The region is visited by people from all over the world. To see why, rent a vehicle and discover the fascinating natural and cultural attractions within easy traveling distance of Thirunankovil. Two places in the vicinity of Thirunankovil are Kizha Ambur, 19 miles (31 kilometers) to the east, and Maniyachi, 20 miles (32 kilometers) to the southwest.
Thiruvananthapuram, is another good spot to visit. It is approximately 50 miles (80 kilometers) from Thirunankovil and offers a number of interesting things to see, including Padmanabhaswami Temple, Shri Padmanabhaswamy Temple and Napier Museum. And don't head back to Thirunankovil until you've spent a little time at Thiruvananthapuram's Padmanabhapuram Palace, Trivandrum Secretariat and Vizhinjam Beach.
Enjoy a moment of tranquility at Tamil Nadu's temples. Travelers who come to Tamil Nadu enjoy discovering the open-air markets here.
There are times when the best way to truly dig below the veneer of a destination is by hiring local guides. The Tamil Nadu offers some interesting wildlife spotting tours and city walking tours.
Often, the most cherished travel moments can be found in local restaurants and cafés. Lentils and sometimes spices are regularly used in food here. Don't end your stay in the area without sampling masala dosa (thin crepe with dips) as well as sambar (lentil and vegetable stew). To end your local experience, be sure to order shahi tukda (bread pudding).
The nearest major airport, Trivandrum International Airport, is located in Thiruvananthapuram, 55 miles (89 kilometers) to the west of Thirunankovil, so take that into account when booking your trip.