6 days in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) & Thekkady Itinerary

6 days in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) & Thekkady Itinerary

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6 days in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) & Thekkady Itinerary

Start: Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
1
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
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Thekkady
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
End: Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

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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.
Get in touch with nature at Kovalam Beach and Peppara Wildlife Sanctuary. Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace and Napier Museum will appeal to museum buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum): Varkala (Moon Stone Arts & Varkala Beach) and Lighthouse Beach (in Kovalam). And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Neeramankara Shiva Temple, and see the interesting displays at Priyadarshini Planetarium.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) trip itinerary planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum). In July in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Thekkady.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

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

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Thekkady

Thekkady ©
Centered on an artificial lake, Thekkady provides a sanctuary to a diverse set of animals and plant species.
On the 9th (Tue), get a taste of the local shopping with Abraham's Spice Garden, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and then identify plant and animal life at Periyar Tiger Reserve. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Angadipetty -Kerala Ayurveda Museum, then get outside with Persian Paradise Elephant Ride, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mangala Devi Temple.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Thekkady travel route planner.

Getting from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Thekkady by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and taxi; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Thekkady

Parks Outdoors Wildlife
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Abraham's Spice Garden ©
Abraham's Spice Garden
Periyar Tiger Reserve ©
Periyar Tiger Reserve
Angadipetty -Kerala Ayurveda Museum ©

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