PM Modi flew to Lakshadweep on Tuesday morning where the cyclone destroyed property. He then flew to Kerala, where Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan received him, and took a helicopter to go to Kanyakumari in Tamil Nadu.
After receiving him with Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit, Chief Minister K. Palaniswami submitted a memorandum to the prime minister listing out the state's needs for rehabilitation of the cyclone affected district.
The prime minister is expected to spend half hour in Poonthura in Thiruvananthapuram meeting the families of the affected community. He would also interact with Vijayan before leaving for Delhi.
More than 70 fishermen from the southern districts of Thiruvananthapuram and Kollam in Kerala died in the cyclone while more than 250 remain missing.