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days out by train from Trivandrum

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days out by train from Trivandrum

We have 4 full days in Trivandrum - arriving overnight from Chennai on 24th Feb and leaving overnight to Mumbai on 28th Feb, by train

are there any day trips we could do by train (as you can see we're keen train travellers)

we have india rail passes

we have spent a wonderful week in Kochi 2 years ago so would prefer to try somewhere new

thank you

Hyderabad, India
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1. Re: days out by train from Trivandrum

Considering Tirvandrum is at Sea shore ending point so effectively you have only two trains routes to takes one which goes towards Kochi and other towards Kanyakumari, so any route basically has to pass thru either of the two places.

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2. Re: days out by train from Trivandrum

if you are particular about train trip only , then may be you can go to varkala one day , Kollam one day for Ashtamudi backwaters

London
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3. Re: days out by train from Trivandrum

OOO Thank you for the quick replies!

will look into it now that the rest of our trip is all booked

Kochi (Cochin...
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4. Re: days out by train from Trivandrum

Hello,

Yea! Varkal will be a perfect choice by train. Kanyakumari is also worth visiting for a day night stay so that you can enjoy the sunset and sunrise at the Triveni Sangamam.

Cheers,

Arun- Team Experience Kerala

New Delhi, India
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5. Re: days out by train from Trivandrum

You can also go to Allepey for house boat trip. Have a nice trip.

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6. Re: days out by train from Trivandrum

Here are some pics of the area:

Between Trivandrum and Varkala:

…blogspot.com/2013/12/kerala-backwaters-ferr…

Varkala:

…blogspot.com/2013/11/varkala-wanderings.html

Varkala food:

…blogspot.com/2013/…kerala-menus-varkala.html

Traditional breakfast stuff:

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Have a fab trip!

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