Have fun and enjoyed a lot. The train were not much crowd as compare to other trains. Train was clean and reached destination on time. In middle it was running late. Food was available in train as it's having pantry. By train we saw the nature in Kerala and Tamil Nadu. Overall it was good experience.
Stayed in the hotel for a night with family. I booked a budget room (Budget rooms are not sea view & on the other side of hotel) through third party booking site. For check-in they were polite but after check-in they made a lots of drama, that was terrible. I have never experience like this in...more »
We started from our home early morning, as driving is most safe and enjoyable at the morning times. Sun is nourishing and it was a great trip by road. So many refreshing places like Alappuzha Beach and many stunning restaurants on the way. We reached there by evening three which was a perfect timing. We got fresh and set for the sun set view. What a relaxing moment was that I can't explain.
A exciting journey by hiring a car and driver from Kochi Airport to Kanyakumari will be a great trip enjoying the scenic beauties and road side shops and experiences. There are so many reliable car companies now a days in Kochi that you can select the best from the ratings and make the bookings even online on a click of a button. The whole trip to and fro may cost you approximately INR 1000 just for the trip. All hotels and other costs are extra. A travel agent will be able to provide you the best custom made package tour depending on your own budget and type of stay and duration.
There are some tourist spots on the way like Kovalam Beach, Trivandrum Zoo and Museum.
Travel tips and several information, pictures and Google maps are made available on internet to find them by doing a bit of research and making your plans in advance to get ready to make the best and relaxing journey of your life time.
Well I travelled by Bangalore - Kanyakumari Express and it was really good experience. I got the seat reserved at a short notice of five days. Sight view was very good. Train staff were good and well behaved. The best part was train timings, I boarded the train in the morning and by evening I was in Kanyakumari. We got fresh and then went for a walk near shore.
The Journey I had in my car was not so pleasant. The roads are very bad, it is one of the greatest tourist place in the country and I am really sad to see such pathetic roads. I would have opted some other means of travel, if I had a clue that the roads would be worse. I would suggest to take trains, since the conditions of the roads are really bad.
Kanyakumari is located at a distance of 291 km from Kochi (Cochin). Popularly referred to as the 'Cape Comorin', Kanyakumari is well connected to Kochi (Cochin) by road and rail. However, the best way to reach Kanyakumari from Kochi (Cochin) is by road, which takes around 5 hours 50 minutes by car. The places covered during the journey from Kochi (Cochin) to Kanyakumari are Kochi (Cochin) - 16 km -> Chammanadu - 75 km -> Cheppad - 80 km -> Alamcode - 120 km -> Kanyakumari. Kuttapen's Himalaya Bakery, Mithila Bar & Restaurant, and Pai's Restaurant & Pai's Coffee House are some of the food joints and rest stops present on the route. Fuelling stations of Bharat Petroleum (BP), Reliance, and Indian Oil are available at regular intervals. Various ATMs and hospitals are also available on the way.
Transport options from Kochi (Cochin) to Kanyakumari
Kochi (Cochin) to Kanyakumari By Car: Hire a cab or rent a car to drive down to Kanyakumari, which takes around 5 hours 50 minutes. Approximate cost of cab per kilometre ranges between INR 10 to 16.50, depending upon the type of vehicle. This mode is ideal for senior citizens, families with kids, and for group travel.