Preferred Arrival /Departure Destination
Arrival - Trichy
Departure - Trivandrum
Route :- Trichy - Vailankanni (1N) - Madurai (1N) - Tuticorin (1N) - Kanyakumari (1N) - Trivandrum.
Summarized Itinerary :-
Day-1 Trichy - Thanjavur - Vailankanni.
Day-2 Vailankanni - Madurai.
Day-3 Madurai - Tuticorin.
Day-4 Tuticorin - Kombuthurai - Manapad - Kallikulam - Kanyakumari.
Trichy to Vailankanni -153 kms (4 hrs).
Vailankanni to Madurai -260 kms (6.5 hrs).
Madurai to Tuticorin -147 kms (3.5 hrs).
Tuticorin to Kanyakumari -132 kms (3 hrs).
Kanyakumari to Trivandrum -85 kms (2.5 hrs).
Destination Overview :-
Trivandrum - Trivandrum is a state capital of Kerala and access point to visit Beach Resorts of Kovalam / Varkala and plantation highlands around Ponmudi.
Trichy - Trichy is one of the 4 most important business towns in Tamilnadu. It is generally visited along with Thanjavur and Madurai as a part of the itinerary or a transit stay as an alternative to Thanjavur.
Vailankanni - Vailankanni is a Christian Pilgrimage destination for being home to the Church of Our Lady of Vailankanni, 5 kms South of Nagapattinam.
Madurai - Madurai today is one of the busiest towns in Tamilnadu. The Meenakshi temple is awe-inspiring and is a must visit for any South India itinerary for both Indian as well as Overseas guests
Tuticorin - Tuticorin is a major port and also a stop over on the religious / heritage Inbound itinerary of South India between Madurai and Kanyakumari and an access point to visit Trichendur Temple (45 km) and Tirunelveli Temple (46 km).
Kanyakumari - Kanyakumari is a pilgrimage and spiritual destination. Kanyakumari is a popular 1-night destination for overseas groups to Tamilnadu.
Arrive at Trichy. Travel to Poondi (70 kms). Visit Poondi Matha Basillica. The church has a relic of the True Cross, believed to be the one on which Christ was crucified. Travel to Vailankanni 82 kms - 2 hours).
Visit Our Lady of Vailankanni Church. Blessed Virgin Mary believed to have appeared in the town of Vailankanni. Basillica here is a major pilgrim centre. Travel to Madurai (250 kms - 6 hours).
Madurai - Tuticorin (150 kms) via Kamanayakkanpatti which is home to Church of Our Lady of Assumption, one of the oldest church in south Tamil Nadu (400+ years old). Upon arrival at Tuticorin visit Our Lady of Snows Shrine Basilica, one of the Catholic pilgrimage centres dedicated to the Virgin Mary.
Proceed Southwards to Kobuthurai (32 kms), home to St. Stephen's Church. From here travel to Manapad (25 kms) home to Holy Cross Church. From here travel to Kallikulam (50 kms), home to Our Lady of Snow Kallikulam. Reach Kanyakumari by evening (45 kms).
Visit Maravankudieruppu home to Our Lady Of Snows (15 kms). Thereafter depart for onward journey.