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

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

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

Start: Dubai
Fly:  4​h 45​min
1
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  1​h 30​min
2
Kochi (Cochin)
— 3 nights
+2
subway + taxi + Fly:  7​h
End: Dubai

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple and Napier Museum. Visit Kovalam Beach and Lighthouse Beach for some beach relaxation. Change things up with these side-trips from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum): Varkala Beach (in Varkala) and Hawa Beach (in Kovalam). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, visit a coastal fixture at Vizhinjam Lighthouse, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sreekandeswaram Mahadeva Temple, and look for gifts at Ramachandran.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) trip planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Dubai to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) is 1 hour. Traveling from Dubai in September, things will get slightly colder in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum): highs are around 35°C and lows about 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Kochi (Cochin).

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Kovalam, Varkala Beach
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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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Jew Town and Church of Saint Francis. We've included these beaches for you: Marari Beach and Cherai Beach. Step out of Kochi (Cochin) to go to Kumarakom and see Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, which is approximately 1h 25 min away. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Paradesi Synagogue, admire the masterpieces at Kerala Folklore Museum, and soothe aching muscles at Ayurville.

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Getting from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Kochi (Cochin) by combination of flight and taxi takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. October in Kochi (Cochin) sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kochi (Cochin)

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, Marari Beach
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Ayurville ©
Ayurville
Marari Beach ©
Marari Beach
Cherai Beach ©
Cherai Beach

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