10 days in Kanyakumari & Madurai Itinerary

10 days in Kanyakumari & Madurai Itinerary

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10 days in Kanyakumari & Madurai Itinerary

Start: Kanyakumari
1
Kanyakumari
— 6 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Madurai
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
End: Kanyakumari

6
nights
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.
Explore Kanyakumari's surroundings by going to Thiruchendur Murugan Temple (in Thiruchendur), Padmanabhapuram Palace (in Thuckalay) and Kanthimathi-Nellaiyapper Temple (in Tirunelveli). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Vivekananda Rock Memorial, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gandhi Memorial, contemplate the long history of Vattakottai Fort, and pause for some photo ops at Thiruvalluvar Statue.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Kanyakumari road trip site .

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Kanyakumari. January in Kanyakumari sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to drive to Madurai.

Things to do in Kanyakumari

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Thirparappu Waterfalls, Thiruchendur Murugan Temple, Padmanabhapuram Palace, Nagaraja Temple, Kanthimathi-Nellaiyapper Temple
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Vivekananda Rock Memorial ©
Vivekananda Rock Memorial
Thiruvalluvar Statue ©
Thiruvalluvar Statue
Kanyakumari Beach ©
Kanyakumari Beach

3
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tirupparankunram, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple, then get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vandiyur Mariamman Teppakulam. On the 2nd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Arittapatti Shivan Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine, and then see the interesting displays at Gandhi Memorial Museum.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Madurai trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by car from Kanyakumari to Madurai takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Madurai are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in Madurai

Historic Sites Museums Tours
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Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple ©
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple
Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal ©
Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal
Gandhi Memorial Museum
Gandhi Memorial Museum

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