Me and colleagues have been planning for a trip to Velankanni for quite some time now. And the dates kept changing so did the number of people. We initially had full house (5 people) but now reduced to just 2 (me + 1). Here is the plan. 12 Apr 2014 : Start from Trivandrum at 10:00AM and reach the church by evening. (Can't start earlier, have to drop wife to office) 13 Apr 2014 : Some time at Church and then start by 10 or 11AM (?) Stay : Hotel Wilson, Velankanni (colleague gets some offers here) Route: I want to experience both options, what is better one for going and for the return? I want to see mangroves in ECR. What else are nice options for a quick visit? Also, I like tuning to radio stations, if any one knows the FM stations along these routes, please share info. Via Madurai : Trivandrum -Tirunelveli-Madurai-Velankanni (595 kms, 9 hrs 15 mins) Via ECR : Trivandrum - Tirunelveli - Ramanathapuram - Velankanni (515 kms, 9 hrs) My colleague is looking to update from Figo and I want to impress him Linea, so we will be going in my Linea.