7 days in Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Madurai & Kanyakumari Itinerary

7 days in Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Madurai & Kanyakumari Itinerary

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7 days in Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Madurai & Kanyakumari Itinerary

Start: Pune
Fly:  5​h 15​min
1
Port Blair, South Andaman Island
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Madurai
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Kanyakumari
— 1 night
+2
train + taxi + Fly:  7​h
End: Pune

2
nights
Port Blair, South Andaman Island

Port Blair ©
The capital and largest city of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Port Blair acts as a gateway to the landmasses that lie in the Bay of Bengal.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): see the interesting displays at Anthropological Museum, steep yourself in history at Cellular Jail, then kick back and relax at Elephant Beach, then see the interesting displays at Samudrika Marine Museum, and finally appreciate the history behind Rajiv Gandhi's Statue. Keep things going the next day: head off the coast to Ross Island and then look for all kinds of wild species at Chidiya Tapu.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Port Blair trip itinerary builder app .

Pune to Port Blair is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. In December, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 32°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Thanjavur.

Things to do in Port Blair

Parks Wildlife Beaches

Side Trip

Elephant Beach
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Cellular Jail ©
Cellular Jail
Elephant Beach ©
Elephant Beach
Chidiya Tapu ©
Chidiya Tapu

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Aayiram Kaal Mandapam, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine. Keep things going the next day: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, then examine the collection at Gandhi Memorial Museum, and then explore the historical opulence of Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Madurai itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Port Blair to Madurai takes 5 hours. Traveling from Port Blair in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Madurai, with lows of 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Kanyakumari.

Things to do in Madurai

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

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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): explore the historical opulence of Padmanabhapuram Palace, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thanumalayan temple - Sthanumalayan Kovil, then enjoy the sand and surf at Kanyakumari Beach, and finally get great views at Sunset View Point. On the 27th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Vattakottai Fort, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gandhi Memorial, appreciate the history behind Thiruvalluvar Statue, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bhagavathy Amman Temple, and finally don't miss a visit to Vivekananda Rock Memorial.

For maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Kanyakumari route planning site .

Traveling by car from Madurai to Kanyakumari takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Kanyakumari can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kanyakumari

Historic Sites Parks Beaches

Side Trip

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

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