8 days in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), Kanyakumari & Madurai Itinerary

8 days in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), Kanyakumari & Madurai Itinerary

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1
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 4 nights
2
Kanyakumari
— 1 night
3
Madurai
— 2 nights

4
nights
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) ©
Situated among a collection of low hills that lead up to the coastline, state capital Thiruvananthapuram acts as a base for exploration of the southern tip of the country.
Explore Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)'s surroundings by going to Kovalam (Lighthouse Beach & Kovalam Beach) and Varkala Town (Asparagus, Varkala Beach, &more). There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, see the interesting displays at Napier Museum, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and don't miss a visit to Karikkakom Chamundi Devi Temple.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) trip planning site.

Pune to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in August, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can travel to Kanyakumari.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Varkala Town, Kovalam
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Varkala Beach ©
Varkala Beach
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Spas

1
night
Kanyakumari

Kanyakumari ©
Located at the most southerly point of mainland India, Kanyakumari has long attracted pilgrims and those keen to see the end of the road.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Bhagavathy Amman Temple, thendon't miss a visit to Vivekananda Rock Memorial, thendon't miss a visit to Thiruvalluvar Statue, and finally kick back and relax at Kanyakumari Beach.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Kanyakumari online tour itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Kanyakumari in 2.5 hours. Another option is to drive. August in Kanyakumari sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Madurai.

Things to do in Kanyakumari

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Vivekananda Rock Memorial ©
Vivekananda Rock Memorial
Kanyakumari Beach ©
Kanyakumari Beach
Thiruvalluvar Statue ©
Thiruvalluvar Statue

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Madurai

Madurai ©
One of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world, Madurai sits on the banks of the River Vaigai and serves as a center of Tamil culture.
On the 10th (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple. On the 11th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tirupparankunram and then take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Madurai tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Kanyakumari to Madurai in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Madurai can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Madurai

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Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple ©
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple
Walking tours
Tirupparankunram ©
Tirupparankunram

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