Home to pretty treasures, Sanganeri is India's best kept secret. The nearest major city to Sanganeri is Kollam. So, ideally any vacation planner would recommend you to visit Kollam for its bountiful attractions like Kollam Beach, Munroe Island, Tangasseri Lighthouse on your trip to Sanganeri. Also, to reach Sanganeri, you'll have to take a flight to Kollam; so its not really a detour. And even if it is, the city is worth paying at least a quick visit. Tour packages of Sanganeri are of 1 to 2 days duration.
Don't just take a trip, let the trip take you! Have a enjoyable time at Sanganeri.