By train the journey from Mysore (also known as Mysuru) to Thiruvananthapuram is scheduled to take between 20 and 21 hours. Via the shortest the journey by train covers a distance of 961 km.
Train Times to Thiruvananthapuram
All train services from Mysore to Thiruvananthapuram depart from Mysuru Junction Railway Station (MYS) and arrive into Thiruvananthapuram Kochuveli Railway Station (KCVL).
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- Fastest Train: The fastest train from Mysore to Thiruvananthapuram is the Mysuru – Kochuveli Festival Special (Train #06315) departing at 12:50.
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Location of Mysuru Junction Railway Station
Mysuru Junction Railway Station is 1.9 km by road from Mysore Palace.
Location of Thiruvananthapuram Kochuveli Railway Station
Kochuveli Railway Station is 6.2 km by road from the centre of Thiruvananthapuram.
About Travel to Thiruvananthapuram
With over 1.6 million permanent residents, Thiruvananthapuram is both the state capital of Kerala and also it’s largest and most prosperous city. Good transport links make Thiruvananthapuram, also known still known by its former name of Trivandrum, a gateway for travel around Kerala which is famous for it cuisine, waterways and beaches. Thiruvananthapuram is, however, worth spending time exploring before moving onto other parts of this most picturesque of India’s southern states. There is a mix factors which make Thiruvananthapuram a special place: it has a notably relaxed atmosphere for a large India city; Thiruvananthapuram has an interesting history and this is reflected in its architecture; and, the city also has some great beaches, the most notable of which is the popular of which is Kovalam Beach, 13 km to to the south of Thiruvananthapuram city centre. Kovalam Beach is in fact three beaches separated by rocky outcrops with a combined length of 17 km sweeping in a majestic curve across the coastline.
In Thiruvananthapuram itself the places that we recommend you visit are:
- The Sree Anantha Padmanabha Temple: This Hindu temple is the most famous tourist attraction in Thiruvananthapuram, it is reputed to be the richest temple in the world with gold and precious stones discovered in its basement believed to be worth over 20 billion US dollar. The temple is heavily guarded as a consequence and visitors must undergo extensive checks before entering. Within the temple grounds are the remains of a European designed fortification, a museum of artefacts relating to local royal family, and a palace built by a former King.
- The Napier Museum: Museum located inside a 19th Century building constructed under British rule. The museum has a good collection of Keralan artefacts as well as an assortment of interesting items from across India and elsewhere in Asia.
- The Zoological Park: Opened in 1843 this wass India’s first zoo. The design of the zoo could be best described a botanical garden containing a collection of animals, birds and reptiles.
- Kanaka Kunnu Palace: This large palace is one of the city’s major cultural centres, featuring outdoor performances in it grounds and housing Thiruvananthapuram’s most important art galleries.
- The Kerala Government Secretariat: Built in 1860 as a local governmental centre, the building itself is the main attraction. The legislative assembly hall has been turned into a museum. Other parts of the buildings are still governmental offices and for the most part not open to the public.