Trivandrum - 2 Kovalam - 1 Kanyakumari - 1 Madurai - Trivandrum
DAY 01 TRIVANDRUM – KOVALAM
On Arrival at Trivandrum, you will be received by our representative and transfer to the hotel at Kovalam. Later in the evening enjoy boating in Poovar followed by a visit to the renowned Kovalam beach. Kovalam is an internationally renowned beach destination. Kovalam has been a favourite haunt of tourists for decades. Overnight at Hotel.
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DAY 02 TRIVANDRUM SIGHTSEEING
Morning after your breakfast proceed for a half-day sightseeing tour of Trivandrum. The major places covered will be a tour that starts with The Zoo, The Napier Museum, Art Gallery. Afternoon visit the Kuthiramalika Heritage Museum, and the local market. By evening you will be taken to the famous Sri Padmanabha Swamy Temple (Strict dress code). After darshan, you will be transferred to your hotel. Rest of the day at leisure.
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DAY 03 KOVALAM - KANYAKUMARI
Morning enjoy the sunrise on the beach along with watching the fishermen catching the fishes. After your breakfast by 9:AM proceed for a day trip to Kanyakumari. On the way to Kanyakumari visit the Chenkal Maheswaram Temple. Also known as Dakshina Kailasam you can see a huge Shivalinga reaching up to a height of 111 feet. It is the tallest Shivalinga in the country, with recognition from the India Book of Records. The construction has six meditation halls, 108 different Shiva lingams, and 64 forms of Lord Siva.
Later visit the famous Padmanabhapuram Palace, the erstwhile capital of Travancore Kingdom. Your next place of visit is the famous Suchindram Temple. Check in to your hotel.
After lunch take a boat cruise to visit Vivekananda Rock (dedicated to Swami Vivekananda and Thirvalluvar memorial (Thiruvalluvar is a Tamil saint and poet). The Memorial is built at the convergence of the Indian Ocean, the Arabian Sea and the Bay of Bengal. Coming back to the mainland, visit Gandhi Memorial, Kanyakumari Devi temple, and later go the sunset viewpoint to see the sunset. If time permits you can visit the wax museum. Kanyakumari is a place where you can enjoy Sunrise and Sunset from the same point, something special to remember. Overnight at Hotel at Kanyakumari.
DAY 04 KANYAKUMARI - MADURAI
Wake up early morning by 5: 30 AM to view the sunrise. Most of the hotels are having the facility if not you have to go to the beachside. After having breakfast visit the newly constructed Tirupati temple at Kanyakumari. Later visit the wax museum. Check out from your hotel for your return journey. Way back visit Vattakotta and proceed to Madurai. Madurai, the cultural capital of Tamil Nadu and the best place to start or end your South India tour. Check-in to your hotel and later proceed for a half-day sightseeing of Madurai.
Madurai is known for Meenakshi Amman Temple, dedicated to the goddess Meenakshi. There are many other ancient temples in Madurai, including Thiruparankundram. It is one of the important old temples dedicated to Lord Muruga (Karthikeya) and is located on a hillock approximately 8 km from the city. Madurai is part of 95 Divya Desam Temples. The famous Chithirai festival is one of the longest stretched festivals to be celebrated anywhere in the world that happens in Madurai. Other major attractions in Madurai is the Thirumalai Nayak Palace, Alagar Kovil, Gandhi Museum.
DAY 04 MADURAI DROP
Morning after breakfast, check out hotel, transfer to Madurai airport/railway station to catch flight/train towards onward journey.