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

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

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

Start: Pune
Fly:  4​h 15​min
1
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)
— 2 nights
train + bus:  2​h
2
Kanyakumari
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Madurai
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
End: Pune

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple and Aazhimala Siva Temple. Venture out of the city with trips to Kovalam (Spas & Wellness & Kovalam Beach). The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, don't miss a visit to Karikkakom Chamundi Devi Temple, enjoy the sea views from Vizhinjam Lighthouse, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Agastya Mala.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) travel planning app .

Pune to Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Kanyakumari.

Things to do in Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum)

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Kovalam
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Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple ©
Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple ©
Pazhavangadi Ganapathy Temple
Attukal Bhagavathy Temple ©
Attukal Bhagavathy Temple

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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 7th (Wed): make a trip to Vivekananda Rock Memorial, take in the spiritual surroundings of Bhagavathy Amman Temple, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Our Lady of Ransom Church, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Nagaraja Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Shirdhi Sai Baba Temple, Kanyakumari. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Adi Keshava Perumal Temple, then make a trip to Gandhi Memorial, then kick back and relax at Sanguthurai Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Sothavilai Beach.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Kanyakumari trip tool .

Traveling by combination of train and bus from Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) to Kanyakumari takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in August, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Madurai.

Things to do in Kanyakumari

Historic Sites Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Nagaraja Temple
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Vivekananda Rock Memorial ©
Vivekananda Rock Memorial
Adi Keshava Perumal Temple ©
Adi Keshava Perumal Temple
Bhagavathy Amman Temple ©
Bhagavathy Amman Temple

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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 9th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Aayiram Kaal Mandapam, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pazhamudhir Solai, take in the spiritual surroundings of Koodal Azhagar Temple, and then take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

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You can drive from Kanyakumari to Madurai in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August in Madurai, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Madurai

Historic Sites Tours
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Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple ©
Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple
Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine ©
Alagarkoil Temple and Shrine
Aayiram Kaal Mandapam ©
Aayiram Kaal Mandapam

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