7 days in Tamil Nadu & Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) Itinerary

7 days in Tamil Nadu & Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) Itinerary

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7 days in Tamil Nadu & Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) Itinerary

Start: Nagpur
Fly:  7​h 15​min
1
Madurai
— 1 night
train:  3​h
2
Rameswaram
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Kanyakumari
— 1 night
bus + train:  1​h 45​min
4
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
End: Nagpur

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 13th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Gandhi Memorial Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Aayiram Kaal Mandapam, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sri Meenakshi Temple, and finally explore the historical opulence of Thirumalai Nayakar Mahal.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Madurai trip planning website .

Nagpur to Madurai is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Nagpur in December, Madurai is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can go by car to Rameswaram.

Things to do in Madurai

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

1
night
Rameswaram

Rameswaram ©
A trip to Rameswaram on Pamban Island will take you across a long limestone shoal bridge with spectacular ocean scenery.
On the 14th (Fri), examine the collection at Former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam House, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ruined Temple/Church of Dhanushkodi, enjoy the sand and surf at Dhanushkodi Beach, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hanuman Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple.

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Traveling by car from Madurai to Rameswaram takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can drive to Kanyakumari.

Things to do in Rameswaram

Historic Sites Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple ©
Arulmigu Ramanatha Swamy Temple
Dhanushkodi Beach ©
Dhanushkodi Beach
Ruined Temple/Church of Dhanushkodi ©

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 15th (Sat): get great views at Sunset View Point, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Thanumalayan temple - Sthanumalayan Kovil, then kick back and relax at Kanyakumari Beach, then examine the collection at Kanyakumari Wax Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Bhagavathy Amman Temple.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Kanyakumari trip planner .

Getting from Rameswaram to Kanyakumari by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a train. In December in Kanyakumari, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can drive to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum).

Things to do in Kanyakumari

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Sunset View Point ©
Sunset View Point
Kanyakumari Beach ©
Kanyakumari Beach

2
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.
On the 16th (Sun), examine the collection at Kuthira Malika, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Lighthouse Beach, then kick back and relax at Kovalam Beach, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Priyadarshini Planetarium, explore the engaging exhibits at Chacha Nehru Children’s Museum, then see the interesting displays at Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Peppara Wildlife Sanctuary.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Kanyakumari to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 28°C. You will have some time to spend on the 18th (Tue) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Kovalam
Highlights from your plan
Puthenmalika (Kuthiramalika) Palace ©
Kovalam Beach ©
Kovalam Beach
Lighthouse Beach ©
Lighthouse Beach

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