4 days in Madurai District & Kanyakumari Itinerary

4 days in Madurai District & Kanyakumari Itinerary

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4 days in Madurai District & Kanyakumari Itinerary

Start: Chennai
Fly:  2​h 45​min
1
Madurai
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
2
Kanyakumari
— 2 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Chennai

1
night
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 28th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tirupparankunram and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Koodal Azhagar Temple, then examine the collection at Gandhi Memorial Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Pazhamudhir Solai, and finally step into the grandiose world of Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Madurai trip planner.

Chennai to Madurai is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. August in Madurai sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can drive to Kanyakumari.

Things to do in Madurai

Historic Sites Museums
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Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple ©
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple
Pazhamudhir Solai ©
Pazhamudhir Solai
Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine ©
Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Kanyakumari Beach, then take in panoramic vistas at Observation Tower, then explore the historical opulence of Padmanabhapuram Palace, and finally make a trip to Thollavilai Narayana Swamy Temple. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Bhagavathy Amman Temple, make a trip to Vivekananda Rock Memorial, appreciate the history behind Thiruvalluvar Statue, steep yourself in history at Vattakottai Fort, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Thanumalayan temple - Sthanumalayan Kovil, and finally get great views at Sunset View Point.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Kanyakumari online vacation planner .

Drive from Madurai to Kanyakumari in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Kanyakumari can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kanyakumari

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Padmanabhapuram Palace
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Vivekananda Rock Memorial ©
Vivekananda Rock Memorial
Kanyakumari Beach ©
Kanyakumari Beach
Thiruvalluvar Statue ©
Thiruvalluvar Statue

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