In May 2010 I need to book a flight from Malaysia to India and am weighing up the better option, wether to fly in to Trivandrum or Tiruchirappalli. I will stay in either for a few days before moving on. Trivandrum seems to have more going on, have more accomodation, however appears to be more touristy than Tiruchirappalli.
Has anyone been to either and what do you recomend?
I have been to both the places!! Trivanduram would be a better option if u want to visit the Kovalam and Varkala beach and explore the backwaters of Kerala, however if u want to admire the temples of South India, Trichi should be the option.
Trivanduram is directly connected by flight to Mumbai and regular train services are available for most of the towns of India, while you would need to come down to Chennai for better connections !!!
you can have great fun in trivandrum there are a couple of beaches even you have lot of exotic places BACKWATER resorts hill stations forest staysalso avaiable and even a direct flight SILK AIR.
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