Two Days Trip to Trivandrum from Kottayam

You can take a two-day trip to Trivandrum from Kottayam by renting a car. You can explore the city and have fun!

Feb 07, 2023
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Two Days Trip to Trivandrum from Kottayam

Whether you are a native of Kottayam, living here for a job, or are a tourist, you are bound to be mesmerized with its beauty. If you are looking to explore other places near Kottayam, Trivandrum is a great option for a road trip as it is not very far, and the major tourist attractions can be covered within two days. There are plenty of historical and cultural tourist places near Trivandrum and many relaxing things to do. The route from Trivandrum from Kottayamis among the most scenic ones you’ll ever experience. The short drive to Trivandrum is filled with lush green trees that will certainly take you close to nature

Kottayam to Trivandrum Distance – Trivandrum is located about 148 kilometers south of Kottayam at the southwest tip of India. 

How to Reach?

There are plenty of buses and trains that can help you cover Kottayam to Trivandrum distance, but most of them will take anywhere between 3 hours and 30 minutes to 4 hours for you to reach as they stop at multiple locations in between these two places. Also, the timings of the bus or train might not suit you. You can also get a shared taxi that takes you to Trivandrum. The best and the most comfortable way to reach Trivandrum from Kottayam is in a self-driving car. You’ll be able to reach your destination within 2 hours and 30 minutes. You can stop midway for refreshments, to adore nature, or for anything that you please.  

Top Tourist Places in Trivandrum

 Thiruvananthapuram, also known as Trivandrum, was built in 1000 BC and is one of the popular tourist destinations in South India. Trivandrum is the capital of Kerala and is known as the ‘City of Gods’. It is marked by the long shoreline, pristine beaches, stretches of backwaters, historic monuments, and rich heritage. Here are some of the best tourist places in Trivandrum that you can easily cover on a two day trip to Trivandrum from Kottayam. 

Neyyar Dam and Wildlife Sanctuary

Distance from City Center – 29 km

Things to Do – Built-in 1958, Neyyar Dam, is a part of the Neyyar wildlife sanctuary and located on the foothills of the Western Ghats. The charming lake-cum-dam is the perfect spot for a picnic to relax amidst the beautiful nature. There are boating facilities available in the lake from where you can get a glimpse of the Neyyar Wildlife Sanctuary. The sanctuary houses sambar deer, sloth bear, Asian elephant, leopard, lion, tiger, and Nilgiri Tahr, to name a few. The Crocodile Farm, Lion Safari Park, and Deer Park are a treat for children and adults alike.

 Timings – The Neyyar Dam is open 24 hours, but the Wildlife Sanctuary is open from 9 am to 4 pm. 

Anantha Padmanabha Temple

Distance from City Center – 2 km

Things to Do – Anantha Padmanabha temple is one of the most famous Hindu temples in India that is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. The temple is said to be built 5000 years ago even though its actual origin is still a mystery. The temple is one out of the total of 108 Divyadesams of Lord Vishnu and is among the best tourist places in Trivandrum.  The main temple is embellished in gold covering and is made in Kerala and Dravidian style. Inside the temple, Lord Padmanabha, one of the avatars of Lord Vishnu, is laid in a reclined position on the serpent Anantha. The temple is only open to Hindu followers and has a strict dress code that needs to be adhered to.   

Timings – Open from 3:15 am to 4:15 am, 6:30 am to 7:00 am and 8:30 am to 9:15 am for darshan in the morning.  In the evening, the main temple is open from 5:00 pm to 6:15 pm and from 6:45 pm to 7:20 pm.

Napier Museum

Distance from City Center – 3.5 km 

Things to Do – Napier Museum is named after Lord John Napier, the former Governor-General of Madras. Built-in 1855 by the maharaja of Travancore, it is an architectural marvel, made in the gothic style. The museum is located right inside the Zoological garden compound. The museum houses some of the unique historical idols, ornaments, artifacts, and even a chariot that are perfectly preserved here. There is also a Chitra Art Gallery that has a rare collection of paintings by famous artists Raja Ravi Varma, Roerich, and others. It also has paintings from the Mughals, Rajputs, and Tanjore schools of painting. You’ll also find paintings brought in from Bali, China, Japan, and Tibet. 

Timings – Open 10 am to 4:45 pm. 1 pm to 5 pm on Wednesday and on Public Holidays. Monday closed.

Magic Planet

Distance from City Center – 28 km

Things to Do – Magic Planet is a newly developed theme park that is known for the amazing amusement rides, edutainment shows, and other attractions within the complex. Visitors can enjoy different shows like rope magic, illusion show, mind fusion, and more. There are also thrilling performances by cartoon characters, acrobats and artists. It is one of the most fun and entertaining tourist places in Trivandrum to visit with family and friends. 

Timings – Open from 10 am to 5 pm. Closed on Monday.

Kannakakkunu Palace

Distance from City Center – 4 km 

Things to Do – Kannakakkunu Palace is among the most beautiful palaces in Kerala and is loved by the locals and the tourists alike. It was built in the 19th century, during the rule of Sri Moolam Thirunal. The palace boasts of some unique architectural designs that use red façades and traditional roof patterns that are not seen in modern homes. The parks surrounding the palace are also well-maintained. 

Timings – Open all days of the week from 10 am to 5 pm, except Monday.

Why Choose IndusGO Car Rental?

Car rentals are one of the wisest options for long road trips than taking your own car. Self-drive allows you to ride through nature, discover the beauty of different places, stop at places in between as you please, and just relax. IndusGO offers a wide range of rental cars in Kottayam to meet all your needs and budget options. We take safety measures to provide a safe experience for our customers. 

Top Ways IndusGO Make Your Road Trips Memorable

  • Trusted and Experienced Rental Company

  • Easy and Quick Booking Process

  • Immediate Confirmation for All Booking

  • Affordable and Transparent Pricing Structure

  • Secured and Safe Rental Payments

  • Modern and High-Quality Fleet of Cars

  • 24/7 Customer Support During Rental

  • Multiple Pick Up and Drop Locations


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