cochin) with a short trip to Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary in Kumarakom, about 1h 30 min away. And it doesn't end there: buy something for everyone on your list at LuLu Mall, take in the exciting artwork at Kashi Art Gallery, and look for gifts at Kochi Books.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Kochi (Cochin) trip itinerary website.

You can fly from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Kochi (Cochin) in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In November in Kochi (Cochin), expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Parks Outdoors Shopping

Side Trips

Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, Marari Beach
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Cherai Beach ©
Cherai Beach
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Paradesi Synagogue ©
Paradesi Synagogue

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