Road Trips From Thiruvananthapuram

Thiruvananthapuram has got lots of options to travel and not sure where to head to? Explore various options below best suited for road trips and create a personalised plan yourself. Pick from hill stations to sandy coastline beaches to religious centres to heritage sites and start planning.

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Bangalore
11.5 hrs
683.5 km

Lot beyond beer & filter Coffee; Garden City for the best moments of your life

  • 2 coexisting names - Garden City, Silicon Valley of India
  • 45 mins to view elephants in natural habitat
  • Offers the best night lifes in India
  • 2000 year of temples
Themes Covered:
Wildlife
Waterbodies
Parks
Religious Sites
Heritage
Entertainment
Relaxation
Amusement Parks
Museums

Peak Season

Oct - Feb

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Ernakulam
4.5 hrs
206.0 km

Jewel of Arabian Sea and blend of various architecture styles with multitude things to do

  • Blend of various architecture styles - Jewel of Arabian Sea
  • Paddy fields stretch out for miles fringed by coconut trees
  • Beautiful chinese fishing nets lining the waters
  • Jewish synagogue and the colorful shop-lined Jewish street
Themes Covered:
Wildlife
Beaches
Religious Sites
Heritage
Entertainment
Museums

Peak Season

Oct - Feb

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Mysore
11.0 hrs
537.0 km

Major tourist attraction, definitely worth a visit; thanks to its lovely climate, regal heritage and friendly people.

  • Mysore Palace, with its stunning architecture draws tourists
  • Lovely climate, regal heritage and friendly people
  • Monuments which were once the seat of great power
  • Stunning waterfalls to bird sanctuaries impress nature lovers
  • Interesting places of worship which are steeped in history
Themes Covered:
Wildlife
Waterbodies
Religious Sites
Heritage
Entertainment
Museums

Peak Season

Oct - Mar

Attractions

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Ooty
10.0 hrs
468.0 km

Popular and most sought after summer retreat rightly called the Queen of the Hills

  • Ride through the mist on the Nilgiris mountain Railway
  • Shop for authentic woollens and Nilgiris oil
  • Very pleasant weather in summer and a unique experience in winter
  • Most popular hill station in South India
Themes Covered:
Waterbodies
Parks
Religious Sites
Entertainment
Relaxation
Museums

Peak Season

Feb - May, Oct - Nov

Attractions

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Wayanad
9.5 hrs
463.0 km

Dominated by the Western Ghats which open doors to adventurous outdoor activities

  • Mesmerising greenery with rolling hills
  • Spectacular waterfalls that plunge down from great heights
  • Adventurous trekking and hiking experiences
  • Captivating monuments like Banasura Sagar dam
  • Enchanting Places of worship
  • Great place to unwind
Themes Covered:
Wildlife
Waterbodies
Religious Sites
Heritage
Entertainment
Museums

Peak Season

Nov - Mar

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Pondicherry
10.5 hrs
599.0 km

Tree lined boulevards, colonial heritage buildings, spiritual culture and virgin beaches

  • Quaint little place with French heritage & colonial ambience
  • Fantastic beaches, perfect for relaxing
  • Exquisite French cuisine to local delicacies
  • An abode for spiritual enlightenment with Auroville
  • Exciting water sports activities
Themes Covered:
Beaches
Waterbodies
Religious Sites
Entertainment
Relaxation

Peak Season

Oct - Mar

Attractions

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Madurai
5.5 hrs
312.0 km

Region rich in cultural heritage passed on from great ancient Sangam era

  • Temples flaunting architectural brilliance of the artisans
  • Famously called ‘The city that never sleeps’
  • Rich cultural and historical galore in temples & museums
  • Madurai specialties like jigar thanda, paruthi paal & more
Themes Covered:
Religious Sites
Heritage
Entertainment
Museums

Peak Season

Dec - Feb

Attractions

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Coimbatore
8.0 hrs
383.5 km

A place where rural and urban cultures co-exist and has a pleasant weather all year long

  • Entry and exit point to Kerala & Queen of Hill Station-Ooty
  • Thanks to its agreeable climate, hospitable & friendly people
  • Many tourist destinations are scattered in & around the city
  • Popular yoga retreat
Themes Covered:
Waterbodies
Religious Sites
Entertainment
Relaxation
Amusement Parks
Museums

Peak Season

Sep - Feb

Attractions

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Kozhikode
8.0 hrs
374.5 km

Unique culture and warm and friendly ambience with serene beaches and ancient monuments

  • Lush landscape dotted with backwaters, monuments & wildlife sanctuaries
  • Brilliant sunset views at the beaches
  • Unique boating experience on the Korapuzha River
  • Thusharagiri, a popular haunt for enthusiastic trekkers
  • Taste the tantalizing Kozhikode Halwa
  • Outstandingly beautiful Peruvannamuzhi dam
Themes Covered:
Wildlife
Beaches
Waterbodies
Parks
Religious Sites
Heritage
Entertainment
Museums

Peak Season

Sep - May

Attractions

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Kancheepuram
12.0 hrs
682.5 km

Famed for its temples dating from Pallava, Chola and Vijayanagar times and hand woven silk

  • Stunning architecture showcasing ancient heritage
  • Plethora of bird species at Vedanthangal
  • Hand woven exclusive silk sarees
  • Couple of hours from Tamil Nadu state capital, Chennai
Themes Covered:
Wildlife
Religious Sites

Peak Season

Oct - Mar

Attractions

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Coorg
11.5 hrs
559.5 km

Nestled amid ageless hills, uneven terrain & cool climate is the luscious Coorg

  • Lush green blanket of range of hills & valleys
  • Coffee Trail & Plantation Stays
  • Called the Scotland of India
  • Awesome Climate throughout the year
  • Well Known for Adventurous activities like Trekking & Camping
Themes Covered:
Wildlife
Waterbodies
Religious Sites
Heritage
Relaxation

Peak Season

Apr - Jun

Attractions

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Thrissur
6.0 hrs
278.5 km

Cultural capital of Kerala with rich history, cultural heritage and archaeological wealth

  • Cultural Capital of Kerala due to cultural & religious leaning
  • Thrissur pooram, a festival unique in its pageantry
  • 80 feet high Athirapilly falls at the threshold of Sholayar
  • Punnathur Kotta, the largest elephant park in the world
Themes Covered:
Wildlife
Waterbodies
Parks
Religious Sites
Heritage
Entertainment
Amusement Parks

Peak Season

Nov - Mar

Attractions

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Kumbakonam
9.0 hrs
496.5 km

Cluster is abundant with temples and also hosts the Mahamagam festival once in 12 years

  • Navagraha Tour pulls tourists from all over India
  • Ancient temples with excellent Dravidian architecture
  • UNESCO Heritage site, Darasuram
  • Bronze sculptures, vessels and pith art work
Themes Covered:
Religious Sites

Peak Season

Dec - Feb

Attractions

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14
Kodaikanal
8.0 hrs
332.0 km

Princess of Hill stations has a long history as a retreat and popular tourist destination

  • Popularly known as "Princess of Hill stations"
  • Waterfalls, lakes, scenic spots, parks and many more to see
  • Shop for cheese, homemade chocolates and herbal oils
  • Several scenic trekking trails with varied difficulty levels
Themes Covered:
Waterbodies
Parks
Entertainment
Relaxation
Museums

Peak Season

Apr - Sep

Attractions

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15
Thiruchirapalli
7.5 hrs
446.5 km

Brings alive the heritage and culture with some of the historical and religious places

  • Confluence of rivers Kaveri and Kollidam
  • View from top of Rock fort temple complex is breath taking
  • Grant Anaicut, the world's oldest stone dam
  • Glimpse of exotic peacocks in their natural habitat
Themes Covered:
Religious Sites

Peak Season

Sep - Jan

Attractions

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Kollam
1.5 hrs
64.5 km

Gateway to the backwaters of Kerala and home to European colonial-era relics

  • Peaceful and beautiful Oachira with the backwaters
  • Waves lashing and the sun kissed beaches
  • House boating on the serene waters of the Ashtamudi Lake
  • The Colonial enclave of Thangasseri and the lighthouse
  • The Colonial enclave of Thangasseri & the lighthouse
Themes Covered:
Beaches
Waterbodies
Religious Sites
Heritage
Entertainment
Museums

Peak Season

Dec and Feb

Attractions

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Munnar - Idukki
7.0 hrs
266.5 km

The enchanting valleys, plantations, colonial bungalows, wildlife and many more

  • You could enjoy a chilled out holiday feasting on the views
  • Rain-drenched greenery and the sweeping mist
  • View is spectacular–gushing waterfalls & breathtaking ravines
  • Town is crowded and chaotic; the surroundings charm you
Themes Covered:
Waterbodies
Heritage
Entertainment
Relaxation

Peak Season

Feb - May

Attractions

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18
Palakkad
7.0 hrs
338.0 km

Land of monuments with rivers, temples and traditional Ayurvedic treatment centres

  • Beautifully landscaped gardens at Malampuzha dam
  • Wide variety of sanctuaries, monuments and places of worship
  • Blessed with forests, hill stations, and many small rivers
  • Historically known for its vivid cultural traditions
  • Awesome trekking trails through the thickly forested mountains
Themes Covered:
Wildlife
Waterbodies
Religious Sites
Heritage

Peak Season

Jun - Aug

Attractions

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Kottayam
3.5 hrs
149.0 km

Rubber plantations feature this picturesque land surrounded by the magnificent backwaters

  • Often quoted as 'Land of Letters, Legends, Latex and Lakes'
  • Sandwiched between the serene backwaters & Western Ghats
  • Mesmerising Vembanad Lake
  • Relax and unwind at quaint Kumarakkom
  • Verdant lands, beautiful highlands, pristine hills and knolls
Themes Covered:
Waterbodies
Religious Sites
Entertainment

Peak Season

Dec - Feb

Attractions

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Alappuzha
3.0 hrs
148.5 km

One of the best backwater tourism destinations in God's Own Country

  • Take a house boat ride in "the Venice of the East"
  • Intrinsic natural beauty of the beaches
  • Largest mud regulator in the country, the Thannermukhom Bund
  • 100-man snake-boat teams racing for the Nehru Trophy
Themes Covered:
Beaches
Waterbodies
Religious Sites
Heritage

Peak Season

Nov - Feb

Attractions

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Mahabalipuram
11.5 hrs
735.5 km

An ancient sea-port & a Pallava capital, Mahabalipuram today has become a treasure trove of UNESCO sites.

  • UNESCO world heritage sites with stunning Pallava Architecture
  • Adventure trekking trip on the local hills
  • Prestine sands & temple by the beach do not fail to impress
  • Rare opportunity to learn stone sculpting from local artisans
Themes Covered:
Heritage
Entertainment

Peak Season

Dec - Feb

Attractions

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Tirunelveli
3.5 hrs
156.5 km

Fair share of temples dating back to ancient times and also an important bio-diversity hotspot

  • Majestic Courtallam and Banatheertham waterfalls
  • One of the biodiversity hotspots, Mundanthurai tiger reserve
  • Largest breeding water bird reserve in Koonthankulam
  • Nellaiappar temple, the Copper hall of dance of Lord shiva
Themes Covered:
Wildlife
Waterbodies
Religious Sites
Heritage

Peak Season

Jun - Sep

Attractions

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Kannur
10.0 hrs
471.5 km

Magnificient forts of historic importance and beaches known for their scenic beauty

  • Amazing Portuguese architecture at St. Angelo's fort
  • Muzhappilangad, the only “drive-on” beach in India
  • Theyyam, a traditional dance, drama and a colourful pageant
  • Marco Polo referred Kannur as the emporium of spice trade
Themes Covered:
Beaches
Religious Sites
Heritage
Entertainment
Amusement Parks

Peak Season

Dec and Jan

Attractions

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Thanjavur
8.5 hrs
453.5 km

Home to a lot of heritage monuments in its surroundings, well known all over the world

  • Marvellous architecture at Brihadeeswara temple, a UNESCO site
  • Ancient seat of Tamil art and cultures
  • Monuments which boast of King Serfoji's times
  • Winged visitors at the Kallaperambur lake
Themes Covered:
Religious Sites
Heritage
Entertainment
Museums

Peak Season

Nov - Feb

Attractions

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