From Tenkasi, the major city of Cochin is approximately 100 miles (161 kilometers) to the northwest.
To understand why so many tourists decide on Tamil Nadu as a place to vacation, make sure you and your companions set aside some time to explore the area. Ponmudi, is 19 miles (31 kilometers) to the northeast, and Ambasamudram is located 20 miles (32 kilometers) to the northwest.
Around 40 miles (64 kilometers) to the southwest of Tenkasi is Thiruvananthapuram, a regional city which is home to Hawah Beach, Kovalam Beach and Shri Padmanabhaswamy Temple. Padmanabhaswami Temple, Vizhinjam Beach and Lighthouse Beach are also well-worth a visit while you are in Thiruvananthapuram.
If the rain clouds roll in, fear not, Tamil Nadu is home to a range of palaces and history museums, that'll keep culture vultures entertained and dry. Travelers in Tamil Nadu often go to the area's open-air markets.
If you love mixing with folk who share your passions, this region has plenty of specialized tours such as city walking tours and wildlife spotting tours.
Trying local food is a great way to learn about an area. So, make sure you visit some of Tamil Nadu's restaurants. Some of the many ingredients frequently used in this part of the world are lentils and spices. Do as the locals do and try masala dosa (thin crepe with dips) or sambar (lentil and vegetable stew). And your meal is not finished until you have had shahi tukda (bread pudding), a popular dessert here.
Sadly, vacations can't go on forever, so when it's time fly home, you'll find the nearest major airport in Thiruvananthapuram, 45 miles (72 kilometers) to the southwest.