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6 Weekend Getaways From Thiruvananthapuram

By: Akshatha Vinayak

In a beautiful place like Thiruvananthapuram, one would not have to bother about finding tourist places. The city itself has many tourist attractions that are alluring for any traveller. However, a look outside Kerala's capital is enough to find several picturesque destinations. Here are some beautiful weekend getaways from Thiruvananthapuram for a hungry weekend traveller!

Kanyakumari

Early Morning at Kanyakumari
Photo Courtesy: Nikhil B

Kanyakumari

Distance: 90km
Let us make a voyage for about 90km away towards Kanyakumari; the southernmost tip of India is a beguiling place. Blessed by Devi Kanya Kumari, it has been a centre for art and religion for ages. Kanyakumari with a number of attractions is one of the best weekend getaways from Thiruvananthapuram.

Poovar

Boating at Poovar
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Poovar

Distance: 32km
You won't have to go too long to reach Poovar from Thiruvananthapuram. This small town is enough for a pleasant trip from Kerala's capital. The coastal line of Poovar is pristine and ideal for tourists who prefer less crowd.

Kovalam

Kovalam Beach
Photo Courtesy: Pannitan

Kovalam

Distance: 16km
How can you leave out Kovalam when you are travelling from Trivandrum? The serene vistas of Kovalam wait to be experienced. The long stretch of beaches and the surrounding greenery makes it a must visit the place.

Tirubelveli

Nellaiappar Temple at Tirunelveli
Photo Courtesy: Vashikaran Rajendrasingh

Tirunelveli

Distance: 152km
Tirunelveli is for the folks who want a heritage tour and yummy Tirunelveli Halwa. There are many places which you can explore in and around Tirunelveli. Nellaiappar Temple is the popular temple in this city of Tamil Nadu.

Varkala

Edava Nadayara Lake in Varkala
Photo Courtesy: Ikroos

Varkala

Distance: 43km
Varkala is one of the beautiful beach towns in Kerala. Unique shaped cliff formations on the beaches provide a picturesque view. It is not only beaches but many other places in and around Varkala that keeps you engaged through-out the journey.

Courtallam

Courtallam Falls
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Courtallam

Distance: 107km
Courtallam is known for the enthralling waterfalls in Tamil Nadu. The monsoon season fills the place with several waterfalls and streams that give a mystic look to the place. Courtallam with such natural heritage and many architectural heritage is one of the best weekend getaways from Thiruvananthapuram.
One look around Thiruvananthapuram and you won't fall short of tourist attractions. Beaches, temples, forts, etc. is sure to make your weekend trip memorable.

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