On 29 August 2011, me and my family traveled our first train journey from, Trivandrum, Kerala to Tuticorin, Tamilnadu. As there are no direct trains from Trivandrum to Tuticorin, we changed the train from Vanchi Maniyachi Junction which is located 37 km from Tuticorin. Distance between Trivandrum and Vanchi Maniyachi Junction is 174 km. The journey took a little more than 4 and half hours.
Our first train Gurvayur – Chennai Egmore Express – 16128 is a train which travels daily between Gurvayur, Kerala to Chennai Egmore in Tamilnadu. The train travels down south in Kerala and halt in Neyyattinkara and travels through Parassala, the town at the southern end of Kerala before entering Tamilnadu. Some halts in Tamilnadu are Nagarcoil – the 12th largest town in Tamilnadu and Tirunelveli Junction Station before going to Vanchi Maniyachi Junction. Our journey from Vanchi Manyachi Junctin to Tuticorin took about 1h 15m.
We stayed in Tuticorin for a day.